Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, held a two-day Innovation Roadshow on November 15 and 16 at its Bethpage, NY office that included a 24-hour Hackathon with university students, a high school virtual reality event and an employee technology tradeshow. Altice USA is a subsidiary of global telecommunications company Altice Group (Euronext: ATC, ATCB) and provides internet, TV and phone products in the U.S. under the Optimum and Suddenlink brands.
“As a technology-focused company, stimulating passion for innovation sits at the core of what we seek to accomplish,” said Hakim Boubazine, Co-President & Chief Operating Officer, Altice USA. “By engaging with local area high school and university students and showcasing the manner in which STEM can apply to the real world through new, emerging forms of technology, we are pleased to help tomorrow’s leaders achieve their full potential.”
Held in partnership with Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, the Innovation Roadshow was comprised of the following events:
- A 24-hour Hackathon with students from Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ), Stony Brook University (NY) and Purdue University (IN) who were charged with providing viable solutions in the areas of enhanced digital experiences and improved customer care and using the latest solutions in artificial intelligence, automation, virtualization and more. Hackathon teams then presented their ideas to a panel of Altice USA and Infosys leaders that selected the first, second and third-place winners. Students from Purdue University’s “Team Bo-Zos” won the Hackathon and received a $2000 grant. The team was lead by Noah Bannister with members Pradeep Periasamy and Andrew Sumner who created a way to enhance technology by enabling virtual reality users to control experiences.
- A High School Virtual Reality Event where local area high school robotics club students from Bethpage HS, Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset HS and Seaford HS, which are part of the FIRST Long Island Robotics programs, participated in artificial intelligence and augmented reality demonstrations and learned how the technology can solve business problems and enhance entertainment for consumers.
- A Technology Tradeshow Employee Event where employees learned about cutting-edge technology and inspiring new ideas within several of the company’s different developing areas such as: digital first and customer experience, artificial intelligence, robotics process automation and data analytics.
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