UCLA Anderson MBA students compete in case competitions locally, nationally and internationally, often bringing home first prize and always returning with valuable experience facing real-world business challenges in a competitive environment. Today, the UCLA Anderson blog presents the third in a series of guest posts by case competition participants. In November, an Anderson team — one of only eight selected — traveled to the annual Berkeley Haas Tech Challenge, where competitors gain hands-on experience in the technology industry and exclusive access to the protagonist company, which leverages the creativity of top MBAs to solve a real problem facing their business.
By Josef Bogosian (FEMBA ’18)
As high-speed 5G wireless is deployed and fixed broadband internet providers build out their networks, new applications will undoubtedly emerge. In mid-November, a team of UCLA Anderson students traveled to UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business to contribute our vision in response to the question, “How will high-speed internet change American lives in the next decade?”
The annual Berkeley Haas Tech Challenge brings together student teams from across the country to discuss and address the challenges of leading tech firms. This year’s sponsor, Google Fiber, challenged teams to come up with creative forecasts for how high-speed internet and related technology will change the way we live.
The UCLA Anderson team — Anwesha Deb (’18), Zachary Fields (’18), Steven Tang (’18) and I — was one of only eight teams selected from 22 schools that applied to compete this year. The Anderson Tech Business Association (AnderTech) coordinated selection of the team to represent UCLA. Other participants included Chicago Booth, Michigan Ross and Northwestern Kellogg.