A team of three SOI students won the 1st Runner-Up (Tertiary Category) in the SCS Splash Awards 2020.
The Splash Awards is a national student tech innovation competition that challenges minds and inspire innovative solutions for infocomm in a fun and creative way.
It is developed to give students experience in solving real life challenges and to prepare them for the industry, to encourage innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship through application development.
Chan Xi Jin (Diploma in Financial Technology), Riski Linardi (Diploma Information Technology) and Wong Jun Xing (Diploma Business Information Systems) developed an AI-powered mobile app, called Assurance, that helps users involved in motor accidents to assess vehicle damage and determine whether it is appropriate to make insurance claims.
When asked what was the one thing they learnt from participating in the competition, the team shared that all forms of communication – be it online or face-to-face – is important. “We learnt that communicating an idea with clarity is crucial. Before our presentation, we did a series of trial-and-error until we were satisfied with the outcome and arrived at a conclusion,” shared Chan Xi Jin, who spoke on behalf of the team.