About the Jim Novo Award of Academic Excellence
The Jim Novo Award of Academic Excellence honors Jim Novo’s dedication, knowledge and volunteer time applied towards creation of the UBC Award of Achievement in Web Analytics program.
The award is given out yearly (starting in 2007) to the graduate with the highest grade average over all 4 courses of the UBC Award of Achievement in Web Analytics and is awarded by the Digital Analytics Association and University of British Columbia Continuing Studies.
About the Winner – Keith Elliott
Keith Elliott is from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He graduated in March 2007 from the UBC Award of Achievement in Web Analytics with a grade average of 96.25%.
Keith currently works for IBM Canada Limited as a consultant in the IBM Application Innovation Services. IBM Application Innovation Services builds/integrates custom web based business solutions for their clients.
Keith enrolled in the program as he was interested in understanding how analytics could help his company build more effective web solutions. Specifically he was interested in techniques that could be used to help measure the effectiveness/usability of web applications (and provide meaningful input to the design/improvement efforts).
Keith is thrilled to have won this award and has this to say about the program:
“The (100%) online learning format was great. I was able to complete the coursework from where-ever I happened to be, and on my schedule. I found the content/resources to be interesting/useful, and up to date. The course instructors were great, responsive.
“I was happy to see that the course focused on overall analytic processes/techniques, rather than the specifics of any particular tool/technology. I thought the program did a good job of addressing soft issues, such as the creation of an analytical business culture, and what analysis is appropriate for presentation to various stakeholder groups. It has definitely been my experience that these cultural/process issues, although often overlooked, are what can really make the difference.”
On behalf of Jim Novo, the Digital Analytics Association and the University of British Columbia Continuing Studies we congratulate Keith on a job well done!