2016 EPIC Award Nominations Now Open to Teradata Global Community

Award winners will receive public recognition at annual conference ceremony, where the event theme is "Data.Changes.Everything."

Mar 08, 2016, 10:00 ET from Teradata

DAYTON, Ohio, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company today announced that nominations are being accepted through May 25, 2016 for the 9th annual EPIC Awards. Sponsored by Teradata, EPIC Awards recognize Teradata customers and partners for delivering extraordinary business value and competitive advantage by effectively using data analytics. Government agencies are evaluated based on their ability to effectively address constituent needs.

Winners of the EPIC Awards will receive recognition in a public forum with a personalized crystal award presentation during the EPIC Awards ceremony at the Teradata PARTNERS event, where the theme will be "Data.Changes.Everything."

"The EPIC Awards Program recognizes organizations that are creating exceptional business value through big data analytics, with compelling use cases including customer insight, operational excellence, and this year – the Internet of Things," said Bob Fair, Chief Operating Officer, Teradata. "EPIC Award submissions over the past eight years showcase significant business and technology innovation on a global scale, and we encourage members of our community to document their latest successes and be recognized."

This year, an important new category has been added to the EPIC Awards roster: "On the Edge with IoT." The Internet of Things represents increasing potential to use data and analytics for competitive advantage as well as the greater good by capturing and leveraging data from telematics and interconnected devices such as vehicles, meters, machines, weather devices, buildings, manufacturing lines, and shopping carts.  This emerging breakthrough business application can monetize the industrial Internet of Things by changing business models, improving processes, exploiting new technologies, revolutionizing healthcare, or enhancing the customer experience in new ways.

EPIC Award winners are announced and celebrated at the Teradata EPIC Awards ceremony which will take place this year as part of the Teradata PARTNERS Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday evening, September 12, 2016.

Eligible customers are those businesses or government agencies that have implemented a solution based on any Teradata product or Teradata Aster analytic platform.

Teradata Global Integration and Consulting Partners (ICP) or independent software vendors (ISVs) that have completed an implementation with a Teradata customer may also be eligible for recognition with the customer. Nominations for customer categories must ultimately be submitted by a customer, either on their own or through the customer jointly with a partner.

The customer EPIC Award categories are listed below, shown with last year's winners:

Category: Analytical Excellence  
Winner: Saudi Telecom 
Project: Transformation from Product-Oriented to Customer-Centric Marketing

Category: Big Data Excellence  
Winner: Williams-Sonoma, Inc.  
Project: Improving On-Site Search Conversion with Big Data Analytics

Category: Customer Insights and Engagement  
Winner: Aircel Limited, India   
Project: Right-Time Business Intelligence

Category: Innovation and Leadership 
Winner: Sherri Zink, SVP, Chief Data & Engagement Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee -  for achieving healthcare transformation using data as a true strategic asset.

Category: Integrated Marketing Management 
Winner: Brierley+Partners  
Project: Digital Marketing Center (DMC Global Agency Implementation

Category: Integrated View of the Business  
Winner: Orbitz Worldwide LLC and Cognizant Technology Solutions  
Project: Teradata Migration Program

Category: Operational Excellence  
Winner: eBay and Alation  
Project: Governed Self-Service Analytics

The EPIC Awards program recognizes our global integration and consulting partners (formerly our system integrator partners) and independent software vendors that have made outstanding contributions to Teradata and its customers, and that have demonstrated a proven commitment to driving business success through Teradata platforms. This year's partner award categories, and last year's winners, are:

Category: ISV Big Data Intelligence  
Winner: (ISV): Hortonworks  
Project: Actionable Data (Using the Teradata Hadoop appliance - with the HW Data Platform)

Category: ISV & SI Business Insight  
Winner (ISV): Informatica  
Project: Informatica and Teradata Joint Engineered Data Replication for SAP Analytics 
Winner (ICP): IBM GBS-BAO  
Project: IBM Global Business Services - BI Transformation Program

Category: ISV & SI Enterprise Intelligence  
Winner (ISV):  Aptitude Software and Swedbank  
Project: Aptitude Software & Teradata Achieve Data-Driven Finance at Swedbank 
Winner (ICP): Capgemini  
Project: Building a Common Data Warehouse for a Leading Financial Institution   
Category: ISV & SI Collaborative Revenue  
Winner (ISV): Hortonworks  

Category: ISV & SI Partner-Driven Wins  
Winner (ISV): SAS  
Winner (ICP): Accenture

Independent judges will evaluate customer nominations and determine winners and finalists based on the implementation's demonstrated strategic importance and impact to the business. Partner winners and finalists are determined by a panel of Teradata judges.

For complete information about the categories and awards program, visit www.TeradataEpicAwards.com

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