California Business Students Compete in Ericsson’s Global Competition

WHAT: The Ericsson Networked Society Cities Case Competition encourages top global business students to try and solve the challenges of urbanization with information and communications technology. The winning team from the regional Networked Society Cities Case Competition, taking place in San Jose this week, will be awarded $3,000 and advance to the global Networked Society Cities Case Competition in Miami Beach, Fla. Top teams in Miami Beach will be judged by industry leaders and take home a combined $48,000 in awards.

WHO: Top business students from countries and regions including the U.S., Canada, China, Nigeria, Senegal, Thailand, Taiwan, Sweden, Portugal, Finland, Estonia, Ukraine, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.

WHEN & Bay Area media are invited to attend the Silicon Valley Regional Competition,
WHERE: where Stanford, USC, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, and UC Davis will compete. To RSVP, please email the media contact below.

September 13 and 14
Ericsson Silicon Valley Headquarters
250 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134

On November 18, winners will be announced in Miami Beach, Fla. at Ericsson’s Networked Society Forum.

QUOTE: “At Ericsson, we believe that mobile and broadband connectivity are vital to mitigating some of the global challenges of rapid urbanization,” said Don McCullough, director of strategic communication at Ericsson. “With the global Ericsson Networked Society Cities Case Competition, we are capturing some of the best thinking around these challenges from the next generation of global stewards.”

MORE INFO: For more information on the Ericsson Networked Society Cities Case Competition, click here. For specific details on the 2013 competition, click here.

CONTACT: Maria Culp
North of Nine Communications