Overview

HACKATHON MANAGER

As part of I-COM’s strategic development plan, we are looking for a Hackathon Manager to join our team and lead execution of I-COM’s Data Science Hackathons

The I-COM Data Science Hackathons focus on solving real problems and achieving results, often accelerating to outcomes that normally take months of work to achieve or replicate.
It is a 24-hour marathon where competing teams develop algorithms using data science analytics to solve predictive modeling challenges on marketers’ datasets.

An overview of our Hackthons can be found here : https://www.i-com.org/data-science-hackathons-2019-overview <https://www.i-com.org/awards-overview>

BACKGROUND:

I-COM is a Global sector association helping its members to achieve competitive advantage in Smart Data Marketing, the art of creatively leveraging value from Data to create competitive advantage in products, user experience and promotion. We organise forums & competitions that showcase meaningful innovation, work toward consensus on best practices and support overall Business Transformation. I-COM was founded in 2004, a spin-off of a P&G led industry initiative. See more about us here: http://www.i-com.org

DURATION AND WORKLOAD: Long Term / Full-Time / Remote

STARTING ASAP

REPORTING LINE: The person will be under the direct supervision of the Chairman

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS: 

  • 2-5 years of experience in organizing or managing hackathons, innovation challenges or similar events, preferably in a multi-cultural/developing environment
  • Project Management experience
  • Rudimentary understand of Data Science/ Computer Science
  • Experience in the hacker community (Student including)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel and occasionally work weekends
  • Passionate about technical education and communities
  • Energetic and high level of commitment
  • Action and solution oriented
  • Balanced in communication
  • Open and creative yet firmly on the ground to be able to deliver output accurately on time
  • Able to communicate with brands and marketing network

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Mentor & Support Hackathon Team
  • Create Hackathon planning tools and resources
  • Plan Execution Timeline
  • Execute Hackathon
  • Ensure each group of stakeholders has a clear flow of engagement
  • Work with the Sales and Marketing team to ensure success of the Hackathon
  • Prepare all needed guidelines for each stakeholder group
  • Maintain Website information and the consistency of the messages sent by I-COM
  • Provide Feedback to the Organising Team and guide them to achieve Hackathon goals
  • Work closely with the Hackathon Board and Challenge Leads to make sure a successful delivery of the Hackathons

If you’re interested in this position and would like to join our team please send your CV to job@i-com.orgor to fl@i-com.org

About I-Com Global

I-COM Global helps companies with their business transformation to become a fully customer-centric and Smart Data Marketing driven enterprise. 

I-COM’s mission is to help companies on this journey and assist the champions of transformation within these companies. We want to help them succeed and our focus is on the ‘how-to’.