Further success for Digital Innovation Week, involving businesses and students on the Master’s in Information Systems (IS) programme at HEC Lausanne (UNIL). The event brought 20 students together to discuss four important issues facing businesses.
Organised for the third year by the Department of Information Systems (IS) at HEC Lausanne in collaboration with ICT Journal and the Digital Circle, Digital Innovation Week aims to establish a connection between the academic and corporate worlds to encourage collaboration around digital innovation.
Under the supervision of Stéphanie Missonier, IS Department Director, and academic lecturer Alain Giannattasio, assisted by Alix Muller (Master’s student and winner of the Digital Award with his group in 2020), this five-day workshop is a unique opportunity for the students to get to grips with the real challenges businesses face.
Four businesses came to share their challenges with the students this year. Following five intense days of iterations, prototyping, data collection, tests, interviews and discussions, the four groups of students presented their solution on Friday 12 November to representatives of the businesses taking part, as well as CIO members of the Digital Circle. Once again, 20 CIOs travelled to HEC Lausanne to see and evaluate the students’ presentations. In 2022, they 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.
"This Digital Innovation Week is an incredible opportunity for our students, who have to pool all their knowledge and apply it in a practical situation. They obviously have a lot of support to make sure they give the best of themselves and once again this year, the CIOs and partner businesses were impressed by both the form and substance of the presentations. The event again offered some excellent opportunities: two groups were invited to present their proposals directly to the businesses taking part, and Transport Lausannois will be collaborating with a professor in the Department on machine learning for data sharing,” comments Prof. Stéphanie Missonier.