Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, today announced the winners of its second annual Frontrunner Awards program. Created to celebrate the success of all people who harness the power of data, the awards saw 80 entries submitted from Dataiku customers, partners, nonprofits, academics, and individuals. The category winners and finalists were chosen by a panel of judges composed of Dataiku executives and industry experts.


“This year’s Dataiku Frontrunner Awards saw some excellent entries from those leveraging Dataiku to do everything from systemizing the use of data to building moonshot projects for a better future,” said Florian Douetteau, co-founder and CEO of Dataiku. “Every entry demonstrated Dataiku’s expertise in bridging the gap between business users and data scientists, and our judges had their work cut out for them in selecting among these truly impressive initiatives. We’d like to extend our thanks to all those who submitted entries, and our congratulations to all finalists and winners.”


Category Winners and Finalists of the 2022 Dataiku Frontrunner Awards


Data Science for Good
Winner: The Ocean Cleanup – Creating the World’s Largest Beach Cleanup Database to Optimize Positive Impact


    • Finalists: besea.n – Analyzing News Articles to Further Advocacy Work and Fight Bias & One Acre Fund – Creating a Chatbot With Limited Resources to Forecast Optimal Seeding Time in Sub-Saharan Africa



Responsible AI
Winner: Atlantic Technological University – Research on Application of Machine Learning to Optimize Learning Analytics & Improve Student Retention


    • Finalist: FPT Software – Analyzing Employee Feedback to Improve Retention, Productivity Rates, and Workplace Satisfaction



Value at Scale
Winner: Australia Post – Leveraging ML-Based Forecasting to Optimize Capacity Planning at Processing Facilities in a Large-Scale Logistics Network


    • Finalists: ADNOC – Leveraging Analytics to Optimize Cost of Oil Production & A.P. Moller – Maersk – Empowering the Pricing Support Team Through Data Analysis


    • Special Distinction for Best MLOps Use Case: FLOA – Delivering Automated, Real-Time Credit Scoring at Scale



Partner Acceleration
Winner: Aviva – Machine Learning Approach for Log Analytics by Wipro


    • Finalists: Eulidia – Enabling a Leading Luxury Group and Its Brands to Gain AI Maturity at Scale & Snow Fox Data – Building a Free Plugin to Efficiently Catalog and View Data Lineage



Moonshot Pioneers
Winner: Unilever – Creating Data-Driven Product Ideas Based Exclusively on Consumer Wants and Needs


    • Finalists: Schlumberger – Predictive Maintenance to Improve Reliability of Drilling Services & Solvay – Soda Ash Production Cost Real-Time Monitoring



Most Impactful Transformation Story
Winner: AstraZeneca – How Dataiku Is Helping Enable Self-Service AI and Data Analysis Across the Enterprise


    • Finalists: bp T&S – Re-Imagining Fundamental Analytics in bp Trading & Shipping & ENGIE Global Energy Management & Sales – Empowering Business Units to Scale Their Impact, Easily and Securely



Most Impactful Ikig.AI Story
Winner: ALMA Observatory (on behalf of volunteers) – Fostering Collaboration From All Backgrounds For a Good Cause


    • Finalist: The Brilliant Club – Using Data to Support Less Advantaged Students to Access and Succeed at Competitive Universities



Excellence in Teaching
Winner: Columbia University – Creating a Data Science Module That Fosters Upskilling and Professional Opportunities for Finance Students


    • Finalist: Dayananda Sagar University – Developing Management Professionals With Data-Driven Problem Solving and Decision-Making Skills



Excellence in Research
Winner: Akira Insights – Developing a Cutting-Edge ML Model to Forecast Solar Power Production


    • Finalist: Leidos, Inc. – Staffing Execution Evaluation and Prediction Capability Using Novel Combinations of Statistical and Machine Learning Approaches



Most Extraordinary AI Makers
Winner: Standard Chartered Bank – Learning Together, Faster Through 100 Days of Coding


    • Finalists: NXP Semiconductors – Finding a Path to Everyday AI & ALMA Observatory (on behalf of volunteers) – Fostering Collaboration From All Backgrounds For a Good Cause



Learn more about the Frontrunner Awards and read all of the 2022 submissions.