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AI in Video Games Press Release

Written on January 26, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional, Social, Sports

On Monday, January 22, IE AI Club hosted the first event in 2018, AI in Video Games, from 5pm to 6:30pm at MM31. In this welcome back event, more than 50 people registered, with existing and new members from various backgrounds such as IMBA, MiM and MBD programmes.

Please check the links below for pictures!

The event started with a quick introduction of the club, our activities, as well as the board of coordinators. After that, there was a presentation featuring a sneak peak of the latest trends of the application of AI technologies in the gaming industry. Our attendants also learned how Cloud Computing and the evolution of hardware is affecting the trend of AI development.

The event was followed by a fun and engaging Kahoot game regarding AI technologies in the gaming field, where the participants could compete over the exciting prizes.

Lastly, the event featured a demo session where participants hands the opportunity to play with the latest gaming powerhouse, Xbox One X. This enabled them to get a first-hand experience of how AI is reshaping video games. There was also a short gaming competition between our members, where the winner won a bottle of wine!

IE AI Club would like to thank for the support of all members and attendants, and we are looking forward to organizing more fun and exciting events throughout the term. We will be in the upcoming Club Fair, on February 5, to introduce our club as well as to recruit for new coordinators. Come check us out!


Future Plans in 2018 for IE Automotive Club

Written on December 20, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

After an excellent year when IE Automotive Club has revved its engines with exciting activities, it is time to think forward and plan ahead for the future. We strongly believe that 2018 will be at least as fruitful as 2017 for IE Automotive Club and, to make our point, we will share with you some of the activities that we are organizing throughout next year.

PSA factory visit
We are happy to announce that a factory visit to one of the greatest automobile plants in Spain has already been scheduled for the beginning of June 2018. PSA Group is a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles sold under the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands. Stay in touch with us to find out more information about the visit as we get closer to scheduled date.

Guest speakers
As you already got used to, we will keep bringing relevant people from automotive and mobility industries here in IE. Some of the companies that are under our radar for next year are BMW, Mini, Uber, Daimler, Emov, Volvo and many others. These events are a great opportunity to expand your network in the sector and to learn more information about each company so get ready to make the most out of them by being present and asking relevant questions to our guests.

Fun activities
One of the reasons that brings us together here in IE Automotive Club is the passion for cars. That’s why we are planning some exciting activities outside of our academic environment, such as karting and drive test sessions. It’s going to be a great opportunity to network and bond with the other club members who share the same interest for automobiles.

We hope that our future activities have captured your interest in joining IE Automotive Club in the upcoming year and we are looking forward to meeting you in January when our first event of 2018 will take place.

Until then, good luck to your finals and happy holidays from IE Automotive Club team!


2017 Automotive Club for Students’ Review

Written on December 19, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

I have been always passionate about the automotive industry and as soon as I joined IE, at the beginning of the year, I was very excited to discovered that there was an Automotive Club for students. Later, I found out that the club had been suspended due to inactivity and I thought that bringing back the club together would be a great opportunity to share my common interests with other people also curious about this field and a great chance to network with industry leaders. 

While having conversations with some colleagues, I met two friends who shared the same passion as me for cars and we decided that, together, we will start the club back leveraging on our own experiences and contacts, and this is how the Automotive Club for Students begun in May 2017. Our first meeting was held at Selfie restaurant to get to know each other and those willing to be part of the club. 

Previously, I had met an IE Professor who was well connected among people in the automotive industry and was willing to collaborate with the club. Without any doubt, I can say he was a key contributor to the club all this year. With his collaboration, we managed to arrange a visit to Volvo Headquarters in Madrid, which was our second event. A group of 15 people were kindly received by Enrique Entrala, Volvo’s Network Development Manager and we discussed about the company’s vision of the future related to the vehicles distribution strategy and learned some specific company insights that helped us broaden our perspective.  Already before going into the August break we were planning to do a factory visit which was originally planned for September. After a lot of effort and talking to many people, I must mention that it was very difficult to find a company that would be willing to open their doors to a group of students, due to external reasons, they cancelled our visit and got rescheduled for June, 2018; part of our legacy for the new club coordinators and its members.

Moving forward this planning issue, in September we got in touch with EMOV’s Chief Marketing Officer, Carlos Blanco, an IE alumni, who generously accepted to present to us their view of the car sharing industry and where it is moving to in the coming years. The event was the one which had the highest participation rate, we believe this happened because the topic was more popular and trendy among students.

Finally, in November we leveraged on the fact that two of us were working in an Impact Project with Daimler – Germany. Within Daimler, their truck division and its telematics department called Fleetboard. During this month, we held two events; in the first one we discussed how they employ an entrepreneurial approach to manage their projects, something that is not common at all in such big and structured companies. The second topic was about working in Daimler across multiple geographies and job functions. In both of them, students were very committed and engaged to the topics discussed. 

Concluding, it was a wonderful year at IE Business School where we worked as a team doing what we liked the most, that is being strongly involved in automotive events where we were able to know many interesting people. We hope this help the coming coordinators to leverage in our positive experiences and to promote the Automotive Club for students. 




Written on December 14, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

The IE Consulting Club is extremely happy about the interest and participation on campus in the past semester. We are excited to announce that we will be continuing regular case cracking sessions after the break, and diversify our portfolio of events even further.

Case Cracking Wednesdays
The Consulting Club meets weekly for its “Case Cracking” session, in which we cover the basics of management consulting cases, walk you through a group case, facilitate individual case cracking or host guest speakers from the industry. We witnessed an increase in the participation rate throughout the year, and expect regular participation of those who might be preparing for consulting interviews in the upcoming semester.

Extended Membership
We are working hard to increase diverse participation in our activities, and proud to note that already many students from the IMBA, MIF, MIM, MIAF and Masters in Big Data are joining us. We plan to extend membership to IE University students by organizing joint activities and combining powers to host bigger and more inclusive events.

Company partnerships
We are looking forward to constructive long-term collaborations with firms from the industry, via co-hosting events and inviting more speakers to inform our members about the job functions and tips on a good application.

Please make sure you follow us on CampusGroups and join our Facebook page! There is nothing worse than signing up late and ending on a waiting list for an event you really want to attend. We will continue hosting representatives from renowned consulting firms and will increase our on-campus presence by giving you the chance to show what you have learnt during our case cracking sessions.

Our main aim always is to build a sustainable bridge between IE students and consulting firms, by devoting as much resources as possible to get you ready for that case interview you were waiting for!




Consulting Club – Case Cracking Sessions

Written on December 13, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

Oliver Wyman, Leticia Rubira, Senior Consultant

Reflecting on second half of 2017

Second half of 2017 saw a few changes to how the IE Consulting Club ran events with success in terms of number of attendees and public profile.

The changes were:
– Holding the weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings,
– Inviting more outside speakers, and
– Organising one-on-one case cracking sessions.

Case cracking Wednesdays

Infosys Ltd, Vijay Warrier, Principal Consultant

Moving the Club’s weekly meetings to Wednesday evenings proved to be attractive to members. Attendance rates shot up 4 to 5 times than previously. The Club also noticed a significant increase in attendances from MIM, MBD, MIAF, and students from the bachelor programme.

The Club welcomes all students and alumni to join the weekly sessions. The diversity in experience and background of students from various programme adds to the quality of discussion and learning.

Increasing visibility with consultancy firms

The-Cocktail, Gonzalo Valdes, Consultant

The Club also hosted four practitioners from the industry to explain their work, recruitment process, and answer members’ questions. The Club would like to re-iterate gratitude for their time and advice.

– Infosys Ltd, Vijay Warrier, Principal Consultant
– IBM, German Sanchez Couso, Consulant
– Oliver Wyman, Leticia Rubira, Senior Consultant
– The-Cocktail, Gonzalo Valdes, Consultant

One-on-one case cracking sessions

Practicing cases are important ahead of interviews, and one-on-one sessions provided members an opportunity to do so. Even though many members found this challenging given their low awareness of the approaches and methods in the beginning, significant improvement in members’ skills were noticeable towards later on the semester.

In 2018, the IE Consulting Club looks forward to continue growing and support our members’ skills development which are required to succeed as consultants.

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