CA Technologies Announces Third Annual International Case Competition
October 04, 2011
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CA Technologies, the School of Business Administration at Oakland University, Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona and Kelley School of Business at Indiana University announced the top ten finalists for the third annual International Case Competition on the Strategic Value of IT Management.

The competition will be held during CA Technologies user conference, CA World 2011 (November 13-15), in Las Vegas.

The ten finalists are:

• Copenhagen Business School
• Indian School of Business
• Indiana University
• Nanyang Technological University
• Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
• University of British Columbia
• University of Calgary
• University of Cincinnati
• University of South Florida
• Utrecht University

“Participating in this competition enables students to engage with industry early on, and provides a valuable opportunity to confront real-world problems that are similar to what they may face after graduation,” said Connie Smallwood, VP, Innovation and University Programs, CA Technologies. “This year’s regional competitions, conducted in a virtual environment rather than a physical one, closely reflects the way business operates in today’s connected world.”

Prior to arriving at CA World, the student teams will be provided with a case study of a company that is in the throes of change, and evaluate its IT department and infrastructure. During the competition, each team will present their recommendations on how the company can adapt and align technology to better support the changing business environment.

“The competition experience, provided by this industry-academic collaboration, provides significant lessons that will be beneficial to the professional growth of the students and their ability to link IT and its strategic value to business,” said Dr. Ramesh Venkataraman, Professor and Chairman, MS in Information Systems Program, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

The winning teams will be announced at a dinner reception and award ceremony on Tuesday, November 15. Cash prizes will be awarded to the teams that place in the top three positions. The first place team will receive $10,000, the second place team will receive $5,000 and the third place team will receive $2,500.

The three-member teams will be provided roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and free registration to CA World 2011. They will also have the opportunity to attend sessions, demonstrations and keynotes.

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