TAG Business Intelligence and Analytics Society Announce Winners of the 2015 Innovation Awards

SportSource Analytics and Cox Enterprises recognized among industry leaders at Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) event

SportSource Analytics and Cox Enterprises recognized among industry leaders at Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) event

ATLANTA, GA (December 7, 2015) — The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and TAG Business Intelligence and Analytics Society announced the winners of the 2015 Innovation Awards on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Atlanta.

The annual award program was attended by over 200 industry leaders and celebrated the results of large and small/mid-size enterprises that have leveraged BI and Analytics in innovative ways in order to effect positive changes in their organizations.

The winners are:

Small/Mid-Size Enterprise
• SportSource Analytics for the innovative application of big data to help hire the best coaches for a tea, and pick the season’s college football playoff teams through its Sports-focused Analytics Engine.

Large Enterprise
• Cox Enterprises, Inc. for its Workforce Visualization IT solution that integrated multiple Human Resources IT systems into one comprehensive organization chart of over 70,000+ employees in all five nationwide divisions.

In addition to the awards presentation and dinner, the program featured a keynote speech from Mike Thompson, VP of Business Intelligence/ Data Architecture of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Mr. Thompson is responsible for defining the data governance, information services and architecture around data use and analytics for the CHOA. The program encompasses all of Children’s efforts to address the challenges of rising costs while improving medical outcomes and quality of care through an integrated clinical and financial modeling framework.

“I continue to be impressed by the talented people and amazing stories I get to hear in the Business Intelligence and Analytics space as part of the TAG community. Congratulations to the 2015 BI/A Innovation Award winners and as Mike Thompson of CHOA re-enforced during his engaging and well received keynote ‘It’s a great time to be in BI’,” said Randy Pugh, principal consultant at 3Sage Consulting and TAG BI/A Co-Chair.

For the complete list of Awards Finalists and Judges’ Panel, visit http://www.tagonline.org/news-press/tag-business-intelligence-and-analytics-2015-innovation-awards-finalists-announced/

The 2015 Innovation Awards is made possible by the following event sponsors: Platinum Sponsor BIAS, Gold Sponsor 3Sage Consulting, and Silver Sponsors the Intersect Group, Platfora, and Systems Evolution, Inc.
About TAG Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI/A)
TAG’s BI/A Society exists to bring together a diverse group of functional and technical experts in all levels of the organization to achieve greater Business Intelligence and Analytics results through knowledge sharing. There are networking opportunities to meet others in your industry that have gone through, or are going through similar changes in their organizations. Several times a year, we organize events to learn about cutting edge BI/A strategies and engage other professionals who have successfully implemented solutions in their businesses to share key learning’s. Learn more at

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. For more information visit the TAG website at http://www.tagonline.org/


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