What is it?
You eat data for breakfast? Code is your mother tongue? You have a creative mind? The hackathon is definitely something for you!
The objective is to bring bright minds together and surround them by industry experts to come up with a solution to an identified problem within 24 hours of intensive work. Get outside your comfort zone and help to shape the future of the air cargo industry in a fun atmosphere.
The winners will get the opportunity to fly to China to present their solution to Alibaba’s headquarter.
When and where?
Like the other Summit activities, the Hackathon will take place at the Liège Airport site (Street: de l’Aéroport, 4460 Grâce-Hollogne). It will start on the morning of 13/11 until 14/11 at 11:00 am. The teams will therefore have 24 hours of intense work before the presentation to the jury.
There are still some places left for a few teams, so don’t delay to register.
- Deadline for registration: 29.10.19
- Registration is completely free, and catering is offered by WeCargo
By participating in the Hackathon, in addition to benefiting from the advice of professionals to develop your project, you can access the various WeCargo activities such as Startup day (14/11) or Conference day (14/11).
Each team (composed by 6 people) must choose one of the following challenges:
- Track wear & infrastructure
Creation of a concept that can predict and monitor the use of runways and taxiways, taking into account tonnage, number of movements, parking spaces used (north / south) and external factors such as weather conditions, etc.
- Demystify the handler profession
Creating an innovative way to make the job more exciting for new generations.
- GSE Pooling
Creation of a concept to optimize and forecast handling equipment needs. Taking into account several factors such as the tonnage handled, the type of aircraft and the tonnage expected in the long term. The concept must include a financially viable business model for a pool of equipment (managed by Liège Airport, an external or a handler) that can meet the demand during peak periods.
- Smart parking
Imagine Liege Airpot SmartParking to optimize carrier time. Mapping the data flow, detailing the source and use of the data. Communication between carriers and handlers is important to optimize the entry and exit of critical areas in the immediate vicinity of warehouses.
Mentors / Jury members
Michel CUI serves as the Head of Mid market & Benelux at Alibaba Cloud Europe, previously he served as IT&Cloud BU director at Huawei France. He started his career as a Functional Consultant at Atos Origin Group and works in ICT field for many years, with a mission to spread cutting edge digital technologies from online to offline, from urban to rural, from France to overseas, from basic needs to lifestyle and fun, he is very concerned about the development of innovative technologies and the establishment of a local business ecosystem with partners, at the same time, he also has a keen insight in industry changes driven by Cloud computing, Big Data, AI and Blockchain. Make IT simple, Make business Agile, Digital technology are amazing business that is admired not only for its innovation but also meaningful contribution to society, he cooperates with Business France / French tech / Bpi France / Station F to help many French & EU innovative pioneer companies to enter into global markets.
Luc Partoune has been CEO of Liege Airport since 1994. What started as a small regional airport grew out into an important Belgian and European airport. Today, Liege Airport is in fact ranked 7th European Cargo Airport and operates companies such as TNT-FEDEX, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Bridge Cargo, CAL and El Al Cargo. Luc Partoune is also the CEO of the airport’s real estate branch, called Liege Airport Business Park. In addition to multiple years of experience at the airport, he also is Board member of AF-ACI, an equivalent of ACI Europe but for the French-speaking airports and Board Member of several Belgian companies such as SOWAER (the regional, Walloon, airport company). Luc Partoune has a Master in Law, Tax & Accountancy and Business Economics.
A reputed personality with significant experience in the air cargo industry, Mr. Guillaume Halleux is the Chief Officer Cargo of Qatar Airways Cargo. Born in France, Mr. Halleux started his career with Air France in 1997, holding various positions in the Logistics and Business Development department. He later joined SkyTeam Cargo USJV (a joint venture between Air France Cargo, Delta Cargo and Korean Air Cargo) in 2006 as Sales Director for Northeastern United States, before being promoted to Regional Director for Hong Kong and South China at Air France KLM. In 2012, Mr. Halleux worked with Bolloré Logistics as General Manager, Sales and Business Development for Vietnam, and later for Singapore.
His tenure with Bolloré Logistics has made him thoroughly conversant with the freight-forwarding industry and adept in both commercial and operational know-how appertaining to international air freight business. Bringing with him 20 years of experience and vast knowledge in the air cargo business, Mr. Halleux joined Qatar Airways Cargo as Vice President Asia Pacific in June 2016. Based in Singapore, he was responsible for driving cargo sales and operations in more than 15 countries in the region before joining the senior leadership team at Qatar Airways Cargo’s Doha head office in October 2017. He aspires to lead his highly engaged teams at Qatar Airways Cargo to build a global brand that focuses on delivering the best air cargo products and services in the industry. Mr. Guillaume Halleux studied Economics in France and holds a Master in Business Administration from ICN Business School in Nancy, France.
Bert is part of the dynamic Liege Airport in Belgium, one of Europe’s biggest air cargo hubs, and again the integration of all cargo stakeholders is top of mind. An ever-growing no-restrictions cargo airport located at a prime location in Europe combined with an ongoing 470-hectare logistics park development are just some of the tools used to welcome the logistics companies of the present and the future to find their new home at Liege Airport.
Senior Business Development & Interim Management. Focus on Innovation, Startups and Digital Transformation of the economy.
Current mission as Operational director for LeanSquare (NOSHAQ Group)
Specialities: Sales & Pre-Sales Coaching; business Model and growth of Startups; New Technologies; Business Applications; CRM; Business Intelligence; Datawarehousing; HR Systems; Performance Management; Training & Skills Developments.
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