Barama FinTech Hackathon winners announced (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 29
The winners of 6th Barama FinTech Hackathon, the favorite competition of programmers, organized by “Barama” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center of “Azercell Telecom” LLC and supported by PASHA Bank have been announced.
The presentation and award ceremony was held on November 28th, following the technical evaluation by experts. The participants pitched their solutions in front of the panel of juries. Upon the evaluation of the jury, the AXON team (Ziya Bayramov, Tural Gulmamedov, Rufat Mammadli), who created the Mirza AI chat bot system was declared the winner of the competition and was awarded a prize 2,000 manats from Azercell’s Barama Center.
The second place took the KLMZ team (Seyid-Kanan Bagirov, Rufat Abdullazade, Mohammad Rustamzade), having developed a platform combining the wishes of the client and banking offers, and was awarded a prize coupon of 900 manats. The 404 team (Gunay Hasanova, Vugar Suleymanov, Rashid Shiralizade) won the 3rd place with an application for making deposits in a fast and simple way and received a prize of 500 manats.
Notably, the programmers were assigned to develop products and innovative solutions that would increase customer satisfaction and improve service quality and performance. 45 programmers grouped in 10 teams were engaged for 36 hours without a break in the competition. All participants were provided with medical insurance by PASHA Insurance. The media support was provided by Technote Media Platform and Barama Media.
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The leader of the mobile communication industry, the largest taxpayer and the biggest investor of the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996. With 48 per cent share of Azerbaijan’s mobile telecom market Azercell’s network covers 80 per cent of the territory (excluding 20% per cent of the occupied territories) and 99,8 per cent of population of the country. Currently, 4,5 million subscribers choose Azercell services.
Azercell has pioneered an important number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, mobile internet services, Metro coverage, 24/7 call centre service, 7 day/week Front Office service, M2M services, one-stop-shopping approach Azercell Express offices, mobile customer services, Online Customer Care and Social Media Customer Care services, mobile e-signature service “ASAN Imza” etc. Azercell deployed first 4G – LTE services in Azerbaijan in 2012.
According to the results of mobile network quality and wireless coverage mapping surveys by international systems, Azercell’s network demonstrated the best results among the mobile operators of Azerbaijan. Azercell is the only company in Azerbaijan and CIS region which has been awarded Gold Certificate of International “Investors in People” Standard.