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Fuqua Team Wins Deloitte National Case Competition
January 17, 2011
It is with great pride that we announce that a team of Fuqua students has won the inaugural Deloitte National Case Competition held in Miami in early January. The team was comprised of four first-year MBA students, Flavio Campus, Phyo Noe, Sumesh Nair, and David Campos, who had won the 17th Annual Duke-UNC Case Competition in November. These four represented the best of Fuqua and walked away with a shared prize of $20,000 and Deloitte Summer Associate offers.
The inaugural National Case Competition included over 250 teams (more than 1000 students) from the top graduate schools across the country, pitted against each other to test their critical thinking, business knowledge and strategic problem-solving potential through case simulation of a topical, complex business issue. The case required the teams to solve a case focused in the eReader market-the identification of an acquisition by their client, a private equity firm, over the course of a 12-hour period. The students competed in local case competition events for the opportunity to compete for the national prize. From that group, the top 14 local teams went head-to-head at the national event, where they faced a judging panel comprised of industry leaders and the senior ranks of Deloitte Consulting, including CEO Punit Renjen.
A team of senior Deloitte leaders and industry experts provided guidance and judging expertise for this event:
- Punit Renjen, CEO, Deloitte
- Mike Canning, Managing Director, Strategy & Operations Practice, Deloitte
- Janet Foutty, Managing Director, Technology Practice, Deloitte
- Rick Harrison, Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte
- Andy Garber, Strategy Practice Lead, Deloitte
- John Hagel, Director of the Center for the Edge, Deloitte
- Evan Doll, co-founder of Flipboard
- Zach Finley, director of strategy for Groupon
- Bethlam Forsa, executive vice president of global product and content development, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Bobby Ghoshal, founder and CEO of FLUD
- Dan Loos, senior director of strategy and operational planning at HP PC Business
- Ron Miller, freelance technology journalist and blogger (FierceContentManagement, eContent Magazine, among others)
The final ranking of winners and prizes included:
- Duke University - $20,000 team prize and Deloitte Summer Associate offers for all winners
- University of Chicago's Booth School of Business - $10,000 team prize
- Columbia University - $6,000 team prize
- MIT - Sloan School of Management - $3,000 team prize & the People's Choice award of an iPad for each team member
No team went home empty handed as all participants received their own Kindle.