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Sparks – Write To Influence Contest Nov’13

SPARKS December 2013 contestSparks- The Management Article Contest

About SPARKS –

Benchmark SPARKS is a “write to influence” contest series that started on 15 November 2013. Each part of this series focuses on a contemporary business theme. The contest is open only to top B-Schools across India. The list of eligible B-Schools can be seen here.

The Judges’ Panel

Vivek Madan

Vivek Madan

VP, Operations, MBB

GE Commercial Finance

Suresh Jayaram

Suresh Jayaram

Director, Business Excellence, MBB


B Waware

B Waware

Master Black Belt


PB Mohan

PB Mohan

Dy Director Process Engineering, MBB


Tina Arora

Tina Arora

Service Head, MBB



First –        Deepak Gupta, IMT Ghaziabad

Second –  Aseem Shandilya, IMT Ghaziabad

Third –      Suhani Popli, IIM Kozhikode


  • Partha Mitra, IMT Ghaziabad
  • Prateek Chaturvedi, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Swatee Singhal, NITIE

Contest Timeline

  • Theme – This series had a topic on which contestants had to write. The topic was “Data driven decision making (DDDM).
  • Contest start date – The contest started on Friday 15th November 2013, 09:00 IST.
  • Article submission – Submission deadline was Friday 22nd November 2013, 23:59 IST.
  • Online interaction assessment – Assessment by panelists was completed on Friday 06th December 2013, 09:00 IST.
  • Announcement of results – Results were announced to finalists on Saturday 07th December 2013 at 09:00 AM and to all others at 9 PM.
IMPORTANT – Next SPARKS event (December 2013 contest) allows team participation with a unique FOR and AGAINST format. To make sure you do not miss the update, provide your email address by clicking here.


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