Data Science & Analytics Innovation Awards


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TAG DS&A 2017 Innovation Awards

Are you a thought leader in Georgia’s Data Science and Analytics ecosystem? Do you have a leading edge data centric success story you would like to share with your peers? If so, you are invited to share your experience and knowledge at the TAG Data Science and Analytics 2017 Innovation Awards. The purpose of the Innovation Awards is to highlight innovative and impactful solutions in Data Science, Analytics, Big Data, and related domains. Georgia based organizations are invited to submit nominations describing the solution (implemented and in production during 2016 or 2017), highlighting results and verification of impact (business, social, or organizational), and other insights.

Selected finalists will be required to present their solution during a Judging Panel event, to be held locally on the morning of Wednesday, October 4th, 2017. Final winners will be announced at the 2017 Innovation Awards banquet, to be held on November 2nd, 2017 at the Westin Perimeter in Atlanta, GA.

Software vendors and solutions providers are encouraged to work with their Georgia based customers to submit their implemented solutions. Vendor solutions and frameworks must involve customer participation to qualify for awards; however, vendors and service providers are encouraged to contact the society regarding participation in the Sponsor Showcase, prior to the event.

Nominations are open thru August 18th, 2017 and finalists will be announced by September 15th, 2017. Please email,, or for inquiries.

Potential Topic Areas:

Big Data
Data Science
Business Analytics (Marketing, Financial, CRM, and Sales)
Predictive Analytics
Machine Learning
Prescriptive Analytics
Content Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Storytelling through data

You may nominate your own solution or a customer or vendor solution provided you have their approval to do so. Please visit to complete the online nomination form. Nominations will remain open until close of business on August 18, 2017, so don't delay!


TAG DS&A 2016 Innovation Awards Winners

Mid-Size Enterprise Innovation Award

  • Hi-Rez Studios – Making the Big Data of Video Games Searchable and Visual


Large Enterprise Innovation Award

  • Cox Auto-Manheim – DealShield


Innovation Seed Award

  • Turner – Turner’s Audience Targeting Solutions powered by Advanced Analytics


The Judges for the 2016 Awards:

  • Jennifer Priestley – Ph.D. – Professor of Statistics and Data Science, KSU
  • Beverly Wright, Ph.D., CAP – Executive Dir. Business Analytics Center, Advanced Analytics & Modeling– GA Tech University
  • Scott Radcliffe – CAP -Executive Dir. Data Analytics – Cox Communications, Inc.


The 2016 Innovation Awards were made possible by 3Sage Consulting, Applied Resource Group, AnswerRocket, and Pyramid Consulting.


About TAG Data Science & Analytics (DS/A)


TAG Data Science & Analytics society (DS&A) connects and inspires analytical minds to foster innovative uses of data by providing thought leadership within and outside our community.

DS&A events provide opportunities to network with peers and thought leaders covering a broad spectrum of data topics including; Big Data, Data Science, IoT, Business and Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Storytelling through data and Data Visualization.

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 For more information please contact Sherita Martin  at or 404-526-6031


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