ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, is calling on all logistics experts, business intelligence (BI) professionals and data scientists to register for its inaugural hackathon next month. Participants could earn thousands of pounds by helping the company to optimise the implementation of a new route planning solution.
The event will take place on the 6-7thJune at public sector procurement specialists Fusion 21’s premises in Knowsley, near Liverpool. ArrowXL has put forward a total prize fund of up to £5000 for any winning contributions. It is free to take part and the company is expecting more than 30 people across at least 10 teams.
James Robbins, CIO at ArrowXL, said: “We are expecting our very first hackathon to be a hot-bed for innovation, creativity and brilliant ideas. The logistics industry is home to an incredible depth of talent and we are encouraging everybody to join us for this special event. There’s a fantastic prize fund waiting to be claimed by those teams that can help us to optimise the application of a new route planning system.
“At ArrowXL, we understand it is absolutely vital that we continuously invest in innovation on behalf of our valued clients and our first hackathon will play an important role in our mission.”
During an impressive career spanning almost 20 years, James Robbins has held CIO roles at Northern Rail, Abellio Transport Holdings, Northumbrian Water Group and most recently Drax Group.