Winners Announced from the Accenture/Chicago Sinfonietta Competition

accenture_sinfoniettaThis winter the MEM Student Advisory Board organized the Accenture/Chicago Sinfonietta Competition, involving eleven teams and over 30 students/alumni.

The Accenture/Chicago Sinfonietta Competition participants were comprised of Northwestern graduate students and alumni from the McCormick School of Engineering Professional Masters Programs as well as the Bienen School of Music. The competition was designed to generate business and marketing strategies that will increase revenue for the Chicago SinfoniettaAccenture hosted the three final presentations in their downtown Chicago office on March 13th – with the team including MEM student, Carlos Gomez, and MS Predictive Analytics student, Carlos Ardila, winning the competition. The winning students split a cash prize of $1,000 and were awarded 10 Chicago Sinfonietta concert tickets, as well as a networking dinner with Accenture Directors.

A special thanks to MEM Alum and Accenture Consultant, Jennifer Wei, for all her hard work in making this event a great success.  Thank you to all the students involved, and congratulations to the winning team!

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Competition Winners (from left: Carlos Ardila and Carlos Gomez with MEM Associate Director Stephen Tilley)
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Winning Team with Jim Hirsch, Chicago Sinfonietta Executive Director, (left) and Shahid Ahmed, Accenture Managing Director, (second from right).
Three Finalist Teams
Three Finalist Teams
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Competition Group Photo (Student Finalists and Judges)

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