On 18 October, awards were presented to the most economic, customer-friendly and innovative IT projects at the invitation of T-Systems in Vienna. In the “Service and Processes (Public Sector)” category, Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) and the Austrian health insurance provider Österreichische Gesundheitskasse (ÖGK) won over the panel of judges. The award went to the project “Data analysis supports prevention of benefit fraud”.

About the project: automated detection of anomalies

Social security is a mainstay of the welfare state. The research project developed a tool based on an intelligent combination of machine learning methods and analysis of statistical anomalies with the aim of detecting patterns of fraud in companies. Together with the ÖGK, SCCH developed an automated suggestion aid for suspected cases of fraud. This led to the development of an inspection system that was successfully implemented all over Austria.

What the judges said

  • “Data analysis for fairness in society”
  • “Successful example of efficient, data-based support in the workplace in specialist departments”
  • “it works and is a good thing”

About the industry award

The eAward has been presented annually since 2005 and is one of the biggest IT industry prizes in Austria. The focus is on topics and projects that illustrate the technological changes in society, business, industry and administration particularly well. In 2021, the IT industry prize eAward was presented to projects in six categories from industry and management.

Details on all the winning projects are available here: https://www.report.at/plus/19501-eaward-2021-beste-projekte-gekuert

Photo: Report Verlag

  • Ensuring fair payment of taxes and social security contributions in companies: Sieglinde Plakolm (ÖGK) and Johannes Himmelbauer (SCCH) with Peter Reichstädter (Austrian parliament, left) who presented the award-winners