CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - Mu Sigma (http://www.mu-sigma.com), the largest pure-play provider of decision sciences and analytics solutions for global enterprise customers, announced today that it has been named a finalist for the prestigious 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards, which reflect a cross section of the Chicago and surrounding regions' business communities. The final ten winners will be announced Monday, October 22 and celebrated at an event with more than 1,500 business and civic leaders at Chicago's Harris Theater.
The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 11th year, is the only organization in the country dedicated to honoring the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service from a specific region. This year nearly 400 nominations were received and 75 finalists were named.
Mu Sigma's unique business model provides clients with a complete ecosystem of data scientists, processes, tools and proprietary technology platforms. Mu Sigma combines business, math and technology in an integrated experience to help clients drive better decisions using data. Over the years, and especially in the more recent era of Big Data, Mu Sigma has become the go-to source for Fortune 500 and other high-growth firms that need help with institutionalizing analytics. Mu Sigma's clients include Dell, ideeli and Microsoft.
Other key elements of Mu Sigma's business model include:
- Cross-industry and cross-domain expertise, with the ability to cross-pollinate best practices across several key verticals and domains;
- Holistic approach to analytics across the entire DIPP™ spectrum, including Descriptive, Inquisitive, Predictive, and Prescriptive analytics;
- Mu Sigma University, and a focus on talent creation through the right combination of training and a unique Montessori method of talent management;
- Unique global delivery model, which offers a scalable and collaborative white-box engagement model to clients; and
- Innovation and development focus that constantly researches emerging techniques, technologies and applications, developing capabilities and assets to help clients leverage these innovations.
"The most important message of the Chicago Innovation Awards is one of confidence and courage," said Thomas D. Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. "The economy is challenging, but each nominee believes the simple truth that a powerful new product or service will find a rewarding market, and each had the courage to pursue their vision."
"We're very pleased to have been named a finalist for this prestigious award," said Mu Sigma Founder and CEO Dhiraj Rajaram. "Chicago is our hometown -- I started Mu Sigma from my living room in Bloomfield in 2005. My vision from the beginning was to build an integrated decision sciences company helping clients institutionalize data-driven decision making. I offer sincere thanks to our clients and of course our employees for having faith in that vision."
This year 13 judges, representing a range of Chicago's business community, will be involved in an exhaustive and complex judging process to select the final ten winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards as well as ten "Up & Comer" award winners for smaller organizations still in the start-up phases of their innovations. In addition, each of the 75 finalists is automatically in the running for the annual "People's Choice Award," selected through online balloting at www.chicagoinnovationawards.com.
About Mu Sigma
Mu Sigma is a leading provider of decision sciences and analytics solutions, helping companies institutionalize data-driven decision making. Mu Sigma works with market-leading companies across multiple verticals, solving high-impact business problems in the areas of Marketing, Supply Chain and Risk Analytics. With over 75 Fortune 500 clients and over 2000 analytics professionals, Mu Sigma has disrupted the analytics industry by integrating the disciplines of business, math, and technology in a sustainable global delivery model. Further, analytical assets and products developed by Mu Sigma's innovation and product groups ensure a competitive edge to clients.
Mu Sigma is headquartered in Chicago with its main delivery center in Bangalore, India and is arguably the world's largest pure-play decision sciences and analytics solutions company.
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