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DataGenius IV Launches! Tell Your Story, Change the World

The Data Visualization Community Unites for the Next #DataGenius Challenge

Formerly known as the DataGeek Challenge, DataGenius is the community for people around the world to use creativity, data, and visualization to solve complex problems with simple SAP solutions. It is a movement of the data community to discover and tell the most compelling stories using data in the name of solving real-world problems. New data visualization technologies allow us to uncover value from our data and discover new meaning. The DataGenius Challenge urges us to demonstrate how we can turn data into meaningful insight that allows us to take action  that will ultimately lead to change, however big or small. Join the movement today at

Watch the “What is Genius?” video:

Labelled DataGenius IV, this is the 4th episode of the popular challenge from SAP. Each year, thousands of DataGenius entries have been submitted by participants around the world (watch this recap video). This year’s challenge will run until the end of 2015 and feature a panel of data celebrity judges, including recent data visualization expert and speaker at TED and SAPPHIRE NOW David McCandless.

This year, participants will compete for the title of ultimate DataGenius.  Not only will DataGenius IV entries produce solutions to help improve the world, the top three winners will also receive a combined total of $10,000 to donate to approved charities and one free SAPPHIRE NOW pass each. Participating charities include Doctors without Borders (MSF), The Acumen Fund, Yao Foundation, Network for Teaching, Junior Achievement, and many more.

Everyone is encouraged to enter the DataGenius Challenge including SAP partners, customers, students, and employees. Participants can download free and trial SAP software to create, visualize and share their insights and DataGenius entries.

Sample data sets and other DataGenius entries are available to give participants a head start on what and how to viz their data. Get all the details and enter at and follow @SAPAnalytics for DataGenius updates, data samples, and data viz of the day.

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      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen

      For those interested, you may find Julie's blog a good read:

      What do a movie icon, Analytics from SAP, and cell biology have in common?

      Also see the new SAP HANA Academy playlist on the topic:

      DataGeniusIV - Sample HCP Project - YouTube

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      I am not able to download the FREE Personal Edition of SAP Lumira from the given URL ( SAP Lumira | Cross Industry | Industries | SAP Store ). I tried it add to my cart but getting this error


      Kindly help !

      Author's profile photo Vasilios Iliadis
      Vasilios Iliadis

      I Had the same issue yesterday. I raised a ticket in sap store

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Meanwhile I have installed SAP PA free trial and trying Data Sets and Visualizations on the same.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Author's profile photo K P
      K P

      Shifting the DATA Genius IV contest to another website has made it difficult for newbies to upload their stories.

      I personally came across many issues :

      1) Not able to download LUMIRA Desktop.

      2) After submitting my story I got a link which can be shared, I shared the link on various social networking websites however my connections could not see the images attached in the story. A big drawback as a story without visuals in nothing.

      3) SCN had a large base of viewers who could rate and comment on your stories.

      4) No Badges, No Points......Less motivation.


      Anyway, I succeeded in creating  a Blog  and represent my story. I replicated the same story on SCN as well to have a broader viewer base.

      PFB the links :

      IDEAS : Bicycling Trends in the USA : View Idea

      SCN : Bicycling Trends in the USA