Homegrown IT (information technology) services major HCL Technologies said it will host a TechJam event to develop technology solutions for cricket in Australia.
Official digital technology partner of Cricket Australia (CA), HCL will use the programme to crowdsource data-driven solutions from across the globe to engage the ecosystem of cricket fans, players and partners, according to a statement.
HCL and CA will collaborate with Microsoft to offer Azure as a platform sandbox for participants.
The company said the program is open to all sport enthusiasts, data scientists, analysts, developers, statisticians, coders and technology innovators from the global developer community.
TechJam 2021 will address game performance, fan engagement and community engagement.
It includes developing technology solutions that create meaningful impact for the game of cricket and enable Cricket Australia to improve the Australian national team’s performance on and off the field.
Creating comprehensive, accessible and scalable fan experience solutions and developing tools to support the community and transform cricket into a professional multi-touchpoint sport will also be key focus areas.
With more than 700,000 registered participants, the HCL–CA TechJam will enter its final stage with 32 top teams shortlisted to compete for rewards and recognitions. They will pitch their solutions to a panel of experts and industry leaders from HCL’s partner ecosystem in August 2021 via a series of live, tele-pitch presentations, the statement added.
HCL signed a multi-year partnership with CA in 2019 and was selected as its official digital technology partner for scaling its digital transformation.
Over the past few months, the company has signed at a handful of digital transformation deals. In May, HCL signed on by McLaren Health Care, a US based hospital and clinic chain, to deliver digital transformation services and maintain and digitize its electronic medical records center of excellence.
In the same month, it announced a multi-year contract with digital energy solutions firm Hitachi ABB Power Grids to build a new greenfield digital foundation for the organisation.
In April, the company signed a multimillion-dollar digital transformation and hybrid cloud contract with Japanese vehicle manufacturer UD Trucks, for which it will deliver end to end transformation.
Earlier, it won a multi-year contract from Illinois based automotive parts manufacturer Tenneco for integrated application development.
The company also announced recently that is aggressively expanding into Canada with the opening of a new Innovation centre in Ontario. It plans to create 2,000 new jobs in Canada in the next three years.