CaseIT 2014 Results

Posted on February 23, 2014 | Discuss

Thank you to all the participants, coaches, sponsors, judges, and everyone that supported us along our journey to CaseIT 2014.

We are proud to announce the CaseIT 2014 results!

The final standings were:
1. University of British Columbia
2. Queensland University of Technology
3. Queen’s University

CaseIT 2014 Finalists:

Queen’s University

Queensland University of Technology

University of British Columbia

University of Minnesota

University of Western Ontario


Microsoft: CaseIT 2014 Sponsor

Posted on January 22, 2014 | Discuss

MicrosoftEstablished in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”), the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Recognized as one of Canada’s Great Places to Work, Microsoft Canada Co. provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software. Microsoft Canada is a creative workplace which attracts the best and brightest talent in the IT industry who bring an ever evolving vision of the future to reality.

Microsoft software helps businesses and consumers to reach their full potential, however they define it. Woven throughout daily life, whether it be work or play, Microsoft technologies flourish when they get into the hands of millions of Canadian partners and customers enabling innovation often in new ways.

Microsoft Canada is equally passionate about committing to Canadian communities. Since its inception, Microsoft Canada has had a corporate giving philosophy that goes beyond financial donations to champion inventive forms of philanthropy. For more information on how Microsoft Canada has joined forces with organizations across Canada to make a difference and invest in local communities visit:
http://www.microsoft.ca/citizenship


Announcing the CaseIT 2014 Participants!

Posted on January 11, 2014 | Discuss

Thank you to all the teams that participated in the CaseIT 2014 Preliminary Round.

Announcing the 16 teams to move on to the Final Round in Vancouver this February!

CaseIT 2014 Participants

Concordia University
Corvinus University of Budapest
HEC Montreal
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Humber College
Indiana University (Kelly School of Business)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
National University of Singapore
Queen’s University
Queensland University of Technology
Ryerson University (Ted Rogers School of Management)
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Minnesota (Carlson School of Management)
University of Vermont
University of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey School of Business)


My CaseIT Story: Esther Chou

Posted on September 26, 2013 | Discuss

This is the next post of our new series, “My CaseIT Story!” Throughout the year we will be inviting past/ current CaseIT organizing committee members to write a post about their journey. This week we bring to you Esther Chou, Team Host from CaseIT 2013!

Don’t forget to apply to be a team host to start your own journey!

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Esther Chou

Hi everyone!

I’m a third year student concentrating in accounting and possibly management information systems. I joined CaseIT 2013 as a team host partially because I wanted to be more engaged in student organizations at Beedie and partially because I wanted to be connected with the global business community. Through hosting teams from HEC Montréal (Montreal, Canada) and Binus University (Jakarta, Indonesia), I was able to expand my professional network and also develop lasting friendships. Similarly, by being involved in the planning of CaseIT, I not only enhanced my project management skills, but I also built connections with companies in the local community, as I secured in-kind sponsorship for CaseIT. Since CaseIT is centered on a case competition, one perk of being a team host is watching top business students from around the world present their recommendations to a business problem. This in turn provided me with strong foundation in case competitions and inspired me to be driven and win the Peak Performance Case Competition here at SFU. A favorite moment of mine occurred at the corporate function on the second night. In addition to networking with leading MIS industry professionals at the Vancouver Aquarium, schools were required to introduce themselves in a creative fashion. Several of the performances were hilarious and still make me chuckle to this day. My CaseIT week was definitely action packed and involved minimal sleep, but it was definitely a highlight of my undergrad experience. I encourage all of you to apply and begin your CaseIT journey!

-Esther Chou


My CaseIT Story: Brian Luong

Posted on September 22, 2013 | Discuss

This is the second post of our new series, “My CaseIT Story!” Throughout the year we will be inviting past/ current CaseIT organizing committee members to write a post about their journey. This week we bring to you Brian Luong, Chair of CaseIT 2011!

Don’t forget to apply to be a team host to start your own journey!

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Brian Luong

Hello! My name is Brian Luong and I am a recent SFU BBA Graduate and CaseIT Alumni. My journey with CaseIT began in 2009 as a Team Host. Upon hearing about the opportunity to meet students residing from all different parts of the world and watching them compete in a gruelling 24-hour case competition, I was sold! I was host to the University of Manitoba and University of Pretoria from South Africa. One of the best things about being a Team Host was learning about the cultural differences that existed between the international teams and myself. With that being said, one of my fondest memories from CaseIT 2009 was snowboarding with the 1st place National University of Singapore team on the day following the event because it was the first time that a few of them have ever seen snow!

Following CaseIT 2009 much of the organizing committee, including myself, coped with the immense withdrawal by applying to be a part of CaseIT 2010. I landed a position as the Director of University Relations and could not have been happier. Simply put, I went from being the teams’ friend to the teams’ father. It was a lot of work over the year, but it was all worth it when I finally got to put faces to the names that I had been emailing on a regular basis.

In true CaseIT fashion, then Chair and Vice-Chair May Yu and Stephen Lee approached me during post-event withdrawal with the opportunity to become the Chair of CaseIT 2011. Accepting the offer was one of the best decisions that I have made in my university career. In my eyes the soft skills that I obtained through the planning and execution of the event were equally or more important than the content that I learned in class. My grades did reflect the priority that I put forth in CaseIT, but in reflection I would not have changed very much.

Brian Luong Timeline

Following my involvement with the CaseIT organizing committee, I went on to intern at Engine Digital as an Administrative Assistant, become a delegate and eventual part of the 2nd place JDC West 2013 MIS Team and am now about to begin working as an Enterprise Risk Consultant with Deloitte. In summary, CaseIT helped shape the person that I am today and I will always be an advocate for involvement on the organizing committee. But I also do wish for everyone to find the thing(s) that shape the person that they are to become and I am almost certain that it will not come from a textbook!