Approaching information systems master students of HEC Lausanne, a seminar week has been launched at the beginning of November for the first time. As a recently added module to master of information systems, the seminar weeks seek to involve students in discussions about state-of-the-art information technologies with professors and subject matter experts.
The students attended different talks, presented by industry experts, and worked on real world cases. As one of the most promising technologies, cloud computing was selected to be discussed in the first round of seminar weeks. Four distinctive companies were invited to present their vision on cloud computing along with a project on which students had to work:
CloudBees, USA, presented their Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and asked students to develop a script and a small application running with their technology
Mila, Zurich, presented their new mobile application aiming at helping small companies to develop their business. Students analysed their solution and had to propose new features
IBM Suisse, presented a case of a company who wants to move to the cloud
Simalaya, Lausanne, presented a case on business intelligence in the cloud
The last day, students presented their analysis in front of the four invited companies so as to have feedback on their projects.