UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 27 MARCH 2015
Two students from Birmingham City Business School reached the national final of the Capgemini Super Techies UK competition.
The competition, which had entrants from universities across the country, saw students work in teams of two on a business solution for a company, which they then presented to a panel of Capgemini experts. The teams had to design and discuss a digital strategy, how the company can use digital technology and an outline of the technology architecture.
Second-year students Ravi Verma and Jaspreet Singh, who formed the team BizMinds, made it through to the final after impressing judges. Business Management student Ravi and Business and HR Management student Jaspreet beat competition from Oxford and Bristol universities in the semi-final heat.
“It gave us a cross-cultural and international outlook,” Ravi said. “There were people from all over the world, as well as UK students, competing. It was a very exciting experience and we got plenty of professional insight.”
The UK final took place on Friday 27 February at the Capgemini headquarters in London, with a grand prize of £2,500 on offer. Sadly, Verma and Ravi were unsuccessful in winning, but were more than satisfied to have made it to the final.
“The competition really helped us develop our communication and networking skills,” Jaspreet said. “We improved our skills on developing creative and feasible business solutions, and it provided us with a great opportunity to develop professional networks.”