The Genesis Hackathons 2023 Winners Announced

The first Genesis Hackathon has concluded with the announcement of the winners at the Genesis Visionaries Gala (Lisbon, 25th May 2023). The event brought together talented colleagues from vendors, MNOs and enterprises to showcase their skills and tackle real-world challenges. After an intense competition, the Genesis Hackathon Roaming and Messaging winners have been unveiled!

The Genesis Hackathon, created by ROCCO, is a premier initiative that fosters collaboration and innovation within the Roaming and Messaging industries. The event attracts top talent, providing participants with an opportunity to collaborate, learn, and push the boundaries of what is possible in our landscape. Over the course of a few weeks, participants worked tirelessly to develop groundbreaking solutions that address two global issues: SMS Pumping attacks & Simplify/automatise the Roaming launch process.

The winners were selected by an esteemed panel of industry experts who evaluated the solutions.

Without further ado, we proudly present the Genesis Hackathon final rankings:

Genesis Hackathon – Roaming:

  1. First Place: Precision Posse (Cellusys) with their Roambot solution.
  2. Second Place: III Innovators (CKH IOD)
  3. Third Place: MannekenBICS (BICS)

Genesis Hackathon – Messaging:

  1. First Place: Precision Posse (Cellusys) with their SMASH solution.
  2. Second Place: FraudBusters (LANCK Telecom)
  3. Third Place: DRAMA (Infobip)

The winners of the Genesis Hackathon have earned recognition and prestigious awards. Their accomplishments demonstrate their ability to think outside the box, collaborate effectively, and develop solutions that can positively transform our industry.

ROCCO would like to thank Erwann Robin from BlaBlaCar for raising awareness of a current problem that enterprises are experiencing due to SMS Pumping attacks; Prakash Kumta for launching the Roaming challenge and recognising the need for operators to simplify the Roaming testing and launch model; our panel of Genesis Lions: Mohamed Fawzy Kassem from stc, Mihaela Ambrozie from Vodafone Voice and Roaming Services and Encarnação Jesus from NOS Portugal for supporting us and being our judges for the Roaming Hackathon; and to all the participants and the audience for making this first Genesis Hackathon a success.

For more information about the Genesis Hackathon please visit

The stakeholders raising the challenges

Ooredoo - Genesis Hackathon Roaming