Details regarding the competition case will only be provided on the day the case is released for the 24-hour case deliberation (February 17, 2017).
Here are the links to cases used in the past:
2016: TELUS IoT
2015: Access Our Medicine – Reaching 1,000,000
2014: Plantiga – How Many Steps Did You Take Today?
2012: MedicalTech: Co-creating Value with Customers
2011: Binnj on the iPad
2010: IBM Canada Ltd.: Implementing Global Strategy
2009: TripIT: The Traveler’s Agent
2008: Swimming in the Virtual Community Pool With PlentyofFish
2007: Handshake VR, Inc.
2006: Canadian Firearms Program
2005: TrademarkLogo.com: Transforming Legal Services
2004: Fidelis Bank Financial Group: Selection of a messaging system
Each year, a relevant and exciting topic from the MIS and IT industry is explored and discussed at Corporate Evening.
*Please note that the competition theme may not be relevant to the topic of the unpublished competition case released to participants during deliberation.
CaseIT 2016 – Cognitive Analytics: Adapting Machines for Thought
Have you ever gotten frustrated when Cortana, Siri, or Google Now wouldn’t understand what you were saying, no matter how many times you tried repeating yourself, and how after giving up on that, you had to do the task manually? Cognitive Analytics will help to bridge the gap between machines and human intuition.
Building on past CaseIT themes of Big Data, Cognitive Analytics looks at areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning for use in processing and analysing large amounts of natural language data. Over time, machines will be able to simulate how humans think more closely, allowing complex real-time information from sources such as annual reports, news, academic articles and social media to be processed immediately. Insights gained from Cognitive Analytics can then be quickly applied to decision making in areas such as finance, marketing, and healthcare.
Join us as we explore the future of intelligent machines at CaseIT 2016.
CaseIT 2015 – Internet of Things: Challenges of the Future
Imagine this – the world at your the tip of your fingers. Devices, systems, and services all connecting seamlessly to give you the data you need, when you need it. The Internet of Things will give us the opportunity to change the way we live and work, but like many opportunities, it also presents many challenges.
Anything we can dream of – from mobile devices, transportation, infrastructure, and much more – will all be connected to the Internet. We are all partaking in the Internet of Things in our daily lives, sometimes without even knowing. According to Gartner, there will be nearly 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things by 2020. The challenges stemming from connecting and supporting all these devices create challenges for all organizations, no matter what size. In addition, by equipping everything to be seamlessly and continuously connected to the Internet, there will be an infinite amount of data collected. Being able to process this big data into information will give us greater efficiency and effectiveness in everything that we do
The Internet of Things will connect all aspects of our lives and help us reach our full potential. Join us in exploring the challenges and possibilities of the Internet of Things at CaseIT 2015.
CaseIT 2014 – Big Data: Mining Decisions
You may think that a minute is very short, but in fact, an incomprehensibly large amount of data is created in a single minute. Despite the exploding volumes of data, businesses cannot get enough of it. They know that the ability to collect, store and analyze large sets of data is crucial to decision making today. This is Big Data – the foundation to a modern business’s success.
But does big data benefit every individual or just big business? Are we able to resolve the issues around privacy and management risk? How will big data transform the world for the better? At CaseIT 2014, we look forward to exploring this topic with you!
CaseIT 2013 – Mobility: World Within Reach
Late for work? You might already be there. Mobility has taken the world by storm with the introduction of disruptive technologies that have changed the way we conduct business. Whether it’s accessing information in real-time over the air or introducing flexibility in managing operations, firms simply cannot ignore the growing potential of mobility in order to stay ahead. The technology is here and developing at a rapid pace, but will firms run with it?
The mobile market is currently booming, and this multi-billion dollar industry is disrupting and “blurring” the realities between the home and the office. We hope to explore ideas of the disruptive technologies, the evolution of cloud computing and spark new interest in the idea of the mobile workplace.
CaseIT 2012 – Security: Safeguarding Success
Engaging in Security is always a secondary concern, as it inevitably must be; it is a means to enabling the ends of business goals. Security for its own sake has no value or relevance. The main question therefore is: are we secure enough? This constant bench-marking question, and the intelligence and systems used to validate it, are vital to continual growth and capturing the value of business success.
CaseIT has elected to go with Security for its theme in 2012 because large-scale, mainstream events have uncovered that whichever methods by which we are preparing ourselves, or by whichever
detailed methods we are bench-marking ourselves as being “secure”, we may be falling short of our obligations to protect our company’s stakeholders, bottom line and future.
We would like to encourage the discussion of a state of industry as it is, and spark a debate between the practices of Post-Hoc adaptation, and ethical or anticipatory proactive-implementation.
CaseIT 2011 – Analytics: Insight into the Future
The steady evolution of Analytics has now become revolutionary. Innovative techniques coupled with technological advancements have resulted in the large growth of Analytics. Organizations are able to gain significant insight from the data they mine and are better equipped to make smarter and more accurate decisions. By analyzing data from multiple sources, organizations attain a clearer, real-time picture of trends and correlations happening in their environment.
Data is pouring in faster than organizations can decipher. It is clear that the ability to analyze data as it comes is invaluable and has much predictive worth. Predictive Analytics will better forecast the course of the organization given its current environment and allows for preventative measures to be formed to overcome impending problems.
Analytics has always existed alongside businesses, but as technological advances are being made, it is showing more of its potential as a powerful asset.
2010: Cloud Computing: Opportunity is in the Forecast
2009: GreenIT: Sustaining Success
2008: Hello World: The Value of Social Networks
2007: Driving Innovation
2006: Triumphs and Trainwrecks: Getting it Right