Chennai, November 25 2018: Global IT outsourcing services leader, Virtusa Corporation has organised a national level Hackathon on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – ‘NeuralHack’ and the fourth edition of Engineering Academia Connect program, ‘HeadStart 2018’, here in Chennai.
The main objective was to facilitate the NeuralHack winners who were short listed through multiple rounds during the competition. Along with this, the event also helped bolster the academia connect program and facilitate the academic officers from diverse engineering colleges across India. The winners of NeuralHack were given a package of Rs 500,000 per annum and a chance to work with industry stalwarts at Virtusa Corp. This one of-its-kind hackathon continues to skill students in technologies like Data Science, Cloud, CRM, Artificial Intelligence and IOT at the college level thus equipping them for their professional lives.
Said Sundararajan Narayanan, Chief People Officer, Virtusa: “I am thrilled to be a part of this event and would like to congratulate the winners of the NeuralHack and all the placement officers for making this event a success. Students with the right talent and skill to understand and explore new technologies are preferred in organizations today and Virtusa is at the forefront providing them with an extensive platform to excel and unlock the endless scope of new age technologies and benefit from it.”
"We are delighted to be hosting this exclusive event" said Madhavan Satagopan, EVP - Non-Linear Strategies, Virtusa, "With the rapidly changing industry environment, students today need to be updated about emerging technologies that are trending in the IT industry. Virtusa is providing hands-on exposure and training to the students on these technologies under the Graduate Talent Program, and by opening COEs (Centres of Excellence) at leading B-School and E-School campuses. This is helping students get hands-on trained on these innovative technologies, not be challenged by newer technologies and making students more industry ready."
HeadStart 2018, is an event where campus academic officers and Virtusa come together under one roof to create a synergized environment to unknot the elaborate needs of the industry, highlighting opportunities and challenges from the academia.