Nyenrode MBA Team Wins Dell EMC Leadership Challenge 2017

written by Ayesha Malik - full-time MBA participant


The students of the Nyenrode Full-time MBA (IMBA) 2016-17 class participated in a one-day boot camp where they had to propose solutions on “How to Mobilize Workforce post the $67 billion Dell purchase of EMC in Sept. 2016 – the largest technology deal in history!”

"The full-time MBA at Nyenrode is an exciting rollercoaster ride day-in/day-out. Simply because all academic courses that we have over the course of the MBA also involve practical projects, which allow us to work with big MNCs in the corporate sector in the Netherlands.

For our Organizational Leadership and Talent Management module (given by Professor Dr. Lidewey van der Sluis), we had a one-day boot camp at the Dell EMC Netherlands office in Amsterdam, led by Edward Neyndorff who is the Learning & Development Partner Germany-Nordics-Benelux-Switzerland on March 16, 2017. The day saw our class divided into five groups and we had Dell EMC facilitators to guide us through it the entire day.

After a rigorous boot camp day, the winning team (Kunal Waghray, Yosuke Takahashi, Anshu Srivastva, Mariana Moroni, Ruzana Gareeva and Ayesha Malik) was announced, and their reward was to present their findings to the Dell Netherlands Leadership Team.

The final pitch took place on April 18, 2017 where we presented our idea to the entire Dell EMC Leadership Team for Northern Europe. During our follow-up to the presentation for Jeannine Peek, General Manager for Dell EMC in the Netherlands, we had multiple idea reiteration rounds where we received feedback from our Dell EMC facilitators Caroline Hoegen Dijkhof (Account Manager Corporate Accounts Healthcare), and Joris Broekhuysen (Account Manager Large Enterprise at Dell EMC). Their feedback helped to polish our raw idea and to smooth out the rough edges of our idea.

We would like to extend our deepest regards to them and Edward for their coordination and guidance, and Professor Lidewey van der Sluis for the incredible opportunity."

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