Appian Announces the Winners of the Appian World 2018 Online Hackathon
The judges based their decisions on the creativity and originality of the idea underlying the application, how well that idea was executed by the developer, and the beneficial impact of the solution. The submissions, covering a variety of industries and use cases, all exemplified the power and simplicity of building enterprise applications on the Appian platform.
The 2018 winners are:
First Place: Brad Cauzzaof Clayton Holdings
The application, called “FRED,” streamlines an organization's front-desk procedures. FRED automates the office front desk by collecting visitor information, notifies employees of a visitor’s arrival, and retains visitor information for quicker sign-in on subsequent visits. In addition, it automates receiving and distribution of packages with intelligent barcode scanning from mobile devices and integration into leading postal and shipping service providers.In the judges’ view, the application represented the highest level of practicality and completeness, while demonstrating use of Appian’s advanced integrations and mobile capabilities.
Second Place: Sunny Goyalof ITG
The next-generation customer relationship management (CRM) application leverages Appian in conjunction with Amazon’s DeepLens to identify, recognize and categorize customers to create context-driven customer service resulting in increased customer satisfaction. In addition to DeepLens integration, the application is distinct in its use of artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition, and advanced cognitive services.
Third Place: Kartik Viswanath from Cognizant
Cognizant’s solution for Digital Contact Centers built on the Appian uses zero-code integration, advanced AI, cognitive services and robotic process automation (RPA) with omni-channel customer interactions over telephone, email, mobile and web interfaces. The solution provides a comprehensive digital experience to customer contact centers and AI insights into customer behavior based on spending patterns, demographics and sentiment analysis.
Prizes included cash (
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