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NGDATA Named 2017 Tech Trailblazer for Big Data

Company Lauded for Driving Digital Transformation and Enhancing Customer Centricity in Organizations Worldwide

New York City—February 21, 2018NGDATA®, the customer experience management solutions company, today announced it was named the 2017 Tech Trailblazer Award winner in the Big Data category. Lily™, the company’s next-generation customer data platform, helps companies use customer data to engage customers more effectively and deliver more relevant customer experiences powered by deeper insights and context around individuals and groups.

The Tech Trailblazer Awards recognize the most innovative technologies and entrepreneurial excellence around the globe — and across all areas of enterprise information technology, including cloud, finance, big data, artificial intelligence and many others. Finalists in each of the 14 categories were selected by a panel of leading IT industry experts from all over the world, and then opened to public vote to determine the winners.

“Companies’ biggest asset is their data, and the ability to take action on that data is a huge competitive differentiator,” said Luc Burgelman, CEO of NGDATA. “Lily was designed to empower companies to combine all customer data with third-party data sources in real time to deliver the right content to the right customer at the right time. We’re thrilled to be recognized as a Tech Trailblazer, and we’re excited to continue offering a data-driven solution that helps companies deliver exceptional customer experiences and drive real business value.”

Lily is a customer data platform (CDP) that combines data, generates insights and steers actions. It eliminates organizational, system and data roadblocks, enabling large companies in data-driven industries to become truly customer-centric. Lily provides insights into historical and real-time customer interactions, from all sources, so companies gain a holistic and individual customer view, enabling them to deliver superior customer experiences across digital and physical channels to increase NPS (Net Promoter Score) and solidify customer lifetime value.

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About the Tech Trailblazers Awards 

Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups that are less than six years old and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and recognize startup innovation. The awards seek to recognize true innovators in the following enterprise technology and other areas: AI Trailblazers, Big Data Trailblazers, Blockchain Trailblazers, Cloud Trailblazers, Female Tech Trailblazers, FinTech Trailblazers, HPC Trailblazers, IoT Trailblazers, Male Tech Trailblazers, Mobile Technology Trailblazers, Networking Trailblazers, Security Trailblazers, Storage Trailblazers, Virtualization Trailblazers, and The Firestarter Award. For more information, please email us at, follow us on Twitter @techtrailblaze or via the hashtag  #TTAwards, or visit us on LinkedIn at


NGDATA® helps brands in data-rich industries, such as financial services, telecom, media/entertainment, utilities and hospitality, to achieve data-driven customer centricity by enabling them to deliver smarter, more connected customer experiences. The company’s next-generation customer data platform, Lily™, puts people at the center of every business via Lily’s Customer DNA, which continuously learns from customer behavior and context in real time. NGDATA partners with companies around the world, including Belfius Bank, Innogy and Telenet, to drive digital transformations. NGDATA is headquartered in Gent, Belgium and has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit


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