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United States CIO Vivek Kundra Receives 2011 Data Hero Visionary Award
First Annual Award Honors Innovators Using "Big Data" to Improve How We Work and Live
By: PR Newswire
May. 9, 2011 05:30 PM
LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC WORLD 2011 --
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced the winners of the 2011 Data Hero Awards, which honor those delivering unique and innovative solutions and techniques for using Big Data to profoundly impact individuals, organizations, industries and the world. Selected by a prestigious independent judge panel (listed further below) winners and finalists were revealed during today's EMC World keynote titled "Big Data. Big Opportunity," which was co-presented by EMC's Scott Yara and Sujal Patel.
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The first annual Data Hero Award winners are:
Data Hero 2011 winners and honorable mentions were selected by a panel of independent judges, including:
Vivek Kundra, Chief Information Officer, United States of America
"I'm truly honored to be recognized for this 2011 Data Hero visionary award. The modern economy is powered by data and technology. That's why we strive to find innovative paths to lower government cost, engage citizens and institute radical transparency to bring them closer to their government and to help move us all forward, together."
Scott Yara, Co-founder of Greenplum® and Vice President of Products for EMC's Data Computing Division
"These winners are the true heroes of the big data era, as their work is reshaping the world as we know it today. They are at the forefront of mining the volumes of data that surround us to find key insights that can be applied to current business and societal processes to improve everything from consumer packaged goods to medicines that treat and cure life threatening diseases."
Sujal Patel, Founder of Isilon® and President of EMC Isilon Storage Division
"Not only has the big data era arrived, but it already impacts our lives in many ways, from the drive toward truly personalized medicine to more efficient government. These real-life data heroes help show us all the power of information in driving positive change. Their commitment to that pursuit is what big data is all about."
For more information on this year's Data Hero Award winners, go to: www.dataheroawards.com
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