Richard Bemindt and Philippe Chambadal of SmartStream speak with Michael Shashoua at the Inside Reference Data Awards 2012 in New York. SmartStream won the award for Best Enterprise Data Management Initiative (Vendor).
The call-for-entry vendor project award for best enterprise data management initiative recognizes vendors' efforts to create a platform capable of the most effective management of data across clients' enterprises.
The nominees were Cadis for the signing of 23 new clients; Eagle Investment Management for its data management platform implementation at a Canadian investment management firm; Indus Valley Partners for the deployment of its data platform at an alternative asset management firm; and SmartStream for its implementation of the Universal Data Management platform.
The winner was SmartStream for the implementation of its Universal Data Management platform. The judges said the platform solved difficult problems around data integration and quality at a lower price point than the cost of a firm building this itself.