Saudi PPA awarded for ‘Best Use of Geospatial Customer Analytics’

Winners of MEA Analytics Excellence Awards

ALTERYX Inc., revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, announced Wednesday the recipients of Middle East and Africa (MEA) Alteryx Analytics Excellence Awards at the launch of the company’s new regional office in Dubai. More than 250 executives from across the Middle East attended.

The awards celebrate outstanding game changers who use the Alteryx self-service data analytics platform to make a difference with their teams, their company and their industry. Dean Stoecker, chairman and CEO of Alteryx and Abboud Ghanem, regional vice president, Middle East and Africa at Alteryx selected the best user cases for the first MEA regional awards.

Recognized for spreading the culture of analytics and uncovering insights that positively influence their organizations and communities, the selected cases reflect the strategic objective of creating a smart, innovation-driven and knowledge-based regional economy.

The awardees:

• Public Pensions Agency in Saudi Arabia for the best use of geospatial customer analytics

• Al Futtaim for driving an analytics culture across the organization

• Dubai Tourism for the best use of predictive capabilities

• Dubai Airports for the use of analytics to significantly improve airport operations

• Majid Al Futtaim Ventures for the best use of digital analytics

• Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for the most innovative AI use cases

Speaking on the occasion, Abboud Ghanem, regional vice president, Middle East and Africa at Alteryx, said “we are privileged to recognize the achievements of these special honorees and know their impact extends way beyond the award spotlight. These award winners are living examples of how analytics is crucial to successful digital transformation within the MEA region and can literally alter organizations and cultures while driving insights to solve challenges that seemed impossible before.”“Alteryx offers immense value as we continue to move away from manual processes and harness the power of data analytics within the Public Pension Agency,” said Hussein Alasmari, PPA Governor’s Advisor for information technology at the Public Pension Agency, the Saudi Arabian agency that disburses pensions to the country’s retired civil employees and military personnel or their beneficiaries. “Our ongoing use of data analytics through the self-service Alteryx Platform is helping to revolutionize decision making and portfolio analysis. Separating the wheat from the chaff in financial data with Alteryx takes moments, not weeks, as traditionally has been the case with manual operations. Alteryx helps us quickly and efficiently analyze vast amounts of fiscal data associated with investment funds and unearth valuable insights, which can help add value for our customers.”

Alteryx recently reported 96% year-over-year (YoY) growth in international markets for the full year 2018, which accounted for 29% of overall revenue as of December 31, 2018. — SG