Why #TechdataHack?

“Digital transformation is continuing to drastically change how we live our lives across the planet, however, in the business world there can be almost as many challenges as there are opportunities. One of these challenges is how to interface with hybrid digital/real-world systems, how to readily access the vast amounts of data produced, and how to derive & navigate the insights generated therein. The Cloud allows us to quickly and efficiently build solutions to bring people together with the content & information they need." 

- David Newbould, Tech Data, Europe - Cloud Services Director

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Now, more than ever, people are developing a relentless appetite for authentic, personalised, immersive and memorable experiences. Integrated technology and data have become extremely important in connecting the digital and physical world, ensuring rich and seamless user experiences as well efficiency for service providers.

From AI, Chatbots, voice-controlled devices, and virtual assistants, to predictive analytics, IoT, and the Cloud, people are looking for interactive experiences that adapt to their behaviours in real time and actively respond to their changing needs. Companies creating these experiences (whether it be events, transportation systems, or spaces) can make better-informed decisions by analysing massive amounts of data in real time and extracting the insights needed to improve user engagement.

With this in mind, we are hosting a two-day event loaded with innovation, tech, collaborative energy, industry leaders, mentors, great food, never-ending coffee supplies, and tireless facilitators. This is your chance to get involved in developing future solutions that harness the power of analytics and data visualisation to guide users through events, spaces, transportation networks, and other systems.

Join Tech Data and Snook to develop new ideas, gain hands-on experience, meet talented people, produce prototypes - and possibly even get the chance to license and develop your product together with Tech Data.

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Notes on the organisers:

What is Tech Data? Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.2 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  

@Tech_Data  |  Facebook/Tech-Data

Who are Snook? Snook are an award-winning design agency who specialise in design and innovation across the public and private sector. From education to health, cycling to future technology, Snook has seven years experience of running hacks.

@wearesnook  |  Facebook/Tech-Data