DAA Announces Quanties Recipients

19 Finalists Also Honored

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – June 6, 2018The Digital Analytics Association (DAA) last night announced seven Quanties Winners at the Quanties Party in Las Vegas, NV. DAA has been recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of digital analytics for seven years, but this year was the unveiling of the Quanties, with enhancements such as an on-site competition, new categories, and bigger awards. View Quanties event photos here.

Nineteen finalists were also recognized. The award categories and winners, with finalists are:

Top Practitioner

Winner: Joe Miscavige, Director, Digital Analytics, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Finalists:
  • Ashish Braganza, SVP, Head of Client Insights & Analytics, Oppenheimer Fund
  • Mary Owusu, Vice President, Analytics and SEO, Mower 
Best New Technology

Winner: Google Data Studio by Google

Finalists:
  • ObservePoint Assurance Platform by ObservePoint Inc.
  • THINK by Tealium
Top Analytics Team

Winner: World Surf League

Finalists:
  • Evolytics
  • Lenovo
Top New Practitioner

Winner: Moe Kiss, Analytics Manager, THE ICONIC


Finalists:
  • Ciara Adkins, Senior Analyst, Search Discovery
  • Samantha Barnes, Manager, Analytics & Insight, LunaMetrics
  • Evan Vermilyea, Analytics Engineer, Evolytics
  • Vincent Wu, Head of Operations and Analytics (COO), The Huffington Post / Oath Inc.
Difference Maker

Winner: Lee Isensee, Founder, Measure Slack


Finalists:
  • Chirag Deshpande, Sr. Analytics Manager, Search Discovery
  • Bethany Hartley, Director, Marketing Analytics, Evolytics
  • June Li, Managing Director, ClickInsight
  • Prolet Miteva, Head of Web Analytics Platforms, Autodesk
Top Agency (small to mid)

Winner: Evolytics

Finalists:
  • Analytics Pros
  • Cardinal Path
  • Nabler
  • Search Discovery

Top Agency (Large)

Winner: MRM McCANN


Finalist: Neo@Ogilvy

Almost 75 nominations were submitted for the 2018 awards, and the finalists were determined earlier this year by votes from the DAA members. The ultimate award recipients were selected by a panel of distinguished independent judges who represent all sectors of the digital analytics industry as well as on site attendees who voted to select the winners, after they competed on stage, showcasing their best work and technologies.

Additionally, three other awards were given. The Jim Novo Award of Excellence, given by DAA and the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business, was awarded to Junaid Khan of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada as the graduate with the highest grade average over all four courses of the UBC Award of Achievement in Digital Analytics. In addition, the DAA President’s Award, recognizing outstanding volunteer service to DAA in the past year, was given to Tim Wilson of Search Discovery, for his volunteer work with the DAA Women in Analytics Mentoring Program. Lastly, DAA announced a new award, The Jim Sterne Award, which will recognize long-term service and contributions to the industry of digital analytics and DAA. Sterne was honored as the inaugural recipient.

The Quanties were enhanced by the DAA's generous sponsors: Tealium as the Title Sponsor; Google as the Gold Sponsor; Analytics Pros as the Silver Sponsor; Adobe as the Bus Sponsor, and Hero Digital as the Lanyard Sponsor.

“We count among the strong and growing membership of the DAA many, many talented people, brilliant agencies and innovative vendors who have made data and analytics an integral part of the way businesses operate today. The Quantie Awards celebrate the emerging luminaries who are advancing the state of the art in our industry, said Jeff Allen, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Adobe Analytics, and DAA Board Member/Quanties Co-Chair.

About the Digital Analytics Association (DAA)
The DAA is a not-for-profit, volunteer-powered association whose mission is to make analytics professionals more effective and valuable through professional development and community. Its vision is advancing the profession of using data to improve business.

The DAA was founded as the Web Analytics Association in 2004. The organization has 4,750 members around the world, representing a broad spectrum of expertise. For more information about the DAA, or to become a member, visit the DAA website at www.digitalanalyticsassociation.org.