Compete with the best!

Join Application Designers, Usability experts, Developers, Data Scientists, Entrepreneurs and Enterprise Developers both international and local, as well as expert mentors at the Open Competitive Hackathon, May 6 & 7, Nice 2016

Our event is Open because we bring together:

Open Ecosystem Platform, Smart City Open Data, TM Forum Open APIs in an exclusive Open Hackathon where the winners will be showcased at TM Forum Live’s flagship event in Nice May 9 – 12.

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Who you will meet

Alexis Caporale

Alexis Caporale (1989) is co-founder and CEO of Trimaker, the leading 3D printing company of Latin America.

Alexis is a member of the Kairos Society (Silicon Valley) and one of the winners of the K50 2015 prize as one of the top 50 young innovators of the world. He was also awarded as one of the top 100 young innovators of the world by the Open Innovations Forum (Moscow) in 2014.

Ishaan Nerurkar

Ishaan is the founder and CEO of LeapYear, where he is responsible for strategy, product and the long term vision for the company. He was previously a researcher at MIT on a Department of Defense initiative and before that at the University of Pennsylvania applying network science to solve problems in neuroscience and economics. Ishaan is passionate about leveraging interdisciplinary research to solve practical problems, and has been recognized by the US Army and Navy for his work.

Takunda Chingonzoh

Takunda Chingonzoh is Co-Founder, Saisai Wireless


Smart Climate:

Reduced energy consumption & air pollution

Internet of Things:

Connected devices to improve life and healthy living

Smart City:

Connect travel & transport


First Prize: €5000 cash

Plus the opportunity to:
Be presented with first place award at VIP reception at TM Forum Live May 7th
To show case your demo at TM Forum Live
3 x Executive Appointment Meetings of your choice at TM Forum Live

Second Prize: €3000 cash, plus opportunity for ongoing mentorship and to demo at TM Forum Live
Third Prize: €1000 cash, plus opportunity to demo at TM Forum Live

Each prize is shared across each team.

How will you contribute?

Your innovation will drive what tomorrow looks like. Technology is the centre of innovation and the industry needs you to create applications that will make our world cleaner, safer and more efficient and sustainable.

A promising idea that resulted from a past TM Forum Hackathon was Internet of Parks (IoP) which created an integrated, automatized cleaning solution for public spaces and green areas in Nice, France. The event gave them the platform to learn and develop this idea by:

• Quickly deploying and integrating services with Bluemix
• Using the TM Forum APIs using JavaScript
• Using partners APIs to make smart connected vehicles

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Why take part?


“We were afforded access to a number of APIs, including TM Forum APIs, which worked really well together, and that allowed us to rapidly prototype this very unique concept to make parks cleaner in Nice, France”

Alex Kern, Hacker winner at TM Forum Live! Hackathon (Nice June 2015)

On-Site Agenda

Friday May 6

4:00pm Doors Open

4:45pm Event Starts – A word from our Stars!

6:00pm Hacking Starts

9:00pm Refreshments

Midnight Food and games

Saturday May 7

8:00am Breakfast

Hacking continues…

6:00pm Submission Close and Hacking ends

6:00pm Doors open for visitors

6:30pm Pitching Starts

7:30pm Pitching Ends

7:30pm – 8:00pm Judges Deliberate

8:00pm Winners Announced

3 steps to make a difference


with technical experts and mentors


solutions and applications that will make a difference


With thanks to our partners & sponsors:

IBM            Ericsson


Supporting partners:

french tech       Team cote       fiware