Welcome to IBM’s Inaugral Cognitive IoT Build Hackathon in Pune and Bangalore, India. Registration is open to Ecosystem, Business Partners and Customers in the Internet of Things marketplace.

Welcome to India's Watson IoT Hackathon, dubbed the #CognitiveIoTBuild.

As participants of this 48-hour hackathon, you and your team will:

  • Learn how to build solutions on the world's leading cognitive IoT platform - IBM Watson IoT.
  • Push the boundaries of technology by leveraging Blockchain, Weather, Edge, “Digital Twin” capabilities as the hottest topics in the IoT field.
  • Develop a prototype with hands-on assistance from industry experts representing IBM Watson IoT, Persistent, Arrrow and many more.
  • Hackathon themes – to be defined under 3 categories and 1 general segment

    • Smarter Cities e.g., Smarter Agriculture
    • Industry 4.0 e.g. Smarter Factory
    • Smarter Homes and Buildings
    • "Bring Your Own" BYO Solution and become “Cognitive-enabled”  
  • Develop your presentation technique with help from pitching coaches in style of "Dragon's Den" or "Shark Thank" role plays.
  • Present your business case to join the IBM Watson IoT Ecosystem.
  • Own any IP that you develop during the Hackathon.
  • Win cool prizes and pick up SWAG.

Sign up for the Hackathon at https://www.persistent.com/business-partner-cognitive-iot-build-hackathon-2017-registration/

AGENDA

Programme of Events - Day 1

  • 0830-0900       Registration | Meet & Greet
  • 0900-0930       Key Note Address – Watson IoT Executive
  • 0930-1000       Welcome Address from location Host, Persistent Executive
  • 1000-1030       Tea/Coffee Break      
  • 1030-1100       Arrow Presentation on IoT
  • 1100-1130       Qualcomm - Educate participants on various connectivity solutions            
  •                        available & how to use it to BYO sol.
  • 1130-1200       TE Connectivity – Overview and educate participants on various
  •                        sensors available & how to use and leverage.
  • 1200-1300       Working Lunch – Introduction to Watson APIs
  • 1300-1400       Node Red Lab Session
  • 1400-1445       Hackathon Kick-off - Form your team. Bring your own team or we'll help you form one. Meet your mentor. Each team is assigned a mentor to guide them during the hackathon
  • 1445-1500       Tea/Coffee in teams with Mentors
  • 1500-1530       Ideation, Team Name, Leads share 2 minute intro per team
  • 1530-1900       Hackathon In action
  • 1900-Late        Dinner

END OF DAY ONE: Outcome: From zero to creating the first app.

Hacking continues as late as you want or through the night.

 

Programme of Events - Day 2

  • 0800-0830       Breakfast
  • 0830-1100       Finish Hacking
  • 1100-1115       Tea/Coffee Break
  • 1115-1230       Finish hacking and prep pitching
  • 1230-1330       Lunch Break
  • 1330-1400       Polish pitches with business mentors
  • 1400-1600       Pitch to Judges
  • 1600-1630       Judges Confer
  • 1630-1700       Prizes, close, and certificates
  • 1700-1830       Refreshments and close out reception

View full rules

Eligibility

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Each participant must register for an IBM Bluemix account. Upon completion of your registration, the Hackathon team will extend your trial account with extra time, services, and resources.

Requirements

Hackathon themes – to be defined under 3 categories and 1 general segment

  • Smarter Cities e.g., Smarter Agriculture
  • Industry 4.0 e.g. Smarter Factory
  • Smarter Homes and Buildings
  • BYO Solution “Cognitive-enabled”  Open to Clients, Industry & Tech - to encourage leveraging capabilities such as Blockchain, Weather, Edge, “Digital Twin” into Retail, Finance, Ports, Resources etc) * *BYO – “Bring Your Own”

How to enter

1. Register for IBM Bluemix

Register here: https://console.ng.bluemix.net/

This event will be using IBM Bluemix as the Digital Innovation Platform for your Watson IoT projects.

Upon completion of your registration and in advance of the competition, the Hackathon team will extend your trial account with extra time, services, and resources.

 

Already registered on IBM Bluemix? Continue to step 2 and use your existing IBM Bluemix ID when registering.

 

2. Sign up for the Hackathon at https://www.persistent.com/business-partner-cognitive-iot-build-hackathon-2017-registration/

Don't forget, you're going to need that IBM Bluemix ID!

 

Who Can Enter?

Are you an expert in Industry, Science, or Engineering? Bring your IoT problem and we will help you form a team to realise your prototype in 48 hours.

  • Business Partners and Global System Integrators
  • Developers
  • Technologists and Evangelists
  • Startups
  • Post graduates and Researchers, Students

if you have any questions, please contact Hackathon organiser Ray Dhillon (rdhillon@au1.ibm.com) or +61410519111

Judges

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Serge Durand
IBM WW Watson IoT Ecosystem Executive

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Anurag Agrawal
Arrow Electronics, Asia Pacific

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Peeyosh Pandey
Persistent Systems Limited, Asia Pacific Sales Leader

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Hitesh Upadhya
The Weather Company, Asia Pacific Business Unit Execuive

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Rohit Kapoor
Qualcomm

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Sunil Shah
Watson IoT Country Leader, India

Judging Criteria

  • Theme and Originality (25%)
    Got the next unicorn? How new and interesting is the idea? - Smarter Cities e.g., Smarter Agriculture - Industry 4.0 e.g. Smarter Factory - Smarter Homes and Buildings - BYO Solution “Cognitive-enabled”
  • Business Case and Pitch presentation (25%)
    How well does the team pitch their idea? Enter the Dragon's Den or Shark Thank -- be prepared to "role play" and pitch to the CxOs and Board. 1 minute setup. 4 minute pitch
  • IBM Cognitive and Cloud Enabled (25%)
    How well does the project leverage IBM Watson/Bluemix capabilities? There must be an application running in Bluemix. Additional marks awarded for projects that actively use Bluemix Services.
  • Completeness (25%)
    What % of the Businesss Case is demonstrated by the tecnnology and can the IDEA be monetized for local and global markets... show me the money!