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#CodeforCovid19 to build a better future
In a time of great uncertainty, disruption, and isolation, how can technology keep us connected and help the world get better, and emerge stronger, together to a brighter future?
Better solutions aren’t born in isolation but out of great collaboration. This collaboration has been the essence of all human innovation. This is why - now more than ever - we need to find ways to come together as innovators, leaders, and empathetic human beings.
It is how we will face the uncertainties of tomorrow. It is our key to shaping a healthier world.And it is our best chance to build a better future.
At this critical juncture in the global response to the unprecedented fallout of COVID-19, HCL Technologies and Microsoft present the Better Health Hackathon: #CodeForCOVID19 to engage a global community of talented, purpose-driven and passionate tech innovators and developers - harnessing their creativity, digital skills and entrepreneurial spirit to inspire solutions that address immediate concerns and long-term global challenges to better prepare for current and potential pandemic-related problems.
#CodeForCovid19 crowdsources innovation from the brightest technology brains for tangible solutions to drive better outcomes for us all, across the entire life-cycle of the global response to Covid19 through problem statements addressing pandemic prevention and containment, community enablement, crisis communication, accelerated vaccine discovery and clinical trials, protection for essential workers, remote healthcare and virtual productivity, and solutions for reopening of economies safeguarding public well-being.
Prevention & containment: #Stay-at-home
How can technology aid efforts to #FlattenTheCurve by offering a better quality of life to encourage people to #StayAtHome, preventing the overload of healthcare systems through behaviors that minimize the risk of community spread.
Diagnosis, treatment & therapeutic management
Help better protect and equip frontline healthcare workers and first responders, and enable those working towards treatments and cures for COVID-19 through ways to accelerate drug discovery, testing and clinical trials for vaccine development.
Recovery and return to normal
How can technology safeguard communities that will return to workplaces, mass transit systems, public spaces, dining & retail outlets as well as gradually into sports arenas, cinemas, theatres and concerts.
Systemic solutions for crisis & pandemic management
Ideate innovative uses for next-gen technologies to better plan for the long term implications of COVID-19 and better prepare for future global pandemic-related challenges across healthcare and public services ecosystems.
Advisory and Judging Panel
Providing mentorship and guidance will be academics and influencers from institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Cambridge University, Tuck School of Business, International SOS and subject matter experts & thought leaders from Merck and co., Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina, and more industry leaders from the Life sciences and healthcare, joined by technology disruptors from HCL and Microsoft.
Dr. Jessica Gallagher
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship)
The University of Queensland
Sally Ann Frank
Health & Life Sciences IoT Advisor, Global Black Belt
Hub Lead for IT Risk Management and Security & Liaison Lead for EMEA Region
Dr. Bronwyn King AO
Chief Executive Officer
Tobacco Free Portfolios
Dr. Youseph Yazdi
Executive Director, Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Greg Jakubowski
Regional Medical Director, Corporate Solutions, Asia
Dr. Rahul Kalia
Medical Director, India
Dr. Mohamed Zaki
Deputy Director of the Cambridge Service Alliance
University of Cambridge
Redington Ltd, Mallowstreet Ltd
Adviser to the President
Office of the President of Lithuania
Digital Health Venture Architect Wellcare Ecosystem
Dr. Garang M. Dut
Fellow in Health Systems
Australian National University
Vijay Gullapalli, Ph.D
Head of Advanced Analytics
Blue Cross NC
Director, Digital Marketing IT
Executive Director, Center for Digital Strategies
Tuck School of Business
Director - Digital transformation lead for Global Animal Health & UK AH IT
Head of Engineering
Vice President, Global Head Of Engineering and Operations
Johnson & Johnson
Principal PM Architect in Health AI
Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President and CIO
KENT Entrepreneurship and Innovation Chair Professor
Head of Foundation for Innovation & Research in Science & Technology
Chief Executive Officer
Quantum AI Foundation