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TDWI Announces 2013 Best Practices Awards Winners

Innovative BI/DW Companies to be Honored at TDWI World Conference in San Diego

Seattle, WA, June 26, 2013—TheData Warehousing Institute (TDWI), the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and training in business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW), is pleased to announce the 2013 winners of its annual Best Practices Awards.

TDWI's Best Practices Awards program identifies and honors companies that demonstrate excellence in developing, deploying, and maintaining BI and DW applications. Companies and sponsoring solution providers from diverse industries submitted entries that were judged in a variety of categories. The nominated solutions were evaluated based on business impact, maturity, innovation, and relevance.

“The competition for this year’s Best Practices Awards was at an all-time high. We saw innovative, forward-thinking solutions from many of the best and brightest in the BI/DW industry,” said Richard Zbylut, president of TDWI. “This year’s winners stand out on the leading edge and showcase an array of bold, new strategies destined to push and challenge the BI status quo. TDWI is honored to share that work with a larger audience.”

The Best Practices Awards winners will be recognized at the TDWI World Conference in San Diego, which will take place August 18–23, 2013, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San DiegoHotel.

Representatives from each company, along with their solution sponsors, if applicable, will receive awards during the ceremony.

The 2013 TDWI Best Practices Awards winners include:

Organizational Structures:

Government and Non-Profit:
USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA)
Solution Sponsor: Teradata Corporation

Enterprise DM Strategies:
Advance Auto Parts (co-winner)
Solution Sponsor: Stibo Systems

Enterprise DM Strategies:
Standard Life plc (co-winner)

Enterprise Data Warehousing:
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Solution Sponsor: Health Catalyst

Performance Management:
Quicken Loans, Inc.

Emerging Technologies and Methods:
Motorola Mobility
Solution Sponsor: Cloudera, Inc.

Right-Time BI:
British Gas
Solution Sponsor: Cognizant Technology Solutions

Enterprise BI:
Aircel Telecom
Solution Sponsor: Teradata Corporation

BI on a Limited Budget:

Advanced Analytics:
Telenor Pakistan

Award winners were chosen by a panel of independent judges who have expertise in BI and DW. The panel included:  Aaron Fuller, Principal, Superior Data Strategies, LLC; Barb Wixom, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research; Chris Adamson, DW Specialist, Oakton Software LLC; Cindi Howson, Founder, BI Scorecard; Colin White, President & Founder, BI Research; Daniel R. Evans, CBIP, Sr. Group Manager/Solution Lead, Avanade, Inc; David Stodder, TDWI Research Director; David Wells, BI Consultant, Mentor, and Teacher; Evan Levy, Partner, Baseline Consulting; Fern Halper, TDWI Research Director; Hugh Watson, Professor of MIS, University of Georgia; Jed Summerton, Business and IT Consultant, Summerton Consulting, LLC; Jill Dyché, CBIP, Partner, Baseline Consulting; John Myers, Senior Analyst for Business Intelligence, Enterprise Management Associates; Jonathan G. Geiger, CBIP, Executive Vice President, Intelligent Solutions, Inc.; Laura Reeves, Principal, StarSoft Solutions, Inc.; Krish Krishnan, Industry Analyst and Data Warehouse Expert, Sixth Sense Advisors, Inc.; Mark Madsen, President, Third Nature; Mark Peco, CBIP, Partner, InQvis; Mike Lampa, BI Business & Solution Development, Dell Services; Nancy Williams, CBIP, Vice President, DecisionPath Consulting; Patty Haines, President, Chimney Rock Information Solutions; Philip Russom, TDWI Research Director; Ralph Hughes, Chief Systems Architect, Ceregenics, Inc.; Shawn Rogers, Vice President Research, Business Intelligence and DW, Enterprise Management Associates; Steve Dine, President, Datasource Consulting, LLC; and Steve Williams, President, DecisionPath Consulting.

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About TDWI
TDWI, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., is the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and research in the business intelligence and data warehousing industry. TDWI is dedicated to educating business and information technology professionals about the best practices, strategies, techniques, and tools required to successfully design, build, maintain, and enhance business intelligence and data warehousing solutions. TDWI also fosters the advancement of business intelligence and data warehousing research and contributes to knowledge transfer and the professional development of its members. TDWI offers a worldwide membership program, five major educational conferences, topical educational seminars, role-based training, on-site courses, certification, solution provider partnerships, an awards program for best practices, live Webinars, resourceful publications, and an in-depth research program.  For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @TDWI.

About 1105 Media
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety, and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; and Web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States.

For more information about the TDWI Best Practices Awards or the TDWI World Conference in San Diego, please contact:

Brenda Woodbridge
TDWI Event Director