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MODELING - Olive Garden Restaurant Comparison Analysis

Olive Garden is a restaurant brand that is owned and operated by Darden Restaurants, Inc. a SEC registrant with ticker symbol ‘DRI’. Darden reported that same store sales had increased for Olive Garden for 55 consecutive quarters in 2008. In 2009 same store sales declined and the Olive Garden brand has had continuous erosion since then.

Through a series of tasks outlined in the Objectives section below, the goal of this contest is to perform a store…


Added by mohans on October 7, 2014 at 3:22am — No Comments

IEEE Power & Energy Society Launches the Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2014

Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2014 by IEEE - Power Energy Society launches on CrowdANALYTIX platform. Check out the 4 tracks of your choice: Electric Load, Electric Price, Wind Power and Solar Power.

IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the start of the Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2014 (GEFCom2014)—sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and organized by the IEEE Working…


Added by mohans on August 19, 2014 at 1:45am — No Comments

ESTIMATION: Market sizing for smartphone flip cover cases in US

With elevating popularity for smartphones and other mobile devices, there is also increasing demand for mobile accessories like covers etc. A recent study showed that smartphone owners spend roughly $56 on accessories per device, nearly double the amount of feature phone owners. Smartphone case market is one of the latest examples of products that were originally intended to be functional and evolved into fashion statements and spurred an industry to make devices unique and…


Added by mohans on July 24, 2014 at 11:06pm — No Comments

ESTIMATION: Shifting paradigms in digital content consumption


Digital content has gone through significant changes in past couple of decades. From DVDs to internet streaming, from Blu-ray to 4k, HD and from TVs to desktops to mobile, viewing patterns have transformed and so has the economics of the industry.

For example: Netflix’s business model of On-demand streaming is a whopping 4.7 billion USD business with over 10 million subscribers.…


Added by mohans on July 17, 2014 at 12:01am — No Comments

Visualization contest: Expenditure shares across the various counties in Utah


Each county within a state in the US maintains strict accounting standards with regards to cash inflows and outflows namely revenue and expenses. There are various funds institutionalized to serve this purpose for various categories such as education, energy, environment, health and human services, housing and community development etc. The governmental fund concept means that:

  • The fund is an independent fiscal…

Added by mohans on June 20, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

RESEARCH: Identify external drivers impacting revenue growth of Macy's

Macy’s has been outsmarting the competition based on a three pronged strategy they introduced in 2009, called "MOM". Can you uncover external factors that impact Macy’s revenue growth?

Prize Pool of 12,000 USD.


Objective is to help uncover external factors that impact Macy’s revenue growth. Factors identified could have impacted the revenue growth of Macy’s between 2009 and 2013 or is seen as something which will impact them in the near…


Added by mohans on April 17, 2014 at 11:54pm — No Comments

RESEARCH: Identify drivers that determine success of start-ups in Big-data space

Assume a situation wherein investors are looking for your input on the start-ups that they should be investing in. And they are looking to understand the factors that they should consider in order for them to objectively (using data) evaluate and better understand characteristics of successful start-ups. 

Objective of this contest is to identify key factors that determine success or failure of start-up ventures in the Big Data and Analytics space4.…


Added by mohans on April 10, 2014 at 1:27am — No Comments

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