High School Critical Thinking, Problem Solving & Creativity

Berkeley Business Academy for Youth

Meet the Winning Team

Tech for Tomorrow, 2017

Team Members

  • Heidi Zhang
  • Rohan Maletira
  • Carmelo Chen
  • Colin Jiang
  • Brian Wang

Mastercard vs. Visa-The Fight for Mobile Payments: The MasterCard vs. Visa case study allows students to put themselves in the shoes of Visa CEO, Joseph Saunders as Visa acquires CyberSources in 2010. Saunders at Visa and other CEOs at companies like MasterCard are facing new technologies such as mobile payments that might disrupt the ways they have been doing business for decades. Students are given an overview of the landscape and are asked to critically think about some of the key industry competitive, strategic, technology and leadership issues that Saunders and consumers face. The case study provides students with an opportunity to see the real-time challenges that a CEO might face and the decisions he or she as well as consumers would need to make with limited information and what money may look like in the future.

 

2016 - Seabass & Guppies


Team Members

  • Harrisson Galavan
  • Sebastian Huang
  • Aerin Shin
  • Jennifer Zhu

Smart City Case Study: A new generation of "smart" cities is popping up each day. Whether it is considering energy, transportation, telecommunication, health, waste management, the environment, or technology, communities are now envisioning a more sustainable future. Cities are moving towards a framework for smarter cities. It is your team's responsibility to recommend a smart infrastructure for your city.

2015 - ICCB - International Coalition for City Business


Team Members

  • Bill Cao
  • Caityln Juang
  • Icyss Olivas and Cathy Ding

City

Oakland, California Smart Health

Smart City Case Study: The challenge for public sector organizations worldwide is to adjust to the new reality of 'doing more for less' (or 'doing less for less') and to focus on the outcomes our society needs and wants. Experimental projects are currently being implemented around the world in order to define a framework for smart cities. Some are considering energy, others the environment and others technology. It is your team's job to recommend a smart infrastructure for your city.