2021 2nd Annual Interactive Business Dashboard Competition - Results

Approximately 570 first year students from the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) at the University of Waterloo, organized in 117 crews/teams, competed in the 2nd annual UW CISA interactive performance dashboard competition. Crews had to develop an interactive business dashboard for TTS, a toy store retailer that operates 20 stores from Maryland to Maine. Teams had to leverage one year’s worth of data (over 4.5 million records) to build their dashboard. The main objective of the dashboard was to enable the management of TTS to monitor the company's performance in four key areas: gross profits, revenues, cost of goods sold, and operating profits.

The top ten teams presented their dashboards (pictured below) to a panel of judges consisting of SAF faculty members: Prof. Efrim Boritz, Prof. Nancy Vanden Bosch, Prof. Adam Presslee; and Mr. Edbert Oey, Analytics Engineer, RVezy.

Top ten dashboards

Congratulations to first prize winners Mads Christensen, Katarina Miovcic, Kaitlyn Simowibowo, John Yung and Leo Cui. They will share the $1000.00 prize. You can view their dashboard below or full presentation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd0IeKC1fpE

Winning dashboard and winners

  • Second place went went to the members of team 98: Cole Dahmer, Aniket Joshi, Rachel Ni and Sisi Shen
  • Third place went to the members of team 87: Eric Chen Zheng, Bonita Ho, Anaika Ruth, Jomel Rodil and Rachel Elise Ward

The data set for the 2021 2nd annual UW CISA interactive performance dashboard competition was provided by the HUB of Analytics Education (https://www.hubae.org/about-us/). A non-profit organization that provides open educational resources to faculty around the globe.

This competition is co-sponsored by ISACA Toronto Chapter.
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2020 Interactive Business Dashboard Competition - Results

Approximately 400 first year students from the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) at the University of Waterloo, organized in 82 crews/teams, competed for the inaugural UW CISA interactive performance dashboard competition. Crews had to develop an interactive business dashboard for a wine and liquor retailer. The main of objective of the dashboard is to enable store managers to drill down and understand the effect of the lockdown on the relative performance of their store. All teams started with the same data set, which has daily sales transactions from 12 stores for March 2018, March 2019, and March 2020.

  • The winner of the competition was crew 29. The members of the crew will share the top prize of $500.00. Congratulations to: Ilhaan Jivani, Asher Jing Fei Mak, Jasdip Singh Matharu, Jasmita Patel, and Jackson Yan.

Winning team members

A screenshot of their dashboard is shown below.

winning dashboard

  • The second prize went to the members of team 34: Sarah Kristen Bakker, Alexander Kastoris, Farhan Saeed, William D Tung, and Christopher Richard Kar-Wing Yee.
  • The third prize went to team 42: Justin Chung, Michelle Guan, Ivan He, James Kang, and Gordon Luu.
  • The fourth prize goes to team 50: Amar Atwal, Mahek Kaur Gill, Ajay Narayan, Justin Quan Lok Heen Quan, and Nathaniel Yuan.
  • The fifth prize went to team 56: Michael Joshua Sasmito, Tim Shatilov, Manan Vig, Boris Yim, and Vivian Zhong.

The 2020 case/competition was based on materials of Chapter 12 of T.C. Stratopoulos & N. Vanden Bosch, Analytic Methods for Business – I: Introduction to Data Analytics Process with Spreadsheets and R, 2020, Waterloo, ON.

This competition is co-sponsored by ISACA Toronto Chapter.
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