Winners in six categories leveraged Pentaho technology to revolutionize their businesses
September 13, 2016 — Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company, today announced the 2016 Excellence Award winners. The awards recognize the Pentaho customers responsible for the year’s most innovative and impactful implementations of Pentaho technology.
Pentaho customers from around the world submitted their nominations in one of six categories, where the contest judges evaluated the submissions based on the creativity, impact and business value of the Pentaho deployment. This year’s judges’ panel included:
- Howard Dresner, Chief Research Officer, Dresner Advisory Services
- Greg Knieriemen, Technology Evangelist, Hitachi Data Systems
- Rosanne Saccone, Chief Marketing Officer, Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company
- Anthony De Shazor, Senior Vice President of Customer Care, Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company
- Rod Squires, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company
The 2016 Pentaho Excellence Award Winners
- Big Data: Veikkaus Oy
Veikkaus Oy is responsible for operating Finland’s various lotto games, which generate over 10 million every week. Thanks to their implementation of Pentaho technology, the company was able to accelerate their data analysis so the marketing team could update their promotions and advertising in near real-time to better support their customers.
- Community: Municipalidad de Vicente López
The Municipalidad de Vicente López is the local government for the Vicente Lopez area for Buenos Aires, Argentina. The municipality used Pentaho to drive the data analysis for their crime prevention system to better allocate its police resources based on real-time data.
- Embedded Analytics: Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS)
IMS is a leading connected car company offering innovative products and solutions, based on the award-winning DriveSync (R) connected car platform. Pentaho’s embedded technology can be found in the IMS Business Center – a key component and strong differentiator found in IMS’ connected car programs. Examples of connected car programs using Business Center include IMS’ suite of insurance telematics and road usage charging solutions. The Business Center takes big data received in a connected car program and transforms it into useable intelligence and information. Insurers, businesses and governments rely on this information to understand the health of their in-market programs, so they can monitor and influence overall program success.
- Enterprise Deployment: Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve its members – wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Thanks to their Pentaho deployment, Sears was able to improve efficiencies throughout its organization, including a 30 percent reduction in returns.
- ROI & Customer of the Year: HMRC
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is a non-ministerial department in the UK government responsible for collecting taxes and helping families and individuals with targeted financial support. They are leveraging Pentaho in their 22 call centers to give managers faster access to operational reporting, saving an estimated 900 man hours a day.
- Social Impact: CipherHealth
CipherHealth, one of the emerging leaders in the patient engagement space, has been solving fundamental challenges of the healthcare industry through smart, effective technology. With Pentaho, CipherHealth has prevented over $1.1B in unnecessary visits to the hospital, reduced hospital readmissions by tens of thousands patients, and helped healthcare providers save thousands of lives.