Experian is one of 25 data management organizations that will be honored at the 2015 Data Impact Awards in New York on September 29, 2015. The awards celebration, hosted by Cloudera, honors big data success stories and recognizes the impact data-driven technology can have on the organization, business, and society at large. The common link between each of these 25 Big Data success stories is CDH, the world’s most popular open source Hadoop-based distribution and key component of the Cloudera Enterprise platform. The event will kick-off the annual Big Data conference, 2015 Strata + Hadoop World and a weeklong series of events as part of Data Week in New York City.
Experian is a finalist in the category of “Data-Driven Transformation” for the launch and deployment of the Experian Marketing Suite. During the last two years, Experian made transformational decisions about their marketing portfolio to unify offerings in data, technology and services into a single platform that allows marketers to create rewarding and relevant customer experiences in any channel via any device. This transformation culminated in July 2014 with the launch of the Experian Marketing Suite, a cloud-based marketing platform that leverages Experian’s customer identity and recognition technology, consumer data (the largest in the world), analytics and interaction technology.
Hadoop technology was a foundational element of the Experian Marketing Suite and in particular and allowed Experian to realize their vision of creating a platform that would put the data and technology into the hands of the marketers themselves, linking disparate and disconnected customer data from any difference sources at scale and then leverage that cross-channel intelligence in real-time.
“Nobody is doing what we’re doing with Hadoop today, especially at this order of magnitude. The Experian Marketing Suite’s Identity Manager is the first real-time linkage engine that accepts data, links information together across an entire marketing ecosystem, and puts it into a usable format for a solid customer experience.” – Emad Georgy, SVP Global Software Development, Experian Marketing Services
“It has been fascinating to see the growth in Data Impact Awards nominations every year – both in terms of total quantity and in the maturity and impact of each story shared,” said Alan Saldich, vice president of marketing, Cloudera said in a press release. “This year’s applicants represent organizations of all sizes, across all industries, and spanning locations around the globe, but they all have one thing in common: they’re using data to do something amazing. I’m continuously impressed and humbled by our customers, and am glad for this opportunity to showcase their achievements.”