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Digitalisation and Banking 4.0

Welcome to our innovation ecosystem. Get to know our three innovation labs, where we cooperate with start-ups from all over the world, or the Digital Factory, Deutsche Bank's new research and development centre. Pop into our digital workshops and idea labs, where start-up atmosphere and bank become one.

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10 facts about the Digital Factory

1. Everything under one roof: software developers, IT specialists and financial experts, as well as legal and compliance experts. They are developing, designing and programming new, intuitive applications and products for the customers of Deutsche Bank.
2. Over 400 employees from 14 countries working in close collaboration.
3. Start-up atmosphere meets Bank: Over 50 workstations in the Digital Factory are at the disposal of cooperation partners – start-ups and young technology companies mainly from the banking and insurance industries.
4. Programming and design belong together in the Digital Factory.
5. Flexibility instead of rigid rules: The Digital Factory has an agile approach to software development and uses Scrum.
6. The first successful project was the “Deutsche Bank Mobile” app.
7. Currently, the developers are testing new applications that use artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and automatic speech recognition.
8. The Digital Factory and its employees are building on the foundations of our digital innovation labs in Berlin, London and Palo Alto.
9. The Digital Factory and the innovation labs play an important role in enabling Deutsche Bank to evolve from a traditional bank to a technology company.
10. First-class partnerships for the development and construction of a digital platform: Exclusive cooperation with Europe's leading start-up accelerator, Axel Springer Plug and Play, and launch of joint research projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Partnering with global innovation communities

JP Rangaswami, Chief Data Officer, Head of Strategy and Innovation for the Chief Operating Office, talks about the importance of partnerships and alliances for the adoption of Change.

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 „You can‘t innovate in isolation“

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The opening of the Digital Factory in Frankfurt

At the opening of the Digital Factory in Frankfurt, COO Kim Hammonds emphasised that the new development centre will be an attractive workplace, providing an environment that will encourage creativity and get fast results.

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„The Digital Factory is a place, which brings together people with different skills, different kinds of know-how, and different professional backgrounds.“

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Deutsche Bank opens its data store to external software developers

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Deutsche Bank gives software developers the chance to offer banking clients digital solutions which far exceed traditional financial services. The address developer.db.com provides access to the Bank's proprietary development environment, allowing programmers to test their ideas for digital services of the future. Deutsche Bank has opened an application programming interface, dbAPI, specifically for this purpose.

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Deutsche Bank and Autistica develop autism app in 24 hour #DBTechHackathon

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Deutsche Bank and Autistica have developed the prototype for an app which will help young people with autism to understand and overcome their fears. More than 150 of Deutsche Bank's IT and design specialists from 7 locations across the world competed against each other in a programming competition (hackathon) to build a prototype for a smartphone app. Deutsche Bank will offer Autistica the competition's collective data and developments so that the organisation can win the sponsors needed to develop the prototype further.

"The prototype for this app is an example of how hackathons can change the way in which we work - how we build teams, tackle problems and use the skills of employees purposefully", remarked Kim Hammonds, member of the Management Board and Group Chief Operating Officer for the Bank.

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New lodgings for the bank of the future

Will people buy everything online in the future, or will they still need real stores – and if so, for what? In #EconomyStories we speak with futurologist Oliver Leisse and Nadin Chucher, who is the head of the construction of “Quartier Zukunft” for Deutsche Bank, about modern salesrooms and how these can play a role in the lives of people.

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Our expert opinion: digitalisation, banking and innovation

Innovation labs and catalysts

A faster pace of innovation with crowdstorming and lateral thinking:

Experience how Deutsche Bank has helped to shape #DigitalBanking here.

17.11.2016

Deutsche Bank opens Europe's most modern branch in Berlin

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11.11.2016

Diary app for autism wins 24-hour Deutsche Bank and Autistica Hackathon

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01.11.2016

Deutsche Bank announces the winner of the API/OPEN Hackathon
 
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31.10.2016

Deutsche Bank opens its data store to external software developers
 
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29.09.2016

Deutsche Bank opens Digital Factory in Frankfurt
 
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19.09.2016

Deutsche Bank and Axel Springer Plug and Play join forces to invest in technology start-ups
 
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09.09.2016

Deutsche Bank opens data lab in Dublin
 
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30.08.2016

Deutsche Bank enters into co-operation with the innovation community, "Factory Berlin"
 
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26.04.2016

Deutsche Bank launches new banking app  

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06.04.2016

Deutsche Bank opens innovation lab in Silicon Valley

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07.12.2015

Deutsche Bank launches maxblue robo-advisor

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