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D&B Names Winners of Inaugural DC Techathon; Josh Peirez Comments

D&B - ExecutiveMosaicD&B has selected the winners in a $30,000 competition that called on developers and designers to submit ideas for combating malfeasance in the public sector.

More than 100 developers in 22 teams participated in the Inaugural DC Tecathon at Microsoft’s Chevy Chase Campus in Washington, the company announced Nov. 21.

“Techathons are in line with the visionary innovation created in D&B’s iLab development group every day — and we are planning additional developer events in other technology hubs next year,” said Josh Peirez, president of global marketing, product and innovation at D&B.

Participants worked to build technological approaches in public sector areas such as global trade, border protection, business identity fraud, money laundering and cybersecurity.

Murali Bala and Zech Kottilil won the first-place award of $15,000 for a centralized interface built to combine multiple data sources in a single platform.

Participants were judged based on the potential impact, quality, accuracy, creativity and originality, potential for further development and use and the potential to engage and motivate target audiences.

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