The competition portion of the Student Chapter Leadership Conference allows students to demonstrate their business skills and information systems knowledge. Judges include industry leaders and internationally recognized faculty. The competition is divided into an initial virtual component and an on-site, face-to-face student competition. Below are the 2015 conference competitions. They are an example of the types of competitions that AIS offers each year at the Student Chapter Leadership Conference.

2015 Competitions (April 10, 2015)

IS that Serves Society

As students and future practitioners of information systems (IS), you play a significant part in the AIS mission. This contest will allow you to demonstrate the impact that IS can have on society by challenging a team of individuals to design and implement an information system that can serve as an innovative solution to a societal problem.

Security Policy Competition

The case study competition is written with many clues about the security problems at “InvestCo”. The intent is for student teams to pull the many problems from the case study and craft potential solutions to each one. Then teams should work to create a coherent security policy for employees and clients that balances security and accessibility.

AIS Student Chapter Video Competition

Women are traditionally an underrepresented population not only in information systems, but across all computing disciplines. That’s why we, along with the great people at the AIS IS Women’s Network and National Center for Women in IT (NCWIT), are challenging you to change that by creating a short (no more than 5 minute) video explaining why women should study IS!

QVC Analytics Challenge

The AIS Student Leadership Conference is pleased to announce that QVC has generously sponsored this year’s analytics competition track! Winners of this competition will receive a cash award.

For this track, student teams choose one of four problems and data sets donated by the participating companies. Students create a visualization that provides insight into the data, addressing the key issues of the problem. Teams submit their graphic and a one page description highlighting its key features. Students can use any tool to create their entries.