The Tippie College of Business is partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the 2021 Iowa Graduate Business Analytics Case Competition, which will be streamed live at noon on Friday, April 2. The Gates Foundation is the case sponsor of this year’s virtual event, organized by the University of Iowa Department of Business Analytics. Kristine Arens, coordinator of the competition and director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program in the college, said the case is focused on understanding trends in global population and vaccination and usage data to drive proper planning and resource allocations. “The Gates Foundation is asking participant teams to evaluate different data sets to not only help with planning, but to project potential health impacts of a variety of vaccines,” she said. The public can watch all five of the final round presentations and listen to the live question and answer session with the judges. Register for the event.