Datathons

Smith Analytics Consortium Annual Datathon

Analytics first place team

The Smith Analytics Consortium (SAC) hosts the annual Datathon, a 2-week long data-focused competition. Students will have an opportunity to use their problem solving, analytics, and data visualization skills.

Past datathons have analyzed renewable energy sources, Covid-19 solutions across various industries, and Adobe solution analytics.

Below is a general timeline:

Mid March: Registration Opens
End of March/Early April: Core Consulting Series
Mid April: Datathon Kick-Off
Late April: Datathon Final Presentations

Register for the Datathon

Past Case Competitions and Datathons

KPMG MBA Case Competition

Intended Participants: students enrolled in the MBA program at Smith School

Date: September 1, 2020

Students were organized into teams of roughly five members each and given 48 hours to prepare presentations for judging panels composed of KPMG professionals, as well as Maryland Smith faculty and alumni. The top three presentations selected by judges then advanced to a final round.


Humana-Mays Healthcare Analytics Case Competition

Intended Participants: Students enrolled part- or full-time in an accredited Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Information Systems, Master of Public Health, Master of Business Administration program, or other similar master’s programs that educate students in business, health care, or analytics at an educational institution based in the United States are eligible to enter.  Students must be currently enrolled and must not have graduated from the qualifying program at the time of the final case competition presentations. Employees of Humana Inc. are not eligible to participate

Date: Application Deadline: September 18, 2020

The Humana-Mays Healthcare Analytics Competition is adapting to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the pandemic, the case competition will be held virtually.


Adobe Analytics Challenge 2020

Intended Participants: All college students

Date: Application Deadline: September 22, 2020

The Adobe Analytics Challenge is a unique analytics-focused business case competition where university students are given the opportunity to use Adobe’s industry-leading analytics products and access to real-world data from leading organizations such as Major League Baseball, T‑Mobile, Starwood, Lenovo, Condé Nast, Comcast, Overstock.com, Backcountry.com, Sony PlayStation, and MGM Resort International.


KPMG MBA Case Competition

Intended Participants: students enrolled in the MBA program at Smith School

Date: September 1, 2020

Students were organized into teams of roughly five members each and given 48 hours to prepare presentations for judging panels composed of KPMG professionals, as well as Maryland Smith faculty and alumni. The top three presentations selected by judges then advanced to a final round.


Humana-Mays Healthcare Analytics Case Competition

Intended Participants: Students enrolled part- or full-time in an accredited Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Information Systems, Master of Public Health, Master of Business Administration program, or other similar master’s programs that educate students in business, health care, or analytics at an educational institution based in the United States are eligible to enter.  Students must be currently enrolled and must not have graduated from the qualifying program at the time of the final case competition presentations. Employees of Humana Inc. are not eligible to participate

Date: Application Deadline: September 18, 2020

The Humana-Mays Healthcare Analytics Competition is adapting to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the pandemic, the case competition will be held virtually.


Adobe Analytics Challenge 2020

Intended Participants: All college students

Date: Application Deadline: September 22, 2020

The Adobe Analytics Challenge is a unique analytics-focused business case competition where university students are given the opportunity to use Adobe’s industry-leading analytics products and access to real-world data from leading organizations such as Major League Baseball, T‑Mobile, Starwood, Lenovo, Condé Nast, Comcast, Overstock.com, Backcountry.com, Sony PlayStation, and MGM Resort International.

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