2018 ANNY Excellence in Analytics Award: Call for Entries

May 24, 2018

Applications for the International Institute for Analytics’ ANNY Award now open

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA), the leading independent research and advisory firm focused exclusively on helping clients improve their analytics performance, is now accepting applications for the 2018 ANNY Excellence in Analytics Award. The ANNY Award recognizes an organization’s application of advanced analytics to drive measurable business results at the project or organizational level.

To apply for the ANNY, complete the application and email it to All applications must be submitted by Aug. 17, 2018 and will be reviewed by a panel of IIA Experts led by Co-Founder Tom Davenport and CAO Bill Franks. The panel will select three finalists and ultimately the winning recipient. Finalists will be notified by Sept. 14, 2018 and invited to attend the Analytics Symposium – Atlanta on Oct. 10, 2018, where the winner will be announced.

“I look forward to reviewing this year’s ANNY contenders,” said CAO Bill Franks. “It’s always a great showcase of analytics teams and leaders creating positive impacts on their enterprises.”

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • 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

Last year, Cisco’s marketing division won the Excellence in Analytics Award for its Marketing Accountability analytics initiative. Previous years’ winners include Caterpillar, Procter & Gamble, UnitedHealth Group, Intermountain Healthcare, Ford Motor Company, and UPMC Health Plan.

About the Analytics Symposium

The Analytics Symposium is a semi-annual event that brings together a community of analytics practitioners and thought leaders for moderated discussions on key analytics topics, industry specifics and functional applications. The upcoming Symposium will take place Oct. 9-10, 2018 in Atlanta.