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7 Posts authored by: Heather Czech

Checkout the replay of Tongal co-founder and president James DeJulio(@DeJules) Maverick Hangout


Tongal has a disruptive business model that is turning the advertising business upside down by expanding the pool of people available to contribute their creative work and increasing the number of good ideas that get pitched to brands.  Brands post their challenge, then individuals or teams with ideas can compete for the work.  During the idea round, short sound-bite length ideas are posted, with the brand selecting the top ideas.  During the pitch round the community competes to develop pitches for any of the top ideas.  Those selected for the final step then move forward with production.  Winning ideas at each stage of the process win part of the overall pool of money available for the challenge.  The community has contributors from 160 countries creating ads for top brands.  Its a win-win for all parties. The community was originally focused on TV pilots but found that the model was a fit advertising.

 

 

The Hangout replay goes into much greater detail and shares several more stories.  I think it's a great example of how a creative new approach can disrupt an existing business model.  I hope it inspires your own ideas for a hack at the M-Prize:  Unlimited Human Potential Challenge!


There are only two weeks left to submit your hack!  Contest closes March 3, 2014.


Pull a team together, use design thinking techniques to refine your disruptive idea and submit it online.  Change the future of business with your idea and win a great prize package!


Follow the contest on Twitter with hashtag #SAPMPrize, on Facebook on SAP University Alliances and Life @ SAP, and here on the University Alliances Community.

Are you looking for inspiration for the M-Prize:  Unlimited Human Potential Challenge?

 

Join us for three upcoming Google Hangouts:

  • RESCHEDULED:  Bob Sutton (@work_matters), author and Stanford professor, co-founder of the d.school
    Scaling Excellence”, Thursday, February 20, 2014; 11:00am ET
  • James DeJulio (@DeJules), co-founder and president, Tongal
    "21st Century Design for Work", Friday, February 14, 2014; 2:00pm ET
  • Gary Hamel (@profhamel), professor and author,  and Jonathan Becher (@jbecher), Chief Marketing Officer, SAP
    Unlocking Human Potential”, Tuesday, February 18, 2014; 12:00pm ET

 

Joining the Hangout is as easy as clicking on the above hyperlinks at the start of the Hangout.  Replay of the Hangouts will be available online following the live session.

 

Post your questions for the speakers and follow the conversation on Twitter #SAPMprize.

 

Other great Maverick Hangout sessions have been recorded and available if you want even more inspiration.  Links are available online (click “blogs”,
then scroll to session of interest).

 

M-Prize submissions are due by March 3, 2014, so get your team together and submit your hack or story today!  My blog (Calling All Students:  M-Prize Submissions Due!) gives more details on the contest.

 

Follow the contest on Twitter with hashtag #SAPMPrize, on Facebook on SAP University Alliances and Life @ SAP, and here on the University Alliances Community.

Did you know that, according to a recent survey by Gallup, only 30% of employees are engaged and inspired at work?   This has major implications for leadership, management and how we organize in the workplace. How can we encourage people to bring their passion and imagination to work, every day?  What role can digital technologies play for connecting people, innovative ideas, and how we work?

 

SAP believes Millennials hold the answers.

 

As you prepare to enter/re-enter the workforce, how do you want your individual contribution recognized? How can your initiative, ingenuity and passions be
nurtured and inspired?  What does a workplace look like where the power of the individual is emphasized over the traditional command and control management model?

 

To get the conversation started, SAP is sponsoring the Unlimited  Human Potential M-Prize.  Through collaboration with noted author and speaker Gary Hamel, this contest uses crowdsourcing to shape the future of business.  Check out the Gary Hamel video on The MIX website(click on “Blog” tab) to learn more.

 

SAP has just announced it will provide “Idea Accelerators” to reward winning teams who have the potential to produce a viable app, product, company or even a movement … based on potential to make a genuine impact.  Leverage your knowledge of SAP to win!  The accelerators include:

  • A design thinking workshop with experts from SAP Labs to further develop and prototype your idea
  • A mentoring session with SAP Ventures executives plus introductions to angel investors
  • Additionally, depending on the results of interviews conducted by the SAP Ventures team and the market potential of the winning entry, one of these entrants could also win USD $50,000 in funding from SAP Ventures, to go towards the formation of a new start-up company or venture (special consideration for this award will be given to entries with the potential to leverage SAP HANA)

 

First round submissions are due March 3, 2014, so get started today!  If you have addressed this topic on the job, submit your success story so others can learn from you.  If you have creative ideas or technology solutions you want to put forward to unleash "Unlimited Human Potential" in organizations submit a hack.

 

  • Teams or individuals will submit entries via the M-Prize online platform.   You can enter in two ways:
    • Share a Story – a real-world case study of a single practice, an initiative, or a broad-based transformation
    • Submit a Hack – a disruptive idea, radical fix, or experimental design

 

  • The call for entries runs through March 3, 2014; finalists will be announced on March 18; winners will be announced in June.

 

Some additional links that you might want to check out:

 

Do you need more inspiration?  Join us for upcoming Maverick Hangouts with thought leaders - see my blog (M-Prize Inspiration: Maverick Hangouts) for details.

 

We look forward to seeing your submissions.  Good Luck!

 

 

PS:  Follow the M-Prize on Twitter at #SAPMPrize

Congratulations to the three finalist teams of the 2013 SAP University App Rumble contest!

 

Earlier in the spring student teams across the United States were invited to submit their business case for new mobile apps.  Their idea and proposal package was submitted through Idea Place, giving other students, professors and the SAP ecosystem and opportunity to provide their feedback.  A panel of judges reviewed each of the complete packages and three finalists were selected.  Teams were then paired with two SAP developers who are building the app.  Each of the apps will be unveiled by the students at SAPPHIRE NOW next week in Orlando.

 

Please join me in congratulating the three finalist teams – and wish them luck presenting their mobile apps at SAPPHIRE NOW!  Each of the teams is showcased in blogs by Jenn Frank, and further details on their mobile apps are available as well.

 

Daniel Sanchez and Gary Longoria, San Francisco State University
Team “danandgary” proposed “Advanced Diabetes Management App”.

 

April Zeng and Mingbo Gong, University of Southern California
Team “Trojans” is developing “Your Intelligent Personal Dining Agent / Dietitian

 

Mitchell Grewer and Amanda Lopez, Grand Valley State University
Team “We Used to be Accounting Major but Then We Lost Interest” shared “Efficient Grocery Shopping

 

I also want to thank all the professors who shared this contest with your students and encouraged them to submit ideas!  We appreciate the support.  More great student contests and competitions will be coming throughout the year!

 

Regards,

Heather

Professors and Students:

 

Last month I announced the launch of the 2013 SAP University App Rumble competition.  Response from students and professors has been amazing!  We've got an outstanding collection of idea for new mobile apps ... if you are still thinking about participating, find a partner and start brainstorming now!  If you have already started the process, make sure to submit the business case and any supporting content you've created.  Complete packages must be submitted by this evening - April 8th, at 8pm PT.

 

Mobile devices are quickly becoming the preferred medium for news, social media, educational products, and business technology, to name a few.  SAP, our customers and our partners have embraced this opportunity.  At the same time, SAP has transformed its brand through a renewed focus on innovation – as shown through mobility, cloud, and our break-through database SAP HANA – to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing enterprise technology landscape. Today, SAP is one of the world’s strongest brands and is a “cool” place to work because we are now interacting with our customers and younger generations like never before. 

 

All this is why I am SO EXCITED about this student competition ... it is an outstanding opportunity for students to get engaged in a new way!

 

I invite students from universities across the United States to team up, use design thinking to create a new mobile application concept and submit your business case (videos and other supporting content is welcome - creativity is encouraged!).  App development experience is not required- we're looking for students with creative ideas for new apps!

 

Three finalist teams will have the opportunity to build out their app with SAP developers and present it at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando.  Finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to the event. 

 

Learn more about the competition by watching the competition launch call or review the launch slides  Download the poster to share.

 

Visit the SAP University App Rumble site to access the many resources available to help students get started, review the contest rules and register today!  Competition closes on April 8th at 8pm Pacific Time.

 

I look forward to seeing the student finalist teams at SAPPHIRE NOW

 

Heather

Professors and Students:

 

Earlier this month I announced the launch of the 2013 SAP University App Rumble competition.  Initial response from students and professors has been positive ... if you are thinking about participating, find a partner and register today!  Ideas must be submitted by April 8th; less than 1 week from now.

 

Mobile devices are quickly becoming the preferred medium for news, social media, educational products, and business technology, to name a few.  SAP, our customers and our partners have embraced this opportunity.  At the same time, SAP has transformed its brand through a renewed focus on innovation – as shown through mobility, cloud, and our break-through database SAP HANA – to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing enterprise technology landscape. Today, SAP is one of the world’s strongest brands and is a “cool” place to work because we are now interacting with our customers and younger generations like never before. 

 

All this is why I am SO EXCITED about this student competition ... it is an outstanding opportunity for students to get engaged in a new way!

 

I invite students from universities across the United States to team up, use design thinking to create a new mobile application concept and submit your business case (videos and other supporting content is welcome - creativity is encouraged!).  App development experience is not required- we're looking for students with creative ideas for new apps! 

 

Three finalist teams will have the opportunity to build out their app with SAP developers and present it at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando.  Finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to the event. 

 

Learn more about the competition by watching the competition launch call or review the launch slides  Download the poster to share.

 

Visit the SAP University App Rumble site to access the many resources available to help students get started, review the contest rules and register today!  Competition closes on April 8th at 8pm Pacific Time.

 

I look forward to seeing the student finalist teams at SAPPHIRE NOW

 

Heather

Professors and Students,

 

Welcome to SAPPHIRE NOW!  More than 20,000 people are attending this event in Orlando or virtually at www.sapphirenow.com.  This event brings together content from SAP, our partners and customers.  Learn about innovative solutions across applications, analytics, mobile, cloud and in-memory computing.  Keynotes, theater presentations, educational sessions and many, many other sessions are streamed live or available on demand.  We encourage you to take advantage of this outstanding event!

 

We have a handful of University Alliances professors onsite in Orlando this week to hear first hand about innovations across SAP, and to share their observations and perspectives with our group.  Via this blog, I invite professors to post here.  What do you think about the keynotes?  What theater presentations did you attend?  How will what you learn impact your teaching and curriculum development?  If you are participating online, join the conversation too!

 

Heather

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