Analytics Excellence Recognized by the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) with the Inaugural Analytics Leadership Award

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A business leader who has pioneered efforts and committed to growing industry-wide adoption of analytics – a fast growing business and process – will receive the award on June 26, 2012 in Chicago, Ill.

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The International Institute for Analytics (IIA), a market research firm focused exclusively on serving the business analytics industry, today announced the inaugural IIA Analytics Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes leaders who have gone beyond extracting business value from business intelligence tools, to pioneer analytical maturity in the enterprise.

The award recipient will be announced during the IIA Analytics Leadership Award presentation and dinner hosted by Tom Davenport, IIA director of research and professor at Babson College, on June 26. The awards dinner marks the opening of the Analytics Executive Symposium(June 26-27, 2012).

The Analytics Executive Symposium is a unique and professional gathering of analytics champions who come together to discuss the latest findings and research in analytics. The Symposium will feature the bi-annual meetings of IIA’s Analytics Research Councils (ARCs) for the Health Care and Retail industries, as well as a meeting that will focus on Analytics in the Enterprise.

IIA’s Analytics Leadership Award
IIA works across a breadth of industries to help organizations create, prioritize, and govern competitive analytics initiatives. Through this work, the IIA faculty has gained an understanding of the leadership qualities required to steward broad-reaching analytic excellence in complex organizations.

The 2012 Analytics Leadership Award recipient is determined by the IIA faculty to recognize the leader who:

  •     Translates analytical concepts into business terms
  •     Coordinates internal resources for a meaningful analytics program
  •     Sets an example of ‘fact-based’ decision-making inside the organization
  •     Develops and promotes a culture to reward analytical thinking
  •     Stewards the unique path of analytical competitiveness for the enterprise

About IIA
The International Institute for Analytics (IIA) was created to bring a common organizing language and ‘experienced-based’ research to the growing business analytics industry. Research is organized by vertical industry and organizational role. IIA’s mission is to meet the research and decision-support needs of business and analytics leaders and their teams as the focus on analytics as a competitive differentiator increases.

IIA’s offerings include annual research subscriptions for individuals and enterprises, faculty-moderated analytics research councils, executive roundtables and phone conversations, and advisory services for both analytics teams and vendor companies. To drive the organization’s insights, curriculum, and dialogues, IIA serves its clients through a unique ‘experience-based’ research methodology that uses a combination of world-class faculty and a closed community of end-users.

SAS, Accenture, Intel, Teradata, SAP & Dell have jointly supported IIA's initial operations, and helped IIA set its original research agenda and focus. For more information about IIA, visit

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