About the Hackathon
Worldwide AI Hackathon is a flagship event co-hosted by Wow AI and Transatlantic AI eXchange on behalf of the WowDAO (the 1st decentralized autonomous organization for the AI community) in which talented teams of students from top universities, developers, AI enthusiasts from global corporations as well as early-stage AI startups to compete in challenges designed by top AI thought-leaders who are AI executives from more than 30 tech giants and large corporations, including Google, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Mastercard, Samsung, Oxford Brookes, Stanford, Deloitte, Accenture, Apple, Siemens, AstraZeneca, Meta and many others. Our mission is to empower AI talents by challenging them to solve the toughest problems and motivate them to turn their ideas into complete products and commercialize them.

This hackathon is the 1st step to kick off the WowDAO (now in early development). WowDAO is a blockchain-based, full-cycle ecosystem of AI inventions that covers the innovation phase, from building AI/ML models and implementing them to commercializing them as Intellectual Property Non-fungible Tokens (IP-NFTs).

WowDAO’s mission is to democratize AI, and to do that the future of AI needs to be globally collaborative and fully decentralized. WowDAO doesn’t belong to any single centralized entity, it belongs to the whole AI community. Everyone has a say to shape the future of the DAO ecosystem.

Top winners from the hackathon can raise funds from the DAO to improve their outputs and get access to all of other benefits from the whole DAO ecosystem.
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Why you should compete in
Worldwide AI Hackathon
Toughest challenges in
the AI industry
Designed by top AI executives from more than 30 tech giants and prestigious universities. Google, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Samsung, SAP, Oxford Brookes, Stanford and many others!
Up to USD 200,000
prizes pool
for the top winners
Up to USD 200,000 prizes in total! The Worldwide AI Hackathon will award first, second, and third-place prizes.
Free access to the super
supportive platform
Kick off your project with free access to our built-in tools from image/video data crawling and annotation to a model training environment. Support any type of framework!
Fully cover top
winners' costs to attend
the finale in the US
Fully cover accommodation and travel costs for the top winners to attend the finale in the US, where they present their outputs in front of 1000+ global attendees, mentors, and judges.
Career opportunities
Grab the opportunity to leverage your profile and get hired by our partner corporations
Incubation for winning projects
Get funded, and receive support from the whole AI community and VCs in the upcoming Decentralized Autonomous Organization
Product commercialization
Commercialize final output via the form of IP-NFTs. More information about this will be updated during the hackathon
Early access to
airdrop tokens
Get airdrop tokens of the upcoming Decentralized Autonomous Organization for the global AI community. More information on the project will be provided soon.
(to be updated)
  • Registration:
    February - June 2023
  • Output Submission:
    August 2023
  • Judging Period:
    May - August 2023
  • Demo and Result:
    September 2023
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The Incredible Judges
Patrick Bangert
Vice President of AI, Samsung SDS
Ali Arsanjani
Director of Cloud Partner Engineering, Google Cloud & Former CTO, IBM
Gulshan Kharbanda
Director of Customer Engineering, Google
Nestor Camilo
CAPS Director, Oracle
Aamar Hussain
Director - Data & AI Customer Solution Architecture, Microsoft
Andreas Welsch
Vice President of AI, SAP
Raghu Banda
Sr. Director AI Product Management at SAP Labs, SAP
Vinesh Sukumar
Senior Director - Head of AI/ML Product Management, Qualcomm
Sundar Ramamoorthy
Global Assets Lead for Cloud First/Data & AI, Accenture
Mazhar Hussain
VP, Executive Leader AI, ML, Analytics, Cloud IoT, Siemens
Vijay Velusamy
Executive Director Engineering, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Ola Olude-Afolabi
AI PM & Administrator, The U.S. Department of Commerce
Nikolay Burlutskiy
Director of AI, AstraZeneca
Mohamed Lemine Beydia
Head of Data Analytics and BI, Canal+, Former AI Manager, Deloitte
Vayum Arora
AI/ML Product Manager, Apple
Zakia Rahman
MD, FAAD, Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine
Fabio Cuzzolin
Director of Visual AI Lab, Oxford Brookes University
Jose Castellanos Molina
Business Technology Lead, IBM Client Engineering, IBM Mexico
Noelle Silver
Global AI Solutions Lead, Accenture, Founder, AI Leadership Institute
Thomas Neubert
Former General Manager DB/AI Acceleration, Intel, Founder of TAIX
Sambhav Jain
Product Manager, Salesforce
Pablo Eduardo Jofré Ortega
Data Lead - AI & Data Exploitation, Walmart
Aravind Ganapathiraju
VP of Applied AI, Uniphore
Karamjit Singh
Director of Artificial Intelligence, Mastercard
Shirsha Ray Chaudhuri
Director of Engineering - TR Labs, Thomson Reuters
Marcela Méndez
Head of Data Innovation, WALMART
Adrián González Sánchez
Principal Specialist - Cloud, Data & AI for Public Sector, Microsoft
Edison Vazquez
Global Data Science Leader, Schneider Electric
David von Dollen
Former Head of AI, Volkswagen, Vice President of Data Science, GridMatrix
Rory Tyrrell
Research Fellow, European Space Agency
Lorena Vignau
Data Science Lead, RappiCard Mexico
Andrés Felipe Cosme Hurtado
Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Director, Teleperformance
Joaquín I Villagra Pacheco
Probabilistic Forecasting Latam Leader, MERCADO LIBRE
Camila Manera
Chief Data Officer, LIBRODEPASES, Former DS Manager at Walt Disney
Jesús Hormigo
Chief of Cloud and AI Officer, Screening Eagle Technologies
More Leaders Coming Soon!
Become A Mentor

Worldwide AI Hackathon is looking for mentors who will guide and support our contestants.

Mentors could be anyone from experienced AI executives, product owners, professors, to tech gurus. Sign up to join us!

Business (Sales, Commerce, Marketing, etc) Data Science (Data Engineering, Data Architecture, Statistician, etc) Design (Graphics, Ul/UX, Video) Finance (Admin, Accounting, etc) Management (Product, Project, People, etc) Programming (Full Stack Development, IT Professional, etc)
The Mentors
Venkat Puntambekar Venkat Puntambekar Director of Business Development - Intel Sunder Velamuri Sunder Velamuri Director of Product Management - Intel Aishwarya Naresh Reganti Aishwarya Naresh Reganti Applied Scientist - Amazon Arpit Agarwal Arpit Agarwal Data Science Leader, MetaWorks (Reality Labs) - Meta Amey Dharwadker Amey Dharwadker Machine Learning Tech Lead - Meta Joel Rodriguez Joel Rodriguez Process Automation Solution Manager - SAP Naincy Jain Naincy Jain Senior Data Scientist - Airbus Devansh Srivastav Devansh Srivastav Former Software Engineer - Shell Dinesh Krishnan Dinesh Krishnan Global Head of Enterprise Platforms - AstraZeneca Yeneneh Yalew Yimer Yeneneh Yalew Yimer Principal Engineer AI & ML - Starbucks Faezeh Tafazzoli Faezeh Tafazzoli Machine Learning Manager - Mercerdes-Benz R&D Prasanna Venkatesh Jayaprakash Prasanna Venkatesh Jayaprakash Innovation Head - HCL-ATSS Wave4IOT Lab - HCL Technologies Mahalakshmi S.B Mahalakshmi S.B Principal Data Scientist - GE Aerospace John-Michael Scott John-Michael Scott CEO - Green Data Ashwin Kadkol Ashwin Kadkol Principal Technical Program Manager - GE Aerospace Natesh Babu Arunachalam Natesh Babu Arunachalam Lead Data Scientist - Mastercard Jesús Hormigo Jesús Hormigo Chief of Cloud and AI Officer - Screening Eagle Technologies Bill Rusitzky Bill Rusitzky Business Development - SRI International Thiago Bianchi Thiago Bianchi Chief Data Scientist - Itaú Unibanco Shilpa Shivapuram Shilpa Shivapuram Principal Engineer - Wells Fargo Jesús Ramseths Echeverría Jesús Ramseths Echeverría Senior Machine Learning Engineer - Pepsico Andrea García Monjaraz Andrea García Monjaraz Leader Data Science - Digital & Innovation - Heineken Hamid Reza Taremian Hamid Reza Taremian Chief Data Engineering Analyst - National Bank of Canada Nima Safaei Nima Safaei Senior Data Scientist - Scotiabank Dave Kearney Dave Kearney Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder - Rolla Ajay Rajnikanth Ajay Rajnikanth Former Software Engineer - Crypto.com Joaquín Desiderio López de la Cruz Joaquín Desiderio López de la Cruz Data Analyst - FEMSA Anand Srinivasan Anand Srinivasan Lead Director, Data Engineering - CVS Health Mark Iwankow Mark Iwankow Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer - NetFusion Designs Christian Heiko Ritter Christian Heiko Ritter Lead Data Scientist - Statistics Canada Ramon Serrallonga Ramon Serrallonga Data Scientist - Rhythm Energy Jorge Salazar Gonzalez Jorge Salazar Gonzalez Head of Data Science - Sigma Fernando Díaz López Fernando Díaz López AI Manager - Coppel Eduardo Lozas Eduardo Lozas Advanced Analytics Manager - Coppel David Felipe Medina Mayorga David Felipe Medina Mayorga Head of Analytics & AI - Indra Filipe Polizel Filipe Polizel Staff Data Scientist - Nubank Leila Rebbouh Leila Rebbouh Head of DS & AI Solutions - NRB Raymundo Vite Raymundo Vite Head of Data Engineering TaDa - AB InBev Johannes Castner Johannes Castner Venture Partner & Founder - Post Urban & CollectiWise Lucas Vasconcelos Rocha Lucas Vasconcelos Rocha Data Scientist - Bix Technologia Jerome Francis Jerome Francis Data Scientist - Tata Consultancy Services Swati Sharma Swati Sharma Head of Data Science - North America - Brillio Diego Halffter Diego Halffter Chief Data & Analytics Officer - Jüsto Billy Tea Billy Tea Board of Director | Co-Founder | Advisor - Reelsights Ángel Manuel Godoy Aguilar Ángel Manuel Godoy Aguilar Data Science Specialist - GLOBAL HITSS Dr. C. Ranjeeth Kumar Dr. C. Ranjeeth Kumar Associate Professor - Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College Narendran G Narendran G Assistant Professor - Sri Ramkrishna Engineering College Sridhar B Sridhar B Assistant Professor(Sr.G) - Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College Santhoshkumar R Santhoshkumar R Assistant Professor/EEE - Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College Radhakrishnan M Radhakrishnan M Enterprise Technology Advisor - Daniel Ávila Arias Daniel Ávila Arias Co-founder - BoxMagic Roland Tannous Roland Tannous CEO - GravityThink Akash Saurabh Akash Saurabh Senior Data Scientist - Turnberry Solutions Alejandro Llaves Alejandro Llaves Senior Data Scientist - Minsait Leonardo Moraes Leonardo Moraes Experienced Consultant - Amaris Consulting
More Mentors Coming Soon!
Thank you to our generous sponsors for contributing to the prize pool and making this awesome event a reality!
The Transatlantic AI eXchange is a platform that aims at accelerating and expanding the global economic, social and academic leadership of the US and Germany in the human-machine economy.
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WowDAO is the first Decentralized Autonomous Organization for the whole AI community (now in early development). This is a blockchain-based, full-cycle ecosystem of AI inventions from innovation to implementation and commercialization via the form of IP-NFT.
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Wow AI is a global provider of end-to-end AI training solutions, including OTS dataset, tailor-made dataset and an all-in-one platform to auto annotate, auto train and deploy models.
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