The First Global T.L. Saaty Decision-Making Hackathon in Latin America (online format)


Engage in the dynamic T.L. Saaty Decision Making Hackathon at ICEFM2024, designed to empower participants in addressing real-world business and societal challenges through the lens of Innovability.

T.L. Saaty Decision-Making Hackathon – Winners presentations “Smart mobility for a sustainable Lima” 

Experts: Miguel Angel Barrientos Benites (Coordinator of Urban Mobility Arequipa & Huamanga, Promovilidad, Perú), Lesdi Sharlotte Meneses Fairlie (Deputy Manager of Studies and Regulation, Municipality of Lima, Perú) & Alvaro Talavera (Universidad del Pacífico, Perú)

  • 1st place: Team Movilution – Fernando Silva, César Alonso Retamozo Corrales, Juan David Cárdenas, Sofía Estela Marcos (Universidad del Pacífico, Perú)
  • 2nd place: Team Think Partners – Nicolas Mercado, Miranda Cavalie, Sergio Martínez, Juan Carlos Lindo (Universidad del Pacífico, Perú)
  • 3rd place: Team Smart Traffic – Cynthia Alessandra Paredes Lam, Fernando Villarreal Endara, Kamila Rodriguez (Universidad del Pacífico, Perú)

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Challenge: "Smart Mobility for a Sustainable Lima"



Lima, the capital of Peru, faces significant challenges in terms of traffic congestion, air pollution, and accessibility to public transportation. These problems affect not only the quality of life of its inhabitants but also the city's environmental sustainability. The need for innovative and sustainable solutions in urban mobility is more critical than ever.


Problem to Solve:

The "Smart Mobility for a Sustainable Lima" challenge invites students to develop innovative solutions that improve urban mobility in Lima, reduce congestion and pollution, and make the city more livable and accessible for all its residents.


Evaluation criteria:

  • Potential impact on reducing congestion and pollution.
  • Technical and economic viability of the proposed solution.
  • Innovation and originality of the business or technology model.
  • Long-term sustainability and scalability of the solution.
  • Ease of implementation in the context of Lima.


This challenge seeks to generate innovative ideas and promote a culture of sustainability, collaboration, and social responsibility that aligns with the global objectives of sustainable development and improving the quality of life in Lima.


The First T.L. Saaty Decision Making Hackathon in Latin America


In conjunction with the ICEFM2024, we are thrilled to announce the first T.L. Saaty Decision Making Hackathon in Latin America, specifically targeted towards smart mobility solutions for a sustainable Lima. This Hackathon, organized and led by the Creative Decision Foundation (USA) and ICEFM2024 Organizers, is scheduled from May 17-19, 2024, and marks a unique opportunity for MSc and MBA students to apply and showcase their problem-solving skills on an international stage.


Why Your Involvement and Student Participation Matters


Your expertise would greatly enrich the ICEFM2024 Conference, and we also seek your support in sharing this invitation with your most talented students. The Hackathon is designed to foster cross-cultural collaboration, innovative thinking, and practical solution development for real-world challenges. It represents an excellent opportunity for students to:

  • Engage in a practical, problem-solving environment under the guidance of worldwide experts.
  • Receive AHP/ANP training from the Creative Decision Foundation, enhancing their decision-making skills.
  • Work in teams with peers from across the globe, demanding fluent English proficiency for effective communication and collaboration.


Jury Comprised of Worldwide Experts


The Hackathon will feature a distinguished jury composed of worldwide experts, ensuring that the ideas and solutions presented are evaluated by leading figures in the field. This not only adds prestige to the event but also provides participants with the opportunity to receive feedback from and network with professionals of the highest caliber. To gain a deeper understanding of the caliber of Hackathons previously organized by the Creative Decision Foundation and their successful collaborations with various companies, I encourage you to explore Notably, last year, the Mayor of Wieliczka, a city honored with a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List in Poland, introduced three significant challenges from his Municipality during our ICEFM2022 event. The solutions proposed were of such exceptional quality that he extended a personal invitation to the two standout teams from Peru and Poland, inviting them to engage in collaborative projects in Wieliczka following their participation in the Hackathon and the ICEFM2022 Conference. This exemplifies the profound impact and real-world applicability of the innovative solutions fostered through these events.


Hackathon Journey


  • Orientation: An introductory session to understand the event, form teams, and learn about decision-making techniques.
  • Problem Analysis: Deep dive into challenge topics, supported by resources and training.
  • Solution Development: Develop innovative solutions addressing the core issues.
  • Team Presentation: Showcase your solutions to a panel of judges.


Online Format


This entirely online event allows global participation and collaboration.


International Expert Evaluation


Solutions will be rigorously evaluated by an international panel of experts.


Awards and Recognition


Exceptional solutions will be recognized with awards and opportunities to present to global authorities.


Participation Details and Registration


We warmly encourage you to disseminate this information among your students who demonstrate a high level of English proficiency and a keen interest in sustainability, innovation, and international collaboration. This event is not only a platform for academic and professional development but also a chance to contribute tangible solutions to pressing global issues.

For registration and additional information about the conference and the hackathon, please visit the official website: Participation is free, and we believe this presents an invaluable learning and networking opportunity for both faculty and students alike.

Attached to this message, you will find an official invitation to the Congress, along with a summary of our event published in the Journal of the International Analytic Hierarchy Process (IJAHP). We hope to welcome you and your students to this groundbreaking event, where academic excellence meets real-world application. Should you have any questions or require further details, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Thank you for considering this unique opportunity. Together, we can inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators to make a lasting impact on our world.


Secure your spot in this exciting competition. For inquiries and additional information, please contact us:

  • Dr. Elena Rokou: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Prof. Anna Florek-Paszkowska: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.