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Team ICT in Business wins Strictly-for-Business Challenge 2012

On Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 March, the third edition of StrICTly for Business event was held at Papendal. Team "We Mean Business" from the University of Leiden won with their case from Shell in cooperation with CZ.

During these two days the ten enthusiastic student teams have laid the final hand on their cases, working with the Young IT Professionals and the CIO and his representative of his organization.

The two days at Papendal became the climax of an intensive period of collaboration between the teams that started on 1 February. This ultimately led to ten exciting elevator pitches presented to a six-member jury comprising of CIOs and chaired by jury president Ronald Verbeek.

During the first day, the teams immediately were challenged with an exciting sporting challenge. The theme Limitless reflected in the outdoor activities as well. For example the reconstruction of one of the seven wonders of the world.

The winner of the outdoor activity was the team of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. The day ended with a dinner together with the CIOs (team captains and jury). After dinner during the reception, there was a stage for the participating teachers who shed light on the research agenda and showed how it corresponds to the current issues in ICT-business.

Day 2 started early at 6:15. Students were expected in the lobby for the morning activity in the gym. And not just any morning activity: the teams have had a noble effort in the Guinness Book of Records to end up with a record on skippyball hopping!

World record or not, ultimately team "We Mean Business" became the winner of this years event. With their pitch about SaaS Opportunities they convinced the jury and the audience and showed they really think 'out of the box' and to meet the requirements of the theme of this year: Limitless.

Again a perfect and successful event and the preparations for the event in 2013 start soon.

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