DXC Technology Announces Singapore Winner of First “The Future of Innovation Challenge”

DXC Technology Announces Singapore Winner of First “The Future of Innovation Challenge”
Hackathon participants present innovative solutions to Singapore’s healthcare challenges



SINGAPORE, September 11, 2017 - DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) today announced the winner of its inaugural hackathon “DXC Technology’s The Future of Innovation Challenge,” which aims to address Singapore’s healthcare challenges using next-generation technologies such as robotics, advanced analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT).

DXC Technology, the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, selected The X Team from National University of Singapore as the winner of the 8 – 9 September hackathon, for their winning solution to the challenge: The need for periodic information about a patient’s progress after being treated for depression.

A shortage of skilled healthcare practitioners, an aging population and the growing prevalence of chronic diseases are some of the challenges facing Singapore’s healthcare system today. While progress has been made in building healthcare infrastructure and increasing manpower as part of the Healthcare 2020 Masterplan, advancements in healthcare technology can significantly address the challenges ahead.

“The evolving healthcare landscape in Singapore today calls for an innovative technology solution that can enhance the accessibility, affordability and quality of healthcare for all of its citizens,” said Andrea Fiumicelli, vice president and general manager, Healthcare and Life Sciences, DXC Technology. “We are excited to see the strong response and new ideas that emerge from ‘The Future of Innovation Challenge.’ We hope that the event can inspire our younger generation think more about innovative healthcare solutions for the future.”

Further Elevate Healthcare Standards with IT Innovation

Four competing teams from National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and National Technological University, Singapore leveraged DXC Technology’s healthcare platform to come up with solutions that can help to further elevate and improve the overall healthcare standards in Singapore. Presenting their projects in front of industry leaders includingDavid Chua, Cluster Director (Health), Government Technology Agency of Singapore, Ramesh Munamarty, Group CIO, International SOS, Linus Tham, Group CIO, Parkway Pantai, Ted Minkinow, CIO, Fullerton Health, Li Jung Chiu, Director of Audience Evangelism, Microsoft and Daniel Angelucci, CTO, DXC Technology AMEA, the X Team which consisted of Yong Zhun Hung, Goh Jie Da, Oh Jia Zhen & Nicholas Foo, impressed the judges with its concept of patient sentiment analysis. This solution is aimed at mental healthcare providers, with elements of business intelligence, voice analytics capabilities, risk stratification capabilities and automation built around intervention and preventive care plans for patients.

As the hackathon winner, the team is awarded a three-month internship at DXC Technology, in addition to the opportunity to showcase their project at HIMSS AsiaPac17 Conference and Exhibition from 12 – 13 September 2017.

“When we looked at the current healthcare system in Singapore, we realized that there is a lack of information regarding a patient's progress after being treated for depression. This prompted us to find a solution that provides the doctor with timely information to accurately diagnose the patient’s problem,” said Yong Zhun Hung, leader of The X Team. “Our solution is designed to help patients cope with their journey through recovery, in the form of a virtual friend. The solution leverages the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning and provides personalized conversations to patients, thereby enabling a more accurate diagnosis from the doctors.”

The hackathon was held in partnership with Microsoft and Arrow Electronics.

“The passion and energy of these student teams bode well for the future, where digitization of solutions is key to address accessibility of affordable healthcare and enable efficient care models in the region’s aging populations,” said Don Carlson, education lead, Microsoft Asia Pacific. “We are pleased to support the hackathon to empower our next generation and develop innovative solutions to solve the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.”

IoT and sensing technologies are being embedded into healthcare solutions to improve patient monitoring and outcomes,” said Natarajan MM, vice president of sales for South Asia at Arrow Electronics. “We are excited to extend our industry-leading sensor-to-sunset, full IoT product lifecycle expertise and offerings to this program. By providing easy-to-deploy IoT development tools, cloud-based software and technology know-how, we hope to inspire and empower young innovators and engineers to make the best use of IoT technologies in designing their innovative healthcare solutions.”

DXC Technology to Present at HIMSS AsiaPac17

To advance the conversation about the ways health services can leverage digital technologies to assist in  delivering healthcare solutions, DXC Technology’s Fiumicelli will be speaking at HIMSS AsiaPac17 on Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. on the topic, “Healthcare 3.0 – New Paradigm Required for Health and Care Delivery.” For more details, please refer to the HIMSS AsiaPac17 programme agenda here.

DXC Technology helps healthcare and life sciences organizations, government bodies and policymakers transform their operations and take full advantage of new technologies in order to deliver the highest quality healthcare. With its unique healthcare and life sciences IP, combined with deep domain knowledge and cutting-edge technology capabilities, DXC Technology helps hospitals and other healthcare organizations to deliver sophisticated diagnostic and preventive care that helps enhance and improve the overall quality of life.

About DXC Technology


DXC Technology (DXC: NYSE) is the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries. The company’s technology independence, global talent and extensive partner network combine to deliver powerful next-generation IT services and solutions. DXC Technology is recognized among the best corporate citizens globally. For more information, visit http://www.dxc.technology/.

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