HCL | CA - TechJam 2021

<h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><img src="https://res.cloudinary.com/ideation/image/upload/w_870/ta8zqy7ikjhhibufm64t.png" style="width: 1074px;" class="fr-fic fr-dib"></h1><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 12pt; margin-bottom: 12pt; text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Virtual Finale</span></h1><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Congratulations to the teams that have made it to the Virtual Finale! The Finale will occur live Thursday, September 16th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm AEST. (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm IST)</span></p><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Attached here are the links to watch the session. You can watch on&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(61, 142, 185);"><a href="https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhclt-1.webex.com%2Fhclt-1%2Fj.php%3FMTID%3Dm11733b220a7506be437950cd30a7dd47&data=04%7C01%7CSulabhG%40hcl.com%7C7df65c8ef2fa4c01f8d608d9783f0205%7C189de737c93a4f5a8b686f4ca9941912%7C0%7C0%7C637673034272776997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=R%2FJD6n04tjPVuTrIz%2FeGG9SHsS5LwOLqIEWChR6xbPc%3D&reserved=0" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Cisco</a></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;(password is 12345),&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(61, 142, 185);"><a href="https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FYzCfwXHP_dM&data=04%7C01%7CSulabhG%40hcl.com%7C7df65c8ef2fa4c01f8d608d9783f0205%7C189de737c93a4f5a8b686f4ca9941912%7C0%7C0%7C637673034272776997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=K9643gr6%2By%2B7viYUs%2F58pqpSVZeWqMju3xxMtMzeWfA%3D&reserved=0" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">YouTube</a>,</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(44, 130, 201);"><a href="https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Ffeed%2Fupdate%2Furn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6843798656001294336&data=04%7C01%7CSulabhG%40hcl.com%7C7df65c8ef2fa4c01f8d608d9783f0205%7C189de737c93a4f5a8b686f4ca9941912%7C0%7C0%7C637673034272786953%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=HQkYK3UVc%2BoM63yJlW2RJf00oBzntbRp4zPRsD75KXw%3D&reserved=0" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">, or&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(61, 142, 185);"><a href="https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHCLTechnologies%2Fposts%2F10159147541100985&data=04%7C01%7CSulabhG%40hcl.com%7C7df65c8ef2fa4c01f8d608d9783f0205%7C189de737c93a4f5a8b686f4ca9941912%7C0%7C0%7C637673034272786953%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=YJN%2FzcpJUs%2BNvrH3AVKMRZd6yQKjWKxNB44zMTd%2Bnmg%3D&reserved=0" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Facebook</a>.</span><span style="color: rgb(44, 130, 201);">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Best of luck to all of our finalists!</span></p><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><br></h1><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">About TechJam 2021</span></h1><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><meta charset="utf-8"></span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">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.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Now, in the 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&#39;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.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">TechJam is a global collaboration platform to crowdsource technology led innovations from the brightest minds across the global 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&#39;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.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">TechJam: #InspiredByHCL is open for registrations from around the globe and will start on June 14, 2021 and continue until September 2, 2021. Projects can be submitted as early as July 22, 2021, and you will have 6 weeks to learn, dive into the datasets and take a swing at winning the $40,000 prize pool! Additionally, you will have an opportunity to win exclusive rewards and recognition from Cricket Australia and partner organizations.&nbsp;</span></p><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Challenges</span></h1><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">TechJam: #InspiredByHCL will focus on three 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.&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 24px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong>Challenge #1: Player Performance</strong></span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Are you passionate about sports? Do you get excited about your favorite player improving every year and bringing your team one step closer to winning a championship? If so, this challenge is for you!</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">This challenge requires looking for solutions that leverage historical player performance data to improve performance on the field and improve 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.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 24px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong>Challenge #2: Fan Engagement</strong></span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">As the world begins to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, the way fans engage and interact with cricket matches and teams has been redefined. There are significant issues to be addressed to ensure the safety of matches, and to improve overall fan engagement across social media platforms, TV and in the arena.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">This challenge requires participants to put themselves in the shoes of fans and create a technology-based solution that simultaneously manages fan expectations, 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 to bring real-time data to fans across multiple channels, improving their overall experience and keeps them coming back for more.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 24px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong>Challenge #3: Community Engagement</strong></span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sports bring people together and make people happy, invigorated and inspired. It&#39;s not only about watching the sport and hoping your team wins, it&#39;s about engaging, communicating and enlightening each other as a community that includes sports fans, organizations, volunteers and future players. How do we improve overall community engagement to increase growth for the future of Cricket?&nbsp;</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">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 enable the community and make Cricket more inclusive for everyone across Australia and internationally.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 24px;">Challenge #4: Wildcard</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14px;">This is the open innovation challenge track, in which you are welcome to come up with your own idea and submit for the TechJam - only if you do not see a solution listed that you would like to work on.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">If you go this route, the best practice is to first run your idea by a mentor for the TechJam to get some feedback and make sure you are still creating something that is relevant for the TechJam. Be sure to mention on your project page that you spoke to the mentor and discuss how you came up with your creative solutions.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><br></p><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 36px;">Judging Criteria</span></span></h1><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14px;">Projects will be judged with the following criteria. As a reminder, <strong>projects must be submitted by September 2, 2021</strong> - you will not be able to publish or edit your projects after this deadline.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14px;"><strong>Technical Execution (25%)</strong> - How has the team effectively utilized the available technologies, and how advanced is the solution? How far does the team go to complete its intended architecture? Is the project demo-ready? MVP with limited features? Just a concept?</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14px;"><strong>Challenge Fit (50%)</strong> - How relevant is the solution to the challenges provided by Cricket Australia? Has the project solved every area of the selected challenge, or only one sub-point or specific problem?</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14px;"><strong>Innovation (25%)</strong> - Is the project new and disruptive? Is the solution a unique solution to the challenges, or is it a reworked tool or solution already currently available.&nbsp;</span></p>