TAG Data Science and Analytics Innovation Awards Winners Announced

_TAG-Data-Science-&-Analytics-largeAtlanta- (December 13, 2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced that the TAG Data Science & Analytics society recently held the event of the year for professionals in Data Science, BI, Analytics, Big Data, and related disciplines at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Sandy Springs. The awards presented to companies that have leveraged Data Science and Analytics in innovative ways in order to effect positive change in their organization.

“The face of Data Science and Analytics (DS/A) is continuously changing” says Bob Wright, TAG DS/A Society Co-Chair. “This year we had over thirty nominations representing a broad base of innovative companies in Georgia.  Many of these organizations are combining internal and external data to predict potential outcomes and shift their strategy to drive new sources of revenue.”  This year DS/A introduced the Innovation Seed Award.”

The 2016 Data Science and Analytics Innovation Awards winners are:

Mid-Size Enterprise Innovation Award

  • Hi-Rez Studios – Making the Big Data of Video Games Searchable and Visual

Large Enterprise Innovation Award

  • Cox Auto-Manheim – DealShield

Innovation Seed Award

  • Turner – Turner’s Audience Targeting Solutions powered by Advanced Analytics

The Judges for the 2016 Awards:

  •  Jennifer Priestley – Ph.D. – Professor of Statistics and Data Science, KSU
  • Beverly Wright, Ph.D., CAP – Executive Dir. Business Analytics Center, Advanced Analytics & Modeling– GA Tech University
  • Scott Radcliffe – CAP -Executive Dir. Data Analytics – Cox Communications, Inc.

The 2016 Innovation Awards were made possible by 3Sage Consulting, Applied Resource Group, AnswerRocket, and Pyramid Consulting.

About TAG Data Science & Analytics (DS/A)

TAG Data Science & Analytics society (DS&A) connects and inspires analytical minds to foster innovative uses of data by providing thought leadership within and outside our community.

DS&A events provide opportunities to network with peers and thought leaders covering a broad spectrum of data topics including; Big Data, Data Science, IoT, Business and Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Storytelling through data and Data Visualization.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2fPQctA

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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 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 www.tagonline.org.

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