AIS 2020 Analytics Challenge Pre-Competition Hosted by ATOM

Summary of the Task

Student teams may submit for either the analytics challenge or the case study challenge.

  1. SCHOLASTIC analytics challenge: What will the children’s book market look like in the future? [data and more information can be found on the AIS student leadership conference website]

    • What trends do you see in the data, among / demographics, genre/ theme, and price?
    • What does the data suggest about Scholastic’s distribution channels, and how would you recommend structuring a distribution strategy?
    • What other publicly available data can you append (Census, state, region, etc.), to provide further insight?
    • Formulate a unified strategy for marketing between the two channels.
    • Identify areas of significant overlap between the channels ; what strategy do you suggest to prevent unintentional competition between channels?
  2. Computational Society Case Study challenge: Choose one from three case study scenarios: [more detail can be found on the AIS student leadership conference website]

A student may participate on more than one team. A team may submit more than one entry, but each entry must be for one challenge only - submit a separate entry for each challenge your team chooses to analyze.


Participation is open to all currently enrolled FIU students.

Important Dates

  • February 9, 2020 – ATOM challenge submissions due.
  • February 18, 2020 – Finalists present in person to judging panel.
  • February 18, 2020 – ATOM challenge winners announced.
  • February 18, 2020 – Networking opportunity.
  • February 21, 2020 – Deadline for student teams to submit to the AIS student chapter competition.

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