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Winners of the 2018 PUG Data Visualization Shootout Awards


The winners of the 2018 PUG Data Visualization Shootout were announced at Data & BI Summit in Dublin. Four industry experts competed for prizes and bragging rights at a fast-paced contest hosted by MVP Markus Ehrenmueller.


We’re excited to highlight the achievements of our forward-thinking contestants as they presented ways to transform data into insights. We offer our huge congratulations to the winners in each category and thanks to everyone who took part in these awards to make the Data Visualization Shootout a memorable occasion. The winners are:


Overall Winner (View the announcement)

Dr. Subramani Paramasivam, MVP, MCT

Principal BI Solutions Architect


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Most opportunity for improvement

Mark Wilcock, MVP

Independent Consultant

Zomalex Limited


Most Innovative

James Dales

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Best Use of Colors & Best of Use of Features

Rishi Sapra, ACA, MCSA

Senior Consultant


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Audience Choice

James Dales  



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Thank you to our judges

In addition to acknowledging the innovative solutions of the award recipients, we would like to thank each of the distinguished judges who reviewed this year’s entries:

  • Will Thompson
  • Mary Fealty
  • Florin Caminschi


Once more, congratulations to all the winners and we are already looking forward to next year’s awards!