Teradata Global Community Inspired by 2015 EPIC Award Winners

Oct 20, 2015, 10:30 ET from Teradata

Honoring organizations for outstanding achievement through creating extraordinary business value from data   

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (Teradata 2015 PARTNERS User Group Conference) -- Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, last night honored 17 global customers and partners with Teradata EPIC Awards. The recognition ceremony was held at the Teradata PARTNERS Conference and Expo. Awards recognized outstanding achievement in the use of data to generate business value, innovative use of analytics technology, integrated marketing solutions, and partnership excellence. Teradata Co-President Bob Fair officiated at the 8th annual ceremony, with Co-President Hermann Wimmer and Teradata Chief Executive Officer Mike Koehler present to congratulate the winners.

In addition to winners, finalists were also named in each customer award category. The independent judging panel included a cross-section of industry innovators, chief information officers, marketing specialists, technologists, educators and technology journalists. 

By category, the EPIC Award winners recognized were as follows:

Customer Awards

Category: Analytical Excellence  
Solutions that improve business decision making by increasing the accuracy or speed of business insights, and by delivering measurable improvements in organizational performance and/or productivity.

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

Category: Big Data Excellence 
Groundbreaking work in delivering a successful business outcome using big data and BI technologies and techniques -- including the management, mining, and analysis of large volumes of unstructured data sets.

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

Category: Customer Insights and Engagement 
Solutions that deliver individualized customer insights from any channel and help drive customer engagement, response, or loyalty; and implementations that optimize marketing programs and processes across channels.

Winner: Aircel Limited, India   
Project: Right-Time Business Intelligence

Category: Innovation and Leadership  
Honors a top technologist or business leader (CIO, CMO, vice president or director) whose work resulted in a highly positive impact on the organization, driving the integration of business and IT, and the application of Teradata technology to improve his or her company's business performance.

Winner: Sherri Zink, SVP, Chief Data & Engagement Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of  
– for achieving healthcare transformation using data as a true strategic asset.

Category: Integrated Marketing Management 
Excellence in the use of marketing applications and/or analytics to integrate people, processes, and technologies across the entire marketing environment to increase agility and improve the effectiveness of marketing efforts – while strengthening customer relationships and driving marketing return on investment.

Winner: Brierley+Partners  
Project: DMC Global Agency Implementation

Category: Integrated View of the Business 
Solutions that break down silos to deliver insights by connecting disparate systems, data sources and/or data structures across an organization.

Winner: Orbitz Worldwide LLC and Cognizant Technology Solutions  
Project: Teradata Migration Program

Category: Operational Excellence 
Implementations that have delivered measurable improvements in the organization's operations, such as forecasting or anticipating customer demand; improving inventory management, supply chain visibility or asset monitoring/sensing; or/and increasing sustainable business practices and resource optimization.

Winner: eBay and Alation 
Project: Governed Self-Service Analytics

Partner Awards

Category: ISV Big Data Intelligence  
Honors a Teradata partner that has leveraged one or more Teradata platform technologies, including Teradata, Teradata Aster or Hadoop. The partner's solution leverages multiple data types including new emerging data sources such as Web logs, sensors, or compelling new analytics such as digital marketing optimization, Web path analysis, or other advanced analytics for discovery and new insight. The solution provides a unified, high-performance big data analytics system for an enterprise and brings measurable return on investment to the business.

Winner: (ISV): Hortonworks  
Project: Actionable Data (Using the Teradata Hadoop appliance – with the HW Data Platform)

Category: ISV & SI Business Insight  
This award recognizes a partner who has developed and implemented a point solution such as a pre-built application or an industry offering that uses any analytic data platform, including Teradata, Teradata Aster and/or one of Teradata's marketing or analytic applications to deliver analytic insights to customers. This solution must be in production and must deliver measurable return on investment for the customer.

Winner (ISV): Informatica  
Project: Informatica and Teradata Joint Engineered Data Replication for SAP Analytics

Winner (SI): IBM GBS-BAO  
Project: IBM Global Business Services - BI Transformation Program

Category: ISV & SI Enterprise Intelligence 
This award recognizes a partner who has worked with a customer to build a company-wide solution leveraging a Teradata integrated data warehouse to drive value. Teradata should be the underlying platform for the company's strategic data analysis, in full production and producing positive results for the customer.

Winner (ISV):  Aptitude Software and Swedbank 
Project: Aptitude Software & Teradata Achieve Data-Driven Finance at Swedbank

Winner (SI): Capgemini  
Project: Building a Common Data Warehouse for a Leading Financial Institution in Northern Europe

Category: ISV & SI Collaborative Revenue 
Recognizes the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Systems Integrator (SI) that worked with Teradata in 2015 to influence the largest year-over-year order revenue growth for Teradata technology and services.

Winner (ISV): Hortonworks  
Winner (SI): IBM GBS-BAO

Category: ISV & SI Partner-Driven Wins 
Recognizes the partner whose collaborative activities resulted in the highest number of new customer wins and successes for Teradata during the past year.

Winner (ISV): SAS 
Winner (SI): Accenture 

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