Celebrating Knowledge Superheroes: The 2021 Knowledge Affect Awards Winners


With so many impactful and modern tasks being carried out by our prospects utilizing the Cloudera platform, choosing the winners of our annual Knowledge Affect Awards (DIA) is rarely a straightforward process. Not ones to draw back from a problem, our professional judges have deliberated and combed via the finalist entries, figuring out the shoppers who’re main trade change and galvanizing friends with their knowledge achievements.

For the second 12 months working, we introduced the winners to a worldwide viewers through a digital ceremony. And this 12 months has seen some actually outstanding work put ahead. Each certainly one of our 22 finalists is using cloud expertise to push next-generation knowledge options to profit the on a regular basis individuals who want it most – throughout industries together with science, well being, monetary companies and telecommunications. Given the best way we’ve got seen communities and office cultures come collectively and stand for change over what has been a disruptive 20 months, we’re proud to introduce the Folks First class to the 2021 DIA. Our manner of recognizing the organizations on the forefront of pushing for variety, fairness and inclusion in and outdoors of the office.

Our winners have been chosen by a gaggle of 26 trade specialists made up of analysts, influences and members of the media. So, with out additional ado, it’s with nice delight that we formally publish the 2021 Knowledge Affect Award winners!

Knowledge Lifecycle Connection

With a repeatedly rising clientele, Carrefour seemed to unify two legacy methods to assist enhance the customization of its buyer providing and the scalability of its enterprise. By adopting a customized developed software primarily based on the Cloudera ecosystem, Carrefour has mixed the legacy methods into one platform which supplies entry to buyer knowledge in a single knowledge lake. This enables for an omni-channel view of the client and allows real-time knowledge streaming and a protected zone to check machine studying fashions utilizing Cloudera Knowledge Science Workbench (CDSW). The expertise change has basically modified the best way Carrefour interacts with its prospects, enhancing the efficiency of its supply campaigns and higher serving buyer wants. Now, Carrefour can tailor coupon provides to its prospects with ease. Which means shoppers obtain personalized coupon provides in real-time, dealing with round 3.5M transactions per day and processing info at a price of 1k occasions per second.

Cloud Innovation

As a longtime participant within the vitality trade, ExxonMobil has 100 years of information and learnings scattered throughout thousands and thousands of digital information. The number of codecs, unstructured nature, and dispersed location of those paperwork current a number of challenges for crucial enterprise selections. To allow sooner and simpler entry to thousands and thousands of paperwork, ExxonMobil mixed area particular data and a mix of Cloudera instruments with cloud companies. This included utilizing NiFi to routinely gather and centralize paperwork consisting of unstructured knowledge after which leveraging superior pure language processing to extract tacit data and carry out sentiment evaluation on unstructured textual content and pictures from greater than 20 million paperwork. Enterprise customers can now rapidly find related paperwork to their search subject and see topic particular sentiment throughout these outcomes to assist type or problem a place. As paperwork are reviewed to additional validate the extracted sentiment, suggestions is cycled again into the system for continuous enchancment. This dramatically reduces the time to formulate knowledge pushed selections, whereas considerably growing the quantity of information that varieties these selections, permitting ExxonMobil to function safely, responsibly, and effectively.

Knowledge for Enterprise AI

The Inside Income Service (IRS) is a bureau of the U.S. Division of Treasury that helps taxpayers meet their tax duties and enforces tax legislation. It offers with all U.S. taxpayer particulars and must rapidly analyze petabytes of information throughout a whole lot of servers. Being unable to research knowledge in real-time makes it tougher for the IRS to establish fraud in actual time. And with petabytes of information, each time and price have been important boundaries to evaluation. Failure to handle this meant main implications for the IRS and the taxpayer. Cloudera joined forces with NVIDIA to develop a brand new functionality to speed up Synthetic Intelligence (AI) and Machine Studying (ML) operations on petabyte-scale datasets utilizing GPUs. The answer carried out the Cloudera Knowledge Platform (CDP) to higher help high-performance computing. The IRS turned the primary buyer to make the most of the mixed expertise which integrates the Cloudera Knowledge Platform (CDP) and NVIDIA’s RAPIDS Accelerator for Apache Spark 3.0. In doing so, the IRS has achieved outstanding outcomes, together with enhancing the velocity of information evaluation by 8x and halving infrastructure prices. Consequently, the bureau has reduce down on fraudulent exercise, and the effectivity financial savings profit each the federal government and taxpayers. 

Safety & Governance Management

As a financial institution that understands the way forward for monetary companies as data-driven, Financial institution of the West selected to undertake the Cloudera platform because the linchpin of its digital transformation. In doing so, Financial institution of the West has modernized and centralized its Massive Knowledge platform in only one 12 months. This new platform permits for knowledge governance and safety consistent with sector compliance, alongside superior analytics, which boosts the group’s capability to develop knowledge fashions to enhance gross sales and advertising. The Cloudera expertise has additionally enabled Financial institution of the West to experiment and scale sooner. This, in flip, has had a optimistic impression on innovation and decision-making geared toward enhancing buyer companies and reporting. 

Trade Transformation

To help in Africa’s digital transformation, MTN is driving a technique referred to as Ambition 2025 throughout all 21 of its impartial working firms in Africa and the Center East. As a part of this, MTN wanted to leverage new applied sciences to help real-time decision-making, retailer new knowledge varieties and supply AI capabilities at scale. MTN deployed a unified knowledge lake, that includes a brand new knowledge and analytics platform named EVA (Enterprise Worth via Analytics), inbuilt partnership with Cloudera and LigaData. EVA unifies knowledge from MTN’s completely different operator methods, making a 360° view of subscribers. With hundreds of information factors gathered a few specific subscriber, MTN can now present higher companies and merchandise aligned to buyer wants. This has led to a major improve in upsell, cross-sell, and subscriber retention for the enterprise. In flip, MTN’s new capabilities to higher make the most of and analyze efficiency knowledge have made enhancements that improve cell protection and its Internet Promoter Rating whereas lowering buyer turnover and drop calls. That is an trade change that’s actually, permitting prospects to expertise extra related lives. 

Folks First 

As with many industries, the COVID-19 pandemic introduced a number of challenges for Financial institution Mandiri; most importantly, it prompted the next potential for disruption to wanted monetary companies in addition to larger danger to financial institution workers. To assist fight the monetary pitfalls throughout these turbulent instances for each its workers and prospects, the Financial institution determined to make the most of the Cloudera Knowledge Science Workbench (CDSW) to supply agile banking options that have been extra adaptable, versatile, and faster at making selections. With dashboards powered by CDSW, Financial institution Mandiri can obtain insights from quite a few knowledge sources that streamline banking operations and permit sooner buyer care. These dashboards assist the financial institution monitor its branches, monitoring knowledge equivalent to footfall, quantity and worth of transactions, frequency of transactions, in addition to the modifications in geographic zones designated by the federal government as excessive or low dangers. And with these insights Financial institution Mandiri can dynamically open or shut branches as wanted and proactively inform prospects and workers accordingly. With such an agile response, prospects can transact with minimal disruptions and get entry to monetary companies, with out placing staff in danger. 

Knowledge for Good

Decided to be an enabler of the Philippines’ bid to be a G20 nation by 2050, UnionBank is on a mission to energy the way forward for banking to greatest serve the rising wants of Filipinos in every single place – particularly the underbanked and unbanked. Knowledge scientists and departments throughout UnionBank labored collectively to additional leverage instruments in Cloudera Knowledge Science Workbench (CDSW) to extend monetary inclusion and enhance danger administration with enhanced, AI-powered credit score scoring and danger fashions. The challenge has enabled the financial institution to handle danger higher and supply loans and credit score to a broader vary of people and small companies, successfully doubling its mortgage approval price. Now, with a sturdy knowledge infrastructure and knowledge tradition at its core, UnionBank is best positioned than ever to supply a lot wanted monetary lifelines to its prospects amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic financial system. 

Study extra in regards to the Cloudera Knowledge Affect Awards and see previous winners!