A Datathon for
Smart Cities

Lanai Kijang   |   21 – 22 Sep 2019

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WANT TO STAY AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF DATA SCIENCE?

Organised by Axiata Group, Asia School of Business (established in collaboration with MIT Sloan) and Cities 4.0, Urbanlytics is the most prestigious datathon that aims to challenge one’s self in working on a real-world business case from different areas of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning.

Urbanlytics is a weekend-long competition: 21 – 22 September, where people from all over Malaysia will team up to build models based on the complex provided datasets. It is organised to create a buzz in Malaysia around the data science communities to establish their insights and models that could eventually lead to real world solutions.

WHO IS THIS Urbanlytics FOR?

Urbanlytics 2019 is open to both students and working individuals from all backgrounds, including:

Data scientists
Data community activists
Data engineers
Computer engineers
Programmers
IT professionals
Business consultants

Prizes

Prizes are of equivalent value to MYR as follows.

TEAM

CHAMPION

RM10,000

1st runner up

RM7,000

2nd runner up

RM5,000

Individual

BEST DATA SCIENTIST

RM3,500

BEST DATA engineer

RM3,500

BEST Business Consultant

RM3,500

*Only selected winners will be given the opportunity to be considered for employment within the Axiata Group. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Axiata Group is under no duty or obligation to employ any or all of such winners.

Full schedule

LAUNCH DAY

  • Registration
  • Dataset download
  • Datathon Commencement

Submission & Pitch (7AM - 1PM)

  • Submission of solution
  • Announcement of Top 5 teams
  • Prize-Giving Session
Note: The Champion Team will have the opportunity to receive a Grand Prize from YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia at Hotel Istana on Monday, 23rd September

Registration

Accepting Registrations Now!
Deadline: 9 September

Register as a participant

Participants will be invited to complete an online assessment to qualify for Urbanlytics.

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The Challenge


As organisations that deliver significant impact to the region, Axiata Group, Asia School of Business (established in collaboration with MIT Sloan) & Cities 4.0 realise the importance of data-driven decisions.

This competition aims to showcase exactly that – by being the platform where top talents can showcase their data-driven insights and solutions to create real impact for the region.

You will receive big dataset related to smart city planning. With that, your team will need to come up with a good prediction model

1

Models to make the most accurate prediction for the scenario given

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Insights into the data that can contribute into improving the organisation


The submissions will be assessed by our judges to determine the top 5 teams.

The chosen entries will then advance to pitch their analysis in front of the panel and audience in order to be selected as the top 3 winners.

The theme of Urbanlytics is Smart Cities.

The challenge revolves around data analytics, feature engineering, Big Data analytics, and applied data science algorithms.

Here’s what we’re looking for in the winning formula:

  • Relevance- Is your solution relevant to the competition and to society?
  • Impact- Is there an evident added value to your solution?
  • Innovation- What is novel or creative about the solution?
  • Technical ability- How complex are your algorithms and are you able to make your audience understand your solution easily?
  • Overall excellence- Did you make optimal use of the data?

Disclaimer

  • Axiata Group reserves the right to cancel or postpone the Urbanlytics at anytime for any reason
  • Axiata Group reserves the right to own all Intellectual property rights, product and final presentation
  • Winners will be selected by Axiata Group in its sole discretion and must have conformed to the Terms and Conditions. Axiata Group.’s decision with respect to the Winners will be final and no queries and/or appeals thereof will be entertained.
  • Winners will be selected in its sole discretion of the judges.

Frequently asked questions

1. What is Urbanlytics?

Urbanlytics is a datathon competition that brings together the brightest minds in the data science world in Malaysia to showcase their data analytics capabilities by developing thought-provoking business solutions.

2. WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS

I. Online registration
Please click on https://axiata.com/urbanlytics/ and click the registration button. You will be directed to a Google Form where you will complete your personal details, assessment and upload your resume.

II. Online assessment
The online test is our pre-screening assessment to proceed the qualified participants to the competition. You will complete the online assessment during registration process.

III. Final confirmation
The shortlisted participants will be notified via email confirmation. The shortlisted participants will be arranged into a team of 5 and proceed to semi-final competition in Kuala Lumpur.

3. IS THERE ANY AGE LIMIT?

You can join the competition if you are above 18 years old. There is no age limit.

4. WHO CAN JOIN Urbanlytics?

All final year university students and working professionals. You will need to pass the assessment during registration.

5. IF I HAVE MORE ENQUIRIES, HOW CAN I CLARIFY?

You can email your enquiries to urbanlytics@axiata.com.

6. ARE THE PARTICIPANTS ALLOWED TO STAY OVERNIGHT AT THE VENUE?

Yes, you may stay overnight at the venue. We have bean bags and resting areas.

7. WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE COMPETITION?

Participants should bring own laptops, backup laptop, chargers, internet dongle and stationaries. As it is going to be an overnight event, bring anything that is necessary, such as sleeping bags, toiletries and sets of clothes.

8. WHAT HARDWARE WILL THE PARTICIPANTS BE USING TO PERFORM DATA MODELLING?

Data modelling/ Data preparation/ Feature engineering needs to be done using your own laptop. Additionally, you will be provided with free AWS cloud credits during the competition and you may utilize it using your laptop/ workstation.

9. HOW MANY SELECTED PARTICIPANTS WILL ATTEND THE ONSITE SEMI-FINAL COMPETITION?

More than 100 participants will be shortlisted.

10. CAN I ATTEND Urbanlytics VIRTUALLY?

No, unfortunately, all shortlisted participants will be required to be present onsite to finish the competition in Kuala Lumpur.

11. HOW MANY HOURS DO I NEED TO STAY AT THE VENUE?

You are encouraged to stay at the venue throughout the competition. However, depending on the finalised itinerary of the competition, you may leave the venue upon announcement by the Master of Ceremony (MC).

12. WILL FOOD & BEVERAGES BE PROVIDED?

Yes.

13. WILL THE LAPTOP BE PROVIDED?

No. Please bring your own laptop.

14. CAN I BRING MY OWN EQUIPMENT TO SOLVE PROBLEM?

Yes.

15. WILL WIFI BE PROVIDED?

Yes.

16. DO I NEED TO BRING ANY VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS DURING REGISTRATION?

Yes, please bring your IC or passport for verification purpose during registration.

17. WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

The Champion team will be awarded a prize equivalent to RM 10,000.
The First Runner- Up team will be awarded a prize equivalent to RM 7,000.
The Second Runner-Up team will be awarded a prize equivalent to RM 5,000.
For Top Data Scientists, Data Engineers and Business Consultants, we will award each of them prizes equivalent to RM 3,500 each.

18. WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA TO JOIN Urbanlytics?

We are looking for final year students and working individuals from all backgrounds, including:
- Data scientists
- Data engineers
- Programmers
- Data community activists
- Computer engineers
- IT professionals
- Business consultants

19. CAN SOMEONE USE MY NAME AND PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITION?

No, we do not tolerate any kind of misrepresentation.

20. HOW CAN I FORM A TEAM DURING REGISTRATION?

During registration, we only accept individual application. Once you are shortlisted, you will be given a list of all the shortlisted participants to form your own team of 5 members from that list.

21. CAN I FORM A TEAM OF MEMBERS AND JOIN Urbanlytics?

If all your friends are shortlisted for this competition after passing the online assessment, you can form your own team. Else, we will help you to form a team.

22. Can a non-citizen join this competition?

Yes.

Organisers

Axiata Group Berhad is one of the leading telecommunications groups in Asia with approximately 350 million customers.

Dialog

A collaboration with MIT Sloan, Asia School of Business (ASB) merges the power of Asian ambition with the best in Western education to produce Asia-ready changemakers and entrepreneurs.

Partners

AWS
Cyberview
Cyberview
Ai Data

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