A Piece of Cloud

A Piece of Cloud

How do you create new user-friendly cloud services in less than three days? Participants of Wärtsilä’s SAP cloud hackathon say the key lies in teamwork, innovative spirit, and lots of coffee!

Text: Sofia Kilpikivi Photo: Katariina Salmi
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Six teams, comprising Wärtsilä employees from world
over, and SAP vendors, set out to build new services.
A Piece of Cloud was Wärtsilä’s third hackathon,
following Digisauna and an analytics-focused event.
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The Admin Billing Automation team at work. For the
team leader, Vanessa Fernandez (left), this was her
first hackathon.
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Adding the final touch. Marine Solutions after sales
in action. 

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IoT in Logistics team perfecting their pitch. After two
days of hard work, the teams stepped on stage in
front of a jury to present their ideas.

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May the best innovation win! Each team had five
minutes to convince the jury of their innovations.

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The judges were very pleased with what they saw and
heard. The winning solution, by the Admin Billing
Automation team, was praised for being pragmatic,
easy and simple. 

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Wärtsilians and visitors watched the teams presenting
the ideas.

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Thomas Dewilde from Digital Payments team, pitching.
Even though the days were long, the energy was
palpable. ”We were still up at three AM,” says Dewilde.

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We did it!  

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