July 17, 2012

BIS² as Solution Sponsor for Seminole Gaming Named 1st Place in the Advanced Analytics Category of the TDWI 2012 Best Practices Awards

San Diego, CA – BIS² announced today that it has been recognized by The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) as the world-wide winner of the Advanced Analytics category in the 2012 Best Practice Awards. BIS² was the Solution Sponsor for Seminole Gaming of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, in the Advanced Analytics category.

TDWI is the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and training in business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW).

“This award truly validates BIS² as a world leader in advanced analytics,” said Andrew Cardno, BIS² Chief Technology Officer. “The powerful visual queries, our innovative Super Graphics, and the ability to exploit the power of detailed data really put the BIS² technology on the world stage. Our customers are really enjoying one of our latest innovations of being able to dig deep into their data and truly understand customer preferences. In addition, our “War Room” strategy for big data analytics is a huge success with our customers and is changing the way the world looks at big data,” Cardno added.

“We are very excited to receive this prestigious award from TDWI recognizing what we have achieved with our Advanced Analytics at Seminole Gaming,” said Ralph Thomas, Seminole Gaming Vice President Strategic Analytics and Database Marketing. “BIS² has been a fantastic business intelligence technology partner for us. Their collaboration and thought leadership enables us to deliver well beyond expectations. It has been an amazing time for us with BIS²,” added Thomas.

“It was a tremendous honor to sponsor Seminole Gaming and to be named the world-wide winner of the Advanced Analytics category of the 2012 Best Practice Awards,” said Mukesh Gordhan, BIS² CEO. “With the BIS² software, under the analytics leadership of Dr. Ralph Thomas, Seminole Gaming has achieved some amazing results. It is a true accolade to the world-class BIS2 software, the Seminole Team, and also reflects what our other customers have also been able to achieve with our software,” Gordhan added.

“As the premier provider of BI/DW education, TDWI is pleased to honor organizations that have developed and implemented innovative solutions,” said Richard Zbylut, president of TDWI. “This year’s Best Practices Awards winners showcase an array of bold, new strategies in our industry, and TDWI is happy to help share that work with a larger audience. BI/DW teams looking to take their solutions to the next level can look to the award winners for ideas and inspiration to continue innovating in the field.”

TDWI’s Best Practices Awards program is designed to identify and honor companies that have demonstrated excellence in developing, deploying, and maintaining BI and DW applications. Companies from diverse industries and sponsoring solution providers submitted entries that were judged in a variety of categories. The nominated solutions were evaluated based on business impact, maturity, innovation, and relevance.

The Best Practices Awards winners will be honored at the TDWI World Conference, which will take place July 29 – August 3, 2012 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, CA.

About TDWI
TDWI, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., is the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and research in the business intelligence and data warehousing industry. TDWI is dedicated to educating business and information technology professionals about the best practices, strategies, techniques, and tools required to successfully design, build, maintain, and enhance business intelligence and data warehousing solutions. TDWI also fosters the advancement of business intelligence and data warehousing research and contributes to knowledge transfer and the professional development of its members. TDWI offers a worldwide membership program, five major educational conferences, topical educational seminars, role-based training, onsite courses, certification, solution provider partnerships, an awards program for best practices, live Webinars, resourceful publications, an in-depth research program, and a comprehensive website: tdwi.org
About Seminole Gaming

In addition to its two Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., the Seminole Tribe owns and operates five more Seminole-branded Florida casinos in Coconut Creek and Hollywood on the Southeast coast, in Immokalee near Naples, on the Brighton Reservation north of Lake Okeechobee and on the Big Cypress Reservation south of Lake Okeechobee. The Seminole Tribe has long been recognized for innovation in its gaming and other businesses. It opened the first high-stakes bingo hall and casino in the United States in 1979. That facility was the forerunner of the Indian Gaming movement throughout North America.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida acquired Hard Rock International, Inc. and other related entities from The Rank Group Plc in 2007 for approximately $965 million. The purchase is the first of a major international corporation by a Native American Indian Tribe and marks a milestone in the growing economic power and prominence of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and other Indian tribes in today’s business world. For more information, please see, Seminole Gaming.

About BIS²
BIS²’s multi-award winning gaming industry solution, called gameViz™, enables casino operators to better understand player behavior and how to optimize the gaming floor to gain a greater competitive advantage. The innovative Super Graphics™ contained within the BIS2 technology enable casino operators to rapidly identify, action and monitor changes to improve both revenue and profit performance. BIS² is an innovative leader in enterprise-ready, standards-based, visually-centric analytics with solutions that reveal the trends and patterns in volumes of operational data so organizations can understand what actions are required now and tomorrow. The BIS² software products have been recognized with multiple awards such as Gaming and Leisure Magazine’s Technology Impact award and their Product Interoperability award, and Casino Enterprise Managements Top 10 Slot Floor products to name a few. Other industry specific solutions available from BIS² include airViz™ (for airlines), clubViz™ (for premiere clubs), resortViz™ (for resort operators), telViz™ (for telcos), insuranceViz™ (for insurance companies), retailViz™ (for retailers), entertainmentViz™ (for entertainment companies), makeViz™ (for manufacturing companies) and moneyViz™ (for financial institutions). BIS2’s most recent product release, crmViz™ (for customer analytics) is receiving outstanding customer acclaim. For more information, please call 1-877-592-2472 or visit www.bis2.net.

Veronica Ruffo