Conducted at its Pune R&D centre, the hackathon saw students as well as working professionals as participants
From V. Sudhakshina
Pune, May 12 2107: Communications technology provider, Avaya India recently announced the winners of its first Hackathon challenge in Pune, Maharashtra.
An insurance application developed by DigiCrafters won a cash prize of Rs. 2,00,000. The solution was an app that would help instant communication between patients, service providers and insurers for an enhanced patient experience.
Also, a smart healthcare response application by SmartZangers and a hospital management solution by Team ExploreEnable were awarded the cash prize of Rs. 1, 25,000 and Rs. 75,000 for first and second runner-up, respectively.
Avaya provided the participants with their platforms such as Avaya Breeze Client SDK, Zang Cloud, Vantag device to create smart applications. The participants had to develop solutions for industry verticals including hospitality, healthcare, smart enterprise, smart city and open category. The event saw 482 participants, amongst whom 60% were students from various engineering college across Pune and 40% were working professionals. Only 22 teams could make it to the finals, out of which three winners were chosen. The teams were awarded points based on complexity, creativity and impact as well as integration of the Avaya communication features.
Said Vishal Agrawal, MD, India and SAARC: “At Avaya, we understand that “going digital” is the need of the hour. In today’s business world, customers are looking at flexible, secured and high end solutions in order to eliminate communication gap. So, it is important to understand the key things that make applications work seamlessly and deliver a smooth customer experience. Building an ecosystem of developers and other innovators is a key driver for Avaya, and through this Hackathon we have demonstrated our commitment to build the next generation of communications applications and solutions.” He added that they are partnering with these developers to help them build solutions on top of their technology.
“The IP would be owned by the developers themselves, while Avaya will provide infrastructure and help them to market and share its relevance through our re-sellers,” explained Agarwal.