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Snowflake awards trailblazing data-driven companies and individuals transforming their industries with the data cloud

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Snowflake Asia Pacific vice president of sales Peter O'Connor Snowflake Asia Pacific vice president of sales Peter O'Connor

COMPANY NEWS: Snowflake, the data cloud company, today announced the winners of the annual Data Drivers Awards for Asia Pacific, the premier data awards that honour Snowflake customers leading their organisations and transforming their industries with the data cloud.

Winners of the annual Data Drivers Awards include data leaders from private and government sector enterprises across the region which are using Snowflake's data cloud to innovate, grow, and delight their customers. They include Byju's, Canva, Eyeota, Fortescue, Philippines Department of Information and Communications Technology, and Wesfarmers.

Also announced today are the Data Drivers Awards finalists from around the region including Amber Electric, Deputy, DHL Express, Flybuys, Freight Tiger, KFC Australia, Kmart Australia, Khatabook, and Vodafone.

"We're constantly impressed by how Snowflake customers throughout the Asia Pacific region are driving innovation in Snowflake's data cloud as part of their ambition to unlock data and support new business opportunities," said Snowflake Asia Pacific vice president of sales Peter O'Connor. "We congratulate this year's Data Drivers Awards winners and finalists, and look forward to working with them as well as with all our customers to enable them to continue to power ahead and collaborate across the data economy in the years ahead."

Canva, headquartered in Sydney, won the Data Driver of the Year award. This top award category honours an organisation that epitomises what it means to be data-driven.

Canva head of data platforms Greg Roodt said "We now have more than a petabyte of data in Snowflake, thousands of datasets and many machine learning models trained on data from Snowflake. Not only has the demand for data increased dramatically, we've also had such a positive experience that this has led us to explore using Snowflake for more use-cases."

Other APAC Data Drivers Awards winners are:

· Philippines Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) won the Data For Good Award for using enhanced data analytics to support the logistics of importing, distributing, administering, and monitoring vaccines for the country's 110 million citizens. Snowflake's data cloud has enabled the DICT to provide an efficient and reliable single unified view of vaccine data to the organisations that need them most thereby helping to extend, and improve lives and keep the citizenry safe.

· Wesfarmers, headquartered in Australia, earned the Data Sharing Leaders Award in recognition of revolutionising data as a strategic business asset, and transforming the business through easily and securely sharing live, governed data with customers and business partners.

· Eyeota, the data transformation company headquartered in Singapore, was recognised with the Powered By Award for building the most innovative data-driven applications on Snowflake. Eyeota CTO Anand Das said "Snowflake has enhanced our reporting, analytics, and data science capabilities to better serve our global clients with addressable data solutions to reach their best customers, grow their business, and enrich marketing strategies."

· Prakash Ramachandran, Bangalore-based CTO at Byju's took home the Data Executive of The Year Award for serving as the strategic leader, pioneering cloud data analytics within the organisation and breaking new ground in the industry. Ramachandran said "Snowflake has empowered the business with faster reporting and the seamless onboarding of newly acquired products. We now have a reliable and scalable data platform for years to come with Snowflake providing a simplified and governed SQL based platform which enables our business team to collaborate more."

· Cadi Lee, analytics platform lead at Perth-based Fortescue, took home the Data Hero of The Year Award for pioneering use of the data cloud in the organisation. Lee said "Data is critical. It allows us to gain insight and make critical decisions. Snowflake, as a new generation data platform, has been a tremendous accelerator for Fortescue. As the heart of our Data Platform, it has enabled us to continue to innovate, empower our people and reach our stretch targets."

About Snowflake

Snowflake enables every organisation to mobilise their data with Snowflake's data cloud. Customers use the data cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies. Thousands of customers across many industries, including 212 of the 2021 Fortune 500 as of 31 July 2021, use Snowflake data cloud to power their businesses. Learn more at

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