Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that registration is open for the ninth edition of Cloud 20/20®, the company’s annual flagship technical project contest in India.
Cloud 20/20 focuses on the creation of solutions for key disruptive trends such as data analytics using machine learning, security, Internet of Things (IoT) and future technologies, applied to address a range of challenges in government, financial services and commercial sectors. It is designed to encourage passion for technology and innovative thinking in tertiary students to address various technical challenges in the IT industry.
This contest is open to research students and postgraduates, as well as pre-final and final-year engineering students in Computer Science, Information Technology and other related disciplines. It allows students to test and refine their technical skills for industry readiness by collaborating with leaders in the industry as well as explore exciting career opportunities with Unisys. This edition of the contest will also introduce contestants’ ideas to incubators, entrepreneurs, investors and industry stalwarts who may help convert them into market-ready solutions.
K Nageswara Rao, Vice President, India Technology Center, Unisys said, “Unisys has always been at the helm of change within the IT industry. Cloud 20/20 started eight years ago, with the aim to identify the brightest minds in the country and equip them with the right skills to drive innovation in India and globally. Today it has become a premier event in the engineering student community. Through Cloud 20/20, we aim to create an ecosystem of innovation by nurturing talent and encouraging ideas that create positive disruptions for our marketplace.”
Unisys India’s campus outreach program involves working with engineering students from the second year of their course to help them be ready for ever-evolving industry demands through informative demonstrations, educational roadshows, webinars and knowledge sharing sessions led by industry experts.
Ravikumar Sreedharan, Managing Director, Unisys India and Head – Global Delivery Network, Unisys said, “Technology is integral to all walks of life, and Millennials are the driving force for future innovation. To address the unforeseen challenges and opportunities, from security threats to automation and things we haven’t even thought of yet, we must encourage and equip Millennials to be innovative and ready for the future. Through longstanding initiatives such as Cloud 20/20, we aim to enable students not only to explore potential career opportunities with our company, but also play a dynamic role in the digital revolution.”
The contest concludes in April 2018 in Bengaluru, where the finalists will demonstrate their technical projects to a panel of industry experts. The winning teams will share a prize pool valued at INR 4.25 lakhs.
Registrations for the ninth edition of Cloud 20/20 will close on December 31, 2017.