Last Year We Recognized the Most Innovative Companies

We highlight innovation with the Hitachi Transformation Awards and the Pentaho Excellence Awards. The winners are leading what's NEXT in the digital revolution.

Hitachi Transformation Awards

The 2017 Transformation winner was Meat & Livestock Australia! They've modeled a data-driven, socially aware approach to their business while they change their industry and the world. We are inspired by their achievements. Congratulations to them and their customers!

Pentaho Excellence Awards

The Pentaho customer of the year for 2017 was BNY Mellon, a leading global investments company. They use Pentaho to achieve their goals of transforming data into insights for their company-wide strategy to improve efficiency, reduce costs and minimize risk.

Hitachi Transformation Award 2017 Finalists

CPFL Energia

With over nine million electricity consumers connected to nine distribution companies, CPFL decided to convert to a Hitachi smart grid universe. With automation spread across their networks, they needed to speed up their mission-critical database to keep up with the enormity of their technical and business challenges. Hitachi helped them assure high quality services and safety for their customers.

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Curtin is making campus operations smarter and bringing innovation to Western Australia with data-driven research. By analyzing people’s movements in and out of classrooms and linking data sets, they will optimize building usage, capacity needs and schedules. Through co-creating solutions with Hitachi, Curtin can use data to lower costs, improve student retention and create a more effective, contemporary learning experience.

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Meat & Livestock Australia

How do you optimize livestock production? With data. Through MLA investment, Hitachi’s sensor-driven data collection and analytics helps the red meat industry identify best practices for animal tracing, supply chain efficiency, and on-farm operations. By automating data analytics and driving IoT- led decision making, MLA is helping foster the productivity and profitability of the Australian red meat and livestock industry.

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Spin Master

Transforming into the fourth-largest toy manufacturer and children’s entertainment powerhouse is not child’s play. Spin Master has adapted to strategically support innovation, acquisitions, new brands, and continued business expansion. With Hitachi’s assistance, they reduced SAP processing time, created significant savings, and gained a 360-degree view of their customers. Now they’re pushing the boundaries of innovation, creativity and fun further and faster.

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Wiggle, the leading e-commerce sports retailer, knew their inefficient processes and a range of custom systems could not support their ambitious growth plans. Working with Hitachi, they developed a cloud-based, sophisticated retail platform to standardize operations and support their global strategy. Staying customer-centric, with a single customer view, better process efficiencies and soaring customer satisfaction, they leave others trailing behind.

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Pentaho Excellence Awards 2017 Winners

Zenimax Media

Big Data Winner

ZeniMax Media Inc. creates and publishes video games for consoles, PCs, and mobile devices. To address their big data management requirements, ZeniMax chose solutions from Amazon Redshift, Cloudera, Databricks, and Pentaho. Since implementation, they’ve reduced the time data scientists spend manually creating scripts to acquire data, and have gained a better understanding of consumer behavior across multiple games. These insights help ZeniMax drive user engagement and increase revenues.

Stiwa Group

Embedded Analytics Winner

STIWA Group develops high-performance automation and manufacturing software for automotive supplier production and other industries. After implementing Pentaho, they have the infrastructure in place to respond to changing market demands in real-time and to identify new revenue streams. Without sacrificing their high level of quality, STIWA has empowered their customers to increase production line productivity by 15%, shorten the ramp-up phase for new machines by 30%, and decrease IT integration costs by 35%.

BNY Mellon

Enterprise Deployment Winner

BNY Mellon is a leading global investments company dedicated to helping clients manage their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. As part of a company-wide strategy to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and minimize risk, BNY Mellon sought to optimize their technology processes. With Pentaho, they’re achieving their goals of transforming data into insights.

Teletrac Navman

IoT Winner

Teletrac Navman is a telematics company that provides over 50,000 fleet management customers with key insights to drive behavior changes, efficiency improvements and margin expansion. Teletrac Navman’s powerful, user-friendly platform, DIRECTOR, factors in every facet of their customer’s business. With Pentaho, they provide customers with self-service reporting tools, benchmark data, and access to data from third party software systems for a complete 360 degree view of their business. This enhanced visibility has provided strong year-over-year improvements in the areas of customer retention, revenue growth and customer satisfaction.


ROI Winner

LAZIOcrea is the administrative branch of Italy's central region (Lazio Regione); it includes Rome and is home to six million people. With the help of Pentaho’s partner, BNova, LAZIOcrea has implemented Pentaho to better analyze healthcare data and costs with a single view. Since implementation, they have seen a reduction in unnecessary prescriptions and a savings of 41 million euros.

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Social Impact Winner

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is the largest singly-accredited community college in the USA educating nearly 160,000 students at 45 campuses and sites across the state. With Pentaho, they were able to consolidate data from over a dozen systems into one interactive solution available to thousands of administrators, faculty, and staff. As a result, Ivy Tech’s data democracy is helping to optimize operations with intuitive access to relevant information, improve student success with applied predictive analytics, and facilitating identification of thousands of additional graduation opportunities for students each year.