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SAP served as a co-sponsor of the Notre Dame MBA Tech Innovation Challenge contest this past Friday April 20th. SAP’s David Fowler, Senior Marketing Director - Midwest Market Unit, served as one of the judges for the final presentations. SAP customer and business partner Thomson Reuters served as the primary sponsor and provided the case challenge prompt for the competing teams.

The challenge was a new MBA competition hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business that focused on innovative tax related business uses for blockchain, the distributed database technology that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Teams from seven business schools shared their ideas and competed for $10,000 in prize money. Business schools represented are listed below:

Each team presented its recommendations to a panel of judges representing Notre Dame faculty, Thomson Reuters and SAP. The judges awarded the top three teams with cash awards at the end of the day.

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is a premier Catholic business school that fosters academic excellence, professional effectiveness and personal accountability in a context that strives to be faithful to the ideals of community, human development and individual integrity. A leader in values-based education with the message of Ask More of Business™, the College offers innovative coursework that integrates real-life case studies, a faculty renowned for teaching and research, international study opportunities, and interactions with some of the foremost business thought leaders.

We had a great day and exposed more students and faculty to SAP Leonardo innovation.