UConn team placed Third in the 2015 Travelers IT case competition. The participating schools for this year’s competition included Bentley University, Central Connecticut State University, University of Minnesota (Carlson school), Quinnipiac University, Concordia University, University of Wisconsin and UConn. This topic of this year’s competition dealt with strategies and solutions for improving claim process by using social monitoring and geospatial technologies. During the past few weeks, the team has put forth tremendous amounts of effort and time to discuss issues, research solutions, and rehearse their presentation. On Friday, 11/6, the team, along with students from the other participating schools, presented their final work before a panel of judges. Our team was poised and prepared, earning the third place and representing UConn well. This year’s team included the following students:
Grant Gemelli (Senior in Business Data Analytics)
George Deligiannakis (Senior in Business Data Analytics)
William Kutz (Senior in Business administration, transferring to Business Data Analytics)
Michael Herzog (Senior in Business Administration)
The competition, held annually by the Travelers IT Leadership Development Program, pairs talented college students with real-world business scenarios. It is a great opportunity for students to showcase their technical and business abilities, and helps demonstrate the importance of strong research, teamwork, and presentation skills.