Both Federal & State Innovation Ministers present the

2017 BigInsights Data Innovation Awards

Award Winners Include Startups, Researchers and Corporates


Sydney, 2nd November 2017: Both Australia’s Federal Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation & Science, The Hon. Craig Laundy MP, and NSW Minister for Innovation & Better Regulation, The Hon. Matt Kean presented the BigInsights Data Innovation Awards on 2nd November at the offices of KPMG in Sydney.

The BigInsights Data Innovation Awards recognise teams & end users that are doing ground-breaking work using Data Analytics & IoT to deliver business outcomes. (www.dataawards.org) KPMG hosted the event at their new offices in Barangaroo, Darling Harbour

The Awards attracted interest from over 30 organisations across the world, from which 18 entries were received. They were judged by a team of independent industry experts that conferred 5 Awards that clearly demonstrated best practices in developing and deploying Analytics or IoT techniques.


The Winners of the Awards 2017 BigInsights Data Innovation Awards were:

  • Best Industry Application of Data Analytics

Winner: Digivizer

The Digivizer platform connecting individuals across social media and analysing their digital footprints (read more)

Highly Commended: Telstra Location Insights® and UTS & NSW DPI Water


  • Best Industry Application of IoT 

Winner: National Narrowband Network Communications

Ergon Energy Demand Response IoT Solution providing end-to-end demand response load control Internet of Things (read more)


  • Best Industry Application of AI/Cognitive 

Winner: Sherlok

Customer Engagement Nervous System – Sherlok with IBM Watson for Brisbane City Council (read more)


  • Best Customer Insights 

Winner: Digivizer

The Digivizer platform connecting individuals across social media and analysing their digital footprints (read more)

Highly Commended: Telstra Location Insights


  • Best Start-Up 

Winner: Sound Scouts

An innovative company that develops a hearing screening Big Data App that detects hearing problems in children. (read more)

Highly Commended: Pascal


Australia’s well-known boutique Big Data, AI/ML & IoT analytics research & advisory firm BigInsights led by renowned industry analyst Raj Dalal, is the convener of annual awards. The awards are managed by Consensus which has a proven track record of managing technology awards since 1999.

Raj Dalal said, “While the ability to use Data, IoT and Machine Learning/AI has been talked about extensively, little has been discussed about benefits being realised by the early pioneers in industry and startups. We acknowledge and congratulate these pioneers in startups and enterprises that are using technology for data driven innovation. With such vast opportunity to innovate with Data & AI/Machine Learning, it is imperative to support a emerging and exciting industry, hence our decision to institute these awards”.

Julian Day, Founder & CEO of Consensus added, “Year on year on year, our Awards programs have identified emerging technologies that go on to succeed on the global stage. We are delighted to partner with BigInsights for the Data Innovation Awards”.

The awards are supported by Australian Consensus Technology Association (ACTA), TiE, The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI), and The IoT Alliance.


The full details of the BigInsights Data Innovation Awards can be found at www.dataawards.org including the terms & conditions and judges involved.