The Pingar Champions League Challenges Indian Software Developers to Build Apps that Address Big Data

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Innovative solutions will be showcased to a global audience as Daniel Vettori, captain of the 2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL team, hands out the prizes

The Pingar Champions League is a way for Pingar and the Indian software development community to work together and showcase the results to a worldwide audience

New Zealand company Pingar today announced the launch of the Pingar Champions League, a contest for Indian technology developers to build innovative applications to solve unstructured data challenges in big data using the Pingar API.

On 14 May, 2012, Daniel Vettori, captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore India Premier League team, will join leading executives from major Indian IT companies as the five category winners are announced at the Bangalore versus Mumbai IPL match at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Peter Wren-Hilton, CEO of Pingar, says “Unstructured data is an immense business challenge and it is growing within enterprises at an average of 40 percent per year. This rapid pace of growth presents a tremendous opportunity for individuals and businesses to provide a solution. The Pingar Champions League is a way for Pingar and the Indian software development community to work together and showcase the results to a worldwide audience.”

The contest marks a period of rapid growth for Pingar in India, including an agreement with CMC Limited. The new Pingar offices, at Prestige Atrium, No.1, Central Street, Bangalore 560001, officially open today with a ribbon cutting ceremony including Daniel Vettori and fellow cricketer Scott Styris of the Chennai Super Kings. Both, along with Sir Richard Hadlee, have made a financial investment and commercial commitment in Pingar also announced today.

Gavin Young, New Zealand Consul General and Trade Commissioner, Mumbai says “It’s great to see a New Zealand company working together with Indian developers on solutions that solve real-world business challenges. New Zealand has many highly innovative companies that make great partners for larger Indian companies in scaling the technology for Indian and world markets.”

The Pingar Champions League applications will focus on six key categories: forensics, investigation and compliance; sentiment analysis using social media; banking or financial services; web or mobile enterprise; health or life sciences and a consumer-oriented cricket data challenge.

Pingar will publish a showcase gallery of the best and most innovative applications generated by the contest. The gallery will include applications that extract more relevant data from unstructured data sources to analyse for better results, improve data discovery and reduce time-to-information for enterprises.

“The showcase gallery represents a way that Indian software developers can highlight their work on the global stage. Unstructured data provides real challenges for enterprises. The gallery will demonstrate some of the most innovative solutions that can help solve that challenge,” Mr. Wren-Hilton concluded.

Details regarding the contest are available at http://pingar.com/pcl

About the Pingar API
The Pingar API works seamlessly with existing enterprise content management systems and increases the power and usefulness of your enterprise information. Pingar’s process is intuitive and yields more contextually relevant results and tools to extract information and transform that information into intelligence. The decision to release Pingar’s base technology as 18 core API components has resulted in significant market traction and is providing major opportunities for future growth across multiple domains. To access the API please see https://pingar.3scale.net/

About Pingar
Pingar’s mission is to transform unstructured data in the enterprise into business intelligence by developing technology that harnesses the power of text mining, natural language processing and machine learning. This mission came from years of groundbreaking research at some of the most respected universities in these fields. Pingar is headquartered in New Zealand with offices in Hong Kong, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information please see http://www.pingar.com

For more information on New Zealand companies in India, please visit: http://www.newzealand.com/business

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