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Thursday, May 18 • 16:10 - 16:15
ICT4D Data Jam Awards

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This session will recognize the winners of the ICT4D Data Jam Session, a hackathon hosted by the ICT4D Conference, aWhere, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Global Development Analytics, and the A-M-Z Group with support from DigitalGlobe. 

The competition is scheduled to take place on May 12th and May 13th at the iHub on ICRISAT's campus in Hyderabad prior to the start of the ICT4D Conference.Individuals traveling to attend the conference or interested technologists from the Hyderabad area, are invited to form teams and brainstorm ways in which technology and digital data can serve one or more of the  Sustainable Development Goals. Each team will have access to a resource kit containing links to public access datasets, APIs and software that may be useful in considering their proposed solutions to development challenges.

Judging will take place on May 13th.  Each team of competitors will present their work to a panel of judges who will determine the top three winning teams.  The first-place team will receive a cash prize of $1,000, the second-place team will receive a cash prize of $500, and the third-place team a cash prize of $250. Winning teams will also be offered up to $15,000 in donated business and consulting services, as well as an opportunity for a membership to sit and work from ICRISAT’s newly opened iHub.  

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Stewart Collis

CTO, aWhere, Inc.
Mr. Collis has over 20 years’ experience in agricultural information technology. A graduate of the University of New South Wales, Mr Collis worked at the CGIAR and Texas A&M University before co-founding aWhere. aWhere is a Benefit Corporation focused on using agricultural intelligence... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 16:10 - 16:15 IST
Hall 3