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MSIROM: Business Analytics | Industry Involvement

Strategic Engagement Case Competition

Featuring IBM Watson


Thank you to all of our competitors, volunteers, and IBM staff who made the case competition such a success!

The event featured more than 60 students from a variety of backgrounds across campus competing to present the best idea for how to put IBM Watson to work in the business world. After two days of learning all about IBM Watson from the IBM masterminds who created the machine, the teams of students put together a wide range of creative and practical applications for the one-of-a-kind super computer. The 14 teams presented to the judges on the final day, and the "Data Nerds" team, consisting of Alex Jones, Elizabeth Jones, Michael Sherman, and Xihan Liu, came out on top. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

Winners:

1st Place - "Data Nerds" - Alex Jones, Elizabeth Jones, Michael Sherman, and Xihan Liu

2nd Place - "EngiePharm" - Ajay Rao, John Ko, Rossen Tzartzev, and Shannon Smith

3rd Place - "Prestige Worldwide" - Ben Gallegos and Patrick Arnold