841 Broadway New York, NY 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003
11 – 12 August 2018
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Are you committed to building a better working world?

At EY, we?re dedicated to bold collaboration with like-minded individuals that will help foster innovation. We believe that disruption creates opportunity and that?s why we are working with Microsoft and AngelHack to bring you the Agents of Change Hackathon. Over 36 hours in the Big Apple we are inviting you, the best East Coast developer, designer, and entrepreneurial minds to build solutions to customize insurance plans, leverage data from IoT, and help insurance agencies advise those affected by natural disasters.

Are you up for the challenge?



One?HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality Headset per team member
Tickets to the EY Strategic Growth Forum Awards Gala, which celebrates EY?s Entrepreneur of the Year nominees for the New York Program (flights & accommodation included)


One Chromebook per team member


Develop a solution that will enhance the products or service offerings of insurance companies
to help better serve their customers in one of the below challenge tracks.


Custom Coverage Challenge:

Help companies customize their insurance plans using open source data! Some examples of relevant data could be:

  • Location
  • Customer demographic
  • Risk profiles of owners

Disaster Relief Challenge:

Build disaster relief insurance solutions to help homeowners / businesses better recover from a disaster

  • Examples:
    Storing home insurance, mortgage documents, or proof of insurance on a blockchain

IoT Challenge:

Create a solution that will help insurance companies make more precise decisions by utilizing data from IoT devices

  • Examples: home telematics (see www.getroost.com) that help insurance policyholders to mitigate the cost and hassle of fire, smoke and water leak related claims.


Other preferred technologies:

  • Grafana
  • Tableau
  • Kibana
Front End:
  • Angular JS
  • React
  • Android
  • iOS
Data Storage:
  • Cassandra
  • Accumulo
  • Ignite
  • Neo4J


Wednesday, August 8th:

18:30 20:00 Pre-EY Hackathon Virtual Session via Zoom
Webinar Link: https://zoom.us/j/246550836
Meeting Number: 246 550 836

Saturday, August 11th:

09:00 -10:00: Doors Open & Breakfast Served
10:00 -11:00: Opening Ceremony
11:00: Coding Begins
12:00 - 14:00: Lunch Served
13:00 - 14:00: Breakout Session(s)
Session 1: ?Security: the things you would be worrying about if this weren?t a hackathon?
Session 2: TBC
18:00 - 19:00: Dinner Served
20:00 - 20:30: Pitch Workshop
24:00: Midnight Snack
Hack through the Night*
*The venue

Sunday, August 12th:

08:00 - 10:00: Breakfast Served
10:00 - 11:00: Pitch Practice Session
11:30 - 13:30: Lunch Served
13:00: Submission Deadline
14:00 - 15:00: Judging (2 min Demo w/ 1 min Q&A)
15:00 - 15:30: Judge Deliberation
15:30 - 16:00: Closing Ceremony & Awards
16:00: Event Close

Judging Criteria

Judging will have two rounds, each with a live presentation format without slides or pitch decks.
Round 1: Teams are grouped into their challenges and pitch.
Round 2: The top 2 from each challenge pitch in our final round on stage.

Each submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of the judges? scores:


Simplicity (5 points):

Is the application simple to use and can the team explain it clearly in three sentences or less?


Creativity (5 points):

How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?


Impact (5 points):

Did the team create an application that can have a real and valuable impact?


Design (5 points):

Was the UX/UI intuitive and appealing?


Emile Saab

Executive Director in EY's Financial Services Practice

Emile has lead Enterprise Data Architecture design, transformation and migration including big data and analytics integration for top financial institution. Also lead the set up of data quality and governance organizations, programs and corresponding enabling technology solutions.

Colin McClive

Director, US Financial Services Industry

Colin?s current work focuses on digital transformation within the insurance industry, helping customers move to a customer centric model that builds life-long, profitable relationships.

Ahmed Hussain

Senior Manager with EY?s Financial Services Consulting Practice

Ahmed has led several large scale digital and core systems transformation programs for major insurance carriers in North America. He has 10+ years of focused work in IT enabled business transformation programs for Insurance companies.

Aarti Manwani

Product Management & Technology Leader @Box, AoG, Colivo, Marie-Lou &D

Aarti has over 12+ years of experience building products, roadmaps and launching high stakes products and user experiences.


Teams of up to 5 participants are allowed. All team members must have completed the participation agreement to compete.
You may not begin your project until the competition officially begins. Please don't come in and build on top of previous projects if you want to win.
Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning.

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