After careful consideration, the jury of the Dutch Business Intelligence & Data Science Award 2021 has selected six organizations to be considered for the title “Smartest Organization of the Netherlands”. These are, in alphabetical order: National Police, Pon, Randstad Group, SpendLab Recovery, University of Twente and Variass. The representatives of these chosen organizations will soon be allowed to explain their success story in more detail during a closed audition for the jury. The jury in its turn will test the submissions and ask the necessary critical questions.
The six nominated organizations for the Dutch BI & Data Science Award 2021 have taken the first bump on the road to the finals by completing a specially developed IQ test and providing a brief motivation for their participation. Ultimately, three candidates will advance to the finals in December.
Celebratory award ceremony on 9 December 2021
The Dutch BI & Data Science Award 2021 will be presented for the 11th time on Thursday, December 9. The three finalists will then compete for the title of Smartest Organization of the Netherlands. Besides the professional jury, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite candidate. The festive award ceremony will take place during the conference “Intelligence at the speed of Business” which has become a real crowd puller.
The Dutch BI & Data Science Award is intended for innovative, learning organizations where managers no longer call the shots, but where data is leading and forms a solid basis for daily business decisions. Intelligent, data-driven organizations are distinguished in part by having a clear all-round vision, analytical capabilities and committed, agile, “data-literate” employees. At the same time, they recognize that Data Science has an increasing impact on people, organizations, society and the environment by aligning their strategy accordingly.
The Dutch BI & Data Science Award has been presented since 2004. Previous winners include KPN Mobiel (2005), Ahold (2008), Diakonessenhuis (2009), Coolblue (2012), Brandweer Amsterdam-Amstelland (2013), Veiligheidsregio NHN (2015) and fietswinkel.nl (2017).
Algorithms are gaining ground
Without wanting to anticipate the formal judging, the jury is already pleased with the quality and depth of the entries. In its opinion, the entries provide a representative picture of the exciting things that are currently happening within organizations at the interface of BI, AI and Data Science. It is therefore not surprising that all the nominated candidates apply algorithms in their daily decision-making processes.