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Thanks for Caring, Giving and Inspiring in Support of Doctors Without Borders / Medicins Sans Frontieres

The Mission Badges Are Done But Our Work Isn’t

When we launched the missions in 2014: I Care, I Gave, I Inspired  on SCN in support of the Doctors Without Borders / Medicins Sans Frontieres program, we not only set a lofty charitable goal but also wished to increase the awareness of this remarkable independent medical humanitarian aid organization.

    (thanks Audrey Stevenson Caroleigh Deneen Maria Nicolaou Jason Cao for implementing, tracking and awarding mission badges)


MSF I Care.jpgMSF I Gave.jpgMSF I Inspire.jpg

We ran the campaign for a little over six months.  Here are the results graphically represented in SAP Lumira

    (thanks for using our tools to illustrate Jason Cao !)

SAP Member support Graphic Jason.JPG

*To continue the work of Susan Keohan you can still make a donation to Doctors Without Borders by going to the Doctors Without Borders SAP Community Donation Page (words don’t suffice to thank Sue!)

Further Increasing Awareness

Partnering with the community on this topic gave us the privilege of working very directly with Doctors Without Borders / Medicins Sans Frontieres  .

It provided an opportunity to engage with some of their incredible staff: a remarkable data geek/epidemiologist, Megan McGuire, the MSF corporate relations, as well as meeting with the MSF Managing Director in NYC and with Directorate General for Technology Organization and Systems from Barcelona Spain.

Video capture of some of these engagements at the 2014 SAP TechEd&&dcode events are found here:

Las Vegas Videos:

Technology Talk with Megan McGuire (45 minute session) Doctors without Borders: Going Digital | teched

Interview with Megan McGuire during Las Vegas Data Viz-a-thon (2.5 minutes)

SAP Lumira Viz-a-Thon with Doctors Without Borders | teched

Post partum of the event with two of the student participants from the University Alliances, and Eamon Ida who orchestrated Data Geek activities as well as  SAP Mentor Greg Myers,  a business intelligence customer/consultant ,  and studentsAshley McNutt and Megan Laughlin (14 minutes) SAP DataViz Challenge for Charity | teched


Eamon Ida, Product Marketing Manager, SAP

Ashley McNutt, University of Southern California Student

Megan Laughlin, Grand Valley State University Student

Host: Greg Myers, SAP Mentor and Solutions Director, EVtechnologies

Berlin Videos:

Berlin intro to Viz-a-thon,  I had the honor to open and Megan speaks at minute 7 or so:

Data Insights for Médecins Sans Frontières with SAP Lumira | teched

Interview with a University Alliance professor, Stephen Lofthouse whose group of students participated in the Viz-a-thon:

Technology Without Borders – Crowdsourcing for Critical Data Insights | teched

Guests: Rafa Carrascosa, Global Partnerships Director, Doctors Without Borders

Megan McGuire, eHealth Unit Coordinator, Doctors Without Borders

Host: Stephen Lofthouse, SAP Mentor and Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University

Looking forward to further engagement in Bangalore and beyond!

Thank you all…..

Kudos to Nic Smith and Malin Liden for sponsoring the Data Viz-A-Thon events in Vegas and Berlin respectively.

And to Ann Rosenberg and Ben Christensen as well as all the student and adult participants for participating and creating Data Insights at SAPTeched&&dcodes

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      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan


      You went above and beyond, and I don't know how you work your magic.  The session at #saptd in Las Vegas with Megan McGuire was amazing - and the #dataviz evening event was inspiring.

      As for the community, you definitely rock!  Please feel free to bookmark the fundraising site - you never know when another opportunity to bet/donate/otherwise support #MSF will turn up.


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      It was the mission I'm most proud of having participated.

      Thank you Marilyn for the opportunity to do something very nice!!!

      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you so much Karen for translating this into Portuguese and posting in the appropriate forum.

      Abraços (hugs)


      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      Great job, what a wonderful accomplishment for the community. I'm proud to be part of SCN!

      Author's profile photo Jeanne Carboni
      Jeanne Carboni

      Thank you, The specified item was not found. for your dedication to this effort. I think you may have forgotten to mention that the work you did with MSF led to an ongoing collaboration between SAP and MSF and a 100k euro donation from SAP to MSF - above and beyond the $15k from the Community!

      And thank you Sue Keohan for starting this altruistic mission. Wonderful idea!


      Author's profile photo Jason Cao
      Jason Cao

      This was a fantastic cause for the SCN community be aware of and to support! Thanks Marilyn Pratt and Susan Keohan for connecting the community to Doctors Without Borders / Medicins Sans Frontieres!

      Author's profile photo Raquel Pereira da Cunha
      Raquel Pereira da Cunha

      Thanks for reminding us about it. There are places where #MSF is the only medical help.

      I just repeated my donation, and hope others will do the same.

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Raquel, I am sorry I can't +1000000 your comment.  Thank you for doubling down. 

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I complement saying it would be interesting also continues to inspire people to make more donations! 😉

      Let's do it!