Meet Elevate Tech Jam 2019 Winners!

November 19, 2019

Earlier in September, we were at the Elevate Tech Jam 2019 event, Toronto’s biggest hackathon. Through a rapid cycle of ideation, design, prototyping and presentation, innovations were created for Rogers on potential opportunities and areas for further development.

Our Gold winners got cash prizes and an opportunity to meet Lisa Durocher, our Chief Digital Officer. The winning idea, “Roger That” is a mobile app that utilizes image recognition technology to help and guide users install their products and services.

Gold Prize Winners after dinner with Lisa Durocher, Chief Digital Officer

Our Silver and Bronze winners were also invited to meet our leadership team and given a chance to present their ideas.

Uptown Funk presenting their idea

“Uptown Funk” are a team of data scientists from the TD Bank and our Bronze prize winners. After experiencing long wait times for service, they came up with Smart Queue that is seamlessly integrated with RogersApp. Through machine learning, IoT technology and use of geolocation – their app recommends the closest Rogers store that will give them the fastest service based on wait times and the reason for their visit.

The Silver prize winners were “ShareLock Holmes”. This app is a shareable and secure smart lock controller that allows users to set up their home locks and share secure keys to give friends and family access to enter.

Winners in deep conversation with our leadership

Once again, congratulations to the teams. Already looking forward to next year’s event!

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