Winners of ANZ defence hackathon announced

By Amy Sarcevic
Wednesday, 27 May, 2020

Winners of ANZ defence hackathon announced

The Australian and New Zealand #shockproof Defence force hackathon was staged last week — to source defence logistics innovation from across the region — and four teams have been named as winners.

Competing against 500 innovators, Gaia Pod won first prize and a $7000 award from IBM with its AI and machine learning-powered supply chain and logistics optimisation tool.

Second place and an IBM award of $2000 was given to FVEX — an enabling policies and supply chain and logistics optimisation solution.

In third place and with $1000 IBM sponsorship came Team White Hat for its cyber resilience-focused solution.

Finally, Help from Heroes was awarded for its people, culture and wellness-focused solution.

An Australian Defence Department spokesperson said the event was part of a wider effort to bolster the defence force’s capabilities.

“The hackathon leveraged the ingenuity of technological specialists across the two nations to explore options to enhance sovereign capability.

“[It] helped to identify innovative solutions to supply chain issues, which underpin Defence’s ability to mobilise quickly when responding to a crisis or threat.”

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