Armel Bursaux, Data & Analytics Director, Starcom MediaVest, France
I had a tremendous time attending the jury during Data Science Hackathon in San Sebastian. We focused not only on challenge & numbers, but also on marketing and business relevancy! We saw different people, sectors and data culture which made it so interesting to follow.
Kajal Mukhopadhyay - Ph.D, Vice President of Performance and Measurement, Xaxis, USA
The I-Com Data Science Hackathon event is a worldwide platform to nurture, mentor, recruit, retain and promote young talents in our industry. This year in San Sebastian, Xaxis participated with a global team of young millennials (selected via an internal competition) from Singapore, Germany, and the US headed by a seasoned mentor. As a leader, organizing and representing the team towards winning the Hackathon was a great personal experience. The event helps position Xaxis as one of the best organizations for fostering young talents.
Jon Krohn, Data Scientist, Annalect, USA
The I-COM Data Science Hackathon was a joy to participate in. All aspects of the event were an impressive combination of professionalism, competition and fun.
Krassimir Kostov, Manager, Cognizant Analytics, Japan
As a Jury member, what impressed me the most about the first ever I-COM Data Science Hackathon held in San Sebastian, was the ability of the teams to throw in Data and Marketing ingredients and, in just 24 hours, come up with the magic formula. The solutions definitely exceeded my expectations. Kudos to Andreas and Team for an excellent event, and cheers for even a more spectacular one in Madrid 2016!
Mikko Kotila, Media Researcher, Vidya Advisory, Singapore
The most fun I've had in a marketing event, and I was not even one of the competitors. I look forward to the next year very much.
Per Jensen, Senior Analyst, MediaCom, Denmark
I-COM was my first hackathon attendance. It was very well organized and has been an eye-opener for me to the world of inspiring and engaging people sharing the same passion for data. It was very interesting to share ideas with colleagues and see how other companies are doing. I saw a great potential and several opportunities how to use data in a smart way in order to generate more value for our clients.
Rick van Yperen, People Analytics, Manager, Unilever, UK
Being in the jury of the Data Science Hackathon opened my eyes on what a group of data scientists can achieve within 24 hours. Not only did they manage to deliver an answer on the business questions in full, but their creativity resulted in unexpected and great solutions.