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San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2015

It has been predicted that the data volume in the enterprise is going to grow 50x year-over-year between now and 2020, with 85% of that data coming from net-new data sources. It’s easy to say that big data is here and it is constantly growing, meaning that businesses must adapt and be inventive with their solutions.

The Big Data Innovation Awards acknowledges these innovative solutions and aims to celebrate the elite minds of the big data community at this year’s Big Data Innovation Summit in San Jose. Taking place this April 28 & 29, the event will encompass thought-provoking presentations, interactive workshops, networking opportunities and, of course, the Data Awards.

Bringing together over 70 industry leading speakers and 1000+ practitioner attendees, the Big Data Innovation Summit is sure to be a positive experience for those working within any capacity in data and analytics. Guest speakers include Bing, Spotify, Bitly, Google, Netflix & many more.

As well as the Data Awards, the agenda will cover topics such as:

Transitioning to a Modern Data Strategy
Using Big Data to Drive the Business
Hadoop Programming & Big Data Processing
Data Science to Provide Decision Making
Using Big Data to Drive Profitable Growth
Learning from Data
& many more

“Developments in the past year within the Big Data world have been impressive and exciting”, says Event Director, Chris Towers. “The Data Awards provides a platform to acknowledge the fantastic big data initiatives that have been pioneered by organizations and had an overall positive impact within the Big Data community.”

For more information or to nominate today for the Big Data Innovation Awards, go to:


About Innovation Enterprise:

Innovation Enterprise, a CFO Publishing company is an independent business-to-business multi-channel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Finance, Operations, Analytics, Big Data, Strategy, Digital, Innovation & Sports executives. Products include IE.Summits, ieOnDemand, ieWebinars, ieWhitepapers & more.

Whether it’s delivered online, or in person, everything Innovation Enterprise produces reflects the company’s unshakeable belief in the power of information to spur innovation.

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Posted by mod198 January - 12 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

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 November - 13 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Solihull, West Midlands (PRWEB UK) 23 June 2014

The awards celebrate the drive, innovation and hard work demonstrated by leaders and experts across the global cloud computing industry. Despite competition from both Domo and Attivio, sales-i came away triumphant for its outstanding business intelligence software that has been recognised as world class.

Paul Black, CEO of sales-i, comments, “The advance of “Big Data” presents a unique challenge to organisations across the world, but business intelligence software enables companies to use this data to their advantage by identifying trends to gain true business insight.”

“sales-i was created to help sales professionals make sense of the data available to them. Since founding the company, we have been overwhelmed by how well it has been received and we are absolutely delighted to be presented with this award as the perfect recognition of that,” says Black.

Driven by the demands of sales professionals for more efficient and successful ways of identifying and targeting prospects, sales-i was created to simplify the process of data collection and analysis and take the guesswork out of selling. Since implementing the software, sales-i customers have seen greater visibility of sales, margins and profitability, enabling them to respond faster to sales opportunities.

Since launching in 2008, the company has continued to innovate and enhance its offering, including several software upgrades and new product introductions in order to maintain its market leading position and stay ahead of the technology curve.

Black comments, “An award is a reflection of the hard work of your employees, and to be named as Best Big Data Analytics Solution is the perfect recognition of the continued dedication and innovation of our team at sales-i. We’ve grown at an incredible rate, extending into new sectors and across multiple territories and we look forward to growing our customer base even more, helping many more businesses make sense of their data and, ultimately, sell more!”

Contact Information

TopLine Communications


T: +44 (0) 207 580 6502

About sales-i:

Founded in 2008, sales-i is a Software-as-a-Service sales development solution. Integrating business, sales and customer intelligence, it has been designed to simplify the collection and analysis of business data, while cutting both time and cost. Through sales-i, sales professionals can clearly identify and target high-quality sales opportunities. Equipped with customer buying behaviour alerts, they can make insightful, personalised and fast business decisions, realising repeat sales, reduced customer attrition and maximised profit margins as a result.

sales-i is now used by thousands of global sales and marketing organisations to maximise their sales intelligence. Easily accessible over an internet connection, sales-i is the only truly mobile business intelligence solution on the market.

For more information, please visit:

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Posted by jaymepobre748 October - 23 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

BioProcess International (BPI), a business-to-business publication, today announced the winners for the 2014 BioProcess International Awards. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements, collaborations, business strategies, social corporate responsibility and technology applications that will allow the industry to deliver better, more effective treatments to a global patient base.

Winners and finalists were honored and recognized by their peers during a very entertaining and exciting awards dinner and ceremony yesterday evening, 22 October at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

Winners and Finalists for the 2014 BioProcess International Awards are:

Excellence in Leadership

(Winner) Dr. Robert Preti, Founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer, Progenitor Cell Therapy (PCT)
(Finalist) Lynn Bottone, Site Leader, Sanford Site, Pfizer
(Finalist) Olivier Loeillot, General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

Emerging Company

(Winner) ToleRaM Nanotech, LLC.
(Finalist) BioCision
(Finalist) Horizon Discovery

Corporate Citizenship

(Winner) Bayer HealthCare
(Finalist) Biogen Idec
(Finalist) Sigma-Aldrich

Excellence in Facility Design or Retrofit

(Winner) Gallus BioPharmaceuticals/GE Healthcare Life Sciences
(Finalist) Vetter
(Finalist) FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

Best Collaboration

(Winner) TAP Biosystems/Merck & Co., Inc.
(Finalist) Invetech Inc./Janssen Research & Development, LLC
(Finalist) Promosome/GE Healthcare Life Sciences

Upstream: Best Technology Applications

(Winner) ambr250 — TAP Biosystems/Merck & Co., Inc.
(Finalist) XDR-50 MO Fermentor System — GE Healthcare Life Sciences
(Finalist) STX® Scalable Transfection System — MaxCyte

Downstream: Best Technology Applications

(Winner) Natrix HD Membranes — Natrix Separations, Inc. /Gallus BioPharmaceuticals
(Finalist) BioT Temperature Stability Systems — BioCision
(Finalist) Allegro Single-Use Filling Needles — Pall Life Sciences/Disposable-Lab SAS

Analytical: Best Technology Applications

(Winner) MicroScale Thermophoresis (MST) — NanoTemper Technologies GmbH
(Finalist) ImageStreamX®(ISX) — Enzo Life Sciences/Amnis (part of EMD Millipore)
(Finalist) SGS M-Scan Services — SGS Life Sciences

From Some of the Award Winners:

“It is a fantastic honor to be nominated for the BioProcess International 2014 Award, along with TAP Biosystems, for both Best Collaboration and Best Technology Application-Upstream for the development of the Ambr250 automated bioreactor system. The collaboration and resulting Ambr250 technology was intended to have true value to end users through the improvement of productivity, accuracy, consistency, and the work life balance of the scientist. Being nominated as a finalist in these categories shows the value the technology brings to these areas,” said David Pollard, Executive Director, Merck & Co., Inc.

“We spend a lot of time trying to understand the requirements of the end-users and the context into which our systems are placed. Being a BioProcess International 2014 Awards finalist with the excellent team from Merck is an acknowledgement that such time and effort is really worthwhile,” said Richard Wales, Director Business Development, TAP Biosystems, Part of the Sartorius Stedim Biotech Group.

“ToleRaM Nanotech is delighted with being recognized as a finalist for the BioProcess International 2014 “Emerging Company” award. We are dedicated to the efficient delivery of targeted nanotherapeutics by merging bioengineering with medicine, and are truly honored by this recognition,” said Satish N. Nadig, M.D., Ph.D. Title: Chief Medical Officer (CMO) ToleRaM Nanotech; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Microbiology & Immunology – Medical University of South Carolina.

For more quotes from our finalists and winners visit:

About Our Sponsors

Program Sponsors:

GE Healthcare Life Sciences provides tools and technologies, solutions, and services that enable the biopharmaceutical industry to develop and manufacture biotherapeutic medicines and vaccines cost-effectively. Our products and platform solutions are designed to meet the key challenges posed at every stage in the biomanufacturing process, delivering the desired product at the required purity and safety — all with fast development and integrated solutions in mind. Across the bioprocessing spectrum, our focus is on supporting the industry from idea to result.

Pall Life Sciences provides process, pilot and laboratory filtration, separation, purification, and fluid handling devices, systems, and services with single-use systems available for all unit operations from cell culture through final formulation and filling. Based on Pall’s long history of providing quality equipment for the biopharmaceutical, vaccine, and cell therapy industries, all products — whether standard or customized to match users exact process needs — are backed up with extensive documentation and experience in extractables, leachables, and particulate validation. Fully automated single-use systems allow process control and data acquisition to meet or exceed the standards expected from traditional fixed equipment. New product highlights include microcarriers, pyrogen-free vials, and a range of pharmaceutical packaging.

Sartorius Stedim Biotech is one of the world’s leading providers of laboratory and process technologies and equipment. Our innovative products and high-quality services help customers implement complex and quality-critical processes in biopharmaceutical production and laboratory environments in a time- and cost-efficient way. Sartorius Stedim Biotech introduced the first single-use bag for biopharmaceutical applications. Demand for these bioprocessing bags has rapidly increased for use in critical applications. We have developed a new polyethylene film and new bioprocessing bags to pave the way toward the single-use manufacturing facility of the future. Flexsafe meets the most stringent customer needs for safe bioprocessing.

Associate Sponsor:

Rentschler is an independent, family-owned biopharmaceutical CMO with a long-term track record, high level of flexibility, and tailored project performance. Our full-service concept covers development, production of recombinant proteins in mammalian cell lines, fill–finish and international regulatory expertise. Our state-of-the-art facilities with bioreactors up to 3,500 L total volume and our quality control ensure highest quality.

About BioProcess International

BioProcess International (BPI) is a business-to-business publication dedicated to delivering cutting-edge information focused on the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals and therapeutics. Learn more at

Photo Caption:

S. Anne Montgomery (left) editor-in-chief and co-founder, BioProcess International magazine honors Best Facility Design/Retrofit winners Gallus Biopharmaceuticals and GE Healthcare Life Sciences. Accepting the award from Gallus Biopharmaceuticals is Mike Ultee (center), chief scientific officer. Accepting the award from GE Healthcare Life Sciences is Geoff Hodge (right), biomanufacturing services leader.

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Posted by gildenshelton565 October - 12 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

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