Konecranes ‘Hackathon’ Winner Announced


The Cybercom team won the Konecranes Hackathon competition arranged between September 4-6, 2015 in Hyvinkää, Finland.

Konecranes was announced as the host recently, with the idea for the event being to challenge teams of coders and designers to come up with ideas on how to digitise maintenance services.

The winning team’s “Konecranes Avatar” concept utilised Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities by providing the cranes with a personality and enabling the distribution of relevant information to applicable stakeholders in real-time.

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The idea was demonstrated as a concept of which a smart watch application was developed as an example.

Juha Pankakoski, Chief Digital Officer at Konecranes, said: “Deciding the winner was not an easy task for the jury. The teams presented several good ideas and concepts.

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“It is challenging to come up with a solution for an intangible product like maintenance. However, the teams did well, and we are very pleased with the outcome.”

Tarmo Pajunen from Cybercom said: “We wanted to really focus on tough issues around the Internet of Things. Not many can tell what IoT will be, so it was really a great time to do hacking, as no one can say what is wrong or what is right – these things are evolving so fast.”

This was Konecranes’ second Hackathon event. The 12 teams of coders and designers were given 48 hours to develop and build new applications around the theme: “The Digitalization of Maintenance and Services”.

The target was to improve maintenance and the maintenance experience.

In other news, Terex Corporation has announced that it has received the requisite consents with respect to its previously announced consent solicitation from holders of its US$850 million 6.00% senior notes, due 2021 and $300 million 6.50% senior notes due 2020 to certain proposed amendments to the indentures governing “Change of Control” and certain other terms and conditions of the Notes, in relating to its proposed merger with Konecranes.

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