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Teradata Honors EPIC Award Winners

October 21, 2014 | PARTNERS CONFERENCE & EXPO, Nashville, Tenn.

Recognizing those who drive business improvement through comprehensive use of data

Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, last night honored 18 global customers and partners with Teradata EPIC Awards. Given for outstanding achievement in the use of data analytics to create business value and their contributions to business and technology, the awards ceremony was held at the PARTNERS Conference and Expo. New this year was an award given to one individual for excellence in innovation and leadership.

"The companies we honor here tonight understand that the more they use their data, the more value they deliver to their customers and to their own bottom lines. These winners have distinguished themselves as front runners in the race to become data-driven.  They recognize that vibrant, relevant and trusted data is the new business imperative," said Bob Fair, executive vice president and chief marketing and information officer, Teradata.
Each winner received a custom-designed Teradata EPIC Awards crystal trophy. In addition, finalists were also named for each customer award category. The judging panel evaluated submissions received from around the world and represented a cross-section of industries as recognized innovators, chief information officers, educators and technology journalists.

By category, the winners are as follows.

Individual Excellence Award


Category: Innovation and Leadership – honoring a chief information officer, chief marketing officer, vice president or director of technology or business who led the integration of business and IT and the application of technology to improve his or her company’s business performance.

Winner:Blake Sanders, Vice President, Architecture and Data Management, American Cancer Society 


Teradata Customers

Category: Analytical Excellence - improving business decision-making by increasing the accuracy or speed of business insights, and by delivering measurable improvements in organizational performance and/or productivity.

Winner:Johnson & Johnson 
Project:Project 2020, J&J Medical Device & Diagnostic (MD&D) Supply Chain

Category: Big Data Excellence – breaking ground in achieving an identified competitive advantage by using big data and business intelligence technologies and techniques.

Winner: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Project: Real World Data Commons Project

Category: Customer Insights and Engagement – delivering customer insights from any channel or across channels and driving customer engagement, response, loyalty or using real-time technologies to create a holistic view of the customer.

Winner: Procter & Gamble
Project: 1, Consumer Place™

Category: Integrated Marketing Management - integrating people, processes, and technologies across the entire marketing organization–and possibly outside the marketing organization to increase marketing effectiveness and efficiency.

Winner: Dell Inc.
Project: Marketing Analytics Workbench

Category: Integrated View of the Business – breaking down silos to deliver insights by connecting disparate systems, data sources and/or data structures across an organization. There was a tie for first place in this category.

Winner: Cisco Systems, Inc.
Project: Installed Base Enterprise Analytic System

Winner: Western Refining
Project: Western Refining Integrated Data Environment

Category: Operational Excellence – improving operations, such as forecasting, inventory management or supply chain visibility, asset monitoring, sustainable business practices and resource optimization, or transparency, compliance or risk.

Winner: Dell Inc.
Project: Supply Chain Performance Management for the New Dell Business Model

Category: On the Edge - industry-leading innovations based on emerging, breakthrough business applications such as big data analytics, web intelligence, social media analytics or telematics that connect multiple services, platforms, applications and tools into a cohesive and transparent analytical environment.

Winner: Core Digital Media
Project: Using Active Analytics to Transform Digital Marketing
Partner Awards 

Category: Big Data Intelligence - developing and implementing a unified, high-performance big data analytics system with a measureable return on investment to the customer by levering one of Teradata’s new platform technologies including Teradata Aster Discovery Platform and/or Hadoop.

Winner (ISV): Hortonworks
Winner (SI): Clarity Solutions Group

Category: Business Insight - developing and implementing a point solution now in production and delivering measurable return on investment to the customer, such as pre-built applications or an industry offer that uses any analytic data platform, including Teradata, Teradata Aster or Teradata marketing or analytic applications technology to deliver analytic insights leading to competitive advantage.

Winner (ISV): Fuzzy Logix
Winner (SI): Infosemantics

Category: Enterprise Intelligence – recognizing the partner who has worked with a customer to build a company-wide solution using the Teradata platform for strategic data analysis that is accessed by multiple departments and a broad user base.

Winner (ISV): SAS
Winner (SI): Cognizant Technology Solutions

Category: Collaborative Demand - delivering the largest incremental year-over-year growth in Teradata orders.

Winner (ISV): Informatica
Winner (SI): Capgemini

Category: Partner-Driven Wins – using partner-initiatives and joint offers to deliver new footprints and opportunities based on joint go-to-market strategies.

Winner (ISV): MicroStrategy
Winner (SI): Accenture

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