Hosted at the Beedie School of Business in Vancouver, Canada, CaseIT brings together top business students and distinguished faculty members from around the globe, experienced industry professionals, and dedicated Simon Fraser University students to collectively challenge conventional thinking, redefine the boundaries of business and technology, and build global connections. The competition week provides a rigorous platform to test students’ critical business case analysis capabilities, challenge students to think creatively while balancing constraints, and to empower students to present with confidence in front of esteemed industry professionals on an international stage.
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Welcome to CaseIT 2019!
Over the past years, CaseIT has transformed from an internal event into the world’s premier international undergraduate MIS case competition. Driven by the continuous support of the Beedie School of Business and our corporate sponsors—and inspired by the tenacity, dedication, and curiosity of our international competitors—CaseIT is proud to enter its 16th iteration. With 6 days of rigorous competition, 2 challenging cases, and 1 local design-thinking ideathon, we are proud to provide a platform where thought meets action, inviting top universities in MIS from across North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Australia.
CaseIT’s mission is to provide a global stage for competitors to shine, and to deliver a world class experience in which top MIS students can showcase their analytical skills and technological expertise. Ever-changing, rapidly-transforming, and constantly-evolving, technology has become an integral part of our lives, shaping business processes and creating industry trends. This year, we are eager to present our theme: “Speed of Technology.” Embracing these dynamics, CaseIT 2019 is eager to explore the relationship between time, speed, and technology.
Our Organizing Committee is currently hard at work with the goal of creating an exceptional competition experience for you. We invite you to explore more information regarding our competition on the website, and to follow our latest updates on our social media channels.
Chair, CaseIT 2019
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“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” - Lao Tzu.
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“If you’re not first, you’re last.”
My favourite part about Vancouver is the hiking and food adventuring! I love taking photos in nature. My favourite hiking locations are Lighthouse Park, with its various trails, and Quarry Rock with views that make hiking up worthwhile. When I’m not hiking I enjoy going on mini food adventures around the city to scout out my next favourite bubble tea or dessert place.
“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh!)
Food and hikes are my favorite parts of Vancouver. Always eager to visit new restaurants and go for new hikes during the summer.
“Do unto other’s as you would want them to do unto you.” - The Golden Rule
My favourite part about Vancouver is scenery from the local mountains. During the winter season, Grouse and Cypress mountains are my favourites to go snowboarding and skiing. Throughout the summer, these mountains make for great hikes with breathtaking views of the city!
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin
I love all the food Vancouver has to offer! My favourite restaurants to visit are fusion restaurants that combine the best elements of multiple cultures to create delicious meals.
“You don’t win friends with salad” - Homer Simpson.
Vancouver’s stunning landscape is my favourite thing about this city. Each season it has allowed me to play different sports and enjoy the great outdoors. From snowboarding, to ultimate, to swimming, to hiking, there is always a place to be active. There doesn’t seem to be an end to the adventure.
“When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.” - Dory.
Every morning I enjoy Vancouver’s picturesque views. Just walking through Vancouver gives you an unforgettable feeling of happiness because you are being exposed to the city, mountains and water. Moreover, this city’s cultural diversity and some of the best cuisines in the world, Vancouver one of the best places for foodies.
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible” “ - Audrey Hepburn.
My favourite aspect of Vancouver has to be our growing technology scene. From startups popping up everywhere, to bigger players in the industry establishing a larger presence in Vancouver, our city is truly living up to its reputation as “Silicon Valley North.”
“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs
From breathtaking views of the mountains up north to a glance of the city found on the top of the Lions Gate bridge, Vancouver never fails to amaze me. As an adventurous person, I find joy in exploring the world and expressing my discoveries through photography and cinematic videos.
``Life can end at any moment. Live every day like it's your last and to never let opportunities slip through your fingers.`` - Sam Kolder
My favourite part about Vancouver is its unique scenery. At any time of year, the mix of beautiful mountains, hints of snow, and the lively oceans are indescribable.
“Sometimes Me Think, ‘What is Friend?’ And then me say, ‘Friend is someone to share the last cookie with’” - Cookie Monster
Since moving to Vancouver recently from Toronto, I’m constantly out exploring the vibrancy of the downtown core as well as the nature that surrounds it. The mountains never fail to amaze me! Some of my favourite things to do include going on hikes and running, eating food, and exploring more of what Vancouver has to offer.
“The more we admit we do not know, the more opportunities we gain to learn.” Mark Manson
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“If a man does not have sauce, then he is lost. But the same man can get lost in the sauce.” – Gucci Mane.
My favourite part about Vancouver is the diverse culture and coastal views by being Canada’s gateway to the Pacific Rim. Besides views, Vancouver is also full of sustainable, innovative, and creative businesses.
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” - C. S. Lewis
I love that Vancouver is the best place for skiing with a variety of mountains. There are different trails for people with different skill levels and the scenery during winter time is like a wonderland.
”If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” by Napoleon Hill
My favorite part about Vancouver is how easy it is to go out camping or hiking. I’ve been in Scouts my whole life, and the outdoors has become a part of me. Whether it’s kayaking at Deep Cove or camping at Sunshine Coast, it goes without saying that I’m in love with nature. Doing any of those things gives me an unrecreatable feeling that money just can’t buy!
“They can’t outthink me if I’m not thinking at all.”