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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

CISCO University Challenge 2015 Event

Date:
29 - 30 October 2015
Venue:
Cisco Systems 9-11 New Square Bedfont Lakes Feltham Middlesex TW14 8HA

For more information regarding this event, please telephone 020 8824 1000 or email university-challenge@cisco.com .

Event details

Following the tremendous success of our 2014 University Challenge, we are delighted to announce hosting another this year! This prestigious event gives you the opportunity of competing against the best universities across the UK and Ireland. Taking place between 29th - 30th October 2015 at our EMEAR HQ, we will invite four students from each of the top 24 universities throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

Following the tremendous success of our 2014 University Challenge, we are delighted to announce hosting another this year! This prestigious event gives you the opportunity of competing against the best universities across the UK and Ireland. Taking place between 29th - 30th October 2015 at our EMEAR HQ, we will invite four students from each of the top 24 universities throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

As The University of Southampton is one of the leading universities in the UK & Ireland, we would like to extend an invitation for you to submit a team to compete in this exciting event.

From each university we are seeking a team of four students to work on solutions related to the evolution of the InternetThe Internet of Everything (IoE)” and the security implications related to the IoE and Machine to Machine (M2M) communications. The premise of this event is to engage with students and universities in thought leadership on how the IoE will shape the world.

 

The challenge itself will be derived from a selection of use cases presented on the morning of the 29th. The teams will then work on producing a Proof of Concept (PoC) in software, with a short demonstration to our esteemed judging panel on the morning of the 30th. The outcome of the event is to develop a working prototype that exemplifies the functionality required by the chosen enterprise use-case. With this being a technical/business orientated challenge; each team will require a Project Manager (PM) and Business Analyst (BA) in order to succeed. Both roles are integral to the success of the team and are required to support the go to market strategy, sourcing enterprise use-cases for the solution and charting the project roadmap explaining and presenting the business case and value of the chosen solution.

The challenge is open to all degree types within the 2nd, penultimate or final year. This includes BA, BSc, MSc, MBA & PhD students. The winning university will receive prizes and trophies.

We would like to invite each university to provide a mix of students with strong analytical, business and software engineering backgrounds such as but not limited to:

  • Business/IT
  • Data Science
  • Languages
  • AI

The following attributes are also preferable:

  • Strong
  • Students on track for a minimum of a 2:1
  • Students who think outside the box (lateral thinkers)

Once your university has registered interest in this event, please advise the students to apply herewhere they can upload their C.V’s and profile information. The applicants will then be shortlisted by Cisco

The registration deadline is 5th October 2015

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Cisco University Challenge Team at university-challenge@cisco.com

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