The Digital Awards 2020 Ceremony, held on 4 February, recognised the achievements of the start-up Logmind and a team of five students on the Master’s in Information Systems course at HEC Lausanne (UNIL).
Organised by the Department of Information Systems at HEC Lausanne (Prof. Stéphanie Missonier) in conjunction with ICT Journal (Rodolphe Koller) and the information systems directors in the Digital Circle, the Digital Awards Ceremony recognised the achievements of a Swiss start-up and a team of students on the Master’s in Information Systems course, who stood out for their work in digital innovation. The prizes were awarded by the Digital Circle, a group of IT managers who represent the digital economy in French-speaking Switzerland, of which the school is an academic partner. This brand-new event was an opportunity to connect professionals in the digital world with academics and students.
Start-up Logmind wins the Digital Award
Six start-ups were in competition for the Digital Award in recognition of their digital innovation. The award was won by the start-up Logmind, founded by Ketevani Zaridze. Logmind is a large data-analysis platform that offers visibility and automated insights into unstructured log data, allowing IT operations and development teams to automate the detection of problems in their applications.
Rodolphe Koller, editor-in-chief of ICTjournal, Ketevani Zaridze, CEO and founder of Logmind and Andreas Toggwyler, Partner at EY. Picture: Yves Leresche
A team of students recognised for their solution supporting volunteer social commitments
The Digital Award HEC Challenge follows on from a course run in the autumn semester in 2019, where students on the Master’s in Information Systems course had the chance to work in teams on various challenges set by partner businesses in connection with digital innovation. Find out more about the challenge here. The shortlisted teams were therefore invited to the ceremony to see if they had won the award. The Digital Award HEC Challenge was awarded by the information systems directors of the Digital Circle to a team of students made up of Abdul Aloraib Allassim, Inessa Knaneeva, Laura Mazurik, Alix Muller and Samuel Randin. Their project was about a digital solution that aims to support and promote volunteers who work with charitable organisations. An interview with the students will appear soon in ICT Journal.
The winning team of the Digital Award HEC Challenge: Inessa Khaneeva, Alix Muller, Abdul Rahman Aloraib Alsalim and Laura Mazuryk. Photo: Yves Leresche
Honorary Professor Yves Pigneur gave a presentation at the ceremony on the subject of “Inventing or reinventing your business model”, addressing the adoption of the digital transformation by innovative businesses, to invent new business models or update their previous one. The President of Vaud canton’s Council of State, Nuria Gorrite, also took part in the event and spoke about the interdependence of the virtual and “physical” worlds, and the challenges this represents for digital strategy. The ceremony was a great opportunity to celebrate digital innovation, from both the business and academic worlds.
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