The Excellence in Analytics Award - “The ANNY”

apply for the 2017 ANNY Award

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Email completed applications and questions to anny@iianalytics.com by August 1, 2017. Finalists will be notified by September 15, 2017 and invited to the Analytics Symposium in Chicago.

Selection Process

Recipients are nominated by IIA’s community of analytics experts and practitioners. All nominees are asked to complete an in-depth application and finalists are selected after a rigorous review process conducted by IIA Faculty led by Co-Founder Tom Davenport and CAO Bill Franks.

Companies are evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Outcomes: Evidence of sustained, measurable success against planned targets and objectives

  • Ambition: Evidence of innovative and unique quantitative analytical techniques being applied

  • Scale: Level of coordinated internal resources to foster a meaningful, enterprise-wide analytics program

  • Skills: Evidence of a commitment to improving analytical skills of all user types across the enterprise

  • Insights: Evidence of higher quality insights and decision-making resulting in the analytical activity

About the ANNY Award

The Excellence in Analytics Award - The ANNY - acknowledges companies that go above and beyond to develop advanced analytics capabilities. Since 2012, the International Institute for Analytics has presented this award each fall at our Analytics Symposium.

2016 ANNY Award Winner

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IIA CEO Jack Phillips and Research Director, Dan Magestro present the 2016 Excellence in Analytics Award to Tori Rollings and Ken Masters of Caterpillar.

The International Institute for Analytics is pleased to announce that Caterpillar Inc. has won the 2016 Excellence in Analytics Award. Tori Rollings, Manager Assurance of Supply and Ken Masters, Information & Analysis Supervisor of Caterpillar accepted the award on behalf of their organization.

“Caterpillar’s supply network optimization project is a shining example of how analytics can provide critical insights and make processes more efficient,” said IIA Co-Founder and CEO Jack Phillips. “Congratulations to Caterpillar for creating such an innovative and successful analytics strategy.”

Watch the video that showcases Caterpillar’s winning initiative:

2016 ANNY Award Finalists

The International Institute for Analytics is pleased to announce these finalists for the 2016 Excellence in Analytics Award.

  • Caterpillar
  • Hallmark
  • Lenovo
  • Owens Corning
  • Sydney Water
  • Unity Point
  • University of Utah Healthcare

These finalists were selected after a rigorous review process conducted by IIA’s VP and Research Director, Daniel Magestro and members of the IIA Faculty.

Previous Winners

2015 Recipient:

UPMC Health Plan was awarded the 2015 Excellence in Analytics Award for its development of The Learning Engine, a tool for surfacing and evolving the knowledge required to optimize quality of care for UPMC Health Plan’s member population.

The 2015 Finalists for the Excellence in Analytics Award were:

  • Dignity Health
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Enova International
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • XL Catlin

2014 Recipient:

Ford Motor Company was awarded the 2014 Excellence in Analytics Award for its impressive work optimizing inventory management for its nearly 3,000 Ford and Lincoln dealerships in North America with its “SMART INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM” (SIMS). SIMS uses advanced analytics to produce dealer-specific vehicle order recommendations to ensure dealers have the right number and mix of inventory to accommodate customer preferences and demand. As a result, SIMS increased annual revenue and Ford dealerships are confidently making smart and cost-effective inventory ordering decisions.

The 2014 Finalists for the Excellence in Analytics Award were:

2013 Recipients:

2012 Recipient:

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The Excellence in Analytics Award

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IIA CEO Jack Phillips presents the 2015 ANNY Award to Dr. Pamela Peele of UPMC

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IIA CEO Jack Phillips presents the 2014 Excellence in Analytics Award to John Ginder of the Ford Motor Company.

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IIA Faculty Member Dwight McNeill, IIA Co-Founder Tom Davenport and IIA CEO Jack Phillips present Intermountain Healthcare with the 2013 Excellence in Analytics Award

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IIA Co-Founder Tom Davenport presents the 2012 Excellence in Analytics Award to Procter & Gamble.

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