Slideshow 2012 Innovative Solution Award Winners

  • December 10 2012, 4:27pm EST
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Winners were chosen in six categories based on the solution’s degree of complexity, level of innovation, project breadth, and qualitative and quantitative results.

Business Intelligence/Analytics Award

Winner: Vancouver Coastal Health Achievement: VCH developed the Patient Continuum, which provides a rich set of patient analytics that allowed the health care provider to improve care and service levels. Read more about this solution.

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Business Process Management Award

Winner: Heathrow Limited, formerly BAA (working with vendor partner Pegasystems). Achievement: Heathrow Limited developed the Airport-Collaborative Decision Making system, a tightly coordinated air-traffic management solution that enables faster flight turnaround times at Heathrow airport, which handles an average of 1,300 flights and 90 different airlines. The solution has improved on-time arrivals and departures by 15 percent. Read more about this solution.

Data Integration Award

Winner: NYSE Euronext (working with vendor partner Composite Software). Achievement: NYSE Euronext created a system to support Web access to market data for external users, such as listing companies and member firms, and chose a specific data virtualization project to intelligently store and access data across powerful computer systems, which improved the overall performance of its data-delivery environment. Read more about this solution.

Data Warehousing Award

Winner: Cisco Systems Inc. (working with vendor partner Teradata). Achievement: Cisco’s IT department worked with the company’s business units to reorganize and consolidate existing applications under one enterprise data warehouse. The new system is providing Cisco with fresher, near-real-time data. Read more about this solution.

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Performance Management Award

Winner: Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce (working with partner Northwood Advisors). Achievement: CNDC, which implemented IBM Cognos BI and Enterprise Planning software, created an internal competency center to develop business-analytics expertise and establish data-governance best practices, which has increased organizational efficiency throughout the organization. Read more about this solution.

General Achievement Award

Winner: MLC & NAB Wealth (working with vendor partner Teradata Corporation). Achievement: MLC, the wealth management division of the National Australia Bank, developed a one-of-a-kind online tool that allows its advisers to log in, mine customer data and launch event-based marketing campaigns. Read more about this solution.

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For our 2011 winners, including Farmers Insurance and Station Casinos, click here. For our 2010 winners, including Goodyear and U.S. Xpress, click here. All photos and logos used with permission.