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2013 Strata Data Innovation Awards

2013 Strata Data Innovation Awards

Each year Strata Data Innovation Awards recognizes disruptive, innovative technologies in big data and data science. It highlights data science as an increasing importance for companies and showcases notable developments in the growing data community.

Each award category honors an organization, project, or individual who has made a significant innovation in the data field. The nomination process was open to the entire data community and all entries were judged by the award committee, chaired by Strata program chairs Edd Dumbill and Alistair Croll. The awards were presented during the keynotes at Strata Conference + Hadoop World, which took place October 28-30 in New York.

Award Categories and Winners

  • Data in Education: Monica Martinez, a Data Fellow in the Strategic Data Project, for her work in Elizabeth Public Schools, NJ—using data to understand student achievement and re-organizing schools to meet student needs
  • Data Journalism: Giorgia Lupi of Accurat, for analyzing data and contex, and designing visual tools and narratives
  • Data Used For Social Impact: Captricity. Founded to enable the work of HIV/AIDS health workers in rural Africa, Captricity has grown to help social change agents across the world get timely access to accurate data
  • Effective Visualization: Facebook’s public dashboards: reporting continuous, near-real-time data for key efficiency metrics for their data centers in Prineville, OR and Forest City, NC.
  • Personal Applications of Data: Pramod Varma of AADHAAR Project. The AADHAAR Project is an initiative of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), formed to create a unique ID for every resident of India


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