Sign up for a share of R200,000 in prize money and the opportunity for Sentech to select the winning innovation for future development. South Africa’s premier provider of electronic communications network services in the broadcasting and communications industry, Sentech has teamed up with Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct to create a Hackathon where the best and brightest minds in the fields of technology, software development and broadcast can pit their inventions and innovations against each other for a chance to bring their work to life.
Sentech is looking for new ideas, agility, shorter innovation cycles, knowledge and innovative solutions to deal with ever-increasing consumer demands. By engaging with diverse talent this accelerates problem-solving and cost savings through Research & Innovation. This creates further improved customer service, new revenue opportunities and reduction of time-to-market; all this while creating a community of practitioners aligned with Sentech’s strategic objectives
SENTECH’s corporate strategy is formulated on the opportunities that exist within the technological advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) namely; 5G, Cloud Computing, Open Computing, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and the changing landscape of the media industry.
In order to execute these objectives, Sentech’s Research and Innovation Department’s innovation programme includes collaboration with software developers and technology entrepreneurs which enables the organization to become a global enabler of broadcasting and digital content delivery.
Sentech is, therefore, calling on you to sign up to take part in this exciting challenge where your 4IR prototype or MVP could be chosen for further development.
How might we utilize Cloud technologies in the broadcast and communications environment to align with the 4th Industrial Revolution?
Data Analytics and smart dashboards apps.
Broadcast monetising solutions for example interactive television.
Realtime radio podcast solutions- typically the solution will be cloud-based and/or hardware-based or hybrid.
Proofs of Concept innovations and Minimum Viable Products that allow Sentech to offer end to end broadcast solutions to its customers. All Digital and Technology Platforms, Applications and devices will be considered.
10 November 2020 at 21:00
16 – 18 November 2020
By submitting a registration form, you represent to SENTECH and Tshimologong Precinct that you have read this form and understand the guidelines for SENTECH Virtual Hackathon. The Centennial Center reserves the right to disqualify any team that in its judgment violates SENTECH Virtual Hackathon guidelines, processes or rules. The decisions of the SENTECH Virtual Hackathon are final and binding.
The identities of the participant(s), as well as any pitch delivered during SENTECH Virtual Hackathon are considered public domain and can be used by the Centennial Center for marketing and PR purposes.
For questions about the legal status of team’s own or third party intellectual property or any other aspect of their plan, the Center Centennial advises participants to seek independent legal counsel.
You agree that you will not use the name SENTECH or any variation, adaptation, or abbreviation thereof, or of any of its trustees, officers, faculty, staff, students, employees, or agents, or any trademark owned by SENTECH in any advertising or publicity without written permission.
After the completion of the hackathon, the winning solutions shall be showcased with the applicable pictures and videos to internal staff. Further discussions and negotiations with winners.
All participants must comply with the full terms and conditions, which include important submission requirements.
Bringing the “wow” factor to solve a problem
Usefulness of the product to solve a problem
The technology used to create the solution
Potential for future upgrades to improve upon the solution
Solving a problem while aligning to the business goals