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Àtlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 12, 2014

the Technology Association of Georgia Business Intelligence & Analytics society presented awards to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for Large Enterprise Category, and Columbus State University for Mid Size Category. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta used Analytics to Improve Healthcare in Babies- In hospital intensive care units, vast amounts of monitoring data is collected in the moment only to vanish once it leaves the screen. Using business intelligence and big data technologies, Children’s created a model that enabled them to store and analyze continuous lifesaving vital sign sensor data. The ultimate goal is to understand the impact of stressful procedures and in turn reduce pain and improve outcomes in our most fragile patients.

Columbus State University developed a tool to help student retention and success. President Obama enacted “Complete College America” this year which changes the way public universities are funded. This new “performance based model” means colleges are now accountable to assure students stay in school, progress and graduate. Columbus state developed a tool that measures retention, progression and graduation rates, and delivers information to consolers to assist struggling students. Additionally, they have created a predictive model with automated alerts so that counselors can intervene and be targeted with high-risk students before they begin to struggle.

“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 Greg Boyd, TAG BI/A Society Co-Chair.

The Judges for the 2014 Awards:

Dr. Jennifer Priestley – Kennesaw State University

Noni Gonzalez – AT&T

Jamie Walker – Elavon

Flavio Villanustre – HPCC Systems (formerly Lexis-Nexis)

“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 Eric Falthzik, TAG BI/A Co-Chair.

The 2014 Innovation Awards are were made possible by Tibco Spotfire, PwC, Cloudera, Halo Business Intelligence, Software AG, Peak 10, QlikView, and Visionare Partners.

For more information, please contact: Tyler Heinzelmann at Tyler(at)tagonline(dot)org

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 24,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit

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Posted by BlairMABEL25 March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2012

GigaOM, a leading business and technology media company, today announced headline speakers for GigaOM Structure:Data, the only conference to bring together the worlds leading Big Data technologists, practitioners, and business leaders. The second-annual Structure:Data will take place March 21-22, 2012 in New York City this year expanded to two full days of interactive panels, thought-provoking keynotes, and hands-on workshops.

The deluge of Big Data being created every day is transforming every aspect of business and society, and organizations continue to struggle with how to store, manage, and gain insights from petabytes of data, said Derrick Harris, infrastructure analyst at GigaOM Pro and chair of Structure:Data. At Structure:Data, the top thinkers of our time will gather to debate the questions posed by Big Data, from storage and data analytics, to infrastructure and applications.


Speakers at Structure:Data are a veritable whos-who of the data industry, and will deliver insightful keynotes, interactive panel sessions, and fireside chats that invite attendees to engage in a two-way debate. Interviewed by GigaOM editors and GigaOM Pro analysts, speakers will dig deep into the technological and business strategies organizations can use to better analyze and capitalize on their existing data.

Top speakers at Structure:Data include Mike Brown, CTO of comScore; Mark Lewis, president and CSO of EMC; Cameran Evans, data scientist at Socialcast by VMware; Currie Boyle, distinguished engineer at IBM; Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera; Dr. Bill Simmons, CTO and co-founder of DataXu; Mok Oh, chief scientist at PayPal, Dave Asprey, VP of cloud security at Trend Micro; George John, CEO and co-founder of Rocket Fuel; David Gutelius, chief social scientist at Jive Software; Amarantha Thombre, VP of strategy and analytics at; and Arnab Gupta, CEO and founder of Opera Solutions.


As the volume of enterprise data being created every day has moved past terabytes into the petabyte scale, companies are struggling to determine the best methods to store, manage, and analyze all this information to derive meaningful insights into their businesses and industries. Structure:Data is the only conference to bring together Big Data experts from across industries to discuss innovative solutions to the challenges of information overload. After a sold-out inaugural Structure:Data last year, GigaOM expanded this years conference to two full days. Some of the main themes explored at Structure:Data will include:

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