Cementing its role as an innovator in the logistics industry, Asyad Group, the Oman-based global integrated logistics solutions provider, has announced its exciting event line-up at Expo 2020 Dubai. In collaboration with Hypermotion Dubai, the Asyad Global Logistics Challenge includes two fast-paced competitions that seek to harness the talent of entrepreneurs and creative thinkers to solve some of the challenges faced by the global logistics industry.
Happening from the 2nd to the 4th of November, the Asyad Global Logistics Hackathon will task promising data scientists from across the globe to develop data-centric solutions and ideas, leveraging Asyad’s wealth of data and harnessing emerging technologies to advance the transport and logistics sectors.
Assessed and evaluated by a jury panel consisting of logistics data and technologies experts from the public and private sectors, the competition aims to find sustainable solutions to today’s challenges and tomorrow’s aspirations and leverage opportunities arising in both the Omani and global markets.
Running simultaneously, the Asyad Logistics Startup Challenge is giving up-and-coming entrepreneurs a platform to compete for a prize of USD 50,000. Featuring participants across six key growth pillars for mobility and transport logistics, namely artificial intelligence, cyber security, robotics, logistics, smart mobility and drones, it will include a pitch, where teams will present their solutions to an audience of regional and international investors. The program also features networking events with industry leaders, and a dedicated mentorship clinic to support the startups as they grow.
“Innovation is paramount for the advancement and competitiveness of the logistics industry. The Asyad Global Logistics Challenge will not only bring to the forefront existing problems but also present viable solutions and allow us to engage with forward-thinking talents who will shape our future,” said Abdulrahman Al Hatmi, Asyad Group CEO.
“Our aim is to leverage the wealth of data across our operations to enhance operational efficiencies, devise new solutions and predict future market trends. We’re excited to see our participants push the boundaries of their capabilities, while providing them with a unique opportunity to present their ideas on a global stage.”
Expected to attract high-level participation from international, regional and local government entities and private organizations, the Asyad Global Logistics Challenge is charting an innovative and sustainable future for the global logistics ecosystem. For more information, visit here or follow them on Twitter.