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This competition is up and running again.  It is open to all Australian university students.  There are a couple of improvements this year.  Rather than getting students to develop their own data set, based on a sporting event, a data set has been developed based on a business scenario.  The scenario is related to the Global Bike Incorporated (GBI) requirements.  The GBI data set was developed to be used by universities around the world to support their enterprise systems (SAP) curriculum.   Many of the students in the competition would already be familiar with this fictitious company. 

The quality of the judging panel has also improved through the generous assistance of a number of SAP Mentors.  The judges are:

  • Paul Hawking, Victoria University (SAP Mentor)
  • Susan Foster, Monash University
  • Tony De Thomasis, Acclimation (SAP Mentor)
  • Ingo Hilgefort, SAP Canada (SAP Mentor)
  • Tammy Powlas, Fairfax Water, USA, (SAP Mentor)

SAP has come to the party again by donating Apple iPads for the winning team.

I have already made the competition part of an assessment task for my undergraduate BI class.

The details of the competition can be found at

http://www.sap.com/australia/about/dashboard_competition/index.epx

I will blog again about the winning entries.  Other universities are more than welcome to use this scenario and the associated data set in their curriculum.

Good luck

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