Vistara announces India’s Largest Aviation Hackathon
The full-service airline, Vistara has launched ‘Vistara Hackathon’, the country’s largest of its kind in aviation. The ‘Vistara Hackathon’ is aimed at encouraging the young minds and draw participation from across the country to create innovative solutions that will disrupt the industry in line with the airline’s vision of transforming the flying experience for travelers in India. The all-India ‘Vistara Hackathon’ will be held in Delhi/NCR and Bengaluru from October 7, 2017, to October 8, 2017, the registration for which is open until September 25, 2017.
TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) with Tata Sons holding the majority stake of 51% in the company and SIA holding the remaining 49%. Vistara brings together Tata’s and SIA’s legendary hospitality and renowned service excellence to launch the full-service carrier in India aimed at creating memorable and personalized flying experiences for its customers. Vistara commenced its commercial operations on January 9, 2015, with an aim to set new standards in the aviation industry in India.
The ‘Vistara Hackathon’ will involve 20 teams from each city that will compete with each other to create new applications and tools to address aviation-related challenges in areas such as, tracking traveller behaviour, personalization of air travel, intelligent crowd monitoring at airports, system integration with third-party APIs and software, in-flight entertainment and intelligent customer targeting, amongst other challenging aspects. The solutions submitted at the ‘Vistara Hackathon’ will be reviewed by a panel of technology and aviation experts who will hand-pick winners, based on originality, potential for scalability and successful execution.
“At Vistara, innovation is at the forefront of everything we do, from design to delivery of our products and service, and in so doing, delighting our customers. Information Technology is our backbone, which helps us stay ahead of the curve and do the right things at the right time and in the most effective way,” said Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara.
“The ‘Vistara Hackathon’ is a reflection of our innovative approach to leverage on technology in our effort to change the way people travel in India, and therefore, bring them the ‘new feeling of flying’ with Vistara,” he added.
Elaborating the airline’s focus on technology, Ravinder Pal Singh, Chief Information and Innovation Officer, Vistara, said that Vistara is the first Indian airline to have built an end-to-end IT infrastructure on Cloud.”
“We’re adopting the latest technologies to drive innovation across avenues – from maximising convenience for travellers across customer touch points to simplifying internal processes that lead to increased productivity and cost-saving. Technology will help bring about disruptive changes in the aviation industry, some of which we hope to discover at the ‘Vistara Hackathon,” he added.
Vistara is organising this Hackathon in partnership with IncubateIND. IncubateIND provides a fertile ground for networking and teamwork to students and professionals and helps to discover, create, work together, achieve collective goals, and pursue shared ambitions. Essentially, the company works with students and entrepreneurs community to create workable solutions for better India. It works on solving world’s greatest problems through a technology-driven community of students, entrepreneurs, and, government.
Samkit Sharma, Co-founder, IncubateIND stated that technology is no more a need now rather it has become a lifestyle. This Hackathon is a birthplace of innovation. It can be adapted to greatly accelerate the process of digital transformation. IncubateIND helps to drive innovation by crowd-sourcing talent using latest technologies, competing to build, test, and launch amazing ideas to the world for tech products, platforms, and brands.
Putting an emphasis on the working structure of the company, Punit Jain, Co-founder, IncubateIND further added that Innovation is born out of curiosity and most businesses, nowadays, have taken birth, out of a robust engineering of innovation. Every company is seeking modernization to increase their productivity and efficiency. IncubateIND provides a platform to students, professionals, and entrepreneurs, and helps them in developing their skillset in the domain of technology.
Vistara continues to invest in cutting-edge business software, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, big-data impacting and improving people & quality of its workplace – all with the purpose of delivering an unmatched experience across all touchpoints as well as to optimize processes and operations. In a short span of less than three years, Vistara has developed a robust technological framework to support its growth and to ensure a seamless experience for millions of travelers.
For more details visit- vistara.incubatind.com