More than 100 students from across Victoria have come together at RMIT for a competition aimed at cracking sustainability issues in the digital world.
The School of Business Information Technology and Logistics recently hosted the Sustainability Analytics Competition, which saw more than 20 university and three high school teams take part.
Head of School Professor Caroline Chan said the competition was a fantastic way to engage with the next generation and show the complexities around supply chain sustainability.
“This event provides a great platform for the new generation of students and workforce to understand the complexities arising from sustainability issues,” Chan said.
“Not only the complexities but the overall importance of big data in contemporary business world.”
Schools were encouraged to take part in the competition by analysing open sourced data and to provide insights, trends or phenomena back to the judging panel.
Toorak College and RMIT team The Optimisers clinched first prizes in the high school and higher education categories respectively, with the creative use of the SAP Lumira software to present their findings.
Both teams provided useful insights to issues and problems around environmental, social and economical sustainability by analysing various publicly-available government and NGO databases.
The participating teams included Melbourne University, Swinburne, Deakin, Victoria University and Federation University Australia.
The winners for the high school category:
- Toorak College - First prize
- Kew High School and Melbourne High School - Joint second prizes)
The winners for the high education category:
- Team Optimiser (RMIT University) - First prize
- Team Green VU (Victoria University) - Second prize
- Team Prodots (RMIT University) - Third prize
Story: Leon Kok Yang Teo and Rita Truong