Team MMUx bagged the top prize at the inaugural EY Young Technology Professional Challenge (YTPC) 2022 with its winning solution, Teru-Teru, a crowd-sourced flood prediction and alerting system.
This year’s EY YTPC focused on solutions to help a city municipality achieve its sustainability goals.
As the winner of EY YTPC 2022, Team MMUx comprising students from Multimedia University: Lim Min Ying, Jeffrey Quek Shue Yew, Teh Ghee Ang and Ng Jin Yang, will receive a cash prize of RM12,000 and paid internships of no less than eight weeks or conditional offers of employment at EY Malaysia.
Team MMUx’s winning solution was selected based on the EY YTPC judging criteria that focuses on three key areas of transformation namely, innovation, technology and people. The participating teams were assessed on various aspects during the course of the challenge: ideation and innovation, realization and build, their business case presentations and teaming.
The first runner-up, Team Data Phantom, comprising students from International Islamic University Malaysia: Mohammad Hakeem, Abdul Rashid and Muhammad Syafiq, will receive a cash prize of RM8,000. Their solution, Greeyner, is a residential waste management solution. The second runner-up, Team Four Runners, comprising students from the University of Nottingham Malaysia: Tan Ming Jun, Soo Weng Kit, Chin Yaw Hon and UCSI University student Lee Mei Yan, will receive a cash prize of RM6,000. Their solution, Regreen, focuses on corporate sustainability adoption. Both teams will also be offered paid internships of no less than eight weeks or conditional offers of employment at EY Malaysia.
Anderson Ding, Partner, EY Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd and Programme Director, EY Young Technology Professional Challenge said, “At EY, we are passionate about our purpose of building a better working world for our youth and opening doors to help them discover their potential. Through the EY YTPC programme, we aim to help them explore the tremendous career opportunities which are available in Technology.
“By taking part in this challenge, the participants had the opportunity to glimpse into the real working world and find out how technology can catalyse transformative change from an organisational level to the broader ecosystem of society. We are committed to developing future-ready technologists, equipped with the relevant business acumen and commercial awareness.” Anderson added.
The EY YTPC participants had the unique opportunity to team and learn collaboratively through coaching sessions with experienced professionals from EY, SAP and Digital Penang, as they built their respective solutions on the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) during the eight-week challenge.
The EY YTPC, held in collaboration with SAP and Digital Penang, is a local challenge for university students and young graduates to test their business acumen, commercial awareness and technology skills. For more information about EY YTPC, visit ey.com/en_my/careers/technology/ytpc
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