PwC Hong Kong holds Data-lympics competition

PwC Hong Kong is holding its first Data-lympics big data competition (Image PwC)

PwC is holding its first big data competition in Hong Kong, bringing together 41 teams of students to compete for cash prizes and work placements.

The Data-lympics competition saw 147 students converge at PwC's Hong Kong office for a two-day event that concludes today.

The 41 teams are competing head-to-head in data analytics challenges related to machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The teams are being evaluated on their technical capability, innovation thinking and business acumen. The top three teams will be awarded cash prizes as well as a two-month internship or one-year placement program at PwC Hong Kong's Risk Assurance unit, within its data analytics team.

“Data-lympics offers an ideal platform for students interested in pursuing a career in data science to gain new insights, while testing their skills at translating data into actionable and useful insight through practical challenges,” PwC Hong Kong global risk assurance data and analytics leader and Risk Assurance China/Hong Kong digital risk solutions leader Jennifer Ho said.

“ By inspiring a data-driven mindset among young students and grooming our next generation of digital talents, we aim to foster a culture of innovation and advocate the wider adoption of data analytics in businesses over the longer run.”

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