CBA takes pop-up innovation lab on a tour of Australia

CBA takes pop-up innovation lab on a tour of Australia

Commonwealth Bank of Australia is taking a pop-up innovation lab on a tour of the country to demonstrate to local business communities the latest technologies that are set to transform the banking industry.

The tour kicks off in Brisbane from 27 October to 23 November 2016, offering businesses the opportunity to try out the latest in technology and innovative practices from the bank’s permanent labs and work on prototype applications with bank coders.

"Our labs aren’t just about technology, they are about providing the space and expertise to ensure innovative thinking takes place, with the customer at the centre of this thinking," says business and private banking head Adam Bennett. “Today, more than ever, it is vital that businesses understand the evolving expectations of their customers and make significant changes to their products, services and business practices in response to a rapidly changing marketplace.”

He says more than 300 clients and 400 Queensland staff will have had the opportunity to make use of the Innovation Lab during its four weeks in Brisbane.

The Commonwealth Bank has a permanent Innovation Lab in Sydney and global Innovation Labs in Hong Kong and London. In 2017, the pop-up incarnation is scheduled to make a further five stops as it hits the road next year.

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