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Fourth Aegon Hackathon held in the city

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
By A Staff Reporter

The fourth Aegon Hackathon held in the city concluded this week on a spectacular note at a co-working place  Powai, Mumbai. It was simultaneously held in Budapest (Hungary) and Dallas (USA) on the same dates - 20th and 21st September. As Hackathon this year brought together people with multi-cultural backgrounds and diverse experience for one mission; Wealth and Health 2030 which focuses on the well-being of the customers. The main agenda behind the hackathon is to create a working prototype of Deliver ready to experiment disruptive concepts aligned to Aegon’s purpose to help people achieve a lifetime of financial security.

Vineet Arora, MD & CEO Aegon Life Insurance India Company said, “A lifetime of financial security has two fundamental ingredients: Wealth + Health. Both are important to the stability of people's lives and are prone to unforeseen events. At Aegon Life, we want to improve the wealth and health of our customers and employees, adding more years to their lives and more life to their years.”

An all-girls team from Hyderabad won the Mumbai leg of the Aegon Hackathon for their innovation – Silent Heart Attack Detector prototype. Name of the team members are Cherukupalli Harika, Sai Naga Rekha Athmakuri, Gopu Vedika, Kota Akshitha & Illuru Sahitya and all of them are currently pursuing final year of in Electronics and Communications Engineering.

The winning teams in each location received €500 cash card per team member. Second and third runner up teams bagged tech subscriptions 40worth €200 per person. Up to €36,000 were made available in each region to fund promising concepts to push to market with a solid return on investment plan. The winning teams received a personal LinkedIn endorsement from Andrew Byrne, CEO Aegon Asia.

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