COMPETITION STRUCTURE

CaseIT is the world’s premier international management information systems case competition, occurring each year in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada. CaseIT, hosted by the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, will be taking place from February 17-22, 2019. Sixteen teams from around the globe will be invited to partake in this multi-case competition and to showcase their case analysis abilities on an international stage.

SIX DAYS OF COMPETITION

CaseIT 2019 spans across six days from Sunday, February 17 — Friday, February 22, 2019. CaseIT will welcome teams from all over the world to experience our beautiful city of Vancouver and to put their skills to the test for more days than ever before!

MULTI-CASE COMPETITION FORMAT

Teams will be challenged during the competition week to showcase their versatility and adaptability through multiple rounds of business cases.

CASE STRUCTURE

Preliminary Round One

Short Case

On Tuesday, February 19th, teams showcase their ability to perform under pressure with a five-hour case. Teams that place first within their division for this case automatically qualify for the Bitcoin Gold Wildcard Round.

Preliminary Round Two

Long Case

On Wednesday, February 20th, teams begin deliberations for the long case. Competitors will have 24 hours to deliberate, and then an additional 24 hours of preparation time prior to presenting their solutions to industry professionals on Friday, February 22nd. Winning teams will advance to the Finals Presentations.

Wildcard Round

5-minute pitch

On Friday, February 22nd, teams qualifying for the Bitcoin Gold Wildcard Round will compete in a rapid-fire, 5-minute pitch of their long case solution to industry professionals. The team that places first in the Bitcoin Gold Wildcard Round advances to the Finals Presentations.

Final Presentations

Long Case Re-Presentation

The Finals Presentations showcase the top five teams’ case solving capabilities. The qualified teams re-present their long case solution to a new panel of judges during the Finals Presentations. The winning team of the Finals Presentations is declared the CaseIT 2019 Champions.

ABOUT VANCOUVER

CaseIT is ecstatic to welcome you to our home in Vancouver, where the ocean meets the mountains on the west coast of Canada. Vancouver is one of the most livable cities in the world, known for sustainable living, scenic views, and a booming start-up scene. With one of the smallest carbon footprints of any major city in North America, it is no wonder Vancouver was the Host City to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Downtown Vancouver is bustling with activities and events, both day and night. Panoramic views of the breathtaking local mountains and bodies of water can be seen from any viewpoint, providing the perfect blend of city life and natural surroundings. Along with its lush scenery, Vancouver displays great diversity in its food, activities, and culture. The city is home to attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and a convenient three-hour drive from Whistler Blackcomb. CaseIT competitors and coaches will have the opportunity to experience some of this scenery and culture firsthand. With a dedicated organizing committee, focused on enhancing the competitor experience, we aim to create a welcoming atmosphere and enable international teams to explore the bustling downtown core of Vancouver along with the beautiful natural scenery that surrounds it. We are eager to invite you to explore our vibrant city!