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MIS Speaker's Series - Nextrio Case Competition

Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Location: BergerAuditorium, Eller College of Management, 1130 E Helen St. map
Time: 1:30 - 5:00 PM

Paulo Goes
Dr. Paulo Goes

The Management Information Systems (MIS) department at the Eller College of Management has partnered with Nextrio (a Tucson-based IT services firm) to offer a learning and networking opportunity for local IT business professionals, MIS students and faculty.

The afternoon will kick-off at 1:30 PM with the MIS Speaker's Series. MIS Department Chair, Dr. Paulo Goes, will present – “Harnessing the Masses: The Business Value of Crowdsourcing.” An enlightening talk on the growing use of crowdsourcing and crowd funding in business.

During his presentation, Paulo will discuss how/why organizations
are turning to the crowd for help on solving business problems, predicting future outcomes, raising funds, and analyzing data. He will also be discussing the key characteristics of new crowdsourcing models, the types of problems for which crowdsourcing is best suited, and potential challenges for using crowdsourcing platforms.

MIS CrowdsourcingThen, beginning at 2:30 PM, watch the student finalists of the Nextrio Case Competition present their solutions for the Pima County Library Wireless Project.

MIS master’s students have been working all semester to help Pima County IT redesign the wireless networks for the public library system and this will showcase their hard work. Winners of the competition will receive prizes and the opportunity for an externship with Nextrio.

After the case competition finals (approximately 4:00 PM) join students, faculty and local IT business professionals for refreshments and networking on the Eller Terrace. The event will conclude by 5:00 PM.

There is no fee to participate - but we do appreciate your RSVP nonetheless.

MIS Crowdsourcing

Questions? Please contact Allison Bacalia.