#SantamHackathon: IoT Safety Hackathon

calendar
Tue Sep 5, 18:00 - Thu Sep 7, 18:00
location
Cape Town Stadium
A 48-hackathon to create innovative tools to make your life safer, efficient and economical.

Innovation Summit teams up with Santam and IBM for Safety Hackathon.

It’s all systems go for the Santam Hackathon, which brings together 80 radical geeks, lateral thinkers, problem solvers and innovators to find powerful solutions to bring affordable safety and security solutions to all South Africans. This 48-hour IoT Safety Hackathon, brings together a diverse group of people with a wide range of skillsets to collaborate in improving the safety of the personal lives of South Africans. 

The launch event, which is free and open to the public, will be hosted on Tuesday, 5 September at the Cape Town Stadium at 18:00. The workshop is open to the public and all participants, and will feature experts in the field while offering an opportunity to developers, engineers, creatives and other change-makers in the field to meet. With limited spaces available, participants are encouraged to sign up early up.

The winning team will receive a R20 000 cash prize, with an opportunity to be one of the Santam Safety Ideas Top 10 finalists who get incubation support (worth R150 000) offered to guide their winning idea from ideation to concept, prototype and eventually business plan and readiness to launch. Second and third prizes worth R10 000 and R5 000 will also be awarded. 

Hackathon Categories:
Below are three hackathon categories that we advise your project falls into. The fourth is an open challenge for you to choose your open topic.

1. Prevent burglaries - Use data on national crime statistics to predict house burglaries 

2. Safer communities - How do we make our communities safer to lessen short term insurance claims i.e. cars, homes, businesses 

3. Accident data collection - Create ways in which accident data can be gathered and submitted at accident scenes? 

4. Open topic - If your team has an idea that does not fall into the above categories but can improve the safety of the personal lives of South Africans, this is your option. 

Agenda:
Tuesday 5th September
- 18:00 doors open, networking, drinks, etc
- 18:30 intro to hackathon, two speakers
- 20:00 Q&A
- 20:30 meet other hackathon participants and commence planning
- 21:00 venue closes

Wednesday 6th September
- 09:00 doors open and participants begin working
- 10:00-10:10 welcome everyone
- 12:00-12:30 break away session
- 13:00 lunch
- 14:00 participants continue working
- 17:00-17:30 break away session
- 19:00 dinner
- 20:00 participants continue working
- 22:00 venue closes

Thursday 7th September
- 09:00 doors open and participants begin working
- 10:00-10:20 welcome everyone, explain the agenda for the day
- 13:00 lunch
- 14:00 intro to judges
- 14:15 pitching starts (5 minutes per team)
- 16:00 judges go off to make a decision / break away session with participants
- 16:30 winners announced
- 18:00 venue closes
Keeping South Africa and South Africans safe is an important part of the Santam brand. Santam launched the Safety Ideas initiative in July 2016 to create a way for all South Africans to contribute to this vision. Santam launched an open innovation program inviting South Africans to put forward their ideas of how communities can be made safer. This program promised to provide the necessary help to take an idea through an incubation process (worth R150 000) from idea, to concept, to prototype and finally business plan and readiness to launch.
 
The launch and ideation phase of this program was predominantly done through online video pitches and also creating spaces for people who may not have access to such technology, to pitch their ideas in person at seven tertiary campuses throughout South Africa. Santam worked with an incubator LaunchLab, based in Stellenbosch to leverage their infrastructure, networks and relationships at universities throughout South Africa to gather ideas. Marketing area used above the line (Radio) and digital marketing platforms to spread the word and invite people to pitch their ideas. Santam also used LaunchLab’s expertise to work with our finalists to take their idea to business readiness through structured incubation programs. In the two months leading up to choosing our finalists,  219 unique ideas were gathered!
Based on the entries received, it can confidently be said Santam reached many different demographics and segments, all sharing the common goal of trying to make a difference in the safety of their communities through this initiative. The team sifted through the 219 ideas and selected 20 of these to go through the first phase of incubation, which is to take the idea and formulate a concept and rough prototype. The 20 finalists were then asked to pitch their concepts to a panel of Santam and external judges and 10 were selected to progress their concepts into business plans.
 
These 10 were assessed again by an internal Santam panel and 4 were selected to pitch their final business plans and investment requirements on the 10th of August 2016. The four finalists includes a low cost alarm system suited for communities that traditional armed response does not serve, a wearable device that can provide tracking capability for large events and communities, a telematics business model that creates a platform for consumers to choose who has access to their data and a social awareness project using electronic stakes to highlight high accident zones to influence driving behaviour, you can read more about it on www.santam.co.za/safetyideas.
 
The most amazing opportunity this program creates, is that an organisation like Santam will be playing a part in creating businesses that have the potential to safeguard people and their possessions. Working with people and communities to help themselves is critical for a business like Santam to succeed and the Safety Ideas initiative does just that and will help Santam live it’s brand promise of providing Insurance good and proper.
WHAT CAN WE MAKE? 
You can make anything! You can create an app, website, a plug-in, an algorithm, hardware, or even a policy solution. Your creation can address the demand for safety in South Africa (by addressing certain users or certain situations) or the supply (by addressing operators or regulators). 

DO I HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO CODE?
While knowledge of programming, software and hardware design, and other tech skills are useful, you don’t have to be a coder to be part of a winning team. 

DO I HAVE TO BE THERE THE WHOLE TIME?
No, as much as we would prefer you to be there the hwole time you are not obliged. Tuesday 5th September is opening night with a public event where you’ll learn about the context, details of the safety campaign and the opportunity to meet your team members. You’ll choose your teams, and then return Wednesday 6th September morning to start hacking. You don’t need to stay all day on Wednesday or Thursday as long as your entry is ready to be pitched Thursday afternoon. 

WHAT IS PROVIDED?
We’ll provide the space, power, and wifi, along with food, drinks, and of course coffee. IBM with provide developers with a workshop on Bluemix

OTHER QUESTIONS
What is a Hackathon?
What is IoT?
What is BluemIx?
What is The Santam Safety Campaign?
The winning team will receive a R20 000 cash prize, with an opportunity to be one of the Santam Safety Ideas Top 10 finalists who get incubation support (worth R150 000) offered to guide their winning idea from ideation to concept, prototype and eventually business plan and readiness to launch. Second and third prizes worth R10 000 and R5 000 will also be awarded. 
Challenge validation
Do they show an understanding of the challenge? Did they engage with mentors for deeper understanding?
 
Technical execution
Do they show a technical inclination and understanding of their solution? Did they show practical application of blockchain as part of their solution. Have they made use of IBM Technologies?
 
Design and practical execution
Humans need stimulation, is their solution engaging and does it make technology/interactivity user friendly and easy to use?
 
Business Model
Can this concept make money? Is there a positive correlation from the offering and customer? Is there a revenue model? Sales channels? Value proposition?
 
Personality
Can one back the jockey and not the horse? Do they exhibit traits of perseverance, willingness to learn and adaptability? Are they an entrepreneur?
Tuesday 5th September
18:00 - 20:30
We welcome everyone to come to the opening ceremony where we will be commencing the hackathon with drinks and networking followed by talks from professionals in the field.

Agenda
- 18:00 doors open, networking, drinks, etc
- 18:30 intro to hackathon, two speaker
- 20:00 Q&A
- 20:30 meet other hackathon participants and commence planning
- 22:00 venue closes
Thursday 7th September
14:00 - 16:00
We invite the public to come see what the hackathon have been working on by attending the pitching session, where each team has 5 minute to tell you about their IoT Safety Solution. 

Agenda
- 14:00 introduction to judges
- 14:15 pitching starts (5 minutes per team)
- 16:00 judges to make a decision / break away session with participants
Thursday 7th September
16:30 - 18:00
We welcome everyone to attend the award ceremony where we will be announcing the winners of #SantamHack: IoT Safety Hackathon.

Agenda
- 16:30 winners announced
- 18:00 venue closes
IBM will be hosting a workshop about Bluemix for all developers participating the hackathon. If you are a developer please sign up to either session 1 or 2.
  
Session 1:
24 August & 3 September (17:00-21:00)
Session 2:
25 August & 4 September (17:00-21:00)
Venue:
IBM Office, Cape Town, Century City

Online resources:
Bluemix
New registration
https://www.ibm.com/ibmid/basic_register/register_generic.html?lnk=hm – Creating an IBM ID
https://console.ng.bluemix.net/registration/ – Creating a Bluemix account
Tutorials & Support
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waogAuBpR_I – Getting started with Bluemix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAqx4eVPf-E – Quick-start tutorials
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/learn/cloud/bluemix/services/index.html – Bluemix Services Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/user/developerworks/playlists - developerWorks Tutorials
https://app.box.com/s/7os501vt6m94rx2ntnw2ettbw82n2qd1 - PDF files for Bluemix
https://developer.ibm.com/bluemix/support/ - developerWorks Bluemix Support
https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/bluemix/resources - Resources Library
Other
https://www.youtube.com/user/IBMetinfo/videos - Other Bluemix materials
https://www.youtube.com/user/CloudantInc - Cloudant Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/user/IBMWatsonSolutions - Watson Tutorials
Tuesday 5th September
- 18:00 doors open, networking, drinks, etc
- 18:30 intro to hackathon, two speakers
- 20:00 Q&A
- 20:30 meet other hackathon participants and commence planning
- 21:00 venue closes

Wednesday 6th September
- 09:00 doors open and participants begin working
- 10:00-10:10 welcome everyone
- 12:00-12:30 break away session
- 13:00 lunch
- 14:00 participants continue working
- 17:00-17:30 break away session
- 19:00 dinner
- 20:00 participants continue working
- 22:00 venue closes

Thursday 7th September
- 09:00 door open and participants begin working
- 10:00-10:20 welcome everyone, explain the agenda for the day
- 13:00 lunch
- 14:00 intro to judges
- 14:15 pitching starts (5 minutes per team)
- 16:00 judges go off to make a decision / break away session with participants
- 16:30 winners announced
- 18:00 venue closes
Below are three hackathon categories that we advise your project falls into. The forth is an open challenge for you to choose your open topic.

1.    Preventing burglaries - Use data on national crime statistics to predict house burglaries 

2.    Safer communities - How do we make our communities safer to lessen short term insurance claims i.e. cars, homes, businesses 
 
3.    Accident data collection - Create ways in which accident data can be gathered and submitted at accident scenes? 

4.    Open topic -  If your team has an idea that does not fall into the above categories but can improve the safety of the personal lives of South Africans, this is your option. 

Santam Ltd. Safety hackathon in Partnership with IBM SA at SAIS2017

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

These terms and conditions (“these Terms”) govern your and your Team’s (as defined below) participation in the Santam Ltd. Safety hackathon in Partnership with IBM South Africa at SAIS2017 Terms and Conditions of Participation (hereafter referred to as “the hackathon”).

 

Please read these Terms carefully, as by participating in the hackathon, you accept these Terms and agree to abide by them.

 

All references to “you” and “your” refers to you as a participant of the hackathon, and where entering as a Team (as defined below), each member of such Team.  Participation is free of charge.

 

The Hackathon:

 
  • If a prize is awarded to your Team, your Team have no right to transfer or re-sell the prize to any other person or third party.

  • There is no alternative to the prize(s) awarded.

  • The following prizes shall be available for award to the winning Team, and the judge's’ decision on awarding these prizes shall be final:

  • 3rd Prize = R5,000.00

  • 2nd Prize = R10,000.00

  • 1st Prize = R20,000.00 (+eligibility for incubation worth R150,000.00)

  • The judge's’ decision on winners shall be final and shall not be challengeable.

  • The judges, acting independently and impartially, shall judge each presented solution, and select winners,on the basis of the following criteria:

  • quality of presentation.

  • technical completeness and

  • ease of use,

  • level of disruption,

  • At the end of the hackathon period, each team shall present its solution to the panel of judges

  • The assignment for the hackathon is to create an innovative idea/solution for Santam Ltd.’s Safety challenge utilising IBM’s Bluemix Platform.

  • Participation in the hackathon shall be limited to a maximum of eighty people divided into  teams of five people per team, which can be pre-organised or formed on the day. We reserve the right to change the number of Teams participating in the event at any time.

  • The hackathon will take place at the Cape Town Stadium from 5 – 7 September 2017.

  • You and/or your Team may register online on the SA Innovation Summit Website to apply to participate in the hackathon.  

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    Individual / Team Obligations:

     
  • You and your Team shall be responsible for, and shall hold us harmless against, any loss or damage suffered or incurred by us as a result of your and/or your Team’s acts or omissions.

  • You and your Team shall comply with our safety, security, site and confidentiality standards and procedures, and any reasonable instructions given to you and your Team by us in relation to the hackathon.

  • Obtaining time off work/study or related activities to participate in the hackathon will be you and your Team’s responsibility.

  • We reserve the right at our absolute discretion (without accepting any liability or giving you any compensation) to disqualify and/or remove you and/or your Team from the hackathon and/or withhold or withdraw a prize if:

  • or it is in our best interests to do so.

  • your or your Team’s act(s) or omission(s) have or might have an adverse effect on the hackathon and/or on the SA Innovation Summit, Santam Ltd. Ltd or IBM South Africa;

  • you or your Team’s conduct is inappropriate or contrary to the spirit of these Terms or of the hackathon;

  • you or your Team do not comply with these Terms;

  • You and your Team must not do anything which may harm the reputation of the SA Innovation Summit, Santam Ltd. Ltd or IBM South Africa, or do anything which may bring  the SA Innovation Summit, Santam Ltd. Ltd or IBM South Africa into disrepute.

  • During your participation in the hackathon, you and your Team must not act in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, misleading, malicious or discriminatory.

  • If your Team is awarded a prize, acceptance of such prize shall be your Team’s responsibility.

  • You and your Team’s entry and participation in the hackathon is at your and your Team’s own risk and you and your Team’s health and safety is you and your Team’s own responsibility.

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    Ownership of Solution Materials:

     
  • Accordingly, we reserve the right to take such action as we require to protect our position in respect of any claim or potential claim of any third party.

  • We accept no liability whatsoever in respect of our use of the Solution Materials as described in clause 23 which breaches any third party intellectual property rights.

  • You warrant to us that:

    • you and your Team have created the Solution Materials and do not require the permission of any third party to provide the consent given in clause 23,

    • no third party has any right title, title and/or interest in or to the Solution Materials, during your and your Team’s participation in the hackathon,

    • you and your Team shall not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, and our use of the Solution Materials (as described in clause 23) shall not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.

  • You and your Team agree that we will not obtain your or your Team’s approval prior to any such uses of the Solution Materials.

  • You and your Team hereby consent to the SA Innovation Summit, Santam Ltd. and IBM publishing media (including photos and videos) and information relating to the Solution Materials through printed and online channels (including both on internal and external communications) for all PR activities and editorial relating to the hackathon.

  • We acknowledge that you and/or your Team shall own your Team’s Solution, together with all materials, software, applications, coding and any other solution materials, which you or your Team creates in relation to the hackathon

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  • By submitting Your Information, you consent to receiving marketing emails from us, our affiliates and/or selected third party partner organisations. If you would not like to receive any such marketing emails, please let us know at the following email address: [email protected]

  • You and your Team agree that Your Information may be disclosed to and used by our personnel and selected third-party partner organisations and/or used in any form as determined by us subject to compliance with relevant legislation.

  • You and your Team agree that we will not obtain your or your Team’s approval prior to such uses of Your Information.

  • We may use Your Information to administer the hackathon, including, for example: preparing for, promoting and advertising the hackathon (including use of Your Information in printed and online publications, editorial and PR activities, on internal and external communications).

  • By participating in the hackathon, you and your Team consent to our use of and right to capture, reproduce and publish your and your Team’s personal data, photographs, images, recordings, businesses’ name and logo (“Your Information”).

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    Our intellectual property rights:

     
  • We reserve the right to prohibit use of any SAIS, Santam Ltd. & IBM South Africa at any time upon notice and you agree  immediately to cease use of such SAIS, Santam Ltd. & IBM South Africa and comply with any other reasonable obligations we require.

  • Subject to our prior written approval in each case and these Terms, you may take part in any marketing or promotional activity or make any press announcements, including on any online social networking or other social media site (including but not limited to Twitter), relating to the hackathon, provided that you ensure that no such activity or announcements is defamatory, disparaging of and/or derogatory to us or any of our affiliates or third parties.

  • These Terms shall not grant any rights in or affect the ownership of us of any of our intellectual property rights including but not limited to our name, logos and/or trademarks, or those of our affiliates (“SAIS, Santam Ltd. & IBM South Africa”).

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    General:

     
  • These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa and South African courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms or their subject matter.

  • If by virtue of your and/or your Team’s participation in the hackathon and/or receipt of a prize causes us to be in breach of our independence or regulatory requirements, we may, at our absolute discretion, remove you or your Team from the hackathon and/or not award your Team or withdraw a prize.

  • You are required to notify us if you or your Team are aware of any reason why your or your Team’s participation in the hackathon and/or receipt of a prize would cause us to breach of our independence or regulatory requirements.

  • These Terms shall take precedence to all other information you have previously received about the hackathon and we reserve the right to amend these Terms without notice at any time and any such variations shall be notified to you.

  • Any delay in the exercise or non-exercise of any such right is not a waiver of that right.

  • Our rights under these Terms are not exclusive of any rights and remedies provided by law and may  be only waived in writing.

  • We hereby exclude all liability to you, your Team and/or any third party and shall not be liable to you, your Team and/or any third party for any losses, liabilities, damages, costs, fines, claims and/or expenses suffered or incurred by you, your Team and/or any third party arising out of or in connection with the hackathon, whether in contract, tort, statute or otherwise, provided that nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for fraud, or for any other liability that may not be excluded or limited by law.

  • For the purpose of this clause, “Confidential Information” means all product, business, market, strategic, methodology or other information or data relating to the hackathon or our business or affairs, but excludes any information which

  • (ii) is required by law, regulation or order to be disclosed to a Court of competent jurisdiction

  • (i) is in the public domain in any way without breach of these Terms, or

  • If you are provided with or otherwise learn of any confidential information, you shall keep such confidential information secret and not disclose it to any third party.

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