SAP Sapphire Contest 2024

SAP Sapphire Contest 2024

The pinnacle of SAP events, SAP Sapphire, is just around the corner and we have an amazing opportunity for you to represent NTT DATA as an enthusiastic Ambassador.

Unleash Your SAP Excellence: Be NTT DATA's Ambassador at SAP Sapphire 2024! 

Are you ready to showcase your SAP expertise on the global stage? We're excited to announce the NTT DATA SAP Sapphire 2024 Contest, where we're seeking two exceptional individuals to represent our organization in Orlando and Barcelona! Our mission is clear: we aim to create a buzz, inspire our employees, and broadcast the incredible work happening at NTT DATA to the world. This isn't just a contest; it's your all-expenses-paid trip to the premier SAP Sapphire event, a stage where technology, commitment, and innovation converge, and NTT DATA proudly takes center stage as a partner.

Important Dates to Remember 

Application submitting period: 8 to 18 April, 2024
Announcement of 10 Semifinalists: April 25, 2024
Public voting period: April 25 to May 8, 2024
Announcement of 3 Finalists: May 13, 2024
Announcement of 2 Winners: May 16, 2024
SAP Sapphire Event in Orlando: June 3-5, 2024
SAP Sapphire Event in Barcelona: June 11-13, 2024

Contest Prize

The two chosen winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the SAP Sapphire event – one in Orlando and the other in Barcelona. They'll enjoy exclusive access to dive deep into the SAP Sapphire universe, gaining entry to sessions, keynotes, exhibits, and networking events. Additionally, they'll have the chance to interact with customers, executive leaders, partners, and influencers, making this an unforgettable experience. 

What We Need from You

1. Fill Out the Form: Tell us about yourself and your SAP project.

2. Upload a Headshot: Share a clear headshot photo that reflects your SAP spirit.

3. Upload a Video: Showcase your SAP project in a 1-minute video.

Please note that this contest is open to NTT DATA employees only, and a special communication with the link to the form will be sent to your corporate email.

Non-employees will have the opportunity to participate from April 25 to May 8 by voting for the best projects.

Pro Tips

Deliver Impact: craft a clear, animated, and engaging introduction. Maintain a smile, perfect posture, and ensure optimal lighting and sound for an outstanding presentation.


Here are the essential criteria every contestant must meet:

NTT DATA Affiliation: Contestants must be permanent employees of any NTT DATA or NTT Ltd. subsidiary.

Age Requirement: Participants need to be at least 18 years of age to enter the contest.

Comprehensive Submission: Each entry must include a completed form, a clear headshot photo, and a one-minute video showcasing the project and their communication skills.

Video and Photo Guidelines: Submissions should align with the video and photo guidelines outlined in the contest terms.

Adherence to Contest Rules: Full compliance with all contest details and terms & conditions is mandatory.

The 10 semi-finalists

Coming soon on April 25th

Meet the Judges

Nobuhito Utsunomiya (Ucchi)

Nobuhito Utsunomiya (Ucchi)

Head of Enterprise Application Services, Global Innovation Headquarters

Nobuhito Utsunomiya | LinkedIn
Ayça Içingir

Ayça Içingir

Global Head of Industry and LoB Centers of Excellence
NTT DATA Germany

Ayça Içingir | LinkedIn

Krunal Patel

Vice President - Revenue Development APAC Region

Krunal Patel | LinkedIn
Sara Winther

Sara Winther

Senior Director, Digital Business Transformation
NTT DATA Nordics

Sara Winther| LinkedIn
Pat Dalki

Pat Dalki

Vice President Legal & Compliance
NTT DATA United States

Pat Dalki | LinkedIn
Arvind Narasimhan

Arvind Narasimhan

Vice President, Enterprise Applications Services
NTT DATA United States

Arvind Narasimhan | LinkedIn
George Jacob

George Jacob

Director, Strategic Advisory Services
NTT DATA United States

George Jacob | LinkedIn
Vanessa Solana Lopez

Vanessa Solana Lopez

Director, Human Experience Management

Vanessa Solana Lopez | LinkedIn
Eduardo Ebel

Eduardo Ebel

Head of SAP & Enterprise Solutions

Eduardo Ebel | LinkedIn
Len Landale

Len Landale

SVP, Global Operations
NTT DATA United States

Len Landale | LinkedIn