INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College is the recipient of the Best Self-Service Analytics Award by Gartner, Inc. through their 2016 Gartner Data & Analytics Excellence Awards. The awards recognize excellence in data and analytics technology to drive best-in-class initiatives.
According to Gartner, “Six winners and 12 finalists were chosen from a pool of 152 submissions across all six categories. While the criteria were different for each category, all submissions were assessed by a team of Gartner analysts, and honorees were selected by benchmarking against world-class performance standards. Gartner looked for submissions with a strong organizational and leadership component, effective use of modern technologies, and most of all clear business outcomes.”1
Ivy Tech Community College has coupled innovative strategies for cloud-based data warehousing with curated data collections, integrated data dictionaries and interactive, in-the-moment analytics to create a self-service analytics system that is driving strong adoption within the college.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by Gartner with this award,” said Brendan Aldrich, chief data officer, Ivy Tech Community College. “Our ‘data democracy’ approach is now directly helping thousands of administrators, faculty and staff across the state intuitively use data to find key insights, improve operations, and support student success.”
Ivy Tech’s system powers analytics across all of its organizational domains within the College using a clean, intuitive, web-based and mobile-friendly user interface where users can simply drag-and-drop data elements into existing templates to report, graph and dashboard information without the need for additional assistance from IT or a special analytics team.
“Ivy Tech is committed to fostering innovation and it is an incredible honor to receive this award from such a recognized leader in information technology research,” said Lige Hensley, chief technology officer, Ivy Tech Community College. “The groundbreaking data technology we’ve created is providing us with an unprecedented ability to help advance the mission of the college.”
The best practices of the winners will be highlighted in the opening keynote of the 2017 Gartner Data & Analytics Summits which will be held in Sydney, Grapevine, Texas, London, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The full list of winners and finalists includes:
Best Information Governance and Master Data Management
- Winner: E.SUN Bank
- Finalists: Carlsberg; Navient
Best Use of Data in a Product or Service
- Winner: VenueNext
- Finalists: Harman; Waggle
Best Self-Service Analytics
- Winner: Ivy Tech Community College
- Finalists: Nationwide Insurance; Vestas Wind Systems
Best Domain Analytics
- Winner: BayCare Health
- Finalists: Finnish Immigration Services; Toyota Financial Services
Best Data Management and Infrastructure
- Winner: Glomex
- Finalists: Autodesk; Emirates Telcom
Best Advanced Analytics and Data Science
- Winner: Barclays Africa
- Finalists: City of Chicago, Yes Bank
1 Gartner Press Release, Gartner Announces Winners of the Gartner Data & Analytics Excellence Awards, http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3591318
The identification of a Gartner Data & Analytics Excellence Award winner is not an endorsement by Gartner of any company, vendor, product or service.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.