DETROIT and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint Corporation (Nasdaq:COVS), the leading Cloud Platform for building Identity and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, today announced that the Covisint Cloud Platform was showcased as part of the 2016 Sogeti IoT Hackathon. Winners will be announced Friday, November 11, 2016 at Sogeti's Applied Innovation Exchange in San Francisco.
The 2016 Sogeti IoT Hackathon is a global event of inspiration, imagination, and innovation—bringing together a passionate community of technologists and practitioners from around the world to design and create IoT-based experiences and intelligent systems that have real-world application and market potential. The IoT Hackathon started in August and ran through October, taking teams through a three-month journey of human-centered design, creative engineering, problem solving, and team building.
Covisint and Sogeti have been working together to provide end-to-end digital solutions for clients. Customers are seeking increased value through solutions that combine domain knowledge and digital platform services.
“Our digital-first approach to addressing business needs complements Sogeti’s IoT design-thinking leadership in producing desired outcomes for customers,” said Sony Abraham, Head of IoT and Digital Services Partnerships, Covisint. “At the core, our platform enables solutions that connect people, systems, and things across digital ecosystems, and we are thrilled that one of the three Hackathon finalists has built an innovative solution on our platform.”
The solutions developed via the IoT Hackathon will serve as a basis for innovation lab events for Sogeti clients and prospects.
“The Covisint IoT platform allowed our teams to get an IoT hub with connected devices up and running at the speed of digital, a tremendous advantage when creating minimally viable products without significant upfront investment, as a Hackathon requires,” said Joo Lee, Vice President of Digital Transformation, Sogeti.
IoT Hackathon participants identified market opportunities in design thinking creative spaces focused on innovation across the following major themes:
- Smart Cities
- Smart Buildings
- Smart Energy Grids
- Connected Health
- Smart Manufacturing
- Immersive Retail
- Connected Transportation
About Covisint Corporation
Covisint is the leading Cloud Platform for building Identity and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Our Cloud Platform technology facilitates the rapid development of identification, authorization and connection of complex networks of people, processes, systems and things.
The Covisint Cloud Platform supports customers in their endeavors to securely identify, authenticate and connect users, devices, applications and information. It supports 3,000 organizations who connect more than 212,000 business partners and customers that support $4 billion in ecommerce transactions annually. Learn more at www.covisint.com.
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Sogeti is a leading provider of technology and engineering services. Sogeti delivers solutions that enable digital transformation and offers cutting-edge expertise in Cloud, Cybersecurity, Digital Manufacturing, Quality Assurance & Testing, and emerging technologies. Sogeti combines agility and speed of implementation with strong technology supplier partnerships, world class methodologies and its global delivery model, Rightshore®. Sogeti brings together more than 25,000 professionals in 15 countries, based in over 100 locations in Europe, USA and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.sogeti.com.
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About Sogeti USA
Sogeti USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capgemini, operates in over 20 cities across the country. Sogeti’s business model is built on providing customers with local accountability and vast, flexible delivery capabilities. Sogeti is a leader in helping clients develop, implement and manage practical IT solutions to help run their business better. With over 45 years of experience, Sogeti offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including Business Intelligence & Analytics, Cloud Solutions, Digital Transformation, Engineering & Product Lifecycle Management, Software Development & Integration, and Testing. To learn more, visit: www.us.sogeti.com.