December 4, 2023
Business Tech

Emirates (airline) and Emirates NBD win 2023 Data Impact Awards from Cloudera at Evolve NYC

Annual awards feature six distinct categories

Two UAE-headquartered globally renowned organisations – Emirates (airline) and Emirates NBD – are among eight leading enterprises that have won the 2023 Data Impact Awards instituted by Cloudera, the market-leading data company for enterprise AI and cloud solutions.

Cloudera’s annual data impact awards recognise organisations that deploy the company’s advanced solutions to champion innovation across industries while showcasing the impact that Cloudera’s data-empowered projects have within the organisations, in particular, the wider industry and the world at large.

The awards (six categories) were presented by Charles Sansbury, CEO of Cloudera and Frank O’Dowd, Chief Revenue Officer of Cloudera, to the respective winners at Evolve NYC, held at The Glasshouse in New York City on November 2, 2023.

Carolyn Duby, Field CTO of Cloudera, was the emcee of the awards ceremony.

2023 Data Impact Awards categories:

  • Cloud Innovations: Organisations that have topped transformative business use cases by modernising their architecture with Cloudera.
  • Transformation: Companies that focus on transformation, big or small, whether transforming a process, a business or an entire industry using Cloudera.
  • Architecture Modernisation: Organisations driving business innovation by unlocking value from data in multiple environments, in the private cloud or across hybrid and multiple public clouds.
  • Data for Good: Organisations that are making a positive impact on people and the world.
  • Success at Scale: Companies that are effectively connecting multiple parts of the data lifecycle, from collection to data analytics, to make a true impact on their business.
  • AI Trailblazer: Teams and companies at the forefront of innovation with AI, whether piloting or production.

2023 Data Impact Awards winners:

Cloud Innovations: LY (formerly known as Line). LY manages 10s of thousands of daily workloads across service units. The company empowers users to get more from their massive amounts of data while also advancing its competitiveness in the marketplace, thanks to cloud innovation.

Transformation: UBS, and Emirates (airline). UBS harnesses big data to create strategic, meaningful, and lasting impact. UBS’s transformation illustrates the critical role of data-driven innovation in fostering global change.

Emirates uses data-driven transformation across multiple properties and programmes and facilitates the transformation of air travel.

Nicholas Grimm, VP for Cloud, Data and Realtime Streaming Platform, Emirates NBD, with Cloudera’s 2023 Architecture Modernisation award at Evolve NYC. Image: Arnold Pinto

Architecture Modernisation: American Express (Global Business Travel), and Emirates NBD.

American Express (Global Business Travel) successfully navigates kernels to transition from the private and public cloud seamlessly.

Emirates NBD uses data-driven analytics and operational intelligence to enhance customers’ experience by using public prediction to anticipate customers’ needs more accurately.

Data for Good: IQVIA.

IQVIA enables healthcare research and empowers others to conduct advanced ML and AI modelling to change insights into clinical development to speed the development of life-saving drugs.

(L-R) Naveed Memon, VP of Enterprise Data & Analytics Solutions, Emirates (airline); and Nicholas Grimm, VP for Cloud, Data and Realtime Streaming Platform, Emirates NBD, attend Evolve NYC. Image: Arnold Pinto

Success at Scale: ExxonMobil and Verizon.

ExxonMobil protects critical intellectual property with a scalable multi-cloud global streaming architecture while also detecting cyber security threats quickly.

Verizon’s modernised data analytics platform enables all its data consumers to provide actionable insights at scale.

AI Trailblazers: Illumina, and UnionBank.

Illumina preserves institutional knowledge while also using screening and ML-AI-based image recognition.

UnionBank uses Cloudera to innovate with AI and data science. UnionBank has transformed many core processes and reduced fraud while improving customer trust and satisfaction.

Presented by Cloudera, AWS, IBM, and Intel, Evolve NYC 2023 was a day-long curated industry event for data and analytics leaders.

Featured image: Carolyn Duby, Field CTO of Cloudera, announces at the Data Impact Awards ceremony at Evolve NYC on November 2, 2023. Image: Arnold Pinto

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