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Wake Forest Claims Victory at 2019 Inmar Analytics Forum Business Analytics Competition

University and college students from across the U.S. presented innovative solutions in the data-driven business strategy contest

/EIN News/ -- Winston-Salem, NC, April 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inmar is pleased to announce that Wake Forest University won the 2019 Business Analytics Competition at the 2019 Inmar Analytics Forum on March 27, 2019 in Winston-Salem, NC. In partnership with the Wake Forest University School of Business, the competition featured graduate analytics students from seven U.S. universities who presented data-driven solutions to real-world business problems to win a $12,000 prize. Duke University and the University of Denver placed second and third in the competition, respectively.


The colleges and universities that participated in the 2019 Wake Forest University Graduate Business Analytics Case Competition included:

  • College of William and Mary
  • Duke University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Denver
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forest University

“I was incredibly impressed with each team’s innovative ideas and approaches,” said David Mounts, Chairman and CEO of Inmar. “In 2007, there was only one analytics masters program in the United States and now there are over 255 programs. We are thrilled to partner with Wake Forest University to encourage the growth of data analytics in higher education through this business analytics case competition. At Inmar we recognize the importance of investing in the next generation’s education.”

Teams from each university and college presented a case study background and were evaluated on their presentation of the problems, objectives, limitations and abilities of the data-driven model they created that was aimed at solving real-world business problems. The judges included several senior executives from Inmar; including Rob Zomok, President of Global Operations; Rob Small, Senior Director of Supply Chain Performance Analytics; Curtis Grieve, Vice President of Liquidation; and Jeff Clouse, Director of Data Science.

“Each college and university that participated brought forward incredible presentations and ideas. We are especially proud of our Wake Forest University students who took home the winning prize for the Graduate Business Analytics Case Competition,” said Jeff Camm, Associate Dean of Business Analytics at Wake Forest University School of Business. “We partnered with Inmar to provide an opportunity for analytics students around the country to hone their analytical and presentational skills through this competition, and we are delighted to continue to support ambitious and intellectually curious students as we prepare them for employment post-graduation.”

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About Wake Forest University School of Business

The Wake Forest University School of Business offers undergraduate programs in finance, accounting, mathematical business, and business and enterprise management, and graduate programs including a Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Accountancy and Master of Business Administration. Our programs are consistently ranked among the world’s best in surveys by U.S. News & World Report, the Economist, Forbes, and the Financial Times.

Sharon Joyner-Payne
Inmar, Inc.
(336) 631-7663

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