Adroit Technologies announced as first-ever MTN Mind2Machine winner

Adroit Technologies has been named the ultimate winner in MTN Business’ Mind2Machine Awards 2015, with Moses Joseph Mayimela of ScoopeSome winning the Breakthrough Developer of the Year award.

November 12, 2015
MTN Business Mind2Machine Awards

Adroit Technologies has been named the ultimate winner in MTN Business’ Mind2Machine Awards 2015, with Moses Joseph Mayimela of ScoopeSome winning the Breakthrough Developer of the Year award.

Adroit Technologies won for their App that was built on the REMOTEWORX Machine2Machine Platform and controls and manages a geographically distributed set of mobile and fixed generator sites by  inspecting power, fuel and alarm systems of the generators.

Moses Joseph Mayimela walked away with the Breakthrough Developer of the Year award for his prototype monitoring system that allows for the tracking of perishable and non-perishable goods that are being stored in fridges and transported by vehicles over long distances.

The system provides an early warning prompt to ensure that the goods arrive to their intended destinations still in good condition.

Other entries in the Mind2Machine Award of the Year included Techsolutions, K Measure (Pty) Ltd, MaH Quest Enterprises (Pty) Ltd and Pi Information Technologies (Pty) Ltd. Breakthrough Developer of the Year runner-ups included Marabele Enterprise and MEMT.

“We wish to congratulate the winners and runner-ups for investing their time and energy to bring solutions to everyday challenges facing the business sector,” said Alpheus Mangale, Chief Enterprise Officer for MTN Business South Africa.

“Being a catalyst for technological change and empowerment of developer communities by connecting them with the formal economy is one of our key strategic pillars.”

The MTN Business Mind2Machine challenge follows the unveiling of MTN’s IoT platform, including the introduction of a global SIM card which gives customers access to the MTN Business IoT platform with the same data rate across MTN’s footprint in Africa.

The global SIM also enables unprecedented control of the IoT services.

As part of the IoT platform launch, application developers from across South Africa were invited to participate in the MTN Business Mind2Machine challenge.

About the Mind2Machine Awards

The inaugural Mind2Machine Awards – a machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions challenge, called on local developers to present connected devices solutions to market.

This was done with the support, guidance, input and marketing power of three of the industry’s powerhouses: MTN Business, Intel and the Innovation Hub.

“This is a platform for young upcoming developers who didn’t necessarily have commercial experience but have enormous talent,” MTN Business explained.

“This platform was created to celebrate these developers and encourage them to keep building.”

The winners of the Mind2Machine competition are:

Best Breakthrough Developer – ScoopeSome

“This challenge is the first step on a M2M solutions journey; MTN Business would like to partner with pioneering developers to bring exciting, original M2M solutions to the South African market,” MTN Business said.

The challenge has a dual purpose: to bring together a community of developers in the M2M space, and to foster the growth of M2M locally.

“Initiatives such as Mind2Machine complement our strategic intent of driving sustainable growth and developing new opportunities to ensure the delivery of a bold new digital world,” Mangale said.

MTN Business, Intel and The Innovation Hub

MTN Business believes that in the new world, machines talk to each other, and want to make it a reality for local businesses who will reap the benefits of smart technologies and advanced M2M telemetry solutions.

Intel’s stated vision is to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth.

With a focus on education, environmental sustainability and healthcare – among others – Intel’s technical innovation is changing the world.

For The Innovation Hub, M2M is driving an expansion in how information is generated and applied, creating new opportunities for South African developers and entrepreneurs, particularly in key sectors such as utilities, logistics, medical technologies, agriculture and manufacturing.

Through its OpenIX open innovation exchange, Maxum Business Incubator and mLab, The Innovation Hub is looking to support demand-driven commercialisation in M2M hardware and software verticals.

The MTN Business M2M Solutions Challenge is an opportunity to address specific needs and opportunities on the continent, whilst positioning South Africa as a leader in this space.

“I’m glad that this challenge enabled us to identify talented African developers, who helped create scalable and relevant business solutions that will solve real-world problems,” concluded Mangale.