Our 2021 Data Impact Awards Finalists

Our 2021 Data Impact Awards Finalists

It’s that time of year again… Award season! We are thrilled to announce the finalists of the 2021 Data Impact Awards. This year’s entrants have excelled at demonstrating how innovative data solutions can help solve real-time challenges and positively impact people around the world.  

The entries are some of the most remarkable we’ve seen, giving our judges the tough task of selecting an award worthy shortlist. Made up of organizations worldwide, working across industries, our finalists have achieved success by embracing new perspectives, taking a new data approach, and putting people first. Each one demonstrates how investment in advanced technologies can better shape the future of business and make a real difference to the world we live in. 

Here are our 2021 Data Impact Award finalists challenging the status quo and pushing the boundaries of possibility: 

Data for Enterprise AI  

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia 
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • LG Uplus 
  • Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai 

Read more about the Data for Enterprise AI category here 

 Data for Good  

  • Keck Medicine of USC 
  • National Marrow Donor Program (Be The Match) 
  • Union Bank of the Philippines

Read more about the Data for Good category here 

Data Lifecycle Connection  

  • Carrefour Spain 
  • eMAG
  • Max It Finance
  • Tigo Guatemala 

Read more about the Data Lifecycle Connection category here 

Data Security and Governance 

  • Bank of the West 
  • Telekomunikasi Selular

Read more about the Data Security and Governance category here 

Cloud Innovation  

  • Ares Trading (Merck) UCSD 
  • ExxonMobil 
  • UCSD

Read more about the Hybrid and Multi-Cloud category here  

Industry Transformation  

  • Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) 
  • MTN 
  • National Payments Corporation of India
  • Sberbank 

Read more about the Industry Transformation category here 

People First  

  • Bank Mandiri 
  • United Overseas Bank

Read more about the People First category here 

This year also introduced the People First category, in recognition of organizations at the forefront of pushing for diversity, equality, and inclusion both within the workplace and the world around us. The goal of the new category is to inspire other organizations to imagine what is possible when data and analytics are leveraged to serve its greatest asset, their people. 

We want to extend a huge thank you to this year’s judges panel (see below). The judges’ time and expertise have ensured that each of our finalists has been evaluated to a high standard. Our judges are made up of experienced analysts and journalists who offer unique perspectives with a heightened awareness of industry trends and momentum. 

To find out more about this year’s winners, please join our virtual celebration on November 17 at 5:00pm Pacific. We will celebrate our nominees and learn more about their amazing work and we will also be announcing this year’s winners! Sign up to attend the celebration here.  

2021 Judges 

  • Tony Baer, Principal, dbInsight – Industry Transformation
  • Mike Barlow, Author, Editor and Journalist, Cumulus Partners – Data Lifecycle Connection
  • Paige Bartley, Senior Analyst, 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence – Security and Governance Leadership
  • Andrew Brust, Founder & CEO at Blue Badge Insights; ZDNet Contributor and GigaOm Analyst – Data for Enterprise AI
  • Jessie Cai Danqing, Senior Research Manager, IDC Asia Pacific – Data for Enterprise AI
  • Marque Chambliss, Chief Legal Officer, Catalyte, Inc. – People First
  • Bob Gourley, CTO and Founder, OODA LLC – Security and Governance Leadership
  • Doug Henschen, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research – Data for Enterprise AI 
  • Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst, Omdia – Data Lifecycle Connectionà
  • Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton, President and Principal, CLB Strategic Consulting – Data For Good
  • Tony Lock, Director of Engagement & Distinguished Analyst, Freeform Dynamics – Security and Governance Leadership
  • Kyra McAndrews, Interim Executive Director, Science of Diversity & Inclusion Initiative – People First
  • Nick McQuire, Chief of Enterprise Research, CCS Insight – Data for Enterprise AI  
  • David Menninger, SVP & Research Director, Ventana Research – Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Innovation
  • Sanjeev Mohan, Vice President, Research, Gartner – Data Lifecycle Connection
  • Holger Mueller, VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research – Industry Transformation
  • Eva Nahari, Principal at DNX Ventures  – People First
  • Daniel Newman, Principal Analyst and Founding Partner, Futurum Research – Industry Transformation
  • Carl Olofson, Research VP, Data Management Software, IDC  – Industry Transformation 
  • John Pardey, Chief Editor, IT-Administrator Magazine – Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Innovation  
  • Agatha Poon, Research Director, 451 Research – Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Innovation 
  • Adam Ronthal, VP Analyst Data Management and Analytics, Gartner – Data Lifecycle Connection
  • Sriram Subramanian, Research Director, IDC – Data Lifecycle Connection 
  • Alex Woodie, Managing Editor, Datanami – Data Lifecycle Connection

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