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SAP Analytics Demo Champs Crowned at First Annual Data Mania World Championships at #SBOUC2013

The Data Geek Squad held the first annual Data Mania World Championships at the SAP BusinessObjects User Conference on Sept 10, 2013 in the Anaheim Convention Center. SAP BusinessObjects User Conference attendees joined a packed room to see five analytics demo wizards show off their best use case for SAP analytics technology and try to take home the first ever Data Mania World Championship title.

Here are the recap videos of each of the five presenters:

Mani Srinivasan – The Master of Data Disaster

Charles Gadalla and Marco Casalaina from KXEN – The Doctors of Data

Ryan Goodman – The Geo-Spatial Juggernaut

Timo Elliott – The man who made his own DataGeek tshirt

Donald MacCormick – The Dashboard King

When it was all said and done, the audience voted on a tie between Timo Elliott and the Predictive duo of Charles Gadalla and KXEN’s Marco Casalaina as the winners of the first ever Data Mania World Championship title. Congrats to all the presenters and a special thanks to everyone who joined the first Data Mania, we’re looking forward to doing more of these fun and entertaining sessions on what’s possible with SAP analytics technology in the future.  Stay tuned for news on Data Mania II and how you can take part. You can grab the data samples that were used from Data Mania on the Data Geek Data Samples page.

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