The 2016 Excellence in Analytics Award to Honor Best Practices in Business Analytics

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Businesses can now apply for the prestigious “ANNY” Award, given annually by the International Institute for Analytics.

2016 Analytics Symposium - Boston

The 2016 Analytics Symposium - Boston will be held on September 26-27.

We seek to recognize organizations, large or small, that are leveraging analytics to drive significant results that reshape the way they do business,” said Daniel Magestro, Ph.D., IIA Research Director.

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA), the leading independent research and advisory firm focused exclusively on guiding its clients to leverage the power of analytics, is now accepting applications for the 2016 Excellence in Analytics Award (The ANNY).

Now in its fifth year, the Excellence in Analytics Award acknowledges companies that go above and beyond to develop advanced analytics capabilities. The winner will be announced and presented with the award at the 2016 Analytics Symposium – Boston on September 26, 2016 in Boston, Mass.

To be considered for the award, nominees will be asked to complete an application that highlights impactful analytics at the project or organizational level. Applications will be evaluated in five key areas:

  • Outcomes: Evidence of sustained, measurable success against planned targets and objectives
  • Ambition: Evidence of innovative and unique quantitative analytical techniques being applied
  • Scale: Level of coordinated internal resources to foster a meaningful, enterprise-wide analytics program
  • Skills: Evidence of a commitment to improving analytical skills of all user-types across the enterprise
  • Insights: Evidence of higher quality insights and decision-making resulting in the analytical activity

The deadline to apply is August 12, 2016. Award finalists will be notified by August 26, 2016 and invited to attend the 2016 Analytics Symposium - Boston on September 26-27, 2016.

Previous winners include Procter & Gamble, UnitedHealth Group, Intermountain Healthcare, The Ford Motor Company, and UPMC Health Plan.

“Companies today have the potential to make tremendous impact through the use of business analytics and data-driven decision-making. We seek to recognize organizations, large or small, that are leveraging analytics to drive significant results that reshape the way they do business,” said Daniel Magestro, Ph.D., IIA Vice President and Research Director.

About the 2016 Analytics Symposium – Boston
On September 26-27, 2016, The 2016 Analytics Symposium – Boston brings together analytics practitioners and thought leaders, including IIA's clients, faculty and expert network for moderated discussions on key analytics topics, industry specifics and functional applications. Attendees will hear from industry leaders including Kim Stevenson, CIO of Intel, IIA Co-Founder Tom Davenport, and a host of experts and practitioners in the field of analytics. Learn more at http://www.iiasymposium.com

About IIA
The International Institute for Analytics (IIA) is an independent research and advisory firm for organizations committed to accelerating their business through the power of analytics. Co-founded by Tom Davenport and CEO Jack Phillips, IIA works across a breadth of industries to uncover actionable insights from its network of analytics practitioners, industry experts and faculty. IIA clients benefit from access to experts and peers, an extensive research library with documented best practices, faculty-moderated executive roundtables, phone conversations, webinars and events. IIA also provides analytics maturity assessments, and dynamic inquiry and consulting services, allowing business leaders and analytics professionals to keep their fingers on the pulse of analytics in the new data economy. For more information about IIA, and how you can become a client, visit http://www.iianalytics.com/services or call 503-467-0210.

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