Tabitha Bailey has been named as the top innovator of Telkom’s Open Innovation Mega Challenge for her cloud-based education platform concept.

Bailey was awarded prize money of R120 000 and a free Telkom DSL service for 24 months for her winning idea.

The challenge, set by Telkom in August 2013, called for innovative proposals for technologies and solutions was based on a theme of products for the future that will stimulate and drive broadband growth.

The focus areas included convergence, cloud solutions, vertical segment solutions, machine to machine solutions, smart buildings and smart cities.

The winning proposal put forward an adaptive learning solution that creates a learning path for students to engage with educators and learning material on a digital platform.

Rametse Mohasoa was named the runner-up winning prize money of R50 000 and a free Telkom DSL service for 24 months, for his video surveillance technology proposal.