Both Australia’s Federal Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation & Science, The Hon Craig Laundy MP, and NSW Minister for Innovation & Better Regulation, The Hon Victor Dominello presented the BigInsights Data Innovation Awards 2016 on 6th December at the University of Sydney.

Attended by 150 industry professionals, the BigInsights Data Innovation Awards recognise teams & end users that are doing ground-breaking work using Data Analytics & IoT to deliver business outcomes. ( Hitachi Consulting and University of Technology Sydney are key sponsors.

The Awards attracted interest from over 35 organisations, from which 18 entries were received. They were judged by a team of independent industry experts that conferred 6 Awards in the five categories that clearly demonstrated best practices in developing and deploying Analytics or IoT techniques.


The Winners of the Awards 2016 BigInsights Data Innovation Awards were:


Scalable Machine Learning and Experimentation System for Personalised Advertising

Light Net – creating intelligent buildings and smart cities through a new global communications network of connected intelligent Lighting

Stratejos – an artificial team assistant that helps teams know the real status of projects, identifying risks and helping solve problems.

  • Best Customer Insights – Joint winners

Data Revenue Assurance Solution – provides a real-time view of all the data, structured & unstructured, giving business insights to take corrective action.

Deep Analytics for Superannuation Client Churn Insight and Prediction

Mobile Heath devices and metrics for people who use wheelchairs

While the ability to use Data, IoT and Machine Learning/AI has been talked about extensively, little has been discussed about benefits being realised by the early pioneers in industry and startups. We acknowledge and congratulate these pioneers in startups and enterprises that are using technology for driving better decision making. In the ‘BIG’ world of Data, it is imperative to support a vibrant and exciting industry, hence our decision to institute these awards.

The awards are supported by Australian Consensus Technology Association (ACTA), TiE, The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI), and QESP Inc. (Quantitative Enterprise Software Performance). The full details of the BigInsights Data Innovation Awards can be found at including the terms & conditions and judges involved.

Australia’s well-known boutique Big Data & IoT analytics research & advisory firm BigInsights led by renowned industry analyst Raj Dalal, is the convener of annual awards. The awards are managed by Consensus which has a proven track record of managing technology awards since 1999.

Raj Dalal

Raj Dalal

Raj is Founder & Principal of data analytics research & advisory firm, BigInsights. BigInsights specialises in the application of Data Analytics & IoT technologies as a catalyst for business innovation. BigInsights helps craft Big Data analytics strategies for their clients which include major Australian enterprises, start-ups and Data Analytics vendors.
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