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International Case Competition – 2011 Winners: University of Calgary

The International Case Competition on Strategic Value of IT Management is a global case competition that brings together top students in business and information technology (IT) to demonstrate and evaluate the Strategic Value of IT Management for an organization.

Student teams are provided with a case study challenge that must be addressed with a combination of solid business reasoning and in-depth knowledge of the IT infrastructure. The teams must research the issue and prepare a formal presentation of their recommendations on how to adapt and align technology to better support the customer’s business environment. Each team is comprised of three graduate students with at least one student pursuing a degree in information technology (IT) or information systems (IS).

The judging panel consists of business and technology experts from both academia and industry. Complete anonymity is ensured throughout the judging period.

Finals teams come from schools that have competed and won during the regional competition phase. The Finals take place every eighteen months at CA World, CA Technologies user conference.

2011 Winning Team: University of Calgary

Pictured is the team from the University of Calgary, winners of the third annual International Case Competition that took place at CA World 2011 in Las Vegas. Visa Inc. provided the case for the finals competition, along with sponsorship and judging support. 

Left to right: William E. McCracken, Chief Executive Officer, CA Technologies, winning teammates Laura Higgins, Brian Eshpeter and Carolyn Nalder, and Matt Quinlan, Chief Technology Officer, Visa Inc.

The ten universities that competed in the Finals, November 14-15 at CA World 2011:

  • Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)  
  • Indian School of Business (India)
  • Indiana University (U.S.A.)
  • Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (India)
  • University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • University of Calgary (Canada)
  • University of Cincinnati (U.S.A.)
  • University of South Florida (U.S.A.)
  • Utrecht University (Netherlands

Other Universities who competed in the Regional Competitions:

  • Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, USA
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Purdue University, USA
  • Texas A&M University, USA
  • University of Arizona, USA
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Alexandria University, Egypt
  • American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • University of Haifa, Israel
  • Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, China
  • Victoria University at Wellington, NZ


The  following programs are CIPS Accredited at the University of Calgary:

Computer Science:

University of Calgary


·  B.Sc. Honours in Computer Science

1983 - 1988

·  B.Sc. Major in Computer Science

1983 - 1988



·  B.Sc. Honours in Computer Science

2001 - 2012

·  B.Sc. Major in Co