Jim Novo Award - 2018 Winner

Congratulations to Junaid Khan, 2018 winner of the Jim Novo Award of Academic Excellence!

The UBC Sauder School of Business and the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) are pleased to announce that Junaid Khan has been awarded the 2017 Jim Novo Award of Academic Excellence. The award is presented annually to the graduate with the highest grade average over all four courses in the UBC/DAA Digital Analytics Program. Junaid completed the program last year with a phenomenal 100% in all four courses.

Junaid Khan"I really enjoyed the very practical nature of the program, especially the assignments that gave an opportunity to analyze actual digital platforms of businesses. Learning the digital analytics concepts and then applying them to live business situations using fundamental business concepts as the guiding factors was an incredible learning experience," says Junaid Khan, who lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Junaid began his career in Fast Moving Consumer Goods Marketing, then moved to business analytics and currently works in Category Management for a major food and drug retailer.

When asked what he will take away from the program, Junaid said, "The program provided excellent training and exposure for drawing a simple and extremely meaningful conclusion from complex business situations. This skill is immensely valued by businesses and will go a long way in the professional growth of any business individual. "

Junaid also particularly enjoyed the opportunity to interact and share thoughts and ideas on various topics of digital analytics with fellow students located all over the world.

"Winning the award gives me a tremendous sense of accomplishment," says Junaid. "I am thankful to UBC and the DAA for providing an amazing, and an extremely well-designed, platform of learning in the field of digital analytics. I am thankful to my instructors, who were really instrumental in making this program an extremely valuable learning experience."

About the Jim Novo Award
Established in 2007, the Jim Novo Award of Academic Excellence honors Jim Novo’s dedication, knowledge and volunteer time applied towards creation of the Digital Analytics program. Jim is the former Education Director for the Digital Analytics Association, and a customer analysis consultant with a 30-year track record of generating exceptional returns on customer marketing program investments.

About the UBC/DAA Award of Achievement in Digital Analytics
First launched in 2005 by the Department of Continuing Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and now part of UBC’s Sauder Executive Education, the program comprises four 100% online courses focusing on measuring website traffic to optimize and improve a customer’s overall experience and creating an analytical business culture within an organization. To date, the program has graduated over 1,400 students from 60 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the US and the UK. The program has received awards for Outstanding Non- Credit Program by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE).

About the Digital Analytics Association (DAA)
The Digital Analytics Association is a not-for-profit, volunteer-powered association that advances the use of data to understand and improve the digital world through professional development, community, research and advocacy.
Founded in 2004 as the Web Analytics Association, the association has over 4,750 members worldwide, representing 46 countries and a broad spectrum of expertise. For more information about the DAA or to become a member, visit the DAA website.

About UBC Sauder Executive Education
Since 1969, UBC Sauder Executive Education has delivered programs designed to make a real difference in the way you do business. Their aim is to help individuals and organizations achieve hard-hitting business results through relevant, integrated and action-oriented learning.

In addition to delivering over 100 programs and certificates for individuals, Sauder Executive Education also provides customized executive education learning programs for organizations. Companies can also combine regularly scheduled courses that support corporate goals into a unique co-branded certificate.

Contact UBC Sauder Executive Education for more information.