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Join DataGenius in Helping End Slave Labor at the SAP TechEd Las Vegas Viz-a-Thon

On Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 7 – 10 PM, SAP data visualization experts, mentors, judges and Data Geniuses far and wide will come together in SAP TechEd Las Vegas to help end slave labor using data.

At this feature Viz-a-Thon event, Ben Hafner and Adeline Lambert of Made in a Free World (MIAFW) will be present to help guide Data Geniuses as they wrangle and visualize real-world data provided by the non-profit organization.

Made in a Free World helps bring together consumers and businesses to free people who are working in slavery conditions by helping businesses understand the risk of forced labor in their supply chains. The goal is to empower a network of aligned buyers and suppliers to disrupt supply chains that use slave labor.

The judging panel stars Jayne Landry , Global VP and GM of Business Intelligence, Data Genius Mentors Tammy Powlas and James Oswald , Don Ginocchio and Ben and Adeline of MIAFW. DataGenius Experts will be mentoring and leading teams in the room as they work together to help identify the risk of slave labor entering supply chains in business operations around the world.

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In addition to the free beer, food and beverages, attendees will also receive a free, limited edition DataGenius t-shirt and have the chance to win DataGenius prizes! Teams will be presenting their work to the panel of judges for feedback and suggestions and be scored based on criteria.

Spots are filling up fast! Register now by contacting Data Genius with your full name and email used to register for SAP TechEd Las Vegas.

Join us in an evening of inspirational data storytelling that will help change the world.

Get more information about the DataGenius challenge at www.sap.com/DataGenius and follow @SAPAnalytics.

This post was written on behalf of SAP.  We look forwarding to seeing you on Tuesday – one week from today

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  1. Matt Fraser

    My first thought, on reading the title, was “TechEd uses slave labor???”

    Ok, I didn’t really think that… though… hmm. More to the point, as Jamie said: “Free beer!”

    Actually, this is a great use of the technology for a worthy cause.

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  2. Susan Keohan

    Hi Tammy,

    Thanks for bring this to our attention.  Last year at TechEd, I attended the DataViz geniuses to learn about the challenges facing Doctors Without Borders.  It was a lot of fun, and very  interesting to see the different visualizations people could come up with using the MSF data set.

    I am sure this session will be just as interesting and important.

    Sue

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  3. Christopher Solomon

    “The goal is to empower a network of aligned buyers and suppliers to disrupt supply chains that use slave labor.

    So will this mean an end to some technical head hunting and outsourcing firms? 😆 😛 😉

    I KID!!!!….but only half-joking actually.

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