The Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017 kicked off with the 36-hour challenge hackathon called Peace-a-thon.
The open challenge to computer wizards, hosted by top universities worldwide for competing in a hackathon and appathon had 15 top winning teams and the CTF winners competing for the top honor that would be closed today.
The open Cyber Challenge has attracted millions of registered users of MyGov, professionals and tens of thousands of scholars and students from premier institutions.
The Global Cyber Challenge is one of the major GCCS 2017 event conducted with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center (NCIIPC), MyGov, Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF) and Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF) as collaborators.
As a side event to the Hackathon Grand Finale, the State Bank of India also hosted Ideathon, wherein ideas to strengthen their soon-to-be launched app YONO (You Only Need One) were invited from the participants.
The top three ideas were recognized with a prize money worth Rs. 25,000, Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 and two consolation prizes worth Rs. 5,000 each. The prizes were transferred to the individual winners’ bank accounts through BHIM UPI App, in the presence of Sanjeev Gupta, President & CEO, NeGD and Mrityunjay Mahapatra, CIO, SBI.
During curtain raiser, NASSCOM and DSCI hosted a half-day session on digital policy that covered topics of relevance from policy angle and deliberate on the role of stakeholders in the changing landscape. The panel saw high profile speakers like Rama Vedasree, CEO DSCI; Rajat Kathuria, CEO, ICRIER (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations; S. Chandrasekhar, Microsoft; Gowree Gokhale, Leader Cyber Law, Nishith Desai Associates; Vinayak Godse, DSCI; Bhairav Acharya, Facebook; Rohan Bhasin, IBM; and Sudhanshu Pandey, DoC while, Gautam Kapoor, Deloitte moderated the panel.