The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to partner with IT World Canada to host the first National Business Technology Management (BTM) Student Competition between Schools represented by teams of their top 4th year BTM students.
The National BTM Student Competition will provide students with one week to produce a thorough report in response to the Competition Case Study question, as well as a 10-15 minute video presentation explaining their analysis to the competition judges, which will be made available to the public on the IT World Canada website.
The main Competition will take place in February 2017, with a Blog Competition taking place this November 2016 and a Twitter chat taking place in January 2017, both to help students to start thinking critically about the competition theme and to prepare themselves for the main Case Study question. Students have the opportunity to win monetary prizes, obtain national exposure, and build valuable skills.
For more information about the BTM (Business Technology Management) program please visit: http://itactalent.ca/talent-initiatives/btm/
National BTM Student Competition (February 2017)
|1st Prize: $5,000||2nd Prize: $2,500||3rd Prize: $1,500|
Blog Competition (November 2016)
As an early preparation for the main competition taking place in February 2017, participating BTM Student Teams were given the opportunity to compete in a the BTM Student “Blog” Competition in November 2016. The Teams had one week to provide a short Blog post response to the question: “Autonomous Cars: Good or Bad?” The teams had one week to promote their submission and the Blog post that garnered the most attention and received the most web traffic won $1,000. Congratulations to Ryerson University for winning the BTM Student “Blog” Competition! We want to thank all BTM Student Teams who participated as well as our sponsor for making this happen.
This Competition Prize was generously Sponsored by FDM Group. FDM Group is a professional services provider with a focus on IT. FDM’s business model is both unique and robust, bringing people and technology together. FDM has firmly established itself as a leading IT employer in numerous locations around the world. Learn more about FDM group at www.fdmgroup.com/ca.
As Canada’s national ICT business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally. A prominent advocate for the expansion of Canada’s innovative capacity, ITAC encourages technology adoption to capitalize on productivity and performance opportunities across all sectors. A member-driven not-for-profit, ITAC has served as the authoritative national voice of the $170 billion ICT industry for over 60 years. More than 36,000 Canadian ICT firms create and supply goods and services that contribute to a more productive, competitive, and innovative society. The ICT sector generates one million jobs directly and indirectly and invests $4.9 billion annually in R&D, more than any other private sector performer. For more information about ITAC visit www.itac.ca
ITAC Talent was formed in 2007 and our goal is to proactively address the long-term talent and skills requirements of Canadian businesses, government and organizations. We are creating the skills for the digital economy and growing the talent pipeline. We inspire young people to choose technology careers, help transform education to accelerate the flow of talented people from all backgrounds into technology careers, support diversity in the industry, and help shape public policy to support the growth of talent. For more information about ITAC Talent visit www.itactalent.ca
IT World Canada
IT World Canada will be serving the role of the “Media Sponsor” for the National BTM Student Competition, helping promote the competition and feature these top Business Technology students.
IT World Canada (itworldcanada.com) is the leading Canadian online resource for IT professionals working in medium to large enterprises, and creates daily news content, produces a daily newsletter and features IT professionals who blog on topics of industry interest. More than 75,000 IT executives and professionals – representing 70 per cent of the buying power in Canada – turn to IT World Canada for the information they trust. IT World Canada provides industry-leading digital titles that include CanadianCIO.com, ITBusiness.ca, ComputingCanada.com, ComputerDealerNews.com and Directioninformatique.com.