Winners of Business Intelligence Quiz Series II Announced

Mumbai, Maharashtra India (PressExposure) February 22, 2011 -- MAIA Intelligence, a software product company in Business Intelligence (BI) reporting analytics space today announced that it had organized an Series II of Online Business Intelligence Quotient, BI Quiz. The very first on-line version of the MAIA BI Quiz in October 2010 received an encouraging response from business users and CIOs / IT Heads. With the launch of BIQ's online version, MAIA Intelligence had planned a series of Online Business Intelligence Quiz, first of its kind initiative and ever held online BI quiz.

Both the on-site and the on-line version of Business Intelligence Quiz (BIQ) has generated huge response as a high quality BI quiz over the years and has now become an regular feature. The 30 objective type question online version BI Quiz was true testament of the participants.

The online format of the BI Quiz was for wider audience participation who can quiz their BI intellect. It was a sheer test of knowledge and ability. The experience of the series-II which went live on February 17, 2011 was to be a great one, something all the participants would always remember. The registrations for the online BI Quiz was free for corporate across any industry.

This series II of the BI Quiz received tremendous response and support with more than 300+ registrations from across the corporates who participated in this online quizzing contest. The quiz for was open to all the individuals from IT departments as well as business users from the organizations.

Mr. Ranganathan.N.N., Manager IT, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited, 1st prize winner said, 'this was a great initiative by the MAIA team and the very intention of doing something different & informative is worthy of appreciation. The quiz was very well designed & the questions, a nice concoction of both general awareness & technology that made my dormant brain cells active & alert. I hope you have more of such innovative activities lined up in the future too.'

Mr. S. M. Pillay, General Manager, Excel Crop Care Limited, 2nd prize winner said, 'The BI Quiz was amazing with lots of insights to the business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) technologies along with the questions that tickled my grey cells. I am delighted to be the winner of this quiz, I would only say that a man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.'

Ms. Aparna Kumar, Senior Vice President, HDFC Bank Limited, 3rd Prize Winner said, 'Quiz always brings out the inquisitiveness; MAIA was no less in it. An absolute mix of Technology, brain test on IT market know-how and definitely a competitive one. It is the most cost effective branding technique adopted by MAIA.'

As usual, the Series II of the online BI Quiz also had exciting prizes to win which included Seagate external Go Flex 1 TB Hard Drive, Eureka Forbes Water Purifier and Motorola WX180 GSM Mobile Phone. Winners of BI Quiz series I were Miten Parekh, Head-IT, Rediffusion DY&R P.Ltd., Prasad Parab, Chief IT, Pidilite Industries Ltd. and Mohan Rao, Senior Manager Systems, Lok Housing & Constructions Ltd.

Mr. Sanjay Mehta, CEO, MAIA Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. said, 'The mantra or vision of MAIA Intelligence for "Democratization of BI" has been powerful and is well accepted by CXO community. It has helped bringing BI from experts few to masses. This initiative of BI Quiz almost a regular feature now helps extend our reach in leading the BI evangelism within India and World over. MAIA Intelligence since 2006 has changed the dynamics and broken the myth related to BI on adoption, time to market and affordability. The idea of making BI simple, affordable and most important usable at all levels has been propagated well by MAIA Intelligence.'

About MAIA Intelligence Pvt. Ltd.

Founded in 2006, MAIA Intelligence is a young, innovative company in powerful business intelligence reporting and analysis software product space. The company with its mission to democratize BI and take it from few expert users to the operational managers, frontline executives to back office team is on its way to become the company with the largest BI user base within India. MAIA is Microsoft Gold Certified partner and has been selected as one of the NASSCOM Top 100 IT INNOVATORS in 2007. MAIA's 1KEY BI software has been tested and certified by Microsoft for ISV/software solutions. MAIA Intelligence is Microsoft's 1st Indian ISV partner having its product 1KEY BI compatible with Windows 7. MAIA Intelligence and 1KEY products case study is published by Microsoft. MAIA Intelligence won the Microsoft ISV Innovation Award and finalist for UTV Bloomberg's CXO Awards in 2010.

MAIA recognized among Red Herring Finalist 100 for Asia in 2008 and was also named as India's Most Trusted IT Vendor by a CIO survey by The CTO Forum. MAIA has been one of the first few companies to be listed in the Microsoft start-up Accelerator program. MAIA's 1KEY Agile BI Suite has been featured in Microsoft Solution Directory 2008. Readers of IT magazine voted MAIA as the 3rd Most Successful Startup Company in 2008 that will rock 2009. It was also one of the only Indian BI to be recognized by NICSI (National Informatics Centre) and empanelled in BI Tender alongside MNC products. MAIA has been written in Gartner's Hype Cycle for ICT in India, 2008, BI Market Trends for 2008-09 APAC and 2010 APAC Emerging Technology for Business Leaders Reports. MAIA has been recognized by Red Herring as winners in Asia and Finalist among Global companies in 2009.

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Press Release Submitted On: February 21, 2011 at 7:27 am
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