Drexel University, CIO.com Honor Analytics Solutions

PHILADELPHIA--()--Fifty organizations were acknowledged for their innovative analytics solutions in the inaugural Analytics 50 national recognition. The collaboration between Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and CIO.com recognizes 50 companies using analytics to solve business challenges. Connecting academia and industry, the initiative’s goal is to share best practices while identifying innovative analytics solutions across industries.

The Analytics 50 represents a broad spectrum of industries, ranging from pharmaceuticals and healthcare to sports and media. Among the 50 honorees were organizations such as: the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), recognized for applying natural language processing to radiologists’ reports to identify and track patients with hospital acquired venous thromboembolism; The Maryland Comptroller Office, for its use of analytics to detect tax return fraud; and The North Face for its VIPeak program, which strengthens customer and brand engagement to increase customers’ purchasing behavior. “The impact of implementing these analytics solutions provides these organizations with a strong edge over their competitors in terms of operational efficiencies,” said Murugan Anandarajan, PhD, Department Head of Decision Sciences and MIS at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.

Winners were selected by a panel of leaders in academia and industry who judged nominations based on the submitted challenge, the innovativeness of the analytics solution, and the overall impact on the organization. “It’s impressive to learn how companies are using analytics to inform strategic decisions,” said Diana Jones, Assistant Director of the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. “We’re proud to work with CIO.com to highlight these transformative accomplishments.”

Honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on November 9, 2016 at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business in Philadelphia.

View the full list of award recipients: http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/news/lebow-ciocom-announce-analytics-50-winners

About the Analytics 50

The Analytics 50 is a collaboration between Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and CIO.com to recognize 50 companies and executives using analytics solutions to solve business challenges. For more information about this recognition and other analytics initiatives at Drexel LeBow, visit http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/faculty-and-research/centers/business-analytics-solutions-center

Contacts

Drexel University
Niki Gianakaris
Executive Director, Media Relations
Office of University Communications
215-895-1530
ngianakaris@drexel.edu

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Organizations were honored in the first Analytics 50 recognition, a collaboration between Drexel University and CIO.com to recognize companies using analytics to solve challenges.

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Contacts

Drexel University
Niki Gianakaris
Executive Director, Media Relations
Office of University Communications
215-895-1530
ngianakaris@drexel.edu