Pentaho Excellence Awards

The Pentaho Excellence Awards recognizes the innovative and impactful ways that customers worldwide deploy Pentaho technologies. The third annual awards program will select one winner in six categories. The company with the highest overall score will be awarded the Customer of the Year Award.

Past Winners include: CERN, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), FINRA, Landmark Halliburton, NASDAQ and Veikkaus Oy.

Award Categories

Big Data

Big Data provides endless opportunities for capturing real-time information in order to influence the direction of products, services and marketing campaigns. However, selecting the “right” data from blended, diverse data sources can be challenging. Customers in this category will be recognized for leveraging Big Data Technologies (e.g. Hadoop, NoSQL or Spark) to overcome their data challenges and create business value.

Embedded Analytics

Embedding analytics into applications can create a competitive advantage, drive new revenue streams, and increase customer engagement. Customers in this category will be recognized for successfully embedding, extending or customizing Pentaho to create a unique, value-added analytics solution.

Enterprise Deployment

Leaders in enterprise deployments have the challenge of supporting large-scale, mission-critical applications. Customers in this category will be recognized for the most transformative Pentaho deployment across an enterprise that future proofs their business, develops and scales new analytic capabilities to impact their company’s bottom line.

Internet of Things

Internet of Things is viewed as one of the biggest technology disruptions in today’s market. The explosion of IoT devices is generating a massive amount of data that organizations need to effectively integrate, manage and analyze in order to provide business value. Customers in this category will be recognized for leveraging data from devices to improve customer engagement, enhance operations and drive new revenue opportunities through machine learning or predictive analytics.


Return on Investment (ROI) is a way to evaluate and measure the success of your Pentaho investment. Customers in this category will be recognized for evaluating ROI in terms of either $/£/¥/€ savings from reducing infrastructure/resource costs or revenue impact from increasing productivity/product time-to-market.

Social Impact

We define Social Impact as the strategies, concepts and ideas that are making the biggest impact on business, society and the planet. Customers in this category will be recognized for using Pentaho to make a positive impact on the world for discovering new ways to treat chronic medical conditions, preventing crime, improving communications to reducing our carbon footprint.

Panel of Judges

  • Howard Dresner, Chief Research Officer, Dresner Advisory Services
  • Hu Yoshida, Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Data Systems
  • Rosanne Saccone, Chief Marketing Officer, Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company
  • Anthony De Shazor, SVP of Customer Care, Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company
  • Rod Squires, EVP of Worldwide Sales, Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company

Winner Benefits

  • Complimentary ticket to PentahoWorld 2017
    • Invitation to VIP event at PentahoWorld 2017
    • Onstage recognition during awards ceremony at PentahoWorld
  • Recognition as an industry leader via press release, blog and success story

The Customer of the Year will also receive:

  • $1,000 donated to charity of your choice
  • Exclusive Team Dinner with Pentaho Executive

Last day for nominations is July 14, 2017 5pm PST. For more information about the contest, check out the FAQ and Terms and Conditions.

*Organizations may be nominated by employees, partners, vendors, or peers, with nominee consent.

*All nominations are confidential and will be judged by a panel of industry and Pentaho experts link to judges.