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Tech Competition Simulation Business Analytics

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TCS is a multi-player co-op simulation. C-suite level teams (1 to 3 players) compete to grow their own business in a tough global tech market.

With the industrial 4.0 revolution, every company is starting its digital transformation. As a new C-suite level teams, teams must demonstrate their analytical skills to face the new challenges.


Simulation Overview

In this multiplayer co-op simulation, participants explore market structure concepts and fundamental market dynamics in the context of the very competitive high-tech market. Each simulation period lets teams decide how many chips (AMD or Intel) they want to buy to produce and sell AMD and Intel-based computers. The teams also choose how much to invest in marketing for their AMD and Intel computers. Each team competes with each other to gain the most market share and avoid bankruptcy!

At the same time, companies are facing the digital transformation. Participants must demonstrate their business analytics skills to support the digital transformation within their company.

Time Requirement

Introduction - 15 to 30 minutes
Game Play - 45 minutes to 1.5 hours
Debrief - 30 minutes to 1 hour (a report is automatically generated at the end of the game in a PPT-like format to directly debrief)

The Story

Participants compete in teams (one to three people) and try to grow their business in a highly competitive technology market in this collaborative, multi-player simulation. Competing companies manufacture computers. The simulation takes place over several periods. Each team makes decisions on how many chips (AMD or Intel) to buy to build the computers for each period. The teams also decide how much to invest in marketing for their AMD and Intel computers. Intel has a partnership program where they cover 50% of the advertising costs. Intel demands to have a jingle "Intel Inside" for multimedia-based ads, as well as having a brochure in every new computer box bought by a customer.

Since companies are not listed on the stock exchange, it is impossible to know the strategy of other companies. Be careful not to have a negative cash flow at the end of the period; this leads to bankruptcy and the board's layoffs.

At the same time, companies are facing the digital transformation. Participants must demonstrate their business analytics skills to support the digital transformation within their company.

Will you opt for a risky strategy to obtain the maximum market share at the risk of losing everything, or will you be careful to keep your business going?

Learning Focus

- Business analytics
- Business intelligence
- Aggregated demand and supply functions
- market optimization
- fixed and variable costs
- and more!

Topics Covered

- Data Science
- technology/production function
- price elasticity
- market structure
- oligopoly
- price strategies
- and more!

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This simulation is designed by Prof. Thierry Warin, Professor in Data Science for Global Transformations at HEC Montréal