Woman in Fintech DATATHON

  • What is Woman in Fintech DATATHON?

Woman in Fintech Datathon is a data mining event (data analysis) organized by Women in Fintech Conference Committee, University of Tirana and University of Naples Federico II. Datathon aim is promoting the analysis of data on the goals of the Conference and more general on the field of Cost action FinAI (CA19130 – Fintech and Artificial Intelligence in Finance – Towards a transparent financial industry): https://fin-ai.eu/.

  • When It will be developed

Datathon will start on May 16, 2022 and will finish in September 21, 2022. During that period, the teams could be use their knowledge, tasks and facilities to implement the analysis and send the results.

On September 22, 2022 there will be a closing ceremony with a session where the first three selected teams will have 10 minutes to explain the used approach and their main results.

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  • Who are potential candidates?

Woman in Fintech Datathon is open to participation of teams from every European countries. The team should be composed at maximum by 5 members (male or female). All the teams should be composed by bachelor, master or PhD students (one of the last two categories is compulsory). High-performing teams are composed of individuals with specialized expertise and complementary skills.


The registrations will be open until July 15, 2022. The teams should fill out the registration file pointing out the name of the team, the name of the members, nationality and an e-mail for the contact. The registration file will be at: https://forms.gle/wDfaFj7deVKTeZqf6

  • DATA Access

The data-set will be freely accessible sending an e-mail to diversityandopportunities@gmail.com after registration. The event has been communicated during the Diversity challenges and Opportunities in Fintech Conference (Naples, May 16-17).

  • EXPECTED Results

Teams need produce a short report or a presentation (10 pages maximum) where they report the goal, the analysis and the main results with some references.


The main interesting contributions will be presented during the Conference. The first two in the rank will receive a grant/prize.


•  May 17, 2022: Datathon kick off

•  July 15, 2022, midnight (CET): registrations closed

•  Q&A meetings

• September 5, 2022: last term for presentation of the team results.

• September 21, 2022: closing ceremony.

  • PRIZE: The best two teams will receive a grant.

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare is proud to support the young generation and students in the Datathon event with a prize of 500 Euro (gross of taxes).

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare in Albania was founded on November 29th 1925 as the oldest Albanian financial institution in the country. BKT, with today’s name, is the largest and the oldest bank in Albania. On June 30th 2009, Çalık Holding became the only shareholder of BKT. Being the oldest bank and the first provider of financial services in the country, BKT has deep-rooted experience, in-depth local knowledge, a solid corporate culture and a more innovative approach to support its vision. It continually adapts to understanding its customer needs and aligning with the digital transformation.

Focused on the ongoing dedication to the highest standards of excellence, and to sustainable growth, BKT in Albania continually supports students, academia and research through various projects.

One additional grant will be given by Cost Action Fintech and Artificial Intelligence in Finance to support the young generation and students in the Datathon event with a prize of 500 Euro (gross of taxes).

COST FinAI Datathon Scientific Committee
Maria Iannario, University of Naples Federico II
Daniele Marazzina, Politecnico Milano
Rezarta Shkurti Perri, University of Tirana
Albulena Shala, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

COST FinAI Datathon Program Committee
Rosa Fabbricatore, Lucio Palazzo, Roberto Rondinelli, Francesco 
Santelli, University of Naples Federico II
Nevila Baci, Dorina Kripa, Gisjana Tahiri, Brunilda Zani, University of Tirana