What is NTT DATA Hackathon?

 
NTT Data is a multinational company that is clearly committed to innovation. In order to encourage and boost it, the company will host the NTT Data Global Hackathon 2017.

The Hackathon will be a cross regional internal competition where all the NTT Data Group companies (OpCOs) are invited.

The main purpose of this Hackathon is to promote, foster, and generate innovation within the Group, and it is a great opportunity for employees to show their ideas and capabilities in matters of innovation.

These are the two stages of this NTT DATA Hackathon 2017:

  • Regional Preliminaries

The first Stage of the Hackathon will be done individually in each of the participating OpCOs, without competing against each other.

There are 9 challenges and the employees will be able to present ideas to answer these Challenges.

Each OpCO will independently select the winning idea or ideas that will pass to the Global Final, as well as the team of employees who will represent them.

Regional Preliminaries will be held between July 10th and August 28th.

  • Global Final

The second Stage of the Hackathon will consist of a 2-day-event where the finalist teams of each OpCO will have to develop a prototype or make progress on the prototype developed in Stage 1 (Regional Preliminaries).

Details about the product / prototype to be developed in the Global Final will be provided at the event inauguration.

In this Stage, the ideas and prototypes of all the OpCOs will compete against each other.

Global Final will be held in Barcelona and it will take place from the 20th and 21st of November, 2017.