Pingar Announces Winners of Big Data Development Contest

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The Pingar Champions League, Daniel Vettori honour Indian software developers for building innovative solutions to manage unstructured data.

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The creativity and critical thinking contestants presented in their entries was impressive. The results demonstrate a broad base of business and real-life challenges that can be solved by using the Pingar API

New Zealand company Pingar today announced the results of the Pingar Champions League, a challenge that invited over 200,000 Indian software developers to create and build innovative and disruptive Big Data applications using the Pingar API.

Daniel Vettori, captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore Indian Premier League team, honoured the winners at an awards presentation and dinner in Bangalore last night. The 11 finalists, from some of India’s largest IT companies and universities, had travelled from cities across India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai & Kolkata, to take part in a day of filmed presentations.

Peter Wren-Hilton, CEO of Pingar, says the innovative range of entries including enterprise, web and mobile applications demonstrated the many diverse and disruptive opportunities made possible by the effective deployment of the Pingar API.

“The creativity and critical thinking contestants presented in their entries was impressive. The results demonstrate a broad base of business and real-life challenges that can be solved by using the Pingar API,” Mr. Wren-Hilton says.

The winning developer applications that made best use of the Pingar API were:

  • Pradeep TK of J P Nagar, Bangalore: Health E-Governance
  • Atul Saurabh of Waknaghat Solan, Himachal Pradesh: Centralised Library System
  • Sandeep Singh of Chakkarpur, Gurgaon: Resume Summariser
  • Satyam Chinna Rao of Kharvel Nagar, Bhubaneswar: Employee Database Management System

Satyam Chinna Rao, speaking on behalf of all the winners, says that taking part in the contest was one of the best experiences of their lives.

“The opportunity to understand how entity extraction and content analysis tools could dramatically improve the performance of our solutions was amazing,” Mr. Rao says.

Pingar will publish a showcase gallery on their website of the best and most innovative applications generated by the Pingar Champions League. 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.

Mr. Wren-Hilton says the contest is helping Pingar accelerate growth and relationships in India.

“As a result of the challenge, Pingar has already received job enquiries from a number of participants. It has helped us to connect with the wider Indian developer community and generated new focus with major Indian IT companies,” Mr. Wren-Hilton concludes.

Pingar recently opened new offices in Bangalore to provide space to expand its existing business development and technical engineering support teams. The company also recently announced a major partnership agreement with CMC Limited, a TATA Enterprise.

Details regarding the contest are available at

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

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

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