It’s a big deal. This year, ModelOff, the Financial Modeling World Championships, caught the attention of over 3,700 Microsoft Excel users and financial modelers from the U.S., Australia, Russia, India, China and other countries across the globe. After two intense preliminary rounds of solving both financial and Excel-focused problems written by top institutional experts, 16 finalists are making their way to the Microsoft Time Square offices to compete in front of a live audience. For these finalists to be recognized by their peers around the world, the honor and the pressure could not be higher.
And the Excel team is going to be right there in the action! As an ongoing commitment to learning from our users, we have partnered with ModelOff throughout the year to engage with people in the finance and financial services industry who use Excel in powerful and creative ways to address real world, mission critical problems. As a celebration of this partnership, we are flying members of our team to welcome the 16 finalists and the ModelOff community to our new Times Square offices for this year’s showdown!
If you are an Excel power user or use Excel for financial modelling, check out the live broadcast, Sunday December 7th @ 3 P.M. EST and see what it takes to be crowned world champion! You can also sign up to learn more about participating in the 2015 annual competition.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, as we provide photos and up-to-date status on what we see in hear in New York, leading up to the finals event throughout the weekend.