Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — From 23 to 25 September, Carrefour is inviting hackfest enthusiasts to come and improve the customer experience and make predictions about future trends.
Carrefour is holding “Back2Hack” – its first hackathon – at the IO Factory. Over three days of intense hacking, around a hundred or so attendees from a range of different backgrounds (developers, designers, makers, marketing specialists, data scientists, etc.) will be supported by Carrefour mentors, the aim being to develop a solution in record time.
The focus will be on two topics:
● Data for predicting trends and stock outages, and for tackling wastage.
● Data for improving the customer experience, by giving consumers data about them to make their day-to-day shopping easier.
An “Algo Prize” – a cheque for €2000 – will be awarded to the best algorithm. Five teams will also be selected by the panel to receive two months’ worth of business sponsorship. They will get to share a prize worth €8000.
During the event, Carrefour will be unveiling its Carrefour.io platform – a cloud-based platform designed to provide secure access to the APIs and data which make up the Carrefour ecosystem – both for developers and for the group’s trusted partners as part of an open innovation approach.
The event will take place in Paris’ largest fablab: the IO Factory in the 13th arrondissement.
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