The data hero awards, sponsored by EMC, honor data practitioners that have made a profound impact on individuals, organizations and the world. The winners include:
Visionary: Vivek Kundra, Data.gov
- Vivek Kundra and Data.gov increase innovation and transparency in the federal government.
- The leading networking tool serving over 100 million professionals.
- Analyzing crime incidence data to reveal where the health care system is failing.
- Transforming medicine by using cutting-edge large-scale technologies.
- An open-source software framework harnessing commodity hardware for large-scale computing tasks.
- Humanity's data-driven line of defense against global pandemic threats.