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Information Builders

November 25, 2013 08:31 ET

Information Builders Wins Silver for Event of the Year in 2013 Best in Biz Awards

Annual Summit User Conference Helps Organizations Maximize Information Capital

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2013) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that the company received silver honors for Event of Year in the 2013 Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

The award recognizes Summit, Information Builders' annual user conference that unites company executives, partners, and customers, along with industry analysts and influencers, to discuss the latest in BI trends and implementations. The 2013 event focused on maximizing information capital, with presentations designed to help attendees reap the benefits of enterprise data by extending information delivery to key internal and external stakeholders. Comprising more than 160 sessions, hands-on demos, and roundtable discussions from Information Builders' product experts, industry analysts, customers, and partners, Summit 2013 provided attendees with a better understanding of the transformative power of information. In addition to these practical sessions, the event also incorporated interactive networking activities and outings, including an excursion to Universal Studios and Cirque du Soleil style performers during the opening ceremony.

According to one customer, Chris Brady the CIO of NextGear Capital, "I would not miss Summit, and I would recommend it to anybody. I love the people, the energy, getting to talk to all the other customers and seeing the fabulously cool things that they've done with the product, and then getting to interact with everybody at Information Builders. I don't know of another vendor that you can do that with. There is nothing like this event."

The third annual Best in Biz Awards program, focusing on companies based or operating in North America, was the most competitive in its history, with the highest number of awards submissions to date and the most distinguished judging panel yet assembled. More than 500 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada.

"Product innovation and the success of our customers are two of the things about which Information Builders is most passionate," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Summit provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to derive inspiration in both of these areas and, as such, it's an event that we look forward to all year long. We are honored by this recognition from the Best in Biz awards, and look forward to making Summit 2014 just as educational, enjoyable and memorable."

Visit our website to learn more about Information Builders Summit 2014.

An independent panel of 51 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms determined winners of Best in Biz Awards 2013.

About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives, and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) program, until the final entry deadline on January 24, 2014. Any organization from any industry operating in EMEA may enter any of the more than 50 company, department, or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the EMEA program, please visit: http://emea.bestinbizawards.com.

About Information Builders 
Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That's why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook and visit our LinkedIn page.

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