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CHAMP Cargosystems backs IATA’s ONE Record Hackathon in Shenzhen as API sponsor

Mar 25, 2024

CHAMP Cargosystems was a proud sponsor of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) esteemed biannual ONE Record Hackathon in Shenzhen last weekend. As part of our sponsorship, CHAMP exposed multiple of their Cargospot APIs and sponsored the API Prize to champion an open and innovative approach to software solutions. The Hackathon is designed to encourage problem-solving, creativity, and the technical abilities of all participants.

The challenge asked entrants to "Leverage ONE Record and Aviation APIs for the logistics supply chain”. Altogether, 16 teams participated in the event, which included around-the-clock coding sessions to drive projects to completion on the final day. Amongst the entrants was CHAMP’s own team, The We1Rd Ones, who were selected to represent the company after winning an internal hackathon several weeks prior.

CHAMP is a regular participant of IATA’s ONE Record Hackathons, to encourage the industry’s adoption of new data exchange initiatives. By exposing CHAMP’s Cargospot APIs, we can encourage innovation, collaboration, and excitement within the air cargo industry, which are central to CHAMP’s values.

Multiple teams chose to work with CHAMP’s APIs as part of the challenge, but it was Air Canada’s team, ZeroOneFour, who were named the winners of the CHAMP prize. Their solution, 1NE Chat, leverages AI to streamline complex logistics processes and maintain the flow of e-commerce goods end to end.

Henk Mulder, Head, Digital Cargo at IATA, said "Our ONE Record hackathons are a core element of the development and adoption of ONE Record and a lot of innovation takes place there. CHAMP has supported and participated in these hackathons from the very first. Now in its 9th edition in Shenzhen from 15-17 March, hosted by ICCS at the campus of the University of Shenzhen, it's great to see CHAMP competing among the16 teams. As an added incentive, there is also a CHAMP prize! CHAMP's spirit of innovation and the energy of its team fits perfectly in these hackathons, and we're delighted to have CHAMP with us here in Shenzhen."

CHAMP CEO, Chris McDermott, said “It’s been fantastic to see all the hard work, innovation, and brilliant execution demonstrated in this year's IATA ONE Record Hackathon. We are proud to support this initiative and offer our sincere congratulations to the winners and all participants. We also would like to extend our thanks to all facilitators who made the event the success that it was and look forward to the next one!”

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