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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CIO and General Manager Technology
Global Digital Transformation Partnerships Director & Sports Industry Managing Director
Managing Director and General Manager
Partner Technology Strategist- Hosting and Cloud
Retail Industry CTO and Technology Strategist
National Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Mohamed Zaki
Deputy Director, Cambridge Service Alliance
University of Cambridge
Head of IT Business Partnering Customer & Digital
Senior Research Analyst
CEO and Founder
Performance Systems & Analysis Manager
Senior Commercial Strategy Manager
Senior Manager, Strategy and Data
Chief Information Officer, Information Technology
Toyota Finance Australia
Executive Director, India IT and Fintech COO
Digital Manager – Supply Chain Technology
Head of Technology Strategy and Operations Australia Division
Commissioner to South Asia
State Government of Victoria, Australia
Director of the Victorian Government’s Office for Women in Sport and Recreation
State Government of Victoria, Australia
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
Managing Director, CricViz
Founder Smart Cricket Global
Smart Cricket Global
Dr Amin Beheshti
Director, AIP Research Centre/ Head of Data Analytics Lab & Senior Lecturer
Dr Muhammad Ikram
Lecturer, Department of Computing
Dr Rajan Shankaran
Program Director, Department of Computing, Faculty of Science and Engineering
GM Customer Experience & Technology
Head of Data Engineering & Operations (Acting)
Microsoft New Zealand