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ISEM students showcase business talent in international IT case competition

13 Feb, 2016
Three students from our Information Systems and e-Business Management (ISEM) concentration participated in the CaseIT competition held in Vancouver from 10 to 13 February 2016. Organised by Simon Fraser University, CaseIT is an annual global case competition for undergraduate business students with a strong MIS focus.
Our ISEM team, Charley Chung, Jasmine Che, and Joel Tse, led by the team coaches Dr. Christy Cheung and Dr. Dimple Thadani from the Department of Finance and Decision Sciences, was one of the 20 invited finalist teams from across the globe. Other participating universities included Copenhagen Business School, Indiana University, Queen’s University, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Participants were given 24 hours to solve a case and a day to present their team’s solution to a judging panel composed of industry professionals. The students found the journey fruitful and inspiring. They met and mingled with elite students from top universities around the world. “It was a wonderful experience and we exchanged ideas and got to know each other,” said Charley.
The team also had the chance to meet with managers of the world’s largest technology companies and founders of local digital start-ups. “It is definitely one of the greatest experiences in my university life,” said Jasmine, who was excited to explore the Canadian culture. “It leads me to look beyond the e-commerce industry of our own city and take heed of the global market.”
“Although we did not win the competition, what I have learnt can never be measured by the medal,” remarked Joel.
Established in 2008, the competition serves as a platform to gather students from various backgrounds of IT and business to showcase their skills in areas such as teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking.
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