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Design the ultimate company - student challenge


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Design the ultimate company. Work and compete with student from European universities. Connect with an international consulting network. Win a weekend in Paris.

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Design the ultimate company - student challenge

  1. 1. and take part in a unique experience! Work and compete with students from European universities Connect with an international consulting network Win a weekend in Paris DESIGN THE ULTIMATE COMPANY
  2. 2. THE CHALLENGE Digital is game changer for businesses. It is reshaping business models. It is impacting whole corporations, changing the relations between the employees and the corporate culture. Everything is being accelerated. Innovation is the watchword and agility has become the new norm. More than being a simple enabler, digital has also fostered new expectations. You are the next employees. How should corporations manage this change? What do you aspire to? Choose one of the following topics and design the ultimate company: You dream of great workplaces, inspiring leaders and new ways of working and collaborating in large companies? Then this challenge is for you! THE CONTEXT CollaborationDigital organization Leadership
  3. 3. These are just examples to get you started. Let your imagination run free and surprise us! Portray the company leadership and management of your dreams What does it take to be a leader in the digital age? What is the ideal management style? How should decisions be taken and large organizations be governed, in the digital age? How should happiness and enthusiasm be managed? What does tomorrow’s career path look like? What is the future of talent management (recruitment, development, empowerment, performance, evaluation,…)?... Ex: The leader of the future. Leadership Depict the innovative and agile organization of the future How should large corporations be organized in the digital age? What does data change? How can agility be fostered? How can an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset be developed? What should the structure look like – globally or more specifically within its different functions (marketing, IT, HR, commercial, production, etc.)?... Ex: The digital factory of the future. Digital organization Imagine the company that leverages collective intelligence How should people work and collaborate in the digital age? How can collective intelligence be fostered? How do you master the art of mobilization & change management in the digital age? What is your ideal working space? What does it mean to work in open ecosystems and how can communities work together? Ex: The workplace of the future.Collaboration THE TOPICS
  4. 4. HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE? BUILD A TEAM OF THREE Every student can take part in this challenge, so try mixing profiles: engineering, business, technical, design, sociology… Multidisciplinary teams are more likely to devise more innovative projects! Having trouble finding a teammate? Send an email to 1
  5. 5. HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE? SELECT THE CITY YOU WANT TO COMPETE IN in your home country or at the closest office 2
  6. 6. HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE? SEND US A PRESENTATION OF YOUR IDEA  The format is free: slides, audio or video file, poster, poem,...everything is allowed!  There is no restriction on the content either: Be creative but keep it short and to the point! You should be able to pitch your idea in under 5 minutes  As this is an international challenge, everything will have to be in English  When submitting your idea, don’t forget to:  Tell us which one of the three topics you choose  Attach a team description (name, school, contact details of the team members) Send everything to Deadline: July 1st, 11:59pm, CEST PITCH YOUR IDEA IN FRONT OF OUR JURIES Pitch sessions will take place on July 6th, in the evening. You will be pitching in the office you chose to compete in. Your pitch should take no longer than 5 minutes and should be held in English. One winning team will be chosen per office. 3 4
  7. 7. HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE? GRAND HACKATHON FINALE IN PARIS! The finalists will be invited to Paris on July 20-21st to take part in a two-day hackathon to prototype their ideas. This will be organized in parallel with other hackathons, involving over 400 people (consultants, hackers, designers, developers,…) battling for innovation. Icing on the cake, you will even be able to stay for the weekend and enjoy the summer in Paris! Your travel expenses and accommodation costs for the finale will be covered by Nextcontinent. 5
  8. 8. To sum up: the key milestones TIMELINE May - June July 1st July 20-21st July 6th BUILD YOUR TEAM SEND YOUR IDEA PITCH SESSIONS HACKATHON FINALE
  9. 9. CONDITIONS During this challenge, your project will be assessed on relevance, creativity and feasibility. Last piece of advice: Bear in mind that ideas will have to lead to concrete prototypes that could be implemented in companies. SELECTION CRITERIA WHO CAN SIGN UP? Every student is welcome to join the challenge!
  10. 10. PORTUGAL Avenida Conselheiro Fernando de Sousa 11-13 1070-072 Lisbon THE OFFICES YOU CAN COMPETE IN Schaliënhoevedreef 20J B-2800 Mechelen FRANCE Tour Vista 52-54 quai de Dion Bouton 92806 Puteaux Cedex Rbla Catalunya 111 3° 1a 08008 Barcelona red Gooimeer, 5-39 1411 DD Naarden GERMANY Thurn und Taxis – Platz 6 60313 Frankfurt am Main Heilbronner Straße 86, 70191 Stuttgart Via del Porto Fluviale, 35 00154 Rome ITALIA
  11. 11. We are looking forward to receiving your projects! Should you have any questions, you can contact Audrey, our challenge coordinator. +49 (0)151 27 65 47 14
  12. 12. Nextcontinent is an international network of independent consulting companies. Nextcontinent is a new adventure for consulting firms. Our “citizens” are independent leaders sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. We cover a wide range of industries, including automotive, banking & finance, digital, energy, pharma, the public sector & healthcare and transport. We believe in the specifics of local markets as key drivers to handle globalization. Our experts share different cultures, visions and philosophies and together we deliver new ways of thinking and a fresh approach to doing things. NEXCONTINENT SAS – Tour Vista 52-54 quai de Dion Bouton – 92806 Puteaux – France 1100 CONSULTANTS 29 COUNTRIES 34 OFFICES 1 IN 10 ON AVERAGE WORKS ON A CROSS BORDER ASSIGNMENT