Eleven teams presented to panel of judges. The judges included Jason Archer (Accenture), Sandeep Arora (Accenture), Deb Dey (Foster MSIS), Ming Fan (Foster MSIS), and Tim Haser (Costco). Three teams were selected to advance to round two. The winning team was Manohar Cherukuru, Sandeep Juthani, and Aniket Pathak. The judges felt the winning team came up with solutions to the case that demonstrated a strong understanding of CoreCo’s priorities, developed a creative framework for IT management, and anticipated the client’s questions with detailed analysis to reinforce their solution.
The case competition, offered annually, serves as a capstone experience for students in the MSIS program. It tests students’ ability to apply information systems solutions to a business problem while working in a team and utilizing leadership skills. The competition also gives students an opportunity to present and communicate their solution to a real-world problem.