IT Ideathon 2021 (2021.12.18)

IT Ideathon 2021 (2021.12.18)

SOC (Hijikata laboratory) held an ideathon with eight major IT companies including Recruit, Rakuten, CyberAgent, micware, istyle (@cosme), Yahoo! Japan, LivePark (NTV) and Hakuhodo. Each company gave us issues facing their real business. SOC students work on these issues and propose an idea solving them.

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The second-year students of the Hijikata Laboratory participated in the project, and after about two and a half months of work, the results were presented. The themes that each team worked on are as follows.

Team A: Taisuke Ino, Neo Yokoyama, and Yoshiki Naruo
“New shopping services after COVID-19″ (CyberAgent)
Team B: Shiori Miyazaki and Yuna Kimura
“Solving last one mile on logistics” (Rakuten)
Team C: Wakana Yamaguchi and Maki Ishii
“New services and tools exploiting existing services of Recruit” (Recruit)

One of the students in our lab continued to work on the task he worked on in the 2020 IT Ideathon, and presented the results of his work.

(Keynote) Yuki Minamitani
“A Study on Supporting Performers and Behavior Change by Using Image Recognition and Speech Synthesis” (LivePark (NTV), From IT Ideathon 2020)

The following people from four of the IT companies that cooperated with us attended as judges.

Commentator
Kazutaka Sakurai (Recruit), Noriko Teramoto (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners),
Yu Hirate (Rakuten), Kazushi Fujita (CyberAgent)

As a result of the judging, the following teams won the Excellence Award.

(Excellence Award)
Team C: Wakana Yamaguchi and Maki Ishii
“New services and tools exploiting existing services of Recruit” (Recruit)

The other teams’ ideas were also very impressive and have the potential to lead to future services. Based on this experience, I hope that they will contribute to solving essential problems in society.

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*KG Ideathon was held by Prof. Kazutoshi Sumiya in School of Policy Studies, Prof. Koh Kakusho and Prof. Michiya Yamamoto in School of Science and Technology in Kwansei Gakuin University.