SEBASTIAN MOLINA CALVO, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, PARTICIPANT AT BBICC 2017
Could you pinpoint a few moments from BBICC 2017 that have had the most impact on your overall impression?
-Overall, BBICC left a big impact and made an amazing impression. It’s hard to specify because the whole competition was run impeccably. However, if I pick a couple of specific moments, it would come down to the case launches, the judges’ panel, and the organizing committee and team ambassadors.
Both cases were extremely interesting, but what made BBICC more impressive was the case launches that preceded the case cracking sessions. Being able to listen directly to company representatives allowed us to understand and contextualize the case far more than just being given papers to read. This really set the pace and gave us a much better idea as well as a better starting place to begin the case. I think that this really elevates the competition and allows the teams to be far more efficient and eliminates a lot of the doubt that comes from not necessarily knowing too much about the case sponsor.
The judge panels were all very well selected. From industry professionals, consultants, employees from the case sponsors, and previous case club competitors, it was a perfect balance and really allowed for successful feedback after cases. Having good judges allows the presenters to dive deeper into the details and get their ideas across well.
Finally, from a logistics perspective, the competition is flawless, but more than that, the whole organizing committee and the team ambassadors were excellent. We always felt welcome and supported. We were able to focus on the competition but also had an amazing time and enjoyed ourselves throughout the week.Continue Reading "Cultural understanding is imperative"