Accenture recognizes Filipino students with innovative ideas in 5th 'Program The Future'

With the theme ‘Tech4Good,’ the students were challenged to apply innovative technologies and digital solutions like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cloud, Extended Reality, and Blockchain.

Published: 5:17 AM August 31, 2018

Updated: 4:36 AM September 4, 2018

[Editor's note: the following is a press release from Accenture]

Accenture, through its 5th  annual Program The Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge, recently recognized the top innovative ideas of Filipino college students. These ideas use new and emerging technologies in addressing critical problems and improving how we work and live.

With the theme ‘Tech4Good,’ the students were challenged to apply innovative technologies and digital solutions like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cloud, Extended Reality, and Blockchain.

The technology competition is part of Accenture’s commitment to inculcate an innovative mindset in today’s youth.

TEAM COOP. Ambe Tierro, Accenture’s Advanced Technology Centers Lead in the Philippines and Global AI Capability and Delivery Lead (left) joins Team Coop as they are awarded Grand Champion. Photo courtesy of Accenture.

The Grand Champion of Program the Future 2018 was Team Coop, a girls team from Cebu Institute of Technology — University. They developed Tingog, a reading and speech app designed to help young children with cleft palate.

Named as the Tech Vision awardee for the event is Team Aid 2.0 from the University of San Carlos – Cebu. They developed Tactus — a portable, wearable, and affordable glove-camera device to help blind people.

Team Masigasig won the Tech’s Choice Award for FloodTech, an app that aims to monitor the drainage system in urban areas. The team represents Sumulong College of Arts & Sciences.

Accenture will carry on its advocacy of harnessing student's creative potential in tech as a partner of Rappler for #ThinkPH: Dear Future Self.

Through a series of online roundtable discussions, the week-long event aims to help Filipino students determine the soft and hard skills to survive, build, and thrive on tomorrow’s creative economy.

#ThinkPH 2018 will be streaming live from the Rappler studio at 4 pm, on September 4, 5, 6 (Tuesday-Thursday). –