The 2014 RMS Exceedance conference was held in Washington DC from 14th to 16th of April. For those who do not know, RMS is a world leader in risk management software and model development. Their products are used mostly by the (re)insurance industry. The 2014 conference focused on the release of their cloud-based modelling platform RMS(one), which includes the API. The idea is to allow their clients to develop their own analytical tools and models within RMS(one), and that's where Mathematica shines with its comprehensive catalogue of functions and great presentation capabilities.
To develop that app, it took me 3~4 of hours to figure out how to connect with RMS(one) API and learn how to browse through portfolios and contracts, plus something like 4 hours to create the prototype that I presented at the end of the competition. I believe it won because I was able to pack quite a lot of features - mapping, tooltip, graphing, statistical report, exporting KML - something that would have taken me days had I not used Mathematica.
I'm sending attached the code for Cluster Guy - to make it work it needs to point to a valid RMS(one) server, which I don't have access at the moment.