Generative AI is inspiring the imagination of millions around the world with exciting new applications and uses. At Marvell, as we celebrate the yearly “Innovation Contest”, we challenged our employees to explore innovative ways GenAI can enhance our technologies for customers and streamline our own processes.
The contest holds a special place within Marvell, as it sparks creativity, brings together cross-functional teams, reinforces our innovation-first mindset, and fosters an environment where every employee’s voice is not only heard but also valued. Our employees are excited about the work they’re doing because it’s work that is transforming the world.
From every corner of the company, employees embraced the challenge of the contest. Just two rules applied: be relevant to Marvell’s business and embody the theme of GenAI innovation. Every idea – whether engineering or not – had the potential to come to life. This year, a record-breaking number of submissions poured in.
The process started with all submissions categorized based on topics and content, then assigned to domain-specific committees of senior leaders from business units and company functions. The committees meticulously reviewed the submissions, evaluated them against common criteria, and selected their top few to advance to the next level of screening. They then presented their chosen submissions to a global group of experts in multiple domains from across the company, in a forum led by the company’s CTO. Using similar criteria, this expert group voted to choose our top five semi-finalists.
Narrowing down to five was a challenging task, given the many great concepts. These semi-finalists then presented to our senior executives. This proved to be one of the most demanding aspects of the contest, requiring participants to distill their ideas into a concise 10-minute presentation. These three teams emerged as the winning three finalists.
The grand winner was determined through an all-employee vote during a video webinar presentation. The record-breaking number of votes underscores the contest’s significance as a company-wide event designed to unite employees.
And the winner is ….Congratulations to the team of Amin, Yuanjie, and Davide for their remarkable achievement in placing FIRST in our Innovation Contest!
Watch our video here that takes you behind the scenes, showcasing the collaborative process of all three finalists – from initial idea to the final pitch.
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