This year, Digital Innovation Week brought together 32 students from the Master’s in Information systems program at HEC Lausanne (UNIL) to confront eight important challenges that companies are facing today.
Organised for the 2nd year by the Department of Information Systems (IS) of HEC Lausanne in collaboration with ICT Journal and the Digital Circle, Digital Innovation Week aims to establish a connection between academia and the corporate world to encourage digital innovation.
Under the supervision of Stéphanie Missonier, IS Department Director, and Alain Giannattasio, consultant in the human development of organisations – assisted by Alix Muller (Master’s student and winner of the Digital Award with her group last year) –, this five-day workshop was an excellent opportunity for the Master’s students in Information Systems to truly come to grips with the challenges companies face in the digital world.
The 32 Master’s students in Information Systems worked hard at the beginning of November to rise to the challenges of eight companies active in a wide variety of fields, including medicine, public transport, luxury goods and video production. Examples included developing new interfaces to optimise task management and determining a digital strategy to contribute to the organic growth of clientele.
Following this workshop, the eight student groups presented their ideas to the representatives of participating companies as well as the French-speaking CIO members of the Digital Circle. In 2021, these members will present a Digital Award to the best team at Digital Night, an event organised by the Department of Information Systems in collaboration with ICT journal and the Digital Circle.
Stéphanie Missonier, Director of the IS Department: “Digital Innovation Week provides our students with a great opportunity to confront the reality of the field and the difficulties of innovation. It also brings them into contact with the key companies in the digital field, opening the doors of the professional world to them. Last year, some of the challenge solutions developed into work placement experiences for the students. This year, each student will receive a Digital Innovation Week Participation Certificate signed by Rodolphe Koller (Senior Editor of the ICT Journal and founder of the Digital Circle) and myself.”