Canada, Montreal, March 12, 2019 – AIESEC, the global youth-run organization, has recently partnered with the International Business Analytics Challenge (IBA Challenge), one of the largest analytics competition in the world. During the competition, young participants will be creating data-driven solutions to help AIESEC increase its impact and develop more young people across the world.

The IBA Challenge aims to pair data science, technologies, and creativity to build innovative solutions for a worldwide non-for-profit organization. The initiative is aimed for students interested in using data mining techniques to create value for a non-for-profit organization inspired by their data. It is a unique way for students to show their skills in building creative solutions based on real-life data to generate value for an organization.

“The IBA Challenge was created on the core belief that data science and AI should not only benefit large private entities but Society as a whole, including large scale leading NGO’s such as AIESEC. We also wanted participants to better understand the importance of business translation in data science projects and how it is necessary to generate value in organizations. It is a very hard thing to teach in a classroom. Letting participants discover it while trying to create value for a global organization such as AIESEC and having an impact is an amazing opportunity for everyone involved!” shares Johan Saba, Co-President of the IBA Challenge.

IBA Challenge participants, based on the given data set will we working on helping AIESEC find solutions regarding increasing amount of young people developing through cross-cultural exchanges and measuring AIESEC impact on exchange participants leadership development.

“As AIESEC we’re aiming to become a youth-leadership movement and we are aware, that to be able to engage and develop every young person in the world we need technology. We are confident that bright minds passionate about business intelligence and willing to support our purpose can help us build solutions we need. That’s why partnering with the IBA Challenge was an obvious choice for us and we’re excited to see the results of the competition.”says Ali Soliman, Global Product Manager at AIESEC.

The competition is supported by key partners which include: EY, Desjardins, McKinsey & Company, Bombardier, Deloitte, BCG, KPGM, Vidéotron, LoyaltyOne and HEC Montreal among others.

Hosted for the first time in Montreal, the final round of competition will take place on 28-29th of April 2019 at the Ritz Hotel gathering 25 international teams from across the world.

“As AIESEC we place confidence in youth as a key to unlock a better future and we are proud that Youth are the ones creating solutions to impact the world positively” affirms Mohamed Fadel, Global President of AIESEC.

About AIESEC:
AIESEC is a global platform for young people to develop their leadership potential through international internships and volunteer opportunities. Around the world, AIESEC partners with more than 2,600 universities and 8,000+ organizations to facilitate professional and personal development experiences for young people across the globe. With offices in more than 120 countries and territories, non-governmental, and not-for-profit organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), affiliated with the UN DPI, member of ICMYO, and is recognized by UNESCO.
For more information visit: www.aiesec.org

About the IBA Challenge:
http://www.ibachallenge.org/

For more information, please contact:
Agnieszka Okroj, Global VP Public Relations, AIESEC
Johan Saba, Founding Co-President, IBA Challenge – copresidents@ibachallenge.org

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