Sentech Hackathon 2020 Underway

Innovators have signed up to win a share of R200,000 in prize money and the opportunity for Sentech to select the winning innovation for future development. South Africa’s premier provider of electronic communications network services in the broadcasting and communications industry, Sentech has teamed up with Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct to create a Hackathon where the best and brightest minds in the fields of technology, software development and broadcast can pit their inventions and innovations against each other for a chance to bring their work to life.

Sentech is looking for new ideas, agility, shorter innovation cycles, knowledge and innovative solutions to deal with ever-increasing consumer demands. By engaging with diverse talent this accelerates problem-solving and cost savings through Research & Innovation. This creates further improved customer service, new revenue opportunities and reduction of time-to-market; all this while creating a community of practitioners aligned with Sentech’s strategic objectives

SENTECH’s corporate strategy is formulated on the opportunities that exist within the technological advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) namely; 5G, Cloud Computing, Open Computing, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and the changing landscape of the media industry.

In order to execute these objectives, Sentech’s Research and Innovation Department’s innovation programme includes collaboration with software developers and technology entrepreneurs which enables the organization to become a global enabler of broadcasting and digital content delivery.


16 – 18 November 2020

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