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Accenture Names Winners of Program The Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2020 in PH

Highlighting technology useful amid the pandemic, Accenture has announced the winners of its yearly Program The Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2020 in the Philippines, a competition targeted to foster an innovative culture and mindset among Filipino youth.

Accenture Names Winners of Program The Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2020 in PH
Accenture Names Winners of Program The Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2020 in PH

From 20 semi-finalists, only five teams from different colleges and universities made it to the final round to present their ideas in a live virtual event aired via the Accenture in the Philippines Facebook page.

Emerging as the Program The Future 2020 Grand Champion was Team MoveMapua, which developed a BayaniHub application, an end-to-end solution that showcases the future of public transportation through smart transit ads in modern jeepneys. This provides an additional way for jeepney drivers to generate passive income and gives brands and agencies lower advertising costs. It also gives real-time information on GPS location, time of day, e-jeepney occupancy level, and allows the deployment of sensors for social distancing measures.

Teamporary Lang from De La Salle University, on the other hand, bagged the Accenture Technology Vision Award for this year for their Panoptic application, which helps users monitor proper social distancing measures via Bluetooth modules installed into grocery carts. It alerts customers and staff and informs management of any social distancing violations to implement real-time data improvements.

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Other teams recognized during the said event were MyAviShops (De La Salle University) and AKADS (Mapua University), which likewise proved that young minds can extend aid to the community through innovation.

MyAviShops introduced a plug-in-tool for online shopping, which was hailed as the Accenture Favorite after garnering the highest number of votes from Accenture employees. AKADS, meanwhile, brought to life an all-in-one tutoring platform that links parents with tutors for grade school and high school students.

Mindanao State University’s Team T-Squad received the Accenture Tech4Good special prize for their medical consultation app designed to connect doctors and patients online.

Accenture Technology lead in the Philippines, Ambe Tierro, expressed thanks and admiration to all the students and the employee-mentors who supported this year’s Program The Future event.

“The year presents opportunities for creativity and problem-solving and I am proud to witness how the students challenged themselves to innovate without limits and rise above the current situation to showcase how technology can solve problems in our society,” she said.

Tierro likewise lauded the students for how well they were able to develop innovative ideas that would be of great help to address problems in society in the duration of the two-month competition.

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