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Press Release -- July 10th, 2014
Source: Tata Communications
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Tata Communications sets Tech City against Silicon Valley in trans-Atlantic Hackathon

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July 10, 2014

DataHack14 will offer over $30,000 in prizes for the most innovative uses of Tata Communications’ global network data

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, today announces DataHack14, a simultaneous 24-hour hackathon in London’s ‘Tech City’, and California’s Redwood City, in the heart of Silicon Valley (July 12th – 13th). DataHack14 offers the best and brightest minds the unique opportunity to come up with solutions to use the world’s largest wholesale voice carrier’s ‘Big Data’[1] to develop the next big thing in global communications. The grand prize winner will not only walk away with $15,000**, but also enters into the potential for their winning idea to become a commercially viable product through Tata Communications’ Accelerator Lab.

Tata Communications’ global network carries 1 in 10 of all international voice calls and accounts for over 20% of the world’s Internet routes. This big data presents huge opportunities for the development and creation of location and contextually intelligent services to benefit global industry. The event will see the best developers from both sides of the Atlantic face-off and turn their big data ideas into applications, customer support, loyalty programmes, customer insights, user experiences and new products and services.

"Driving innovation is core to our DNA and we are constantly looking at collaborative ways to nurture and foster creativity. DataHack14 is the latest in a series of successful crowdsourcing platforms that Tata Communications has created and incubated – tapping into the best creative minds in the most technologically savvy communities to join us in our quest to develop the next big thing for the industry."

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