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Winners of the I-COM Awards announced

At the Gala Awards Dinner held on the April 19h, the second day of the I-COM Global Summit, the winners of the Data Creativity Awards, Data Venture Challenge, Data Science Hackathon and Smart Data Awards were announced.


I-COM Data Creativity Awards


Overall & CRM Category Winner: MRM Meteorite and The Guardian News & Media, UK

Emerging Market Regions & General Category Winner: Barclays, South Africa

Attribution Category Winner: Vivaki & Paypal, Germany

Mobile Category Winner: Code Worldwide and Castrol, UK

Programmatic Category Winner: Starcom, USA

Video Category Winner: SKO and Kantar Media, The Netherlands


I-COM Data Venture Challenge


Overall & General Category Winner: Unacast, Norway

Emerging Market Regions Winner: SingleInterface, India

CRM Category Winner: Metafused, UK

Mobile Category Winner: Zeotap, Germany


Special Corporate Award sponsored by the Unilever Foundry. The Prize includes:


1) Up to USD 50k to fund a pilot with Unilever

2) Winning a place amongst the Unilever Foundry 50

3) A pass to the Cannes Lions festival as part of Unilever's delegation


The winner is: Zeotap, Germany


I-COM Data Science Hackathon


Scientist level: UC3M (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Spain

Masters level: Integral Ad Science, USA


I-COM Smart Data Awards


I-COM Smart Data Marketing Technology Company of Year 2016

Integral Ad Science, USA


I-COM Smart Data Agency of the Year 2016

Starcom, USA


I-COM Smart Data Agency Network of the Year 2016

Publicis Media, France


I-COM Data Science Hackathon finalists announced

The I-COM Data Science Hackathon took place from April 15th - 17th, 2016 at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), as a part of the I-COM Global Summit.

On Sunday April 17th the finalists were announced: Xaxis Millennials, UC3M, Turner Broadcasting and Integral Ad Science.

These teams will present during the I-COM Global Summit in Seville on April 19th for the 3rd round of Judging.

Social Activities I-COM Global Summit 2016

Make the most out of your Summit experien ce by joining I-COM community on the Social Activities happening from April 15th-23rd

These include meetups at famous culinary locations, #TapasHacking, excursions to the region and tasting top quality local products and world famous wines.

Also, you have a chance to catch the cutting edge of Data Science in Marketing by viewing the Presentations of the competing teams in the 2nd Edition of the I-COM Data Science Hackathon.

I-COM Data Creativity Awards Official Selection announced

We're excited to announce the Official Selection finalists for the I-COM Data Creativity Awards and thank our worldwide Board & Jury for evaluating the entries. The objective of the I-COM Data Creativity Awards is to acknowledge the most creative people & companies in achieving business value and ideally, competitive advantage for their clients by leveraging value from Marketing Data.

Team representatives from the following finalists will present at the 7th edition of our next I-COM Global Summit on April 19th, 2016 in Seville, Spain.

Official Selection 2016:

  • AdMaster and Procter & Gamble, China
  • AdMaster and Nissan, China
  • Barclays, South Africa
  • Code Worldwide and Castrol, UK
  • Havas Media, USA
  • Integral Ad Science, USA
  • Kuaizi and Alibaba, China
  • MediaCom and Volkswagen, Australia
  • MRM Meteorite and The Guardian News & Media, UK
  • PHD Media & Annalect and GSK, USA
  • PHD, Annalect & Accuen and Carnival Cruise Lines, USA
  • SapientNitro and Ideal Image, USA
  • SKO and Kantar Media, The Netherlands
  • Starcom and Samsung, Global
  • Starcom, USA
  • UM & Cadreon and The Economist, UK
  • Viant, USA
  • VivaKi and PayPal, Germany
  • Wunderman and Shell, UK
I-COM Data Venture Challenge Official Selection announced

Our distinguished Board & Jury members have now selected the Official Selection finalists for the I-COM Data Venture Challenge 2016. The Official Selection will be showcased with all finalists presenting on April 19th, during the I-COM Global Summit.

We are pleased to announce that this year we will again have a Special Corporate Award sponsored by the Unilever Foundry, to bring recognition to outstanding technology innovations and support startups in growing their business.

Congratulations to the following Smart Data startups from around the world!

Official Selection 2016:

  • Autheos, Netherlands
  • cClearly, USA
  • Dataiku, France
  • Metafused, UK
  • Relativ, Japan
  • S4M, France
  • SingleInterface, India
  • Unacast, Norway
  • Vigiglobe, Belgium
  • WanTide, China
  • Zeotap, Germany

Unilever & Twitter sponsor the I-COM Data Science Hackathon

I-COM is excited to announce that Unilever and Twitter are sponsoring the 2nd edition of the I-COM Data Science Hackathon. The Hackathon will be hosted from April 15th - 17th, 2016 by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)). It will center around a real-life marketing challenge on the cutting edge of Smart Data Marketing, the ability to identify trends using Twitter data.

Rick van Yperen (Innovation Lead, Unilever, UK) comments “By exploring the increase of hashtag usage on Twitter, Unilever has been able to identify major trends which have taken place. This is an interesting capability, however it is far more interesting to be able to identify future trends. Knowing future trends will unlock possibilities to increase media efficiency and gives guidance to our product development and innovation.”

"Twitter data provides a lens into what the whole world is thinking about any topic at any time," said Chris Moody, VP of Data Strategy at Twitter. "We're excited to be partnering with I-COM and Unilever to help marketers and data scientists work together to explore the immense power of Twitter data as part of the hackathon."

Programme I-COM Global Summit 2016

See the programme of the next I-COM Global Summit, including Pre and Post-Summit activities starting from April 15th and ending on April 23rd 2016. The programme will take place in Seville and Madrid, Spain. For more information please visit this page.​


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