First Intralot hackathon adds a new dimension to the group’s culture of innovation
The first INTRALOT Hackathon was held with great success on 24-26 November 2017, at INTRALOT Innovation Center with the participation of over 50 employees and 16 mentors and coaches. Among 15 participating teams, the AR-Lot Team was ranked first for developing an augmented reality concept for retail customer engagement.
INTRALOT Hackathon 2017 is an internal innovation contest for INTRALOT’s employees in Greece, aiming at generating ideas for new products, distribution and support channels, as well as improving the Group’s existing operational flows while promoting the spirit of collaboration and out-of-the box thinking to drive innovation and growth.
Mr. A. Diamantis Group CTO stated: “By designing INTRALOT Hackathon 2017 we aimed at offering an environment of creativity for our staff and enhancing their ability to develop new products and technology solutions for our customers all over the world. I was thrilled not only by the quality of ideas but also by the excitement and the level of engagement of everyone who participated. All ideas presented were excellent and selection of the top three was a very difficult task. I would like to thank all colleagues who committed their time as mentors and for inspiring our talented creators as well as the People Development Team of the HR Department and all other colleagues for their tireless efforts towards such a successful organization.”
The 15 teams that participated in the final phase on November 26th, after a three-month ideation, knowledge sharing preparatory process, gathered at the hackathon for more than 50 hours in a specially designed space at the Peania Innovation Center to complete their prototype. Sixteen highly qualified mentors and coaches from INTRALOT and selected companies supported the teams, offering practical advice and guidance. At the conclusion of the competition, the teams presented their proposals to a 5-member jury, which consisted of high-ranking executives of the Group. The jury voted for the top three winning teams that were rewarded with Prizes of €5,000, 3,000 and 2,000 respectively.