IAPA, the peak body for analytics professionals in Australia, is searching for Australia’s top data scientists.

Nominations are now open for IAPA’s inaugural Top 25 Analytics Leaders program, which aims to recognise best and brightest in Australia’s analytics industry. The industry body is looking for professionals who champion analytics and insight-driven decision making with the c-suite while also mentoring junior talent to assist the junior’s career progression.

The IAPA Top 25 Analytics Leaders list will be judged by a panel of analytics and business leaders and recognise excellence in strategy and impact; influence and advocacy; innovation and improvement; and team growth and leadership.

“While analytics matures and expands into every business, there is no industry recognition of the profession’s best and brightest leaders – until now,” said Annette Slunjski, General Manager of IAPA.

“Analytics leaders not only ensure the analytics team deliver value to the business, they champion analytics and insight-driven decision making with the c-suite. The best leaders also mentor junior talent to assist their team’s career progression.”

Nominations close March 30 and the Top 25 Analytics Leaders will be announced at a cocktail event in mid June.

The IAPA Top 25 Analytics Leaders is supported by recruitment agency Hudson and Which-50.com as a media partner.

The analytics leader ranked number one will be recognised nationally via an extensive profile in the Top 25 Analytics Report and IAPA website, a profile on Which-50, a free ticket to the IAPA 2018 National Conference “Advancing Analytics”, a speaking position on the Advancing Analytics program and a trophy.

Nominations will be judged on the following criteria:

Strategy and impact
How well does the nominee align strategy and analytics and how does that drive the organisation forward? Does the c-suite or management team see analytics as a strategic lever for the business?

Influence and advocacy
How well does the nominee influence insights-led thinking in management team and c-suite? How well does the nominee help to advance analytics and the analytics community in Australia?

Innovation and improvement
How well does the nominee demonstrate out of the box thinking to improve analytics and governance for the organisation?

Team growth and leadership
How well does the nominee mentor, encourage and equip team members to propel their analytics careers?

Find out more here.

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