Applications Remain Open for Drexel Analytics 50 Competition

Drexel Analytics 50

Drexel University’s Lebow College of Business and CIO.com have partnered to build the Analytics 50 Awards program, which will honor 50 companies for their innovative uses of analytics. The competition is in its second year, and the deadline to enter has been extended to May 31, 2017.

According to Murugan Anandarajan, Ph.D., Department Head, Decision Sciences and MIS at LeBow, “Last year’s inaugural recognition provided an exciting look into the powerful ways analytics are being used across industries … We anticipate another lineup of impressive nominations the year, and we’re eager to continue to bring analytics to the forefront of industry achievements.”

The competition features a diverse lineup of organizations, with specialties ranging from pharmaceuticals to sports and media. Last year’s honorees included AstraZeneca, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and GE.

These honorees demonstrated the importance of using data analytics in modern business. For example, CHOP has lead the health industry in inventive uses of analytics to advance patient care. CHOP used text analytics to improve detection and tracking of patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE), a serious condition in which a blood clot that forms within a deep vein breaks loose and travels to the lung.

CIO.com boasted, calling the program, “ … a great example of what can happen when media and academia collaborate.”

The contest will be judged by a panel of technology leaders in academia and IT, and the awards ceremony and dinner are scheduled for November 2, 2017.

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