Local NewsBusiness Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest TURIN, Italy–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The transformation of our cities into smart cities is becoming more real everyday thanks to 5G technology. Creating and optimizing 5G network distribution with an algorithm is the goal of the fourth edition of Reply Code Challenge 2021, the team based competition organized by Reply to introduce new generations of talent to digital and coding culture. The competition, open to coders from all over the world, will take place online on Thursday, March 11, 2021. There are two challenges that are taking place at the same time: the Standard Edition, aimed at university students and professionals, and the Teen Edition, open to young people between 14 and 19 years old. Standard Edition participants will be asked to create a new network infrastructure in a city characterized by particular environmental constraints. Through coding they will have to elaborate the most optimal collocation of the 5G antennas for the surrounding urban context. Younger Teen Edition participants, on the other hand, will be challenged with logic and math problems. The teen edition is now enriched with the Train&Win program. The platform will become a real life coding gym, with exercises and study materials made available to help prepare for the international competition on March 11 th. Starting from February 8 th, teachers and students will be able to train together with problems to solve on the challenges.reply.com platform and win Reply gadgets for educational purposes. There will be no limits during the pursuit of victory: teams will be able to submit all the solutions they can come up with during the competition timeframe, making use of any programming language, including C++ and Python. The podium will be determined by the algorithms that obtain the best score during the tests. In last year’s competition, more than 20,000 coders from 96 different countries took part in both editions of the challenge, solving logic and algorithm problems. With the Code Challenge, Reply begins the 2021 Reply Challenges calendar: also featuring the Sustainability Investment Challenge in April, designed to introduce students to financial investments with attention to sustainability evaluation, the Creative Challenge in May, the biggest challenge in Europe for young creatives, organized in collaboration with major international brands, and the Cyber Security Challenge in October, focused on the search for specific vulnerabilities hidden within software and computer systems. Reply Challenges showcase Reply’s commitment to the development of innovative educational models, capable of engaging new generations by using their own language, broken down within gaming dynamics. Since the launch of the program in 2018, more than 80,000 players have taken part in the challenges organized by Reply for young students, talents and technology enthusiasts with the aim of promoting the culture of coding and stimulating digital innovation in the fields of creativity, cybersecurity and finance. For more information, please visit challenges.reply.com Reply Reply [MTA, STAR: REY, ISIN: IT0005282865] specialises in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media. As a network of highly specialised companies, Reply defines and develops business models enabled by the new models of AI, big data, cloud computing, digital media and the internet of things. Reply delivers consulting, system integration and digital services to organisations across the telecom and media; industry and services; banking and insurance; and public sectors. www.reply.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005035/en/ CONTACT: Media:Reply Fabio Zappelli [email protected] Miani [email protected] KEYWORD: ITALY EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT TRAINING TECHNOLOGY OTHER EDUCATION UNIVERSITY SECURITY EDUCATION OTHER TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: Reply Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 03:30 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 03:30 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005035/en Twitter Previous articleEurosets annuncia il lancio sul mercato di ECMOlife, innovativo sistema portatile di supporto del cuore e del polmone attraverso la circolazione extracorporeaNext articleThe Rise of 3D Scanning: Revopoint POP Launch Digital AIM Web Support Twitter REPLY: Optimizing 5G Network Distribution Is the Problem that the Reply Code Challenge 2021 Opens up for Coders Worldwide to Solve TAGS Facebook
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Frank Koechlein Frank Koechlein is the President at Empower Your Analytics and coauthor of the marketing resource book “The New Marketing Analytics”. Frank has over 40 years of marketing experience in the … Web: empoweryouranalytics.com Details It’s safe to say that the member communications/marketing plans put in place for the first quarter of 2020 have long been forgotten. Since March of this year the Coronavirus has been responsible for unprecedented transformations in almost every aspect of member marketing, communications and servicing. The rapid pace of these changes has astonished and confounded the management teams of many credit unions. In response to the pandemic, member product and service needs will rapidly shift over the next 12-24 months. This shift will create market opportunities for financial institutions that can successfully pivot in the short term. Successful credit unions are overlaying identified Coronavirus needs to their existing member segmentation. This will become increasingly important as a broad group of members find themselves underbanked as a result of the pandemic. This strategy will position your organization for growth in both the intermediate and longer term. The difficulty of getting this data is compounded by the unique set of operational challenges currently facing credit unions. The opportunity presented by using this data is to redefine marketing strategies in the short-term and to be prepared for the eventual new normal. Successful credit unions will take advantage of this short period of disruption, by deciphering shifts in member behaviors, and using this knowledge to build strategies that will impact longer-term product preferences and brand loyalties. There’s no previous experience to fall back on that will help guide your team on how to communicate with members during a period of time like the last 7 months. Now it’s more important than ever to measure behaviors, when possible, and listen intently to your members. In this time of flux it is important to use this information as the basis for adjustments to marketing, product and communications to meet these shifting needs. The stakes are high, your members are adapting to a new reality that will impact their preferences for the products they need, advice and guidance, as well as, the voice of your brand. It’s important to begin identifying and measuring every possible individual shift in member behavior and testing to determine the impact of each to optimally manage member relationships. For many credit unions this pivot is a big challenge. The difficulty of this challenge is evidenced by the fact that many have made only modest adjustments to their pre-coronavirus marketing plans. However, there are exceptions, Navy FCU under the leadership of Pam Piligian, SVP of Marketing & Communications has looked beyond the immediate operational challenges and used data to improve personalization. This helps create a new focus on member experiences beyond just daily transactions. It’s a great case study and can provide insights to help you navigate the current environment.The accelerated use of social media, mobile applications and digital marketing channels is directly tied to the increased need for remote member servicing. In this environment the collection of data from member banking behaviors will be even more critical to understanding your member’s motives moving forward. Less face-to-face member interactions offers less opportunities to “know” your members and is replaced by behavior tracking, data appends and research to create successful member programs. The Coronavirus has your members struggling to find a safe and trusted place to find solutions. Be careful to be very transparent with the way you use member data. This area can have a downside and it’s possible to lose the trust of your members. As consumers get fatigued with the lack of transparency surrounding the coronavirus they can become uncertain of your motives if they perceive you’re putting profits first and/or lack a strong community commitment. So in short, member data helps your organization develop targeted content; delivering truly relevant and useful communications to prospects and members. The ability to target relevant content helps members solve their specific financial issues and, as a consequence, build trust in your brand. With the additional challenges of workplace safety, staffing and member servicing, building a data-driven strategy can seem like an impossible task for 2020. We’ve created a relatively straightforward process and it’s articulated in the New Marketing Analytics a book I published David Dirks (VP Marketing at HVCU). There is a project guide based on the book and it is a great project management tool for teams who want to begin using data. If you would like a free e-copy, send me an email [[email protected]] and I will be happy to send one out to you.