The 15th Citi Financial Innovation Application Competition
Competition Summary
To better facilitate the cultivation of financial IT talents and promote the development of China’s financial IT industry, Citi launched Citi Financial IT Education Fund Program in April 2004. As an important component of Citi Financial IT Education Fund Program, Citi Financial Innovation Application Competition (formerly known as “Citi Financial IT Application Competition”, hereinafter referred to as “Citi Cup”) guides university students to focus on combining knowledge, industrial development with social progress; to explore and research the impact of technology on industrial development and social progress. “Citi Cup” also inspires the passion of students on science and technology, on financial IT industry, encourages them to apply their knowledge into practice through teamwork, motivates their creative ideas on financial innovation, thus propose solutions with commercialization prospects.
Since the first launch in 2005, Citi Cup has grown to be a benchmark competition in the field of financial IT with the witness and support of Chinese government, academia and industry. More than 15,700 students and more than 1,670 teachers have participated in the competition, and more than 550,000 teachers and students get to know the competition through a variety of channels. Meanwhile, through the accumulation of knowledge and experience obtained from the competition, previous contestants are performing very well in finance, information technology and other related industries either in employment or entrepreneurial career.

Competition Theme
Innovate & Improve

Competition Goal
To guide university students to focus on technology application in financial field; to resolve current challenges confronted during the development of the financial industry with the knowledge acquired through innovative approaches.

Competition Influence
Each year’s competition and eventual lists of winning schools, team and products will be reported and announced in the national mainstream media.

Competition Applications
University students

Applications Major
No restriction on major (Including but not limited to, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Management, Information Management, or Language professional etc.)

Competition Agenda

Timeline

Activity

Kick-off day--July 28h

Registration

Before Aug 11th

Submission of Mid-Term Progress Project Report

Before September 15th

Submission of Final Report and all required documents

October 1st - October 15th

1st Round Evaluation

October 21st

1st Round Result Announcement

November 29th - November 30th

Citi Cup Finals and Awards Ceremony

Prize
  • Five universities will be selected for the “Best Collaboration Award” based on the following criteria: the number of teams registered; the number of teams submitting project reports; number of teams submitting complete projects; number of teams entering the finals.

  • All team members will be given “Participation Certificate” as long as they have successfully submitted and completed qualified projects.

  • For the final 20 teams, Citi will sponsor the travel and accommodation costs of one advisor and two students per team. The rest of team members are highly welcome to attend the finals on their own or school’s expenses.

  • For each of the final 20 teams, once qualification is approved, will be granted relevant certificates and prizes by Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited (hereinafter referred to as “CSTC”) through respective university.(details please refer to table below.)

  • For each of the final 20 teams, students majoring in IT related subjects, will be recommended to join the CSTC Advanced Hiring program after passing interview (tri-party agreement will be offered). Based on internship performance, job offers may be granted at a later stage. Other major students will also be recommended to Citi HR for other opportunities.

Prize

Content

Team(s)

Top 20 teams 1st Place Certificate + $10,000/team 1 team
2nd Place Certificate + $5,000/team 2 teams
3rd Place Certificate + $1,500/team 5 teams
Best Mobile Open Banking Innovation Application Certificate + $3,000/team 1 team
Honorable Mention Certificate 12 teams
Project Advisor Prize 1st prize :Certificate + $2,000/team 1 team
2nd prize :Certificate + $1,000/team 2 teams
3rd prize :Certificate + $500/team 5 teams
Teams that have submitted/completed qualified projects Participation Certificate Certificate All qualified teams
Best Investment Potential Award RMB 500,000 in debt, interest-free mortgage or RMB 500,000 in equity + entrepreneurial services provided by STEFG (Further details are published on the website of the Foundation www.stefg.org )
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Participating universities Best Collaboration University Medal 5 universities
Competition Topic Category:
  • Open topics to any financial IT related projects
Project Submission Instruction
  • The project submitted must be an original and independently finished one. Each team shall only submit one project
  • All submissions must have practical value and virus free
  • All submissions must be in line with related laws and regulations and not infringe on any copyright. Contestants involve in any plagiarism behavior will be automatic disqualified from the competition and the awards and bear the corresponding responsibility.
Competition Rules:
1. First Round Evaluation
  • Each team can pick their own topics
  • Firstly, the Judge Committee selects the best 10 from the teams that use Citi API.
  • Secondly, the Judge Committee selects another best 10 from all remaining teams regardless of their topics.
  • All the above 20 teams enter the Final.
2.Onside Final
  • Each team has a total of 30 minutes to present their project to the panel (15 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for Q&A). Maximum two team members present and no more than five representatives attend Q&A.
  • Regardless of using Citi API or not, top 20 teams compete on an equal base for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. But only the teams using Citi API are eligible to compete for the special prize “Best Mobile Open Banking Innovation Application.”
Document Submission List
  • Project Report (Non-score point, for confirmation of participating)
  • Product Business Plan (Score point, in both Chinese and English, no format restriction)
  • Product Technical Documents (Score point, including requirement documents, testing documents and user manual etc. in both Chinese and English, no format restriction )
  • Product Demo (Score point in final stage, in both Chinese and English without format restriction)
  • Out-takes (Non-score point, video or pictures)
Evaluation Scores:
1. Innovation (20%)
Focus:
  • Technology innovation and application
  • Creative methodology and efficiency
  • Social & industrial impact, etc
2. Business Plan (20%)
Focus:
  • Project summary
  • Market analysis
  • Management team
  • Finance analysis, etc
3. Development of the IT Product (40%)
Focus:
  • Requirement documents
  • Testing documents
  • User manual
  • Source code
  • Data structure
  • Complete product or prototype or demo version, etc
4.Final Presentation & Performance (20%)
Focus:
  • Presentation of business plan and technology
  • Quality of Q&A
Registration Deadline: July 28, 2019
Note:
1. Every team shall include no less than 3 members and interdisciplinary (Finance, IT, etc.) team is highly encouraged.
2. Every team can invite one (maximum two) teachers/professors as Project Advisor.

Competition Registration

1. Visit Citi Cup official website "http://www.citigroup.com/china/csts/index_cn.html" , Click “Highlights” — “Registration”.
2. Visit 2019 Citi Cup co-organizer Shanghai Technology Entrepreneurship Foundation for Graduates website "http://citicup.stefg.org "to register.

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Contacts of Organizing Committee:
Contact Person:Contact Person: Alice Xu/ Brad Chen
Telephone: 021-28960965/28960898
E-mail: citi.cup.alumni@citi.com
Competition Advisory Institution:
Citi Financial IT Education Program Council Committee

Competition Judging Institution:
Citi Financial Innovation Application Competition Judging Committee

About Competition:

For more details about the competition regarding evaluation rules and progress, please email or call Citi Cup Organizing Committee.
Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Sponsor : Citibank (China) Co., Ltd.
Government Co-sponsor : Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization
  Shanghai Science and Technology Committee
  Shanghai Municipal Education Commission
  Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau
  Shanghai Committee of Chinese Communist Youth League
  Shanghai Yangpu Government
Host :
Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited
Organizer : Shanghai Technology Entrepreneurship Foundation for Graduates
Co-Organizer : Financial IT Talent Standard Research Center, Software School,Fudan University
  Shanghai Yangpu District Human Resources and Social Security Bureau

Copyright Statement:
Citi Cup complies with the copyright law of People’s Republic of China and related intellectual property law. All submissions must use author’s real name. Copyright of a submission belongs to the project team. Citi Cup Organizing Committee reserves rights to cite, post contents of the projects with project team’s permission. Citi Cup Organizing Committee does NOT take responsibility (and will not be held liable) for any copyright disputes or actions that may result from copyright infringement issues. Copying, reproduction, reprinting of the content of any project in/for any media must consult the project team and Citi Cup Organizing Committee first.

List of Winning Projects
  • 2018 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Nan Jing University – A+QUANT

    2nd Prize
    Wu Han University - Points League
    Nan Jing University - OptAdvisor

    3rd Prize
    Wu Han University--- Parknology
    Nanjing University – Machine Insight
    Nanjing University– Chain up
    Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - The ECDS system of Shanghai Bill Exchange
    Nanjing University- IPNET

    Best Open Bank
    Wu Han University - Points League

  • 2017 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Nan Jing University - FOF Navigator Multi-Strategy Fund Investment System Based on Omnibearing Evaluation

    2nd Prize
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics-Linkers —— Account Conversion System Based on Blockchain
    Wu Han University- Smart Hedge Consulting Company

    3rd Prize
    Wu Han University--- IP Assessment and Prediction System of Network Literature
    Wu Han University- Ignition—— Commercial bank credit risk management system covering shadow banking
    Nanjing University– ABS cloud platform
    Sichuan University- CTA automated trading system
    Wu Han University- U Hui - C2C coupons trading platform

    Best Technology Realization Award
    Nan Jing University - FOF Navigator Multi-Strategy Fund Investment System Based on Omnibearing Evaluation

    Best Investment Potential Award
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics-Linkers —— Account Conversion System Based on Blockchain

    Best Mobile Application Award
    Wu Han University- U Hui - C2C coupons trading platform

  • 2016 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Wu Han University - Gugu

    2nd Prize
    Nanjing University - FOF quantitative asset management system
    Nanjing University - Futures and insurance portfolio management system

    3rd Prize
    Dongbei University of Finance and Economics - Yirong
    Nanjing University - Q-Executor
    Xi’an Jiao Tong University – Location Based Intelligent Insurance Service
    Sichuan University - EaseCar
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics - Instant-International Remittance Platform

    Best Technology Realization Award
    Wu Han University - Gugu

    Best Future Payment Innovation Award
    Nanjing University - Q-Executor

    Best Mobile Application Award
    Shanghai University of Finance and Economics-Ting Coin

  • 2015 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics - Your Exchange Society
    2nd Prize
    Sichuan University - Yi Bang Ren
    Nanjing University - Advanced Derivative Dealer and Portfolio Management System
    3rd Prize
    Sun Yat-sen University & Tsinghua University - The bull
    Dalian University of Technology - Splendid Financing
    Nanjing University - Coprofii NDF Arbitrage decision support system
    Wuhan University - Maxwheat
    Nanjing University - SSE 50ETF

    Best Technology Realization Award
    Dalian University of Technology - Splendid Financing
    Best Future Payment Innovation Award
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics - Your Exchange Society

  • 2014 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Nanjing University - Arbitrage system for treasury futures
    2nd Prize
    Wuhan University - Money Master investment and financing service platform
    Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - CRiUS intelligent risk control system
    3rd Prize
    Wuhan University - iBuffett
    Dalian University of Technology - U Chain Finance, risk quantification of big data and real-time automatic processing of the supply chain financing platform
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Dynamic Credit
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics - Cdream virtual currency trading system
    Sun Yat-sen University - Youcai
    Best Technology Realization Award
    Wuhan University - MetaOption
    Best Investment Potential Award
    Wuhan University – Hiwedo

  • 2013 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Shanghai Finance and Economics University- Luamatic program trading system
    2nd Prize
    Sun Yat-Sen University- Win-win Peer-to-peer Credit Platform(WPCP)
    Wuhan University- The Loan Era – the integrated loan trading platform for banks and small and micro enterprises
    3rd Prize
    Xiamen University- AutoHedger
    Dalian Technology University- WeGo
    Nanjing University- RESS Listed Company Credit Risk Evaluation Service System
    Xi'an Jiaotong University- SpeedPay-- QR code Mobile payment
    Southwestern Finance and Economics University- Shakepay--The P2P Currency Trading System Combined With Bitcoin And NFC
    Best Technology Realization Product Award
    Shanghai Finance and Economics University- Luamatic program trading system
    Best Future Payment Innovation Award
    Xi'an Jiaotong University- SpeedPay-- QR code Mobile payment

  • 2012 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Wuhan University-E-loan Cluster Small and Micro Enterprises Smart Credit System
    2nd Prize
    Nanjing University- Lofarb LOF Arbitrage Decision Supporting System
    North East University- Wealth Home Optimization Platform
    3rd Prize
    Sun Yat-Sen University- Analytical Report of Financial Theory
    Sun Yat-Sen University- Foreign Exchange Link
    Chongqing Technology and Business University- Swing Self service and calling machine subsystem(SSC)
    Xi'an Jiaotong University- Intelligent ATM Monitoring System
    South China University of Technology- F.I.T. Chinese Metal Arbitrage Trading System
    Best Mainframe Project
    South China University of Technology- F.I.T.
    Best Digital Banking Project
    Xi'an Jiaotong University- Intelligent ATM Monitoring System

  • 2011 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Wuhan University - MetaFutures Quantitative Investment System
    2nd Prize
    Wuhan University - MetaFund Replication Software
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Sign-pay mobile payment system
    3rd Prize
    Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences- Twiker -- Prediction System of Shanghai Composite Index by Data Mining on Internet
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics- iNews Internet News Based Securities Investment Decision Support
    Fudan University - Market Forecast Based on Social Networking
    Xiamen University-The Intelligent Portfolio Insurance recommend System:Lanrip
    Nanjing University-Brisk Stock Rating System

  • 2010 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Wuhan University - E-Razor Arbitrage Software
    2nd Prize
    Wuhan University - The Internet of Invoices in the Cloud
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Internet-of-things-based Commercial Bank Monetary Logistics Management System(BMLS)

    3rd Prize
    Peking University - Twiker -- the Personalized Consumption Recommendation System for Cardholders
    Xi’an Jiao Tong University - Rural Loan Line:Rural loan service system based on industry chain
    Xi’an Jiao Tong University - Money Chain Based Mining System for Eligible SMEs
    South China University of Technology - Consolidated Supervision Platform of Housing Loans
    Wuhan University - Integrated Management System of Rural Microcredit
    Best Mainframe project
    South China University of Technology - Consolidated Supervision Platform of Housing Loans
    Best Rural Finance project
    Wuhan University - Integrated Management System of Rural Microcredit
  • 2009 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Wuhan University - Financial Information Search Engine
    2nd Prize
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Dynamic credit authorization system---Innovations on credit card application
    Sun Yat-Sen University - Business Based Credit Rating System for SME Financing

    3rd Prize
    Fudan University - Logistics Finance Service System
    Wuhan University - Interest Rate Derivatives Related Economic Capital Management System
    Xi’an Jiao Tong University - VIP Client Churn Early Warning System of Commercial Banks
    Tongji university - MicroFinance Management System
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics - Credit Card Cash-out Recognition System

    Best Mainframe project

    Northeastern University - Mobile Bank with Anti-Money Laundering Warning
  • 2008 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Credit Card Risk Management System for Commercial Bank
    2nd Prize
    Wuhan University - Integrated Personal Credit Risk Management System for Commercial Bank
    Dalian University of Technology - I-Core Intelligent Decision Support System for Credit Card Service

    3rd Prize
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology - Autoservice based on the bank‘s portal sites
    Zhongshan University - Stock4Child System
    Dongbei University of Finance & Economics - Network Bank Based On RIA
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Bank Marketing Intelligent System(BMIS)
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - SME Development Supporting System
    Best Mainframe project
    Dalian University of Technology - I-Core Intelligent Decision Support System
  • 2007 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Wuhan University - Active Enterprise-wide Risk Managemen System
    2nd Prize
    Fudan University - Smart Assistant for Password Management
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Dynamic Enterprise Financial Planning
    3rd Prize
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology - CRM-based Personalization of Bank Portals
    Beijing University - Swift-Bank-Service
    Tsinghua University - The Third Party Online Payment Monitoring System
    Tongji University - Digital Era Bank
    Fudan University – SmartCash-Group Liquidity Solution
  • 2006 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Tongji University - Mini Bank System
    2nd Prize
    Shanghai Jiaotong University - Bank Paradise
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Doctor of Personal Finance

    3rd Prize
    Dalian Marine University - Demand-Oriented Customer Data Mining
    Fudan University - Banking Information Centre
    Wuhan University - Bayesian Belief Networks
    Beihang University - Three-Dimensional Bar Code
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology - System for Analysis of Bank Outlets Queuing

    Best Mainframe project
    Tongji University - Mini Bank System
  • 2005 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology – Bank – Mobile
    2nd Prize
    Beijing University – Lightweight Workflow Engine and its Financial Application Case
    Fudan University - Mobile Stock Assistant

    3rd Prize
    University of Science and Technology - Foreign Exchange Information System
    University of Science and Technology - The financial assistant system based on OpenGIS platform
    Wuhan University - Query tool for the bank Locator
    Tongji University - Bank Anywhere
    Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences - Secure Personal Net Bank
    Judging Committee of 2005 – 2019 (In alphabetic order)
  • 2019 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo CEO, Shanghai Chance-In Technology Ltd
    2)Mr. Deng Xiao GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    3)Mr. Shrivastava, Himanshu Managing Director, Head of Digital (APAC)
    4)Mr. Jiang Hong Director, ICG China Development Center, Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited
    5)Mr. Li Dapeng CEO, Credit Asset Exchange Center ,Haier Financial Holding Group
    6)Ms Lim Mayda Head of Technology, Service Centre,Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
    7)Mr. Long Yonghong VP, Testin
    8)Mr. Pan, Jianyu CIO, Citibank (China) Co., Ltd.
    9)Mr. Su, DongLin Director, Oracle Customer Success – PaaS
    10)Mr. Xu, Yong Director, ICG China Development Center, Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited
    11)Mr. Yang, Yaojin Senior Business Development Manager, Windows Business Development, Microsoft
  • 2018 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo CEO, Shanghai Chance-In Technology Ltd
    2)Mr. Deng Xiao GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    3)Mr. Shrivastava, Himanshu Managing Director, Head of Digital (APAC)
    4)Mr. Jiang Hong Director, ICG China Development Center,Applications Development Senior Group Manager
    5)Mr. Li Dapeng CEO, Credit Asset Exchange Center ,Haier Financial Holding Group
    6)Ms Lim Mayda Head of Technology, Service Centre,Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
    7)Mr. Long Yonghong VP, Testin
    8)Mr. Su DongLin Director, Oracle Customer Success – PaaS
    9)Mr. Wang Yun Fellow, Tai Wan Industrial Technology Research Institute
    10)Mr. Yang Yaojin Senior Business Development Manager, Windows Business Development, Microsoft
  • 2017 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo CEO, Shanghai Chance-In Technology Ltd
    2)Mr. Dai Yao Director, ICG China Development Center, Apps Dev Sr. Group Manager
    3)Mr. Deng Xiao GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    4)Mr. Gao Ziqiang COO, SPD Silicon Valley Bank
    5)Mr. Li Dapeng CIO, Haier Financial Holding Group
    6)Mr. Li Weidong VP, GCT Digital Site Head
    7)Mr. Long Yonghong SVP, Westone Information Industry INC
    8)Mr. Su DongLin Director, Oracle Customer Success – PaaS
    9)Mr. Yang Yaojin Senior Business Development Manager, Windows Business Development, Microsoft
  • 2016 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo-Former Chief Technology Officer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2)Mr. Deng Xiao-GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    3)Mr Bradley Gao-COO,SPD Silicon Valley Bank
    4)Mr. Li Dapeng-CIO, Haier Financial Holding Group
    5)Mr Ling Weibin- VP, GCT Customer Service Head
    6)Mr. Long Yonghong-SVP, Westone Information Industry INC.
    7)Mr. Liu Shufeng-CEO, Hundsun Technologies Inc.
    8)Mr. Su DongLin-Director, Oracle Partner Solution Center
    9)Mr. Xu, Yong-Direct, ICG China Development Center, Apps Dev Sr. Group Manager
    10)Mr. Yang Yaojin-Program Manager, Microsoft Asia- Pacific Research and Development Group
    11)Mr. Wang Yun-Fellow, Tai Wan Industrial Technology Research Institute

  • 2015 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo-Chief Technology Officer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2)Mr. Cheng Tao-SVP, Head of CSTC GCT CoreBank
    3)Mr. Deng Xiao-GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    4)Mr. Li Dapeng-Senior Advisor to CEO, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.
    5)Mr. Long Yonghong-Managing director, Shanghai MIyork Information Technology Ltd.
    6)Mr. Liu Shufeng-CEO, Hundsun Technologies Inc.
    7)Ms. Lin, Qing-VP, ICG China Development Center, Apps Dev Sr. Manager, CSTC
    8)Mr. Su DongLin-Director, Oracle Partner Solution Center
    9)Mr. Yang Yaojin-Program Manager, Microsoft Asia- Pacific Research and Development Group
    10)Mr. Wang Yun-Fellow, Tai Wan Industrial Technology Research Institute

  • 2014 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo-Chief Technology Officer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2)Mr. Deng Xiao-GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    3)Mr. Dang Huarui-SVP, Head of Regional Technology Asia Unit, CSTC
    4)Mr. Li Dapeng-Senior Advisor to CEO, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.
    5)Mr. Long Yonghong-Managing director, Shanghai MIyork Information Technology Ltd.
    6)Mr. Liu Shufeng-CEO, Hundsun Technologies Inc.
    7)Mr. Pan Jianyu-SVP, ICG China Development Center, CSTC
    8)Mr. Su DongLin -Director, Oracle Partner Solution Center
    9)Mr. Yang Yaojin-Program Manager, Microsoft Asia- Pacific Research and Development Group
    10)Mr. Wang Yun-Fellow, Tai Wan Industrial Technology Research Institute

  • 2013 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo—Chief Technology Officer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2)Mr. Deng Xiao—GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    3)Mr. Li Dapeng—Consultant, Hong Kong Exchanges
    4) Mr. Long Yonghong—Executive director, Shanghai Miyue Information Technology Ltd
    5) Mr. Liu Shufeng—Vice Chairman, Hundsun Technologies. Inc.
    6)Mr. Lu Jian—VP, ICG China Development Center, CSTC
    7)Mr. Ma Yunhai—VP, Asia Card Testing Head, CSTC GCT
    8)Mr. Su DongLin —Director, Oracle Partner Solution Center
    9) Mr. Yang Yaojin— Program Manager, Microsoft Asia- Pacific Research and Development Group
    10) Mr. Wang Yun-—Fellow, Tai Wan Industrial Technology Research Institute

  • 2012 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo—Executive Assistant, Chief Engineer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2)Mr. Cango He—Vice President, Head of GCT-WM, CSTC
    3)Mr. Eugene Huang—Senior Vice President, ICG China Development Center, CSTC
    4) Mr. Hans Lu—Vice President, Head of GCT-eBT, CSTC
    5) Mr. Li Dapeng—Consultant, Hong Kong Exchanges
    6)Mr. Liu Shufeng—Vice Chairman, Hundsun Technologies. Inc.
    7)Mr. Long Yonghong—Vice President, Sure KAM Corporation
    8)Mr. Ratikant Sahu—Director of International eBusiness, Citi
    9) Mr. Steve Dai— Vice President, ICG China Development Center, CSTC
    10) Mr. Su Donglin-—Director of Oracle Partner Solution Center
    11) Mr. Wang Yun— Chief Architecture officer, IBM Fellow
    12)Ms. Xue Minmin—Senior Manager of Application Server Group, Microsoft

  • 2011 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo: Executive Assistant, Chief Engineer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2) Mr. Li Dapeng-- CEO OF Global Financial Technology Consulting Co., Ltd
    3) Mr. Liu Shufeng-- Vice - Chairman, Hundsun Technologies. Inc.
    4) Mr. Long Yonghong-- GM, e-banking biz of Bank of Shanghai
    5) Mr. Ren Yi-- VP of CSTC Testing Center
    6)Mr. Simon Kwok-Wei Chiang-- Director of International Cards, Citibank Global Consumer Technology
    7) Mr. Su Donglin-- Director of Oracle Partner Solution Center
    8) Ms. Wang Lei-- Senior Project Manager, KfW Beijing Office
    9) Mr. Wang Yun-- Chief Architecture officer, IBM Fellow
    10) Ms. Wei Hopeman-- Managing Director, Citi Ventures of Citibank (China) Co., Ltd.
    11) Ms. Xue Minmin-- Senior Manager of Application Server Group, Microsoft

  • 2010 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo: Executive Assistant, Chief Engineer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2)Mr. Chandra Prakash Sharma, Director of Core Banking, ITO, Citi
    3) Mr. Li, Dapeng (David): CEO, Global Financial Technology (GFT)(Ex-CTO, Shanghai Future Exchange)
    4) Mr. Gardner Weekes: Vice President, Head of CSTC Testing Center
    5) Mr. Liu, Shufeng: President of Hundsun Technologies Inc.
    6) Mr. Long, Yonghong: GM, e-banking biz of Bank of Shanghai
    7)Mr. Pan, Xinping: Vice Dean, CCCE, Graduate School of CAS
    8)Mr. Su Donglin: Director of Oracle Partner Solution Center
    9) Ms. Wang, Lei: Senior Project Manager, KfW Beijing Office
    10) Mr. Wang Xin: Assistant General Manager of Taiping Financial Services Center (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    11)Mr. Wang, Yun: Chief Architecture officer IBM office
    12) Mr. Xue Minmin: Manager, ASG project, Microsoft

  • 2009 Judging Committee Members :
  • 1) Mr. Ko, Alan: Manager of ASG project, Microsoft
    2)Mr. Li, Dapeng (David): Chief Technology Officer, Shanghai Future Exchange
    3)Mr. Liang, Yansui: Vice President, Head of SD division, CSTC
    4)Mr. Liu, Shufeng: President of Hundsun Technologies Inc.
    5) Mr. Long, Yonghong: GM, e-banking biz of Bank of Shanghai
    6) Mr. Pan, Xinping: Vice Dean, CCCE, Graduate School of CAS
    7) Mr. Wang, Fanghua: Dean, Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University
    8) Ms. Wang, Lei: Senior Project Manager, KfW Beijing Office
    9) Mr. Wang, Yun: Chief Architecture officer IBM office
    10) Mr. Ye, Fei: Deputy General Manager, Taiping life insurance CO.,LDT.

  • 2008 Judging Committee Members :
  • 1) Mr. Pan Xinping, Vice Dean, CCCE, Graduate School of CAS
    2)Mr. Wang Yun, Chief Architecture officer IBM office
    3) Mr. Horst Loechel, President of Shanghai International Banking and Finance Institute
    4) Mr. Alan KO, Manager of CSD project, Microsoft
    5) Mr. David Chong, The Chief Representative of BOC Credit Card in Shanghai office
    6) Mr. Jiang Jiansheng, Executive President of Hundsun Technologies Inc.
    7) Mr. Jiang An, General Manger of Biz development department Shanghai HuaTeng Software Systems co; LTD
    8) Mr. Sun Chon Li, Vice Dean of Zhang Jiang Innovation Institute
    9) Mr. Richard Hosang, General Manager of CSTC, Citi
    10) Mr. Margam Sundararajan, Vice President of Citi

  • 2007 Judging Committee Members :
  • 1) Alex Chan, Director of Connected Systems Division, Microsoft
    2) Anup Das, Vice President, ITO, Citi
    3) Bhaskar Pant, Managing Director, ETS Asia Pacific
    4) Chen Fengji, Professor, People’s Bank of China
    5) Li Hengguang, Director, The Ministry of Science & Technology of PRC
    6) Pan Xinping, Vice Dean, CCCE, Graduate University of CAS
    7) Wang Yun, Chief Architecture officer, IBM Fellow
    8) Wilson Wong Kok Hee, Vice President, CSTC, Citi
    9) Zhang Yangqing, GM, CMB Software Center

  • 2006 Judging Committee Members :
  • 1) Arthur Chen, Vice President, CSTC
    2) Gong Jianping, Vice President, BearingPoint, Inc.
    3) Ian Cramb, CIO, Citigroup EMEA
    4) Pan Xinping, Dean of graduate school of Chinese Academy of Science
    5) TC Kong, VP, Unysis
    6) Wang Yun, Chief Architect of Information Management, IBM Fellow
    7) Wang Shenke, VP, China Construction Bank
    8) Xi Junwen, VP, WorkSoft Creative Software Technology, Ltd.
    9) Zang Bingyu, Dean, Fudan University
    10) Zhang Jiatian, Director, Hisoft

  • 2005 Judging Committee Members :
  • 1) Aaron Ho, GM of CSTC
    2) Huang Xiaotao, Director of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    3) Ian Cramb, CIO, Citigroup EMEA
    4) Karen Carrington, Senior VP, FDC North Asia Area
    5) Liu Yan, Technology Director of Dalian Haihui Software Company
    6) Mu Bin, Assistant Dean, Tongji University
    7) Pan Xinping, Dean of graduate school of CAS
    8) Wang Yun, Chief Architect of Information Management, IBM fellow
    9) Xi Liming, GM of Information Technology Department, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
    10) Zang Bingyu, Dean, Fudan University
    First Prize
  • Nan Jing University-A+QUANT
  • A+Quant uses the data mining algorithm to aggregate the user information given by the flowering data interface and intelligently recommend assets. At the same time, the quantitative configuration is performed through an algorithm of large-scale asset allocation. Finally, the preferred factor is to achieve quantitative timing. The project has been responsive interactive design and also supports cross-platform use.

    Second Prize
  • Wu Han University- Points League
  • Points League is a point exchange platform based on bank credit. We aim to establish a point exchange platform secured by Citibank Credit to achieve a common point exchange system for customers of Citibank and enterprises which have reached cooperation with Citibank.

  • Nanjing University- OptAdvisor
  • Options, as one of the derivatives, are noted as multifunctional and flexible. However, options are scarcely used in the mainstream financial products facing ordinary investors in China, which is not only a limitation for investors to maximize their profits but also a hindrance for the development of Chinese finacial system. OptAdvisor, a transparent investment advisor system is designed to offer personalized capital management advice. With Shanghai Stock 50ETF option included, the system is able to realize investors' targets by applying more flexible methods to portfolios. Meanwhile the all transparent stucture of the portfolio can make it truly reliable and trustworthy.

    Third Prize
  • Wu Han University- Parknology
  • “Parking Kun” is a parking space transaction management platform mobile app designed to solve the problem of “difficult parking” in big cities. Based on the research team location, the trial location of this platform is Wuhan, and the vehicle ownership in Wuhan has been in the past five years. The growth rate is located in the top ten of the provincial capital cities, and the contradiction between vehicles and parking spaces is sharp, just fitting to this platform. The platform has developed five functions, such as finding parking spaces, renting parking spaces, changing parking spaces, buying and buying parking spaces, and parking space mortgages, to solve the pain points of low idle resource utilization, lack of parking space for parking spaces, and the rate of return on parking assets, providing all-round parking spaces for car owners. Asset management solution.

  • Nanjing University- Machine Insight
  • The system aims to use machine learning models, such as ensemble learning and deep learning, to predict certain arbitrage key indicators for a period of time in the future, and then use these predictive indicators to build trading strategies to achieve stable arbitrage profits. The key indicators we focus on are derived from the logarithmic interest rates in the futures pricing formula. In theory, the same arbitrage subject's logarithmic interest rate should be basically the same or have a stable difference, so the time series of the logarithmic interest rate difference should satisfy the weak stationarity, which indicates that the sequence has a relatively stable distribution and learnability. Meantime, this project is not limited to traditional statistical arbitrages which used to estimate a certain distribution function. We are willing to use the multi-classification model that machine learning is good at to learn and predict by decomposing a distribution into a “histogram”, and we are also willing to set thresholds to capture "effective trading opportunities" (ie. expected income > handling fee + diffusion). Based on the model we construct, we apply a secure and stable trading strategy that allows our products to maintain low risk. Above this basis, we intend to extend the arbitrage subjects to various futures, including commodity futures, and finally realize a variety of arbitrage products for customers to choose on the website, and also give us capability and opportunity to combine various arbitrage contracts into appropriate funds according to the law of contract activity.

  • Nanjing University- Chain up
  • Chain Up aims to become the first industry chain investment research and sharing platform in the industry research market, providing the most professional and comprehensive industrial chain investment research solutions, and become the industry chain investment research assistants around the user. The product includes three parts listed as macro display—Industry research, micro display—Valuation of enterprise, user-defined industry chain research platform. We construct a comprehensive industry chain analysis system, with the industrial structure as the node, connecting the macro information of all aspects of the industrial chain and the various enterprises on the chain, providing users with multidimensional and all dimensional stereoscopic evaluation; On the basis of this, we provide relevant analysis tools to establish a platform for independent research and exchange discussion for users who understand the frontier information of the industry chain.

  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • In recent years, with the progress of paper bills to e-bills by the state, the amount of bill market has continued to grow. The ECDS system of Shanghai Bill Exchange has gradually standardized the market, but there are still many chaos in the commercial bills market. This workuses blockchain technology to try to regulate the commercial bill market, and establishes a platform for comprehensive documentary and notarization of bills, circulation, discounting, etc., and attempts to rate the bills through data precipitation.

  • Nanjing University- IPNET
  • A one-stop trading and financing service platform for IP (patent) based on Blockchain, AI and Big Data IPNET hopes to use big data, AI and blockchain technology to create a new intellectual property (patent) financial services platform that will help global companies (especially SMEs) turn technology into productivity around IP finance and intellectual property (patent) pools, thereby further generating greater economic benefits.

    In addition, IPNET hopes to promote a transparent, convenient and secure intellectual property financial services market, to realize the leap from Internet information interconnection to blockchain value interconnection. The intellectual property (patent) financial service platform will provide a transparent and open ecological environment through blockchain public account book technology, attracting excellent intermediaries/institutions to participate in the ecology, and help intellectual property (patent) demanders, providers and operators jointly obtain the maximum economic, innovation and use benefits through the construction, maintenance and asset appreciation of the intellectual property (patent) pool.

    Based on this, the IPNET platform uses blockchain, AI and big data technologies to make certain attempts to meet the above expectations. The platform builds the infrastructure of a patent service platform based on blockchain technology, such as user identity chain, patent registration, deposit certificate chain, patent implementation right license and transfer transaction, patent asset digitization and other functional modules to ensure the authenticity of information and traceability; at the same time, based on AI and big data technology, an intelligent search and analysis platform, such as patent search, intelligent valuation, IP index and other modules, collects a large amount of transaction data, realizing accurate valuation of patent value, building IP index and assisting of government and companies.

    Q: We notice that a new special award named “Best Mobile Open Banking Innovation Application” is set
    up?
    A: To promote students’ awareness and better understanding of the new financial transformation trend “Open Banking”, Citi Cup consolidates the previous three special prizes into one called “Best Mobile Open Banking Innovation Application” to encourage the new mobile innovative ideas/solutions through Citi APIs.
    Q: We notice that Citi Cup formally introduces Citi API in 2018. Does it mean any restriction to the topic
    selection?
    A: No, we have no restriction on the topic selection. Each team can select any financial related topic according to its knowledge base and research direction.
    Q: We notice that the competition rule has some significant changes in 2018?
    A: Yes. According to the revised rule, for the 20 seats in the Final round, 10 will be reserved for the best 10 teams using Citi API. All remaining teams regardless of using Citi API or not will compete for the rest 10 seats.
    Q: Why Citi offers APIs?
    A: API is an acronym for application programming interface. Citi shares a variety of APIs to realize “Open Banking”, with 3rd party FinTeh partners using Citi APIs to provide more innovative financial solutions to better serve customers. For this competition, only test data will be used, ensuring that customers’ information remains protected.
    Q: How to apply to use API?
    A: You can apply to use API through https://sandbox.developerhub.citi.com/. Should you have any questions related to API, you can send it to apidevsupport@citi.com. We will have a API team to support and provide feedback.
    Q: In addition to the prize, can the top 20 teams get related certificates? Can other teams get proof of the
    participation?
    A: Top 20 teams will be granted relevant certificates by CSTC and Citi Cup organizing committee. In addition, the rest of the teams will be awarded “Participation Certificate” as long as they successfully submitted and completed qualified projects.
    Q: Can graduate or students majoring in non-IT/non-Financial areas participate?
    A: Of course. All undergraduates and graduates students are qualified and welcome to apply. There is no constraints on their majors as long as the students are interested in FinTech innovation.
    Q: Is inter-disciplinary team or even multi-school teams are allowed?
    A: Considering the scope and requirements of the competition, the contestants should not only be familiar with the financial industry, but also know how to realize financial innovation through IT solutions. Hence we encourage students of various majors (esp. financial and IT related) to build up a diverse team. In addition, we also allow students from different schools to form a team, but the team members should be absolute owners of IP, and have an agreement on how to allocate the prize in advance.
    Q: How will the judges evaluate projects according to the focus points?
    A: Focus points are for reference only. The judges decide the final scores.
    Q: Is it required for bilingual (Chinese and English) presentation in the final?
    A: There may be foreign judges in the judge panel, so all submissions should be bilingual (Chinese and English). However, as to on-site presentation and Q&A in the Final, contestants can flexibly choose Chinese or English, or both in presentations.
    Q: Can I register for this year’s competition if I have participated in last year(s)?
    A: Of Course. We welcome returning contestants regardless of their previous performances in the contest. However, the team cannot submit the same idea which was selected in the top 20 before. Instead, the team can either develop a new idea or make improvement on an idea that was not shortlisted in the top 20 before.
    Q: Who owns the intellectual property of our work?
    A: The contestants own the copyright of the work. Citi has the priority to buy it.