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TEENS IN AI – 2022 GLOBAL HACKATHON

Inspiring the next generation of data and AI talent to shape the world of tomorrow.

Changing the world with AI

Millions of talents are still deprived of opportunities to build their skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in particular. Gender, cultural and social inequalities are more pronounced in disruptive tech skills required in emerging fields like AI and robotics. While AI is shaping the world, we need to think about who will shape AI.

We strongly believe that diverse and inclusive teams lead to a more inclusive tech design, drive fairness in AI systems, and reduce algorithmic biases. And as a global IT services organization, we are fully engaged in this cause, and are actively contributing to fostering diversity of minds in data and AI to prevent bias.

Partnering with the Teens In AI to empower the next-generation of data and AI talent

Empowering our talent to help contribute to our mission for an inclusive future in data and AI is a key focus. That ‘s why we are proud to be a Platinum Partner for Teens In AI, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspire teens to explore a future in tech and AI through collaborative, hands-on learning experiences.

Teens in AI aims to give young people early exposure to AI being developed and deployed for social good. We partner with Teens in AI by providing mentors, judges, and insights to the participating teams across the world.

Teens In AI

Virtual panel

Summer Event – AI4Good Summer Incubator 2022

In August 2022, Teens in AI welcomed teens aged 12-18 to the ‘AI4Good Incubator’, where participants tackled a real-life problem inspired by the UN’s Social Development GoalsThe participating teens had to come up with solutions, while learning lean startup methods, coding, and the principles of responsible AI – all in one intensive week-long program.

Capgemini proposed for the #AI4Good Incubator hackathon the following question: “How might we help the citizens have a better knowledge of the carbon footprint of the brands they are consuming?”

Watch the finalists and their presentations on Demo Day:

Our participating mentors and judges

Judge

Vincent de Montalivet was a judge and speaker at the Virtual Global Demo Day – Final. Vincent is the Global AI Sustainability Leader at Capgemini where he develops strategies to use AI to combat climate change and drive corporate net-zero initiatives.

Mentors

Sravan Kumar Borra

ML Engineer | Capgemini | IIT Dhanbad | Saint Peter’s University

Sandeep Sharma

Lead Data Scientist at Capgemini

Roosa Säntti

Hiring data talent | Driving sustainability with Data & AI | Head of Insights & Data FI at Capgemini

Kathiravan Manoharan

Regional Leader at Capgemini | Consulting | Helping Banks and Insurance on AI, Data, ESG, Analytics & Cloud | Evangelist | Speaker

Arti Nokhai

Data & AI for Financial Services Lead NL

Arijit Das

Director Data Sciences and Artifical Intelligence at Capgemini

Daniel Kühlwein

Managing Data Scientist, Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence, PhD.

Pierre-Adrien Hanania

Global Offer Leader – Data & AI in Public Sector at Capgemini

Spring Event – International Women’s Day 2022

As part of our collaboration, we also participated in the International Women’s Day 2022 Global Hackathon (#IWDHack2022). This initiative aligns with our goal to educate next-generation talent and help them grow. The Hackathon focused on solving a real-world challenge using AI aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Dedicated mentors from our data and AI community mentored the teens during the challenge.

Learnings from the participants

During the challenge, participants learned how AI works – and why it matters. They explored the topic of AI ethics and how to develop code responsibly – as well as how to sell and promote a product, understand business models, how to monetize their product, and how to pitch products to an expert panel of judges.

HIGHLIGHTS

Global Demo day – 28th April, 2022

Pierre-Adrien Hanania was a judge at the Virtual Global Demo Day – Final.

Pierre is Capgemini’s Global Offer Leader for Data & AI in the Public Sector and focuses on how the right and intelligent use of data can help organizations to deliver augmented public services to the citizens. Based in Berlin and covering activities across 18 countries, Pierre-Adrien also drives the partnership with the United Nation’s ITU, with which Capgemini contributes to the AI4Good Summit since 2020. Prior to Capgemini, Pierre-Adrien worked for various European think tanks and graduated in European Affairs at Sciences Po Paris.

Opening keynote speakers for the virtual panel which took place on Tuesday, 8th March, 2022:

Padmashree Shagrithaya
Head of AI, Analytics & Data Science, Capgemini 

In a diversified career spanning over 25 years, Padmashree has crafted and led multiple large and complex transformation programs delivering strong business outcomes for many clients, leveraging Data, Technology, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. In her current role, she leads an energetic and ambitious team of analytics professionals, data storytellers, and data scientists, responsible for helping and partnering with clients, across industries, to unlock and realize the value of their investments in data, through AI and Analytics.

Anne-Laure Thieullent
Data and AI Group Offer Leader, Capgemini

Anne-Laure leads Perform AI, Capgemini’s Artificial Intelligence & Analytics group offer. She works with clients to scale Artificial Intelligence so it infuses everything they do, and they become AI-driven, data-centric and innovative. With 20 years of experience in big data, analytics, and AI systems, from design to production roll-out, her passion is to bring companies what they need to transform themselves into intelligent enterprises.

Inspiration Week – 28th March to 1st April

Rajashree Das was a guest speaker in the Inspiration Week who talked about “Empowering women in Architecture & Technology”. During the week, Teens in AI hosted daily talks on topics related to gender equality and the UN Sustainable Development Goals highlighted in this campaign.

Rajashree Das
Chief Architect (Insights & Data), Custodian of “Women in Delivery” for Global Architecture Community, Capgemini

A senior IT Architect and Leader with 2 decades of rich and diverse experience in Information Technology, Business, Consulting and Leadership. She is an expert in Architecting Large Complex Software Systems, Software Products, Solution Conceptualization, Digital Transformation Assessments, and End to End Solution Delivery to conform adherence to Business Outcomes. Rajashree is TOGAF certified and has been awarded the title of Master Certified IT Architect by The Open Group.

Expert perspectives

Data and AI

The importance of diversity of minds in AI

Anne-Laure Thibaud (Thieullent)
9 Dec 2021
Data and AI

House of the rising data

Pierre-Adrien Hanania
31 Mar 2021
Data and AI

Monitor data proactively to increase model resilience

Padmashree Shagrithaya
22 Jul 2020

Inside stories

Data-powered Innovation Review

Inspired by how a vast majority of technology-driven innovation seems to revolve around data, analytics, and artificial intelligence, we are happy to share the Data-powered Innovation Review, a magazine with articles crafted by Capgemini experts, together with technology partners and analysts.