Baylor University Team Named Regional Winner of Deloitte’s Audit Innovation Campus ChallengeJan. 11, 2019
The six-member student team from Baylor University was named as one of two regional winners of Deloitte’s Audit Innovation Campus Challenge (AICC). Teams representing 50 colleges and universities across the country participated in the regional competitions Nov. 15 and 16 in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.
Hosted by the Deloitte Foundation and Deloitte’s audit innovation and talent acquisition groups, the AICC is a nationally driven program that accelerates innovation in education by helping both students and educators keep pace with the rapidly changing marketplace and evolving technologies. The AICC program engages students and faculty from campuses across the country, providing an educational experience designed to help students develop skills for success in professional services and share the culture of innovation at Deloitte with academia and the talent of the future.
Baylor had five weeks to respond to a challenge statement released in October. The six-person team, supported by a Deloitte adviser, innovation subject matter leaders from Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance services practice, and faculty adviser, presented its response to a panel of Deloitte judges in Houston, Texas and was declared one of two regional winners. The students from the finalist teams each received a cash award.
Twelve teams total will advance to the finals and compete at the 2019 National Audit Innovation Campus Challenge April 5–6, 2019, at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas. The national competition grand prize is $10,000 for the first-place school and $2,000 for each student on that team, $5,000 for the second-place school and $1,000 per student, and $2,500 for the third-place school and $500 per student.
The University of Arizona captured first place at the 2018 National Audit Innovation Campus Challenge for its idea to develop and use a proprietary artificial intelligence application to conduct audits of corporate sustainability reports.
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