This article is based on the testimony of : Katja Malzer, director at the Goethe-Institut in Montreal who launched the “24h Thinkathon” challenge. Guillaume Semene, Head of Events, BNP Paribas, jury of the Global Youth Challenge at the Movin’on international conference. Sana’ Khasawneh, leader of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, participant (team leader)
Hot off last year’s success, “AWS Hackdays Online 2020: Build Tomorrow!” drove over 2,300 participants with 4 new ASEAN participating countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar and Pakistan. Participants were encouraged to bring digital solutions to tackle challenges in the fields of Sustainability, Learning and Development, Automation and Security in Southeast Asia. The application phase
While launching an open-innovation challenge is a fantastic idea, launching a successful one is not always that easy. There are numerous pitfalls to avoid and this initiative can easily turn into a bad buzz.
A successful recipe… This article was written by Jean-Vincent Delli Zotti. Microsoft has positioned itself as a learning company. Its culture is shifting from “we know everything there is to know about our business” to “we don’t know everything but we are willing to learn”. This change of posture has given birth to multiple initiatives aimed at fostering
After more than 500 challenges organized since the beginning of our adventure, we are always happy to hear that our customers have found more than what they’ve hoped for through their open innovation challenge. Complacency you said? Actually, 3/4 of our clients renew their open innovation challenge. Among them, some success-stories deserve to be told.
“Digital transformation is expected to deliver both operational and financial results within 18 months on average” says Fujitsu’s digital transformation PACT. The biggest drivers of this transformation are the customers by 58%. How can my company start going digital today? Tough one. If 85% of companies are putting a digital strategy together, only 26%
Business games, open innovation challenges, hackathons… How do the most successful companies hire talented people by sourcing innovation? How do you spot the one in a million candidate? Here is the recipe for a fruitful challenge. AIM FOR MILLENNIALS, HIRE THE DIGITAL NATIVES I am a bit tired of hearing “We really should start thinking
In recent years, hackathons have gone digital. They’ve changed from 100% physical 48-hour events to hybrid competitions that start online and finish at real-life events – what’s known as O2O (Online to Offline) hackathons. We’ve listed the five main benefits of this type of hackathon below. 1) They attract participants with a more diverse range
Hosting a 48-hour to 72-hour hackathon means tackling logistical, geographical, and time constraints. Not the most encouraging environment for innovation, in short. Imagine the colossal efforts that need to be made when organizing the perfect 48-hour event – you need to find a venue where as many participants as possible can get together and work
What’s the nightmare scenario that keeps all hackathon organizers awake at night? It’s got to be the fear of a complete flop – getting a lot fewer participants than they’d hoped for. To help you avoid this catastrophic situation, you need to put effective communication in place before your hackathon. After all, even for the
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