Part one of the event provided students the opportunity to present to business professionals an IS project on which the team worked. Part two was a case competition that required students to integrate their knowledge in all business areas to solve an IS-related business problem within a given time constraint. The areas of recognition within the event included: Best Project, Best Presentation of a Project, Best Case Solution, and Best Overall.
The results of the competition revealed great success for the UT COBI teams:
1st Place Project – Team HCR ManorCare
1st Place Project Presentation – Team Northwood
3rd Place Case Solution – Team Northwood
2nd Place Overall – Team Northwood.
Members of Team Northwood were Jonathon Goldman, Bryan Kitchen (Project Lead), Nick Lewarski and Josh Light.
Members of Team HCR Manorcare were Katelyn Collins, Kristen Filzer (Project Lead), James Kitson, Jesse Murray and Alyssa Smith.
"This was a team win all around," said Teresa Keefe, Senior Lecturer COBI IOTM Department. "Many thanks to our friends at Northwood Industries and HCR ManorCare for their contribution in allowing our teams to work for and with them, as well as their willingness to help prepare them for the presentation of their projects. The opportunity and value of these experiences are beyond anything I can do in the classroom! Thanks to Scott Lindsay from Hylant Group for helping to prepare the students in areas of IT Governance and IT Security, which definitely helped with our case solution preparation. Thanks to Dr. Bassam Hasan and IOTM Department Chair Dr. P.S. Sundaraghavan for their help in readying the Northwood team for their project presentation. Also, thanks and congratulations to the students for their hard work, dedication, commitment to excellence and representation of the University of Toledo in such an outstanding fashion."