Team ‘Titans’, comprising of Kevin Wadera, Imayabharathi Sakthivel, Nisha Saini and Pawan Mude, won the Capgemini’s Tech Challenge 4.0 title for creating a proof-of-concept of a platform called ‘Ghar Wapsi,’ aimed at tracking and finding missing children.
The top 75 finalists battled it out on the day of the finale in a live hackathon held at Capgemini’s Knowledge Park in Airoli, Navi Mumbai. This year, the challenge given to the finalists was to address the unique social problem of missing children. The final teams were asked to create a proof-of-concept of a platform that could help find missing children, fight against crime on children, and save them from falling prey to child labour abuse and trafficking.
Ghar Wapsi uses crowdsourcing to gain access to available missing children databases, from multiple agencies. The proposed solution facilitates the innovative use of advanced data analytics by leveraging sophisticated image and facial recognition to find patterns from unstructured data and then establish a correct match. Upon a match, the proposed solution enables real time alerts to relevant stakeholders including government bodies, NGOs, authorities and parents. Additionally, the proposed solution offers a unique opportunity for citizens to upload real time images, in case they want to report an abnormal situation in public locations that could be potentially suspicious.
In celebration of Capgemini’s 50th anniversary, a special award category – the Innovation Award – was introduced. Team ‘Scorpions’, comprising of M Deepak Deepu, Chandrasekhar Valluru, Priyadarshi Prince Peter, Pankaj Sonu and Asokamoorthy K, won this prize for ‘Sense’.
The team created the proof-of-concept for an intelligent image processing microservice that can scan missing people images from various external sources such as social media, web uploads, mobile scans and posters on walls/vehicles, and based on the keyword match trigger notifications appropriately to the relevant stakeholders.
The finalists were evaluated by a jury panel composed of Ashwin Yardi, Chief Operating Officer of Capgemini in India; Santosh Madbhavi, Executive Vice President, Capgemini; A B Ravi, Editor – Special Projects at CNBC-TV18 and Amit Ray, Head of Business Process and Information Technology, Reliance Digital.
The winning team won prize money of Rs. 3 lakh and has directly qualified for the final round of interviews for potential employment opportunities at Capgemini. The total prize money given in the fourth edition of Tech Challenge is over Rs. 18 lakh this includes both team and individual prizes.