Talend has announced the winners of its annual awards programme, the Talend Data Masters, which celebrate companies that demonstrate vision and leadership in deploying Talend solutions in compelling ways to help make their businesses more agile, effective and data-driven.
The 12 winners of forward thinking organisations of all sizes across a range of industries, were revealed in a ceremony during the annual Talend Connect user conference. According to Mike Tuchen, CEO of Talend, the winners are unique in their use of cloud and big data technologies to reinvent product and service delivery with the goal of transforming and propelling their businesses to the next level.
The Data Masters winners are judged using a range of criteria including creativity and innovation, project scope and complexity, designing new big data use cases, as well as overall business value achieved. The Talend Data Masters recipients include:
Grand Prize Winners
Paddy Power Betfair – Bets on a big data, cloud-based architecture to provide employees with consistent, high-quality data insights across brands, products and channels to deliver the best online sports betting experience available.
Save the Children UK (SCUK) – Prepares for and responds to humanitarian emergencies caused by natural disasters, disease outbreaks and armed conflict.
University of Pennsylvania – An Ivy League research institute with 24, 960 students, embarked on a digital transformation to make premier-quality, higher education available and accessible to all students regardless of financial need.
Class Limited – Develops powerful software for Australia’s wealth accounting sector. The company moved from Talend’s open source to commercial license to improve its data governance.
Johnson Controls – Diversified technology and multi-industrial company that built a global data lake to create unified views of products, suppliers, build of materials and a number of other business areas.
Credit Agricole Consumer Finance with Accenture – Built a big data platform to introduce innovative projects like website KPIs monitoring usage, 360-degree customer vision and real-time capabilities on social media loans subscription.
Carhartt, Inc. – Ties its disparate data sources together in record time and has a unified view of all customer interactions across its multi-channel environment. This helps the company ensure seamless delivery of top-notch customer service, regardless of where goods are purchased, be it online, in-store or through retail partners.
HERMES Arzneimittel – Deployed a data lake based on Hadoop for continuous monitoring of drug manufacturing processes fulfilling pharma regulatory requirements and beyond.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) – Creates a digital marketplace that is scalable and can be hosted on any cloud or hybrid eco-system and supports the customer experience via multiple portals, mobile applications and real-time communications.
Beachbody – Worldwide fitness, nutrition and weight-loss programs provider that uses big data lake technology powered by the AWS cloud. The company then made the cloud data lake accessible via a self-service portal, providing employees access to a wide range of information to effectively improve overall customer experience.
Best Systems Integrator:
Capgemini with Michelin – A global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services. With the Hubble project, Capgemini helped Michelin quickly enhance its mobility offering with new services for its customers.
Best Value-Added Reseller:
JEMS Datafactory with SMAG – A leading professional services company, with expertise in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. By working with SMAG, JEMS built a big data predictive modelling system for agro-industrial sectors to optimise harvesting plans, fertilisation schedules, phytosanitary treatments and storage of grains.
In addition to recognizing the 12 companies above, Talend also recognised several individuals who had a significant impact on their organisation. These individuals have demonstrated exceptional vision and leadership, especially in terms of transforming data into a strategic asset for more intelligent business decision making.
The honoured individuals include:
- Prashaant Huria, Vice President of IT, Enabling Units, GPPS and GMA at AstraZeneca.
- François Avédian, Operations Director at MonPortailRH.
- Tobias Baumgart, Leading expert on platform architecture at Conrad Electronic DE.
- Denis Bourdon, CEO at April Technologies