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2021 ISPE Student & Recent Graduate International Hackathon Teams 4 & 5

2021 ISPE Student & Recent Graduate International Hackathon Teams 4 & 5

On February 8, 2021, the ISPE Emerging Leaders Committee launched ISPE’s first virtual International Hackathon. 51 ISPE Student and Recent Graduates participated in the event; they were split into six teams and 14 ISPE Emerging Leaders and Industry Professionals served as dedicated coaches to the teams. Bayer generously provided the problem statement and challenge. On February 26 at 12:00 midnight PT, each team provided a recorded video of the solution the team had identified. Two of these videos were selected by a team of eight Judges; these two teams will present additional information to the Judges via a virtual meeting on Friday, March 5. An Emerging Leaders Task Team spent a few months preparing for this Hackathon – this dedicated group of volunteers did a fantastic job creating a highly educational, challenging, exciting, and collaborative program.

Teams 4 and 5 Overview

Team 4

This team looked at reducing costs and manual processes while improving quality oversight by transforming paper-based documentation into digital readable form using ABBYY Flexicapture OCR/ICR Technology.


Jared Wine, Kholoud Mohamed, Ice Sutthirat, Gowtham Yenduri, Ke Wen, Carolina Serrano Martinez, Sophie Chabot, Martin Maccarone


Stephen M. Hall
Chief Process Engineer
Genesis AEC
Hamid Teimourian
Energy Program (Sustainability) Lead

Team 5: 

BatchCheck – provides reliable AI handwriting recognition for review of existing paper batch record, automates paper records to avoid record-related holds/recalls, skims paper record for key insights and metrics, utilizes trusted hardware providers, and requires no MES implementation. It serves as a secure, cloud storage solution for this teams’ paper to digital process recommendation.


Jed Tran, Alecsander da Silva, Namya Syal, Noella Masengesho, Neil MacDonald,Joel Borja, Etchi Ako


Eamon P. Judge
Executive Director - Global Engineering
Eli Lilly And Company
Thomas Zimmer, PhD
VP European Operations
Michael Cseko
Life Science Segment Manager
American Air Filter International

Our thanks to the Task Team, the Coaches, the Judges, and the Hackers! This could not have been accomplished without you!