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Portland, Ore. (Oct. 28, 2022) – The International Institute for Analytics (IIA), the leading independent analytics and data science research and advisory firm, named Echo Global Logistics the winner of the 2022 Excellence in Analytics Award at IIA’s Fall Analytics Symposium held Thursday, October 13, 2022, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“Echo’s Digital Freight Marketplace program showcased a range of analytical techniques and made believers in key stakeholders,” said IIA Chief Analytics Officer Bill Franks. “Congratulations to the Data Science team at Echo Global Logistics for having such a significant impact on their Sales and Operations team, the largest department at the company.”

All applicants competed on the five key areas that determine the success of an analytics project: outcomes, ambition, scale, skills, and insights. Franks led a panel of judges who examined each application and cast anonymous ballots.

The other two finalists for the 2022 ANNY were Highmark Health and TE Connectivity, each of whom presented their projects in person during the Analytics Symposium sharing key learnings from their respective projects.

“We‘re grateful to be honored by IIA with this year’s ANNY award for our Digital Freight Marketplace program," said Scott Friesen, EVP of Strategic Analytics at Echo Global Logistics. “This work has had a profound impact on Echo’s internal stakeholder groups. I’m so proud of our Data Science team for their dedicated work and pursuit of the digital transformation of the supply chain industry."

About the Analytics Symposium
The Analytics Symposium is a semi-annual event that brings together a community of analytics practitioners and thought leaders for moderated discussions on key analytics topics, industry specifics, and functional applications. The 2022 Fall Analytics Symposium was held at the Highmark Health headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.