Aniket C & Aniruddha Deb from Bishop’s School win the TCS IT Wiz 2018 Pune edition

Winners of TCS IT Wiz 2018 Pune Edition

Pune, October 4, 2018: TCS IT Wiz, India’s biggest inter-school quiz, organised by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions, witnessed participation from over 1000 school students from Pune on October 4, Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Near Shivaji Statue,  Kothrud, Pune.

Aimed at building awareness about the growing significance of empowering technology skills, this strongly contested, annual knowledge initiative was open to students studying in class 8-12. Each school was allowed to send multiple teams of two members. There was no entry fee.

The TCS IT Wiz this year was an infusion of tech trends and was presented through gamification rounds, developed by using animation software that kept the audience and the teams at the edge of their seats. The 5 rounds were – Mass personalization, Leveraging ecosystems, Creating exponential value, and Embracing risk besides an exclusive round on tcs@50. The Quiz platform looked into the technological trends that are poised to have huge traction across the globe. The top six teams from the written preliminary round were qualified for the regional finals.

After five rounds of quizzing at the Regional finals, Aniket.C and Anirudhha Deb from Bishop’s School won the title. The Regional Champions this year walked away with an INR. 60,000 worth gift vouchers while the runners-up represented by Gaurav Rajesh and Parth Shukla from UWC Mahindra College were rewarded an INR 40,000 worth gift voucher along with a specially designed trophy and medals. The 6 finalists also received an array of prizes from TCS ranging from gym bag, multifunctional music torch with blue tooth speaker and Wireless outdoor speaker along with tcs50 pen drive.  The winners will represent Pune in the National Finals to compete with 11 other regional champions across India.

The prizes were distributed by the guest of honor Mr. K.K. Gupta, Barclays UK Chief Data Officer, Head of Barclays UK Shared Technology & Tech Captive in India at Barclays along with Mr. Sacheen Ratnaparkhi –  TCS Centre Head, Pune

The TCS IT Wiz 2018 will be held across 12 cities across India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Indore, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.

TCS IT Wiz Format: The animation based quiz software with a unique format had 5 rounds based on the TCS BUSINESS 4.0 Framework. The quiz was based on a professional circuit buzzer giving the teams an equal opportunity to answer.

MASS PERSONALISATION: In this round the teams received elements of an overall answer and they had to identify the missing fourth part. An additional clue option with reduced score were available for the teams to use.

LEVERAGING ECO-SYSTEMS: A visual based round where teams were asked to identify context based on both historic and present attributes.

CREATING EXPONENTIAL VALUE: This buzzer round had teams trying to connect the dots to arrive at the commonality between the clues displayed. Questions were all common to the finalists with negatives in place for incorrect answers.

EMBRACING RISK:  The dynamism in this round reflected the modern world requirements of the need to be agile. A multiple clue round played on the buzzer. As the question progressed the value of the question diminished.

tcs@50 – An exclusive round on TCS capturing the 5 decades of excellence. Four questions common to all teams and there was negative marking for incorrect answers.

Twee porting: There was also a Twitter contest during the event. Pune witnessed over 2464 tweets. The winners of the top two highest tweets and the best “tweet of the day” received Multi functional torch along with Smart Music Flower Pot with Bluetooth Speaker and LED Night Light.

The Quiz mainly focused on:

  • Applications of Information Technology across various industries and sectors including technology environment, the business, people, new trends and legends.
  • Areas where IT has made an impact – web, education, entertainment, books, music, movies,  banking, advertising, sports, gaming, social media and world of mobiles.
  • IT Personalities, brands of IT and communication companies, software products, the history of IT as well as its humorous side of Information Technology
  • Emerging areas such as cloud computing, AI, automation, biometrics, robotics, world of Internet, unique web sites, IT buzzwords and acronyms.

About TCS IT Wiz
TCS IT Wiz, a ‘knowledge Initiative’ started in 1999, is the biggest inter-school IT Quiz in India for students of class 8-12. The quiz aims to build awareness and emphasize the importance of IT skills, and enable students to look at technology from a holistic perspective. The quiz platform works as an effective supplement to the computer science and IT, as most of the questions researched for the quiz are beyond the academic areas compelling the students to look beyond the text book. As a pioneer in the field of IT quizzing, TCS IT Wiz has brought a paradigm shift in the world of quizzing with a mix of intelligent and interesting questions and introduced new technology concepts such as software-based rounds, gamification and animation.

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