Robi’ Datathon 2.0 recognises county’s top data scientists, engineers
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The closing ceremony of the biggest platform for data scientists and data engineers to showcase their talent in the country, Datathon 2.0 was held at a city hotel on Thursday.
The Datathon competition was organised by the country’s leading digital operator, Robi.
Datathon 2.0 was powered by ‘AWS’ (Amazon Web Services), ‘Huawei’ was the platinum sponsor, and ‘Brain station’ was the cloud expertise partner, said a press release.
Team Instinct was adjudged as the champion team of the competition. The first runner-up position was secured by a team named, Numpy, while the second runner-up position was held by another team named, Viking Raiders.
The champion team won two lakh taka prize money, while the first and the second runner-up team walked away with one and a half lakh and one lakh taka respectively.
Nuren Shams and Yeaminur Rahman received one lakh taka each for being the best data engineers of the competition. Abdul Basit and Partho Ghosh were recognised as the best data scientists of the Datathon 2.0 competition and received one lakh taka each as prize money.
Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Division Mustafa Jabbar handed over prizes to the winners of the competition as the chief guest. Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury, and Malaysian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Haznah Md Hashim were present on the occasion as special guests.
Peter Pan Junfeng, CEO, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd was also present at the closing ceremony.
More than 2,800 participants from 11 countries took part in the Datathon 2.0 competition. Following a tough competition, 100 participants took part in the final round grouped into 25 teams. The top 25 teams then battled it out in a rigorous two-day hackathon.
Internationally renowned Data Science & AI practitioners were part of the Grand Jury. Grand Jury included Professor Paul Morrissey, global ambassador, AI/BDA TM Forum; Md Anowarul Arif Khan, results management expert, Aspire to Innovate (a2i); Ramana Jampala, president & CEO, AVLINO; Huang Weiming, head of Marketing and Solution Sales, Cloud Department, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh); and Mohammad Arif, data scientist, Cognizant.
A panel discussion titled “Data Science for Smart Bangladesh” was also held at the closing ceremony.
Professor Mohammad Kaykobad, PhD, distinguished professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, BRAC University; Dr Syed Ferhat Anwar, chief advisor of Bangladesh Brand Forum; Russell T Ahmed, president, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS); and Ruhul Amin, chief strategy officer, Robi Axiata Limited took part in the panel discussion.
The panel discussion was moderated by Shahed Alam, Chief Corporate and Regulatory Officer, Robi Axiata Limited.