By Bob Gourley
The 2014 Data Impact award, presented by Cloudera, is a great way of helping the community learn best practices by highlighting mission-focused solutions.
This year there is a special category for government, non-profits and NGOs.
For more see the text below from the Cloudera site: http://ctolink.us/1uGkA69
2014 Data Impact Awards
Presented by Cloudera
You have accomplished amazing things with Hadoop, and it’s time to shine a spotlight on your success. That’s precisely what the annual Data Impact Awards, presented by Cloudera, are for.
The goal of this program is to recognize organizations running CDH for the applications you’ve built using Hadoop, and for the impact your project is having on the organization, business, and/or society at large. Organizations may be nominated by employees, partners, vendors, or peers. Nominations are open through September 12, 2014.
The 2014 Data Impact Awards highlight achievements in the following areas:
Driving tangible results to an organization, company or industry by empowering new capabilities that generate top-line growth and/or increased competitive advantage, or improving operational efficiencies that result in quantifiable bottom-line savings.
Putting Hadoop to work in a way that has a positive impact on the planet, society, or humankind at large.
Driving significant, steady innovations within the Apache Hadoop community through active participation and contributions to ecosystem projects, online forums, and/or user groups.
Successfully deploying Hadoop as a core component or enterprise data hub within a symbiotic and interconnected big data ecosystem; integrating with existing relational data warehouse(s), data mart(s), and analytic systems, and supporting a wide range of user groups with different needs, skill sets, and workloads.
Delivering new insights, innovation, and/or revenue streams through predictive or advanced analytics that are enabled by the Hadoop platform.
SECURITY & COMPLIANCE
Operating Hadoop as a controlled, mission-critical environment that meets stringent mandates for security and regulatory compliance.
GOVERNMENT, NONPROFIT, & NGO
Successfully deploying Hadoop as a core component of a mission-critical or business environment that improves data visibility and analysis across a broad range of sources, bolsters cyber-security and combats fraud with better detection and analysis, or maximizes infrastructure and human capital through improved operational efficiencies.
2014 Guest Judges Include:
Research VP, Gartner
Merv Adrian is a Research Vice President following RDBMS, NoSQL, Hadoop and other big data technologies as digital business transforms assumptions about how to activate and leverage unused information assets. He is also Gartner’s Vendor Lead for Microsoft. During hos two decades as an analyst, Mr. Adrian headed IT Market Strategy, an independent market research consultancy. Earlier, he ran technology research for Forrester, following its acquisition of Giga Information Group. He spent a decade in the software industry after several years as a programmer on Wall Street.
Principal Analyst, Software – Enterprise Solutions, Ovum
Tony Baer has a multi-disciplinary background touching the different tiers of enterprise software.
Prior to joining Ovum, he was an independent analyst whose company ‘onStrategies’ delivered software development and integration tools to vendors with technology assessment and market positioning services. He also led Computerwire’s CIO Agenda and Computer Finance end-user best practices research services.
Pat Fiorenza is currently a Senior Research Analyst at GovLoop. GovLoop’s mission is to connect government to improve government. GovLoop’s aim is to inspire public sector professionals by acting as the knowledge network for government. The GovLoop community has over 100,000 members working to foster collaboration, solve problems and share resources across government.
Bob Gourley is the publisher of CTOvision.com and is the founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm, where he leads efforts in due diligence assessments and strategic consulting.
Bob also serves on public boards and advisory boards for a number of companies including Centripetal Networks, Haystax, Wayin, Invincea, Spacecurve, Optensity and Triumfant.
Drew Conway is a leading expert in the application of computational methods to social and behavioral problems at large-scale. Drew is the Head of Data at Project Florida, and has been writing and speaking about the role of data — and the discipline of data science — in industry, government, and academia for several years. Drew has advised and consulted companies across many industries; ranging from fledgling start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, as well as academic institutions and government agencies at all levels. Drew started his career in counter-terrorism as a computational social scientist in the U.S. intelligence community.
Program VP, Business Analytics and Big Data
Dan Vesset is Program Vice President of IDC’s Business Analytics research. Mr. Vesset’s research and consulting is currently focused on business analytics, business intelligence, and data warehousing software markets. Mr. Vesset is also the co-lead of IDC’s Big Data research. He has authored numerous research publications, is a frequent speaker at business analytics conferences and seminars worldwide, contributes to IDC’s Business Analytics and Big Data blog, and tweets at@danvesset.
Chief Information Officer, Intel
Kimberly “Kim” Stevenson is corporate vice president and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Intel Corporation. She is responsible for the corporate-wide use of Information Technology (IT). Intel’s IT organization delivers leading technology solutions and services that enable Intel’s business strategies for growth and efficiency. The IT organization is comprised of over 6,000 IT professionals worldwide.