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Business Laboratory

December 16, 2013 09:00 ET

George E. Danner, Founder of Business Laboratory, Receives the 2013 Wolfram Innovator Award

Award Presented for Significant Contributions to Industry or Science Using Wolfram Technologies

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2013) - George E. Danner, founder and president of Business Laboratory, recently received the 2013 Wolfram Innovator Award, presented annually at Wolfram Technology Conferences around the world.

Stephen Wolfram presented this year's six US-based Wolfram Innovator Awards at the 2013 Wolfram Technology Conference, honoring the contributions of individuals who are making new and important uses of Wolfram technologies in their respective industries or fields of research. Every year, candidates are nominated by Wolfram employees and evaluated by a panel of experts to determine the winners.

Business Laboratory performs scientific simulations and model-based analysis to solve complex problems for mid-size and large businesses and government organizations. Following the flu outbreaks that took health agencies by surprise in 2008, Danner simulated a hypothetical outbreak in Alabama. As a result, state and federal health officials were able to role-play a series of outbreaks and identify barriers to outbreak response. Other accomplishments include assisting an energy company with more than 1,100 natural gas wells identify an optimal drilling sequence and helping a large national retailer double its number of stores by using simulation to determine the best locations.

"The Innovator Award is an amazing honor from a company we respect greatly," Danner said. "Not just because we use Wolfram's tools every day, but also because it is filled with talented and passionate people. To be recognized for the modeling work we've been doing for over 12 years is extremely gratifying, as it means that we are doing something right! It does show that Mathematica, Wolfram Research's flagship product, is ideally suited for some of the world's toughest business problems, and that is why we've built Business Laboratory -- to solve these problems in ways that have not been tried before."

About Business Laboratory
Business Laboratories performs scientific simulations and model-based analysis for mid-size and large businesses, and government organizations. We're creating the best problem solving company in the world using the techniques from science. To learn more, visit

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