We have an interesting possibility with an offer by someone willing to serve as a mentor for a team. Professor Adrian Zicari is a professor in Management Control (i.e. performance indicators, scorecards) at the ESSEC Business School in France. He is comfortable working in issues of information for decision-making. He also used to work in hospitals, so this could be an area in which he can help. And because he is originally from Argentina, if a case is situated in Latin America, he will probably be familiar with the context. Because Professor Zicari is in France, contact will be at a distance–e-mail, phone, Skype, etc.
Any team interested should send a short note describing your topic by Monday, February 23 to Professor Thomas White at email@example.com. He will forward those to Professor Zicari, who will choose the one that’s most interesting. Teams will be able to work with him for 2-3 hours between now and the competition, so that we don’t take advantage of his generosity. The details of this will be worked out between him and the team.