Competitions


The virtual competition is now open.

The student competition is divided into multiple tracks. Competition within each track is divided into two main phases: 1) an initial virtual component that any student/team can participate in and 2) an onsite, face-to-face student competition for the top teams in each track from the virtual competition. The virtual competition will begin December 2. This year’s onsite competition, for finalists from each track, will be held at the 2014 Student Chapter Leadership Conference and Competitions hosted by Arizona State University on March 20-22, 2014. Students/chapters only need to pay for travel if they are selected as finalists.

Please note that the submission deadline has been extended to noon EST on Feb. 7th.

Looking to submit your work / sign-up for the Virtual Round? Register ✔

Looking to sign up for the 2014 AIS Student Chapter Leadership Conference and Competitions? Register ✔

Competition Tracks

Content areas for each track may vary from year to year depending on the interest of the students and the faculty involved in the competition. Here are the 2014 tracks:

Competition Track

IT Service Management: This competition track will focus on how to manage IT services in a large organization. Groups will analyze a case and provide recommendation about how to leverage IT services in the organization so that critical functions can be performed.

Track Description

Track Description

Case Details

Case Description

IT Security: This competition track will focus on how to manage IT security in a large organization. Groups will analyze a case and provide recommendation about how to manage IT security in the organization so that critical functions can be performed.
Social Innovation: The objective of this competition track will focus on how to leverage the incredible power of Information Technology and Social Media Technology to address societal problems and create social good.
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IT Video: The objective of this competition track will be to create a video presentation that can inform an audience about the incredible power of Information technology, and to explore the profound impact it will have on both global business as well as shaping future society.
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Eligibility

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an active AIS student chapter are eligible and encouraged to participate. Refer to specific track guidelines for additional information about team size.

Materials Availability and Submission

Materials for each of the tracks are accessible for open viewing. Multiple submissions for each school are allowed, however, a maximum of one team from each school for each track will be selected to participate in the onsite competition.
See individual track guidelines for specific submission information.

General Dates

The following are general dates for the competition:
• December 2nd – Pre-registration opens; Virtual competition begins
• February 7th (noon EST) – Virtual competition materials due; judging begins
• February 12th – Notification of results
• March 3rd – Onsite presentation guidelines distributed
• March 20-22nd – Track Finalist Competition at Arizona State University

Questions

Please contact Alex Lopes or E. Carey O’Donnell if you have any questions related to the student competition.

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