Awarded winners of the Telecom Italia Big Data Challenge

On April 3rd in Trento, during the Big Data Jam, were awarded the top 3 ideas for the 3 tracks of the Big Data Challenge - Data Analytics, Data Visualization and App Development. 

Big Data Jam took place at the Co-location Centre of the EIT ICT Labs.

Cesare Sironi, Head of Innovation Telecom Italia,  and Marco Tomasi, General Manager of the Autonomous Province of Trento for the Innovation and ICT, announced the winners along with the Advisory Board members. 

Each of the three winners took away a €6000 prize. Special awards for individual categories include presenting a project at MUSE in Trento, and publication of an article in the EPJ Data Science journal.

For the Data Analytics track
University of Trento, EIT ICT Labs Doctoral School -  Team leader: Andrey Bogomolov    
Project name: People as Sensors for Predicting Energy Consumption    
Application area: Energy consumption prediction models 
Further information on the project and team

For the Data Visualization track
Easystats Ltd  -  Team leader: Gergely Daroczi  
Project name: Human impact from a bird’s eye view   
Application area: Storytelling
Further information on the project and team

For the App Development track
CEFRIEL, Politecnico di Milano  -  Team leader: Irene Celino 
Project name: Living Land Use 
Application area: Urban planning
Further information on the project and team 

The competition was launched online by Telecom Italia in December 2013, in partnership with EIT ICT Labs, MIT Media Lab, the Politecnico di Milano and Trento RISE (with contributions from the Fondazione Bruno Kessler and the Università degli Studi di Trento). The Big Data Challenge attracted an exceptional response, with more than a thousand professionals from more than forty countries taking part and using the data available to invent services of every kind, from enhancing personal mobility to predicting pollution. 

More information on: Telecom Italia Big Data Challenge

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