Students from 9 University Teams To Compete at RIMS 2019

Business People Looking Down Circle

March 19, 2019

Business People Looking Down Circle

RIMS, the risk management society™, has selected nine universities to compete in Boston for the 2019 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge top honor. Twenty-eight university teams entered the competition to develop a solution based on a case study provided by IKEA. The top teams have been selected to present their findings at RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Boston, April 28–May 1.

The following nine university teams were chosen to compete at RIMS 2019.

  • Appalachian State University
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Butler University
  • Florida State University
  • Fudan University
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • St. Mary's University
  • Temple University
  • University of Georgia

The Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge aims to inspire future industry leaders with real-world business experience.

The case study provided by Robert Zhang, RIMS board director and IKEA China's risk and compliance director, asks the university teams to identify the top five risks of integrating new physical and digital commerce opportunities for customers. A panel of risk management professionals will score the teams' success in developing a risk assessment method, presentation skills, professionalism, and innovation.

On April 29, the final three teams will be selected after the first round of presentations. The finalists will present one last time at the conference on April 30, and the winner will be announced at the Spencer reception later that evening.

March 19, 2019