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Genesis Energy turns hackathon into a 'brainathon'

After a second hackathon in six months, the company is now setting its sights on another, says Jennifer Cherrington Mowat, head of technology and digital at Genesis Energy.

  • Photo by Divina Paredes

  • The top prize went toThe Dream team who developed a mobile app prototype that can allow a field worker access to all information held about an asset by scanning the asset while on the field. The team members are:Steve Leppien, Stan Reader, Reyna Ramirez Montes, Abdul Gibran, Gareth Findlay, Michael Dunn, Marilyn Cheng, Kevin Harman, Leyton Such, Martina Perez,Mike Tianyang (Source: Genesis Energy)

  • The second place went to the Birdseye team which protoyped an innovative application of Hololens and augmented reality technology. The members are: Shane Seddon, Mike Cook, Brynn Elwin, Sneha Shankur,Ellie Watson, Daniel Johnston, Adam Whitmore, Colin Stevens (Source: Genesis Energy)

  • The third place went to the Future LPG4ME team who developed a prototype to Digitise the end to end process for bulk/wholesae LPG distribution delivering improved experiences for customers, schedulers and operations teams. The team membes are: Julian McCree, Hope Allum, Glen Priest, Steve Duxfield, Sane-Marie Botha (Source: Genesis Energy)

  • Ewan Morris,managing director, ABB NZ, is one of the judges (Photo by Divina Paredes)

  • John Perez, Group Manager Omnichannel and UX and Jennifer Cherrington-Mowat, executive GM, technology and digital at Genesis Energy

  • The organising crew behind the two-day hackathon at Huntly (Source: Genesis Energy)

  • The opening ceremony (Source: Genesis Energy)

  • Teams in action during the two-day hackathon (Source: Genesis Energy)

  • Teams in action during the two-day hackathon (Source: Genesis Energy)

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  • Teams in action during the two-day hackathon (Source: Genesis Energy)

  • The teams were given six minutes to pitch their project. (Source: Genesis Energy)

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  • The local Kapa Haka team (Source: Genesis Energy)

  • Breakfast crew during the second day of the hackathon (Source: Genesis Energy)

  • The coffee refuelling station (Source: Genesis Energy)

  • The Genesis Energy headquarters in Auckland

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