Luiz Felipe Barros of AB InBev wins “Data & Analytics Leader of the Year” at the Data & Analytics Digital Summit 2021

The Virtual awards ceremony was held at the Data & Analytics Digital Summit 2021 hosted by GDS Group

Luiz Felipe Barros wins “Data & Analytics Leader of the Year” - GDS Awards

June 18 2021, New York, USA: GDS Group, the global events, research and technology services company, has awarded, Luiz Felipe Barros, Vice President, Data Center of Excellence & Global Media of Anheuser-Busch InBev, with the title of “Data & Analytics Leader of the Year” at this year’s Data & Analytics Digital Summit 2021. The award was presented during a live, interactive virtual ceremony at the Data & Analytics Digital Summit 2021.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, commonly known as AB InBev, is a Fortune 500 multinational drink and brewing company based in Leuven, Belgium. With well over 500 brands and countless beer varieties, AB InBev’s most famous global brands include Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois.

The Data & Analytics Leader of the Year award recognises outstanding C-Suite (or equivalent) executives who demonstrated exemplary leadership through real-world achievements in their field. Judges were particularly interested in seeing evidence of the application of innovative technologies or strategies over the last 12 months that have led to improved business performance and operational efficiencies.

In addition to the main Data & Analytics Leader of the Year award, three further awards were announced to recognise achievements in specific areas:

  • Ken Ho, Chief Analytics & Data Sciences Officer of United Healthcare received the Business Impact Award for “delivering outstanding business performance.”
  • Jared Oehring, Chief Innovation Officer of VoltaGrid LLC received the Integrity Award for achievements in terms of ethics, improving the working lives of colleagues, supporting marketplace change or reducing environmental impact.
  • Pascael Beaudette, Executive Director, Research & Business Intelligence of Technical College System of Georgia received the Innovation & Transformation Award for “successful innovation and/or transformation of their operations, team, technology, or processes to improve outcomes for their organisation.”

About the Leadership Excellence Awards

The Leadership Excellence Awards recognize excellence in senior leadership within large enterprises, whether that be through innovation, inspiring colleagues, making excellent decisions, bravery, or achieving outstanding business growth.

About the Data & Analytics Digital Summit 2021

A recurring theme among analytics and data science leaders is the concern of not being able to keep up with all of the rapid change taking place – both individually and as a team.

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