Hackathons bring together Data Science and Subject Matter Expertise to tackle some of our biggest challenges. We will focus on how we can use data (our own, and Open Data) to gain insight that will help NWG deliver the best possible services to its customers. We’ll see how data insight and visualisation can be used to deliver an unrivalled customer experience!

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Absolute Clarity - Data Hack with Oracle and DXC

We monitor the quality of our water throughout each stage of production process, right from source to tap, to make sure our customers receive the very best. Real-time monitoring generates a huge volume of data and we are confident that with your help there is insight to be found to help us improve things even more. Could you work out what the ‘perfect blend’ is for our customers? This hack will combine water science with data analytics to ensure every last glassful is perfect!

Expertise, knowledge or interests needed:


Cloudbusting - Data Hack with Microsoft

We’ve got a great cloud, but can we make it rain? 

Tapping into the capabilities of AI and advanced analytics in the Azure cloud, we want to explore how to generate more value out from our existing data.  We will see how can we use the cloud capabilities to gather in more contextual data from media such as video, images and sound.  We will then use these insights to help tackle big challenges like climate change and employee safety.

Expertise, knowledge or interests needed:

An idea for solving the problems above and some data. We can help with the AI tools and techniques - you don’t need a phd in mathematics to create value with AI

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Every second counts! - Data Hack with Aiimi

How do we go about turning every drop in our water supply networks into 24/7 data that we can monitor and manoeuvre in real time? How can we minimise interruptions to water supply and create an ‘always on’ customer service?

In this hackathon, we’ll use cutting edge Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to harness data and find the answers to these big questions! We’ll explore how we can proactively handle interruption incidents and use existing monitoring equipment to give us an upper hand in minimising interruptions to water supply.

Expertise, knowledge or interests needed: