GlobalLogic, Nasscom host hackathon to promote AI-led innovation

GlobalLogic, Nasscom host hackathon to promote AI-led innovation
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13 May, 2019

Software-based product engineering firm GlobalLogic has hosted a hackathon in partnership with IT industry lobby Nasscom for promoting artificial intelligence (AI) technology-led innovation, the organisations said in a statement.

Nasscom said the platform will provide developers with an ecosystem to share and test their ideas, knowledge and engineering know-how. The hackathon focussed on AI-led business transformation and other emerging technology solutions, it added.

“Such delivery models, which lead to developing and fostering the skills for the future and creating new transformational capabilities. With AI leading the technology wheel across sectors, upskilling and creation of new AI-based solutions will help build a more efficient tech ecosystem, impacting the industry and businesses positively,” said Srikanth Srinivasan, head of membership at Nasscom.  

Called "30Hacks" the coding competition is an annual initiative of GlobalLogic, and saw participation from over 27 teams from various companies from around the country, the statement said.

“Our partnership has served as the backbone for various industry initiatives. This will also act as an incubator for innovation and a stepping stone for learning and development. Such endeavours will help technologists in unleashing their true potential and deriving tangible results for businesses,” said A Nandini, vice president of delivery at GlobalLogic India.

SAP Labs’ Home SAPiens team won the competition for its AI-powered technology solution “Park it Now” offering early detection of Parkinson's, which would help the doctors and researchers find solutions to the problem of tremors.

Founded in 2000 by Indian-origin entrepreneurs, GlobalLogic has close to $500 million in revenue. The company has a large presence in Noida, Gurugram and Pune in India and is headed by chief executive Shashank Samant.