In September 2012, SAP University Alliances China organized the second China Student Dashboard Design Competition 2012 supported by colleagues from SAP Community Network (SCN), Technology and Innovation Platform (TIP) and Business Intelligence Technology (BIT) China. Through this competition, SAP provides students insight into the Business Intelligence solution and how it helps enterprise to transform the raw data captured into meaningful analysis, and predict future trends that will help drive decisions. In total, 196 teams with 392 students registered for the 2nd UA China Student Dashboard Design competition. 6 teams won the prizes and the all the teams attended TechEd Shanghai this year.
This competition is open to all SAP University Alliances member schools across China. Each team has two members, either at the undergraduate or at postgraduate level. All the teams were required to work on a common theme – analyzing various trends of looking at Summer Olympics Games from 2000 to 2012. The winning teams were all awarded prizes such as a tablet PC, smart phone and MP4 player. All 6 finalist team members received an SAP certificate acknowledging their achievement. Additionally, the 1st and 2nd prize winner teams will attend Global SAPPHIRENOW at Orlando, USA in May 2013 to compete with other students in a global Innojam.
The top winning team of the Competition was also invited to showcase their dashboard design work at DemoJam, one of highlights of SAP TechEd 2012 Shanghai. The pair of students from the top team are Yu Bin and Zhang Zimo from the School of Software Engineering, Tongji University. This ‘next generation’ UA student group competed with other 5 top professionals from SAP Partners. All 5 professional entries were designed and coded on HANA, while the Student team was based on the Dashboard Design. The students gained great recognition from the audiences and SAP Mentors and were ranked 2nd at DemoJam. Both the university professors and students felt very delighted to expose to the public of the ‘youthful’ idea, innovative spirit and keen interest on SAP technology.
Xi’an University of Posts and Telecommunication
Congratulations to the success of the TechEd students session. It was also impressive to see the results of the student competition where our students have expressed their interest to participate in next year competition organized by UA China.
This event also opens another window allowing students to experience SAP HANA. They think it is very useful knowledge for them and wish to understand and learn more.
Because our school teaches the SAP ERP course, the employment rate and quality of new graduates have improved much. Our university will continue to engage more with UA China for further cooperation.
Demo Jammer-participant & Top winner for Student Competition: Yu Bin -Tongji University
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to SAP University Alliances for inviting our school students to participate in UAP China Dashboard competition.
It was a great experience for me to show our work to all the attendees of TechEd Students Session. I was so excited when Ms. Ann Rosenberg announced that the Champions group can go to Orlando to participate in the Global SAPHHIRE NOW. I will keep my focus on SAP related technology as I love it.
Demo Jammer- participant & Top winner for Student Competition Zhang Zimo- Tongji University
Dashboard is a very useful software to do data analysis. We learned how SAP helps enterprise to run their business better. I think SAP is a great company and their products are also great. I will keep learning SAP course and improve my English speaking skill. Wish one day I can have the chance to work for SAP.
I am so happy today to be invited to TechEd to participate in the Students’ Session. When the moment we know that we won the second price I was so excited and want to cry. Our group spent over a month to prepare for the competition and now our efforts have been recognized and we have won an award.
This activity also invited SAP experts to share their ideas of how they use SAP product to support their business and I very enjoy the topic.
It is great I am looking forward to next year TechEd.
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