About the competition

Our story so far…

In 2015 MYOB launched its first IT Challenge alongside the Management Consulting Club (MCC) at the University of Auckland. This event was a huge success and has led to nationwide expansion of the challenge, with universities across NZ competing to be the National MYOB IT Challenge winner.

 

So, what is the IT Challenge?

The IT Challenge is a fusion of business and technical analysis – driving real solutions for business problems throughout New Zealand. Participants compete in groups of 2-4 and will be given around 5 days to prepare a 10 minute pitch, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A, to a panel of judges on their solution to a given problem. This should include the building of an IT solution as well as any marketing and go-to-market strategy that may be involved, for an example of last year’s case, check out the resources page.

Winners of local competitions, held at your university, will be eligible to represent their university and compete at the national final in Auckland in July. For this, teams will have 4 weeks in which to prepare for the final round and reasonable travel costs to Auckland will be covered.

 

How do I get involved?

Each local competition has its own schedule and dates, so head over and check out the details for your local competition. Next, find a group of 2-4 people and register online for your local competition. You’re now set to go, good luck!

 

Need any further help?

If you have any issues with registration or further questions, either contact us or your local university representative.

 

MYOB IT Challenge Organising Committee

The organising committee for the MYOB IT Challenge is made up of current members from the UoA Management Consulting Club (MCC) and with support from Shailan Patel and MYOB. You can find out more about MCC visiting their website, here.

Shailan Patel

Shailan Patel

Education & Retail Channel Manager, MYOB New Zealand

Mildred Wong

Mildred Wong

Director of MYOB IT Challenge

Shao yu Tang

Shao yu Tang

IT Challenge Committee Member

Riley Cahill

Riley Cahill

IT Challenge Committee Member