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TDWI Announces 2014 Best Practices Awards Winners

Innovative BI/DW Companies to be honored at TDWI World Conference in Boston

Seattle, WA, June 3, 2014—TDWI, the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and training in business intelligence (BI), data warehousing (DW), and analytics, is pleased to announce the 2014 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.

“TDWI is pleased to honor this year’s list of winners for their dedication and commitment to BI/DW excellence,” said Richard Zbylut, president of TDWI. “These awards showcase the depth and breadth of new strategies, implementations, and technologies that are pushing the next wave of business intelligence and data warehousing approaches and solutions throughout our industry.”

The Best Practices Awards winners will be recognized at the TDWI World Conference in Boston, which will take place July 20–25, 2014, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

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

The 2014 TDWI Best Practices Awards winners include:


BI on a Limited Budget:
HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited

Big Data Technologies:
Solution Sponsor: HP Vertica

Emerging Technologies and Methods:
Aircel Limited, India

Enterprise BI:

Enterprise Data Management Strategies:
Teachers Insurance Annuities Association—College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF)

Enterprise Data Warehousing:
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Government and Non-Profit:
Denver Public Schools
Solution Sponsor: RevGen Partners

Organizational Structures:
No winner selected

Performance Management:

Right-Time BI and Analytics:
Solution Sponsor: Credera

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; Claudia Imhoff, President and Founder, Intelligent Solutions, Inc.; David Stodder, TDWI Research Director; 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; 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 Peco, CBIP, Partner, InQvis; Mike Lampa, Managing Partner, Archipelago IS LLC; 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; Steve Williams, President, DecisionPath Consulting; and Tony Lopykinski, Managing Principal, Maven Advisors, LLC.

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 Boston, please contact:
Brenda Woodbridge 
TDWI Event Director