About TechJam

Tech Jam

HCL as the Official Digital Technology Partner of Cricket Australia has been working to scale digital transformation, inspire exceptional experiences and build a future-ready technology foundation that will empower Cricket Australia (CA) to inspire love for the game across communities and the ecosystem.

Now, in a bid to bring more technology-driven ideas to the forefront, we are delighted to announce the HCL-CA TechJam 2021 #InspiredByHCL - a unique opportunity for today’s innovators to help reimagine Cricket like never before. TechJam provides access to compelling data sets and insights from the Cricket ecosystem and covers a wide spectrum of interesting challenges across Player Performance, Fan Engagement, and Community Engagement from the grassroots to the international level.

TechJam is a global collaboration platform to crowdsource technology-led innovations from the brightest minds across the globe to develop implementable solutions and prototypes to transform the game of Cricket on and off the field. With an esteemed jury comprising of industry leaders from Cricket Australia, Microsoft, Global Sports Innovation Center, and HCL’s partners, the winners stand a chance to win great monetary rewards, and an opportunity to win exclusive rewards and recognition from Cricket Australia and partner organizations.

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Challenge Tracks

TechJam—#InspiredByHCL will focus on three leading challenge tracks and will provide data and insights that teams can leverage: Player and Team Performance, Fan Engagement, and Community Engagement. Additionally, since there is a lot of scope for innovation, participants are also encouraged to submit ideas that have the potential to make an impact on the sport and can fall under the wild card submission category.

Player Performance

This challenge requires looking for solutions that leverage historical player performance data to improve performance on the field and improves the sport of Cricket in Australia and internationally. Challenge yourself and create a solution that meaningfully impacts the game of Cricket and improves the overall win rate and performance of Cricket teams on and off the field.

Fan Engagement

This challenge requires participants to put themselves in the shoes of fans and create a technology-based solution that simultaneously manages fan expectation, improves fan experiences, minimizes operational disruption, and helps fans plan for the future of Cricket. Using data and other resources, you will be required to strategize and implement a solution.

Community Engagement

With this challenge, we are looking for disruptive solutions that leverage cutting-edge technologies to increase participation rates, identify young talent, optimize resources and tools to increase engagement within the community, and make Cricket more inclusive for everyone across Australia and internationally.

Wild Card

This is the open innovation challenge track, in which you are welcome to come up with your own idea and submit it for TechJam only If you do not see a solution listed that you would like to work on. Be sure to discuss your idea with a mentor and elaborate on how you came up with your creative solutions.

Meet the Judging and Advisory Panel

To bring the best ideas to life, we have put together a diverse jury of technology, data and sports experts who can lend their views to identify and help innovate the game.

Mike Osborne

CIO and General Manager Technology

Cricket Australia

Sebastian Lancestremere

Global Digital Transformation Partnerships Director & Sports Industry Managing Director


Iris Córdoba

Managing Director and General Manager


Phil Meyer

Partner Technology Strategist- Hosting and Cloud


Kiran Maladi

Retail Industry CTO and Technology Strategist


Lee Hickin

National Chief Technology Officer


Dr. Mohamed Zaki

Deputy Director, Cambridge Service Alliance

University of Cambridge

Stuart Robertson

Head of IT Business Partnering Customer & Digital

Toll Group

Shane Hill

Senior Research Analyst


Phil Hassey

CEO and Founder


Brian McFadyen

Performance Systems & Analysis Manager

Cricket Australia

Joan Norton

Senior Commercial Strategy Manager

Cricket Australia

Damien Thompson

Senior Manager, Strategy and Data

Cricket Australia

Colin Mapp

Chief Information Officer, Information Technology

Toyota Finance Australia

Praveen Gogia

Executive Director, India IT and Fintech COO

Nomura Holdings

Tim Sheedy

Principal Advisor


Rajesh Puppala

Digital Manager – Supply Chain Technology

Coles Group

Gerard McKee

Head of Technology Strategy and Operations Australia Division

ANZ Bank

Michelle Wade

Commissioner to South Asia

State Government of Victoria, Australia

Sarah Styles

Director of the Victorian Government’s Office for Women in Sport and Recreation

State Government of Victoria, Australia

David Camerlengo

Head of Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing

Australian Trade & Investment Commission

Shahidul Alam Ratan

CEO CKC and Director Smart Cricket Global

Capital Kids Cricket and Smart Cricket Global

Phil Oliver

Managing Director, CricViz


Atul Srivastava

Founder Smart Cricket Global

Smart Cricket Global

Dr Amin Beheshti

Director, AIP Research Centre/ Head of Data Analytics Lab & Senior Lecturer

Macquarie University

Dr Muhammad Ikram

Lecturer, Department of Computing

Macquarie University

Dr Rajan Shankaran

Program Director, Department of Computing, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Macquarie University

Sujeet Rana

GM Customer Experience & Technology

Coles Group

Saurav Sachdev

Head of Data Engineering & Operations (Acting)

Coles Group

Vanessa Sorenson

Managing Director

Microsoft New Zealand

Change the game

To learn more or register to participate in the HCL-CA TechJam #InspiredByHCL, visit our platform here.