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Dignity Health, The Dow Chemical Company, Enova International, UPMC Health Plan, and XL Catlin Named Finalists for IIA’s 2015 Excellence in Analytics Award

Winner to be Announced and Presented with the “ANNY” at the CAO Summit October 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 15, 2015

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA), the leading independent research and advisory firm focused exclusively on guiding its clients to leverage the power of analytics, today named five companies as the finalists for the 2015 Excellence in Analytics Award (The ANNY).

The five companies competing for the award are Dignity Health, The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”), Enova International, UPMC Health Plan, and XL Catlin. The winner will be announced and presented with the award at IIA’s 4th annual Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) Summit October 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV at the Bellagio Hotel.

Recipients of the ANNY award are nominated by IIA’s community of analytics experts and practitioners in recognition of each organization’s use of analytics to drive measurable business impact. All nominees were asked to complete an in-depth application and were evaluated in five key areas:

  •     Outcomes: Evidence of sustained, measurable success against planned targets and objectives
  •     Ambition: Evidence of innovative and unique quantitative analytical techniques being applied
  •     Scale: Level of coordinated internal resources to foster a meaningful, enterprise-wide analytics program
  •     Skills: Evidence of a commitment to improving analytical skills of all user types across the enterprise
  •     Insights: Evidence of higher quality insights and decision-making resulting in the analytical activity

The finalists were selected after a rigorous review process conducted by IIA’s Co-Founder Tom Davenport, VP and Research Director, Daniel Magestro and IIA Faculty. This annual award acknowledges companies that go above and beyond to develop advanced analytics capabilities. These trailblazing organizations make use of analytics to deliver significant impact to their businesses. Previous years’ winners have included Procter & Gamble, UnitedHealth Group, Intermountain Healthcare and The Ford Motor Company.

“It’s exciting to see the extraordinary efforts these five finalists have put forth, and the analytics initiatives that are propelling their businesses forward. We are seeing true innovation here with the use of analytics to create tangible and lasting benefits at these companies. Hats off to Dignity Health, Dow, Enova International, UPMC Health Plan, and XL Catlin for their successes. We look forward to celebrating them in Las Vegas,” said Daniel Magestro, Ph.D., IIA Vice President and Research Director.

About the CAO Summit

The CAO Summit is one of IIA’s signature client events that convenes analytics professionals to discuss and share the latest research findings and best practices in analytics. The event is designed for business leaders charged to deliver measurable impact with analytics. With a cross-industry focus, the CAO Summit provides thought-provoking strategies and tactics to advance any analytics program. For more information about the CAO Summit, visit

Follow CAO Summit via Social Media
Another way to engage with IIA’s CAO Summit speakers, experts, and attendees is through social media:

  •     Twitter—Track the latest news by following @iianalytics and the hashtag #CAOS2015.
  •     LinkedIn— Join IIA’s LinkedIn group to keep up on the latest research and discussions.
  •     Facebook— “Like” IIA on Facebook and receive updates.

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA) is an independent research and advisory firm for organizations committed to accelerating their business through the power of analytics. Co-founded by Tom Davenport and CEO Jack Phillips, IIA works across a breadth of industries to uncover actionable insights from its network of analytics practitioners, industry experts and faculty. IIA’s research clients gain access to an extensive research library, faculty-moderated executive roundtables and phone conversations. IIA also provides analytics benchmarking, dynamic inquiry and advisory services to its members, allowing business leaders and analytics professionals to keep their fingers on the pulse of analytics in the new data economy. Since its inception, SAS, Intel, Teradata, and Dell have supported IIA as underwriters. For more information about IIA, and how you can become a member, visit or call 503-467-0210.

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