Unisys India has announced the winners of Cloud 20/20 Version 6.0,the latest edition of one of India's largest online technical project contests. The contest recognizes innovative thinking by students across India in addressing the technical challenges of the latest disruptive IT trends.
Following several rigorous rounds of evaluation, including technical project submissions, telephone interviews, and remote project demonstrations via video conference, project '3D Geo-Data Management in Geo-RDBMS in Multi-User Access and Creation of Web Based Environment for Semantic Query Execution' submitted by Poorvak Kapoor, Dhruv Bajpai, Akshay Bhasin, and Abhinav Bhadoria from IMS Engineering College, Ghaziabad, won the first prize. Nisha O., Pavithraa P., and Sujitha G. from Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, bagged the second prize for 'V-SHARE.' Project. 'Railway Incident Recovery System' by M. Venkata Sunil Babu, N. Sai Babu, B. Siva Kumar, and M. Ravi Kumar from V R Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada, won the third prize.
Working in teams of four, supported by project guides from Unisys and their institute, the contestants showcased projects on application development for the cloud; security issues in the cloud; big data in the cloud; cloud based testing; system programming; and potential future technologies, open source technologies and disruptive technologies. In addition, this year, Unisys India introduced a new category called 'Targeted Innovation Projects,' wherein students had the opportunity to work on project ideas proposed by the Unisys Technical team on topics of relevance to Cloud 20/20.
Unisys India will offer the finalist teams employment opportunities within the company, subject to their eligibility and availability within the organization.
Kumar Prabhas, Managing Director, Unisys India, said, "Emerging technologies are rapidly changing the way we live and work. They also present numerous challenges and opportunities for businesses and customers alike. It is imperative that we get the next generation, who have grown up with these technologies, involved in finding creative solutions to these challenges and that's precisely what Cloud 20/20 aims to do."
More than 1,400 teams from colleges across India participated in Cloud 20/20 Version 6.0. Unisys received about 530 project submissions, up more than 34percent from the prior year's competition.
"Unisys has always been committed to investing in supporting the next generation of innovators," said Jim Thompson, Chief Engineer and Engineering Vice-President, Engineering and Supply Chain, Unisys. "This year's winners prove that with the right education, resources, and guidance, young people can indeed use their creativity and ingenuity to solve some of our most critical technology challenges."