Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nigeria set to shine @ Microsoft Imagine Cup with Team LifeWatch

The Chief Mentor of the Team LifeWatch, representing Nigeria at the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition currently holding in Seattle, Washington, Adebayo Ogundipe, has boasted that the team will bring the cup home, ITRealms reports.

“We will win. We will advance to the final stage tomorrow.The team’s presentation was convincing enough for them to win. There were positive signals during their session”, hesaid.

Microsoft Imagine Cup, ITRealms learnt,  has been dubbed the world’s premier technology competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to create applications, games and integrated solutions that can change the way we live, work and play.

In the press release made available to ITRealms, the team was quoted as saying that health and gaming solutions topped inventions on showcase at the event saying there are positive signals that Team LifeWatch would advance to the next phase of the competition, having taken their turn in presenting their solution to the panel of judges, ITRealms reports.

The spokesperson of Team LifeWatch, Raymond Obinaju, said “We are really optimistic about this. And the judge’s comments seem to be really promising. With AsthmaVisor, Team LifeWatch seeks to save an estimated 25million people living with asthma in Nigeria, and about 334million people globally. So I think we have a good case.”

The Team LifeWatch, ITRealms learnt, comprised four students from the AfeBabalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD); AdeyemoOluwaseun, Kevin Ahwin, Sobola David and Raymond Obinaju.
Speaking after their presentation, Communications Lead, Microsoft Nigeria, YemiOrimolade stated that the team’s session was apt, informative, educative, and mind blowing, “I think their solution is definitely a contender for the converted title.”

Nigeria, China, South Korea,, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Tunisia, Brazil, Canada, Hungary, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Cyprus, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Romania Taiwan, ITRealms reports, are the countries  participating in the global competition in Seattle, Washington this year.

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