Qatar Airways Cargo and IATA concluded the first ever One Record Hackathon in the Middle East, in Doha
28 Nov 2023News
The inaugural One Record Hackathon in the Middle East came to an end on Sunday in Doha, Qatar, thanks to the efforts of Qatar Airways Cargo and IATA. For a 28-hour competition, 17 teams from all over the world gathered to present extremely complex and creative solutions related to the IATA ONE Record data sharing standard in order to highlight use cases that would influence the future of air cargo.
To help developers better understand the aviation business and provide solutions for the cargo sector, six key issues were presented to them. These difficulties included developing AI-powered tools, improving safety and compliance measures in operations, and pre-validating documents to speed up procedures.
Following extensive discussion and presentation of these ideas to the jury, the following proposals were named winners: Swissport, Lufthansa Cargo, and Lufthansa Industry Solutions' team CheckSync won the Qatar Airways Cargo Prize for improving cargo check procedures using AI by using ONE Record for accuracy and efficiency.
ONE Record Award for team NE:ONE automate, a collaboration between Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa Industry Solutions, and Fraunhofer, uses artificial intelligence (AI) and an intuitive user interface to automate ONE Record digital cargo "Change Requests" and improve efficiency and customer experience. Inspired by the 2023 earthquake in Turkey, Turkish Cargo's Cargo iQ award for team OnePiece focuses on effective, individual piece level cargo management for improved reaction and communication.
Unisys awarded the Developer Prize to team OneAI, which uses generative AI to comply with air cargo booking laws and expedite pet shipment procedures through the use of AI and IATA guidelines. Awery's QPay, a rapid book and pay solution, won the AWS Prize for team QPay. It uses the Qatar Airways API to connect several payment methods with ONE Record and improve customer experience, revenue, and transparency for airlines.