The Financial Modeling World Championships
ModelOff™ is the world’s largest international Financial Analysis, Accounting, Excel and Financial Modeling challenge having attracted over 10,000 entrants. The competition is a fun and education event for Professionals and Students in Investment Banking, Financial Analysis Accounting, Actuarial Science and related fields. Competitors progress through two online rounds with a live Finals in New York, USA. Major sponsors include – Microsoft, Intralinks, S&P Global and PwC.
Current Champion (2016): Joseph Lau, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia
2015 Champion: Joseph Lau, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia
2014 Champion: Diarmuid Early, Deutsche Bank, Ireland
2013 Champion: Hilary Smart, Operis, UK
2012 Champion: Alex Gordon, PwC, New Zealand
Big Data Analytics World Championships
TEXATA™ is the Big Data Analytics World Championships for Business and Enterprise, a global contest attracting 2,000+ registered participants. It’s a fun, innovative and challenging business educational competition for students and professionals to test their Big Data Analytics skills against their friends, colleagues and top big data experts from around the world. World’s leading community partners, biggest sponsors and outstanding competitors with a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Sponsors include: KPMG, IBM, Cisco, Tableau, Intel, Hortonworks, Microsoft, WP Engine, Oracle, SAS and more.
Championship Finals: Austin, TX, USA
Current Champion (2015): Kristin Nguyen, HP Labs Singapore, Vietnam
2014 Champion: Stéphane Sbizzera, KPMG, France
Loyalty and Gamification World Championships
LoyaltyGames™ is the Customer Loyalty and Gamification World Championships involves thousands of the best international loyalty, rewards, consumer retail, branding and marketing professionals from 100+ Countries will be competing in this innovative, highly challenging and exciting international event. Major sponsors include: Maritz Loyalty, Acxiom, LoyaltyOne and more.
Current Champion (2014): Martin Naude, CTO at Encentivize, South Africa
Actuarial World Championships
Acturian™ is the Actuarial World Championships, a fun, educational and challenging competition for actuarial professionals and university students in Life Insurance, General Insurance, Pensions, Risk, Investments, Mathematics and Quantitative Disciplines. The competition seeks to promote and celebrate analytical skills and educational learning in Actuarial Sciences and Science Technology Engineering and Maths (“STEM”). Actuaries make financial sense of the future; their unique combination of analytical and business skills help solve critical financial and social problems. We celebrate with Global Finance and Insurance leaders, communities and educational institutes that continue to inspire today’s leaders and tomorrow’s superstars of Actuarial Science. The championship involves two Online Qualification Rounds, with a Live World Finals Event in New York, USA in mid July 2016.
Championship Finals: New York, USA
High IQ World Championships
HIQORA™ is the High IQ World Championships, an educational and intellectually-stimulating competition for the world’s brightest and most gifted minds. Participants of all ages and countries engage in a wide-range of innovative activities and questions to test intelligence in quantitative puzzles, games-based learning and real-world IQ aptitude tests. HIQORA helps foster intellectual education and continuous learning across areas of ability and interest for the high-achieving intellectual community. In 2016, The Top 12 highest-scoring participants after two Online Qualification Rounds converged on San Diego for the HIQORA World Finals, held in conjunction with the American Mensa Annual Gathering of 2,000+ members.
Championship Finals: San Diego, CA, USA
Current Champion (2016): Tammy McLeod, Google, USAwww.hiqora.com
Sportien World Championships
SPORTIEN™ is the inaugural 2017 Sports Analytics World Championships, an educational competition for Sports and Technology professionals and universities students. Participants have a passion for sports technology, data science, sports statistics, predictive analytics, machine learning, sports marketing, customer and fan engagement and quantitative sports. The Top 16 World Finals will be hosted in Melbourne, Australia in November 2017.
Championship Finals: Melbourne, Australia
Pentios™ World Championship is an intellectual business competition for professionals and students that is completed over 24 hours with multi-disciplinary business skills. It involves the completion of five continuous and sequential skills disciplines across Professional Services and Business Consulting industries. While several variations of a pentios competition can exist, the PENTIOS World Championship involves five non-stop challenges within 24 hours including: Financial Modeling, Actuarial Sciences, Big Data Analytics, Customer Loyalty Analytics and High IQ Intelligence. PENTIOS is both an individual and team-based event. Participants must compete in three of the challenges individually and can collaborate in teams on the two remaining challenges. Each challenges includes case studies, technical testing, IQ and aptitude exams that require exceptional commercial judgment, strategic insights and advanced business skills. The PENTIOS World Championship is the ultimate test of endurance, determination, teamwork and sustained intellectual excellence. A world-leading judging panel evaluates the ability of participants to collaboratively create ideas and solve real-world technical business challenges that matter to society. PENTIOS is without question the most difficult one-day business competition in the world.
Championship Finals: Hawaii, USA