TAG Business Intelligence and Analytics Innovation Awards Finalists Announced

BIA Awards

The celebration of innovation in Business Intelligence and Analytics Solutions occurs on Thursday, December 3rd.


ATLANTA- (November 10, 2015) – On December 3, 2015 the Technology Association of Georgia Business Intelligence & Analytics society will present the must-attend event of the year for professionals in BI, Analytics, Big Data, and related disciplines at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North (7 Concourse Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30328). The winners of the 2015 BI/Analytics Innovation Awards for large and small/mid-size enterprises will be announced at this event, which will feature a keynote presentation by a well-known Big Data thought leader. These awards are presented to companies that have leveraged BI and Analytics in innovative ways in order to effect positive change in their organization. Tickets are available through TAG BI/Analytics Innovation Awards Registration (1).

“This year we had a dozen 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.  The face of BI is continuously changing” says Bob Wright, TAG BI/A Society Co-Chair.


The 2015 Business Intelligence and Analytics Innovation Awards finalists are:

Mid Size Enterprise

  • SimpleC LLC – SimpleC Companion – Therapeutic care support for dementia patients
  • SportSource Analytics – Sports-focused Analytics Engine
  • Videa – Videa SSP – Optimizing advertising inventory for broadcast TV

Large Enterprise

  • Arby’s Restaurant Group – Oracle EPM – Planning and Budgeting Cloud Solution
  • Cox Enterprises Inc – Workforce Visualization – Multi-tier visualization stack for Human Resources
  • SunTrust Bank – Atlas Programs – Managed Data Lake for improving business decision-making

The Judges for the 2015 Awards are:

  • Edwin Marcial – Fmr CIO – Intercontinental Exchange
  • Scott Salter – VP of Enterprise Data Services – Cox Automotive
  • Doug McClure – Sr Director of BI – Genuine Parts Company
  • Brian Strom – Associate Director of Global Data Analytics – EY
  • Wendy Collins – VP of Analytics & BI – Turner

“We were fortunate to have strong representation from Business and IT Executives on the panel of judges this year.  This is a clear indication of the strategic importance of BI in companies,” according to Randy Pugh, TAG BI/A Co-Chair.

The 2015 Innovation Awards are made possible by the following Event Sponsors: Platinum Sponsor BIAS, Gold Sponsor Hitachi, and Silver Sponsor the Intersect Group.

The event will be held at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North (7 Concourse Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30328).

For further information, contact Sherita@tagonline.org for details, or visit http://bit.ly/BIAInnovation to register.



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.



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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