ITC Infotech presents the third edition of iTech - the company’s flagship annual co-creation and technology innovation platform.

As part of iTech 2017, ITC Infotech is bringing together some of the sharpest technology minds to compete, create and code for complex business applications, as part of a programing Codeathon. Grab this opportunity to prove your mettle in technology and win the ultimate bragging rights, along with cash prizes, internships and hiring opportunities, while you learn from industry experts.

An exciting addition to iTech 2017 for technology startups is the ITC Infotech Grant of Rs. 5 Lacs for a paid POC, and the opportunity to partner with the company, as we work towards creating a thriving ecosystem to accelerate technology innovation.


If you love programming, this is the opportunity to code your way to glory.

First Prize: Rs. 3 Lacs | Second Prize: Rs. 2 Lacs | Third Prize: Rs. 1 Lac

Participation in the iTech Codeathon is free and open to all (students, professionals developers and early stage technology startups). All you need to do is follow these simple coding principles:

Standard practices to protect against application vulnerabilities
Adhere to application coding guidelines and best practices
Plan for proper error handling, session management and logging
Build a pluggable code, which can easily fit into other larger applications
Provision for multi-lingual support
Place authentication and access controls
Include application data protection and privacy

Are you up for the challenge?

Select one of the Codeathon programing challenges listed below, and REGISTRATION CLOSED now to submit your solution overview. Entries will be judged on the overall technical approach, reusability, security and performance.


Social Chat

Enable users to communicate and share images/videos with other users or to a group of users

-Social Mobile Chat, with cross platform capabilities

-View all groups and private chats on the home screen

-Create his/her own group, a personal chat (one to one) or a broadcast messenger

-Support emojis

-Upload/ capture images

Mobile Blogs

Enable users to share or view issues, articles, blogs and discussions in general

-Publish articles, blogs

-Reply to the posted thread

-Support for ‘Reply’ count, ‘Comments’ count

-Start a new thread on new issue

-Enable multiple images upload

App Feedback

Enable users to provide comprehensive feedback from within an app

-Feedback for Mobile Apps

-Selection of categories

-Attachment of Photos from Gallery or from camera or by capturing the device screenshot

-Support to inform the appropriate department (via email) based on the category, issues/feedback

-Display current status to the mobile user: In Progress, Assigned, Open, Fixed, Closed, etc.

-Notify user on status change

-Comment on the issue by the user

Offline Mobile Content

Create rich/ HTML content pages on the server and download them to a mobile app for full offline access for connected and offline scenarios

- Cache the content on first visit to the content page (administered through any CMS)

- Always use the cache even while online until the server content page updates

-Full offline access for the layout, themes, pictures etc

-Overwrite local cache on finding new content update

Mobile Push Notification Component for all Platforms

A generic push notification component for all three platforms (Android, iOS and Windows Phone)

-Registration of the device for Push Notification

-Sending Push Notification to all the platforms (GCM, APNS, WNS)

-Ability to send Notification message to thousands of devices at one click

-Save the Status of (Acknowledgement) each sent Push Notification message in Database

-Save the complete details of Registered Device (OS Name, OS Version, Device Type, App Version, Device Token, Registration Id and Registered User Email ID) in Data base

-Push Notification Inbox for later viewing within the app

Jigsaw Puzzle

9-piece jigsaw puzzle for android/ iOS

-Allow user to select an image from the photo gallery and create a jigsaw puzzle out of it

-Mobile friendly

- Should incorporate features of popular mobile based jigsaw puzzles

Rules of the game: Codeathon

Participation is free and open for all!

Application process

-Teams need to register on the iTech 2017 Registration Site and submit their solution outline. [REGISTRATION CLOSED]

-Entries close on Saturday, 15th July, 2017

-Space at the event is limited, and restricted to pre-screened and shortlisted candidates only. Walk-ins are not permitted.

This is a team based competition

Each team can have a maximum of 4 members.

Details of team member should be included as part of the entry submission.

Against the programing challenge selected, share the following details:

-Solution Overview: Your understanding and the scope of the module/ component

-Solution Approach

-High level architecture/ design

-Technology stack and technical components used to develop the module/component

Only completed entries will be reviewed

-Entries will be judged on the overall technical approach, reusability, security and performance.

A jury panel will screen the entries and shortlist the teams

-Shortlisted teams will be informed by email, prior to the event.

Each shortlisted team will be assigned a technical mentor by ITC Infotech

-ITC Infotech mentors will work with and guide shortlisted teams, giving each team a head start.

All shortlisted teams selected to participate in iTech 2017 are expected to deploy their code on the ITC Infotech environment for demonstration and verification

-During the iTech 2017 codeathon, jury members may suggest enhancements to the code.

Participants must bring their own computing device. Participants should also have any programming aids and software tools, as well as creative assets, provided they have all the proper licensing or use rights for any such programming aids, software tools or assets.

ITC Infotech will provide wireless hi-speed internet connectivity and electricity outlets.

-ITC Infotech will also provide access to deployment servers

Participants must be the owner of their submission – the submission must be the original work of the entrants (and members of the team).

-Participants need to ensure there are no patent infringement or plagiarism

-Participants bear the responsibility of violation of any of the above-listed obligations

Teams are expected to submit the code developed to ITC Infotech

-Code submitted to ITC Infotech during iTech 2017 will become the property of ITC Infotech, and the company reserves the right to use the code in full or in part or modify the code

-All shortlisted participants will be provided with a Certificate of Participation


Are you a disruptive technology innovator?
For startups, the iTech 2017 startup ‘SHOWCASE’ is the platform you have been waiting for. We will bring the ‘customer’ to you; you need to demonstrate how your solution can add value. The startup ‘SHOWCASE’ section has been designed with the objective of providing innovative technology startups with a platform to present their solutions directly to business users.

New this year – An opportunity to win the ITC Infotech grant of Rs. 5 Lacs for co-development of a PoC


  • C level executives from ITC Infotech’s global client base, companies which are world leaders in their respective industries, considering new ways of bringing in efficiencies across operations
  • Senior business decision makers, including CIOs, from across various ITC Ltd businesses, evaluating business use-cases for disruptive digital technologies
  • Leaders from across ITC Infotech’s various LoBs, exploring partnership opportunities to accelerate technology innovation

We are inviting participation from established and early-stage startups with solutions leveraging digital technologies. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Anticipate gaps and unique business challenges which you can help companies address with your technology
    • Technology solution providers across the following industries are also welcome to participate: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Retail, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Travel, Hospitality and Agriculture
    • Solutions leveraging the following technologies will be an added bonus: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, Automation, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Bots

Here’s a little ‘Cheat Code’ to help startups advance their chances of getting shortlisted. Can you present a solution/PoC to address any of the following business use cases using AI/ML?

  • Voice-controlled AI devices/technologies (such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, Siri or Cortana) to improve inpatient hospital experience by providing an intelligent virtual assistant to hospital patients
  • Identify patterns in Loyalty customers and drive proactive engagement for Retail, Consumer Goods, Travel and Hospitality
  • Enable personalized marketing (across industries, including Banking, Insurance, Retail, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Insurance, Travel and Hospitality)
  • Predictive Maintenance in factories
  • Yield prediction for Agriculture
  • Identification of pest (insects, diseases, weeds etc.) through image analysis, and recommender system for remedies
  • Golden Batch Analysis in Process Manufacturing
    • Control limits for various process parameters
    • Predictive & prescriptive composition of raw material
  • AI based Trade promotion/campaign management
  • Send us a short presentation (10 power point slides maximum)
    • Include an overview of how your solution can add value
    • Include details of what you intend to demo
    • Include details of your startup – your elevator pitch
  • Startups need to register on the iTech 2017 Registration Microsite and submit their elevator pitch.[REGISTRATION CLOSED]
    • Alternatively, startups can also email details to: with Subject Line: iTech 2017 startup Showcase
      • File size: Less than 5 MB
      • Entries close on Wednesday, 12th July, 2017
  • Our Jury will assess all entries, and will invite 25 startups for a pre-screening discussion
    • Entries will be judged on the basis of relevance to business and scalability
  • A final shortlist of startups will be invited for iTech 2017
    • Shortlisted startup will present their solution prototype to an audience of senior business decision makers on Saturday, 22nd July
    • 3 finalists will present to a panel on Sunday, 23rd July
  • The winning startup will be awarded an ITC Infotech grant of Rs. 5 Lacs for co-development of a PoC
  • ITC Infotech may also partner and invest with relevant startups to help develop the solution, create a joint go-to-market and provide market access

Please Note:

  • Decision by the Jury is final & binding
  • All shortlisted startups invited to present at iTech are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement with ITC Infotech



Can you withstand the violent waves of disruptive change?

Join us for iTech and showcase your startup to business leaders from some of India’s biggest and most respected companies, as well as ITC Infotech’s global clients - all under the same roof. Get your idea validated on real-world applications, assess if you can withstand the competition from other disruptive innovators, and understand how your solution can add value to businesses across industries from industry stalwarts.

Here’s more – in addition to the ITC Infotech Grant of Rs. 5 Lacs for a paid-POC to the winning startup, as a system integrator, ITC Infotech may also partner and invest in helping you develop your solution, create a joint go-to-market and provide you with market access.

Professionals & Developers

Do you feel like a coding superhero trapped in the mundane?

Send in your entry now, and compete against some of the brightest technology minds. See how your idea measures up, interact with peers, and for 30 hours, be part of a race against time to create code for complex business applications. What’s more, you also get to interact with and learn from some pioneering start-ups as they showcase solutions they have developed and path-breaking innovations they are taking to market.


Want to put theory into practice?

If you are done with the text books and labs, come join us by sending in your entry for our programing codeathon. Our mentors and technology experts will guide you along the way to help you transform your idea. As a shortlisted candidate for ITC Infotech’s iTech 2017, you get the ultimate nationwide bragging rights, an opportunity to strengthen your CV and explore exciting career opportunities.


DAY 1: Saturday, 22nd July, 2017

DAY 2: Sunday, 23rd July, 2017

9:00 – 10:00 am
Registrations & Breakfast
8:00 am
10:00 – 10:30 am
9:00 – 12:30 pm
Codeathon Team Assessments
10:30 – 11:00 am
Opening Remarks
12:30 – 1:00 pm
Jury Deliberation
11:00 am
Codeathon Begins
1:00 – 2:00 pm
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Startup Showcase
2:00 pm
Codeathon Code Submission
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Pitch by Top 3 Startups
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Startup Showcase
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Presentation by Top 5 Codeathon Teams
4:00 – 4:30 pm
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Session: The Digital Future
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Startup Showcase
5:00 – 5:30 pm
Prize Distribution Ceremony
7:00 pm onwards
Meet the Codeathon participants
5:30 pm
Vote of Thanks & Certificate Distribution
9:00 – 10:00 pm
Codeathon continues overnight

DAY 2: Sunday, 23rd July, 2017

8:00 am
9:00 – 12:30 pm
Codeathon Team Assessments
12:30 – 1:00 pm
Jury Deliberation
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Codeathon Code Submission
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Pitch by Top 3 Startups
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Presentation by Top 5 Codeathon Teams
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Session: The Digital Future
5:00 – 5:30 pm
Prize Distribution Ceremony
5:30 pm
Vote of Thanks & Certificate Distribution



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