New Delhi: EY, the world’s leading professional services organization, concluded the second edition of the EY Techathon in India, which focused on finding tangible solutions to real-world environmental impact issues. EY Techathon 2 challenged students from all disciplines to develop new solutions using technology that can empower planning authorities and policy makers to answer critical questions.
In a world where everything from business models and value chains to government functions and social contracts are disrupted, this virtual innovation challenge saw the participation of over 1,000 students from over 100 colleges across India . Participants used the latest technologies such as AI/ML, data and analytics, blockchain and vision analytics to develop solutions aimed at making cars greener, boosting efficiency in the logistics sector, to limit the depletion of green cover and to bring transparency in carbon credits. Shortlisted finalists had the opportunity to pitch their ideas in the grand finale, in front of an independent judging panel made up of industry leaders such as Bose Varghese, Head – Green Initiatives, Infosys, Binu Treesa, IT Sustainability Leader India, Decathlon and Meenakshi Burra, CDO and VP Technology, Analytics and Business Services (South Asia), Hindustan Unilever. The two teams that built the most innovative prototypes, encouraging greener driving habits through IoT and analytics and minimizing green cover depletion using vision analytics, were declared the winners of EY Techathon 2. The competition was won by Team Passion Pavers from Shailesh J Mehta School. Of Management and the runner up was “Team Binary” from KJ Somaiya College of Engineering.
Mahesh Makhija, Head of Technology Consulting at EY India, said, “We are constantly striving to help businesses solve some of the toughest problems with digital and emerging technologies. Our second EY Techathon saw immense talent from across disciplines come together and create tangible solutions to drive meaningful change with ESG. As we stand at a crucial crossroads on the ESG agenda, the passion and determination demonstrated by the winning teams is commendable and we hope to see more innovation in these areas to drive lasting impact and long-term value.
Sukesh Choubey, Head of Technology Consulting, EY GDS, said: “At EY, we believe sustainability is the innovation opportunity of a lifetime and are committed to helping businesses create long-term sustainability and an ESG value. The EY Techathon 2.0 #iSolve4aBillion Challenge brought together bright young minds from across the country to showcase innovative, pragmatic solutions leveraging the latest technologies that can create impact at scale. Their enthusiasm is contagious. I am very impressed by the innovative prototypes presented by the finalists.
The EY Techathon focused on practical innovation in sustainability, started in November 2021 and ended on February 28, 2022 with the congratulations of the winners. The finalists had the opportunity to present their solutions to a renowned jury in this virtual innovation challenge. Along the way, they also had many opportunities to learn about EY technologies and platforms, connect with EY leaders, and learn ways to apply new digital paradigms to solve problems. . For more details on EY Techathon 2, please visit https://www.ey.com/en_in/techathon-ii