UCL Team presents IOT idea to Cisco
Cisco University Challenge: UCL Team presents IOT idea to Cisco UK and Ireland CEO Phil Smith
Students from EEE and the UCL School of Management were one of the top 4 finalists out of 22 university teams that took part in the Cisco University Challenge 2015. Team members Franky Saxena, a 2nd year EEE student (pictured right), Nour Haider, 2nd year management student (pictured middle) and Raheel Maqsood (pictured left), an MSc Nanotechnology student developed an IOT technology with security applications at the Cisco EMEA HQ in Bedfont Lakes. 85 students from 22 campuses around the UK and Ireland took part in the 29 hour mission. The team had 24 hours to produce a Proof of Concept and then present it to senior managers. The final 4 teams, including UCL, were then selected to present to Phil Smith, CEO for Cisco UK and Ireland. The team impressed Cisco for being both smart and innovative.
Franky Saxena said “It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience on the whole and learnt a lot through presenting our final solution to the Cisco VP and senior directors.”
A second UCL team that also did very well included EEE students Oliver Tedder and Marija Stojkovska. Marija said: “The University Challenge was a really good experience, I never took part in something similar before. I also had lots of fun so it was definitely worth doing it and it is something I would recommend to others!”