M.A.K.E IT - 1st place winners

  • Alexandra Kritikou

  • Edith De La Torre

  • Michelle Fronmuller

  • Kelly Kester

Why did they decide to participate?

  • Gain industry experience

  • Internship was a motivational aspect

  • Gain knowledge and experience how to tackle riddless, solve problems and approach new projects

How did they feel about a presentation?

  • Very confident

  • Delivered all aspects of a topic to thee audience and judges

  • Relieved that it is over

Takeaways

  • Learned storytelling techniques instead of presenting just data and facts

  • As being new to DePaul, had a chance to find out DePaul Resources, explore, network with professors and student organizations to gain knowledge

Would they do it again? Yes, but would like a break of at least 2 weeks


The Marketerees - 2nd place winners

  • Bhargavi Kashyap

  • Shuchi Kumar

  • Theophilos Dimitriadis

  • Richard Sheng

Why did they decide to participate?

Good opportunity to learn about hot topics and industry innovations. They were interested in research, find more data about Smart cities IoT and see how it can be adapted as a solution.Also, wanted to meet DePaul community, build network as few of them have just started DePaul and it is their first quarter, and for Richard Sheng, it is the last year. He is graduating this spring. It is was a great opportunity to test their knowledge.

How did they feel about a presentation?

They felt that they were able to deliver an idea and felt confident about the presentation.

Takeaways/ would they do it again?

  • Learned how to better work with a team

  • Learned how to approach a new idea and start to implemented

  • Shared knowledge of different backgrounds.

 


Cloud Gate - 3rd place winners

  • Priscilla Mwaura

  • Jing Liu

  • David Henry

  • Brendan Foley

Why did they decide to participate?

  • Opportunity to present new ideas

  • Pitch professionals

  • Gain professional experience

  • Learn about potential technology, IoT

  • Explore new topics

How did they feel about a presentation?

  • Fairly well; touch on all points as planned.

  • Maybe share less data next time

  • Improve process flow and apply more logic

Takeaways

  • Learning process over few weeks period

  • Challenged by short period of time to do research

  • Definitely look at technology courses and learn more about the technology

  • Learn better time management and utilize resources

  • Narrow down a topic and find a good problem to tell a story rather than feeding information to the audience.

Would they do it again? Yes


Cisco Change Agents

  • James Baker

  • Britton Videbeck

  • Elise Vinup

Why did they decide to participate?

  • Taking upper level marketing class with professor Zafar Iqbal and he shared information about Case Competition in the class

  • Enhance learning practical way

  • Learn from others

  • Learn more about Cisco as innovative company

How did they feel about a presentation?

  • Felt good and confident, communicated all the points of the presentation

  • Especially liked Q & A part

Takeaways

  • Learn more about technology - blockchain

  • Learn more about other verticals

Would they do it again? Yes.


WLC (We Love Cisco)

  • Chitra Pirthyani

  • Asil S M Qrareya

  • Xiaoxuan Wang

  • Kaewalin Sukpornchaikul

Why did they decide to participate?

  • Learn more about Smart Cities IoT

  • Interested in an internship

How did they feel about a presentation?

  • Felt good and confident; definitely could have address technical part and be more precise as well ass add/include financial analysis.

Takeaways

  • Could have worked more on presentation content delivery

  • Challenged by industry experts

  • Need to gain more technical knowledge

Would they do it again? Yes.


IoT Marketing Group

  • Nehal Desai

  • Andy Huang

  • Teri Grossheim

Why did they decide to participate?

  • Build resume

  • Gain real experience

  • Ability to explore a topic and present own ideas

How did they feel about a presentation?

  • Felt confident but could have done more improvement, more research, share more financial data and addressed financial aspects

Takeaways

  • Takes a team to tackle large projects  

  • Learned new ideas

  • Great learning experience