RHB’s Datathon Ends on a High Note With Over 270 Tech Innovators

RHB’s Datathon Ends on a High Note With Over 270 Tech Innovators

by February 11, 2022

RHB Banking Group had recently concluded its RHB ‘Get Your Hack On’: Data Edition 2022 hackathon which focused on driving customer-centric solutions leveraging on data analytics.

This follows the success of the inaugural RHB ‘Get Your Hack On’ virtual hackathon that was held last year.

Dubbed as Datathon, the virtual event attracted more than 270 data scientists, analysts and tech talents specialising in digital data to further accelerate the innovation of RHB’s products and services.

The Datathon circled around five specially designed problem statements that challenged participants in leveraging on data sets to develop novel and innovative solutions to create better customer experience.

The preliminary stage of the Datathon comprised of 101 teams, culminating in the grand finals on 29 January 2022 that saw 15 shortlisted teams compete for cash prizes and a chance to have their solutions integrated into RHB’s wide range of digital offerings.

rohan krishnalingam

Rohan Krishnalingam

“A key success factor in our digitalisation journey is our willingness to invest in the right talent with the right skillsets. Our hackathons have therefore been uniquely designed for us to uncover and attract top digital talents, and to generate as well as put in motion new and innovative ideas.


This feeds into our ongoing and holistic value creation process, propelling RHB to even greater heights in digital innovation,”

said Rohan Krishnalingam, Group Chief Digital & Technology Officer, RHB Banking Group.

Mahadhir Aziz

Mahadhir Aziz

“This initiative with RHB Banking Group is a testament to our shared commitment in encouraging innovation within the banking sector that will contribute to improved customer experience.


By providing platforms such as the Datathon to collectively nurture and empower digital talents, we are able to encourage new customer-centric ideation in addition to shaping a workforce that is prepared to drive the nation’s digital economy in the future,”

said Mahadhir Aziz, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), which supported the Datathon as community partner.