Working in mixed-up teams of eight, the group spent two days brainstorming creating new models and refining a pitch to an eminent panel of judges on the Saturday evening.
Jointly organised with the Lean Analytics Association, UK Country President, Michel Andre, was delighted with the outcome - he tweeted: “What a learning experience! Incredible engagement and passion demonstrated by all >100 participants. Several great ideas being incorporated in our innovation model. Thank you all!”
Hackathons have been used in the computer software world to collaborate intensively on new ideas and innovation. In this case the goal was to host a fast-moving sprint event where hundreds of great ideas are synthesised very quickly into potential solutions for CEMEX.