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CaseIT 2020
February 20, 2020

CaseIT is the premier international Management Information Systems (MIS) business case competition hosted each year in collaboration with the Beedie School of Business in Vancouver, Canada. CaseIT brings together top undergraduate business students, distinguished faculty members, experienced industry professionals, and a dedicated student-run organizing committee to challenge conventional thinking and build global connections. The competition provides a rigorous platform to test students’ critical business case analysis capabilities and empower students to present with confidence in front of esteemed industry professionals on an international stage.

Description
This year is not like the rest. CaseIT 2021 will be a virtual competition! For the first time in history, the CaseIT 2021 organizing committee will be pioneering a premier case competition in an online format.
2021 dates and details will be announced late august 2020

Hosted at the Beedie School of Business in Vancouver, Canada, CaseIT brings together top business students and distinguished faculty members from around the globe, experienced industry professionals, and dedicated Simon Fraser University students to collectively challenge conventional thinking, redefine the boundaries of business and technology, and build global connections. The competition week provides a rigorous platform to test students’ critical business case analysis capabilities, challenge students to think creatively while balancing constraints, and to empower students to present with confidence in front of esteemed industry professionals on an international stage.

Multi-case competition format
Teams will be challenged during the competition week to showcase their versatility and adaptability through multiple rounds of business cases.

Preliminary round one
Short Case
Teams showcase their ability to perform under pressure with a five-hour case. Teams that place first within their division for this case automatically qualify for the Bitcoin Gold Wildcard Round.

Preliminary round two
Long Case
Teams begin deliberations for the long case. Competitors will have 24 hours to deliberate, and then an additional 24 hours of preparation time prior to presenting their solutions to industry professionals on Friday, February 22nd. Winning teams will advance to the Finals Presentations.

Wildcard round
5-minute pitch
Teams qualifying for the Bitcoin Gold Wildcard Round will compete in a rapid-fire, 5-minute pitch of their long case solution to industry professionals. The team that places first in the Bitcoin Gold Wildcard Round advances to the Finals Presentations.

Final Presentation
Long Case Re-Presentation
The Finals Presentations showcase the top five teams’ case solving capabilities. The qualified teams re-present their long case solution to a new panel of judges during the Finals Presentations. The winning team of the Finals Presentations is declared the CaseIT 2020 Champions.