Digital Innovation Challenge Case Competition

Digital Innovation Challenge Case Competition

Presented by the Steve and Tina Wilson Family Foundation

The 2024 Digital Innovation Challenge will be hosted on March 15th, 2024.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three teams!

 

Digital Innovation Challenge Case Competition 2024

The Haskayne School of Business is pleased to host its annual Digital Innovation Challenge Case Competition presented by the Steve and Tina Wilson Family Foundation.  If you are interested in AI and technology, or your background is business, mathematics, engineering or computer science then this competition will be of particular interest to you! 

Benefits to participating in competitions are: 

  • Apply classroom knowledge  
  • Gain unique experience for your resume 
  • Challenge yourself  
  • Compete against others in a fun environment 

Details: 

  • The preliminary competition will be hosted virtually, final round to be hosted in-person 
  • Training sessions will be provided in advance – beginners are encouraged to join! 
  • Students from any discipline or post-secondary institutions are welcome (undergraduate or graduate level) 
  • Teams must consist of up to 4 members 
  • There is a $60 fee per team 
  • Individual Fee - $15 
  • Individuals may apply and be matched with others to form a team 

Prizes

  • First place - $5,000 CAD 
  • Second place - $3,000 CAD
  • Third place - $2,000 CAD 

Important dates

November 20, 2023 - January 15, 2024:
Registration Period  

January 27, 2024:
Preliminary Rounds (online) 

March 14, & 15, 2024:
Competition Finals

Questions?

Have more questions? Please email us at studentsuccess@haskayne.ucalgary.ca and we will be delighted to get back to you!

About Digital Innovation Challenge

Steve Wilson

About the Digital Innovation Challenge

The Steve and Tina Wilson Family Foundation made a generous gift to the University of Calgary in 2022 to support student skill development and digital innovation programs. With the funding, we have launched the Digital Innovation Challenge and March 2023 marked the first time the competition ran on a global level. The Challenge is aimed to create a space where students gain insights from analytics to develop a strategy to better an organization. Anyone can add up numbers, but how do you pull together data and turn it into information that provides insights, using analytics as the communication tool and mixing in words such as “strategy” and “communication”? How do you use data to develop strong strategies that remove the gaps in performance within an organization?


Digital Innovation Challenge Winners 2023

1st Place

Acumen Consulting, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal

1st Place: 2023 Acumen Consulting, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal

Team members: Nishant Gaurav, Hiral Parekh, Himanshu Srivastava and Sridharan Vankeepuram

2nd Place

Avenue Consulting, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, Edmonton

2nd Place: Avenue Consulting, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Team members: Sarah Nguyen, Le Nguyen and Anna Sun

3rd Place

Ready to Invest, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Calgary

3rd Place: Ready to Invest, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Calgary

Team members: Jesse Cockney, Laura Giovanetto, Adam Guthrie and Lucy Lu


2023 Participating Schools

The Haskayne School of Business was thrilled to welcome 30 participating teams for the 2023 Digital Innovation Challenge from the following schools:

  • Concordia University (Canada)
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • Iowa State University (United States)
  • McGill University (Canada)
  • McMaster University (Canada)
  • University of Alberta (Canada)
  • University of Calgary (Canada)
  • University of Manitoba (Canada)
  • University of Winnipeg (Canada)
  • Western University (Canada)
  • Williams College (United States)
Digital innovation challenge 2023 participating schools