The award recognizes 50 organizations for digital transformation initiatives with significant, measurable business impact. WCA received this prestigious honor for its “Project Blue Line,” which creates new ways to integrate data, visualize business, increase productivity, and offer enhanced customer experience.
Antonio Marin, WCA’s Vice President of Information Technology stated, “We are very proud that the hard work of WCA’s employees has been recognized at a global level for digital innovation. Certainly, “Blue Line” is just one example of our company’s commitment to its core values of Operational Excellence and Performance, Teamwork, Ethics and Integrity and, most importantly, Safety and Environmental Stewardship.”
“This year we have many winners employing AI and machine learning, or a combination of the two, demonstrating how quickly those technologies are taking hold,” said Anne McCrory, Digital Edge program chair and Group VP, Customer Experience and Operations, IDG Events and CIO Executive Council. “There are projects on data accessibility, digital assistants, sensors, and integrating numerous systems and data types for mobile users. All have remarkable returns, whether those are efficiencies or sales from new capabilities or even new businesses launching.”
About Digital Edge 50 Award
The Digital Edge 50 Award is a recognized honor of digital innovation. Through digital technologies such as mobile, analytics, AI, the Internet of Things and cloud, award winners see business results that indicate a true “digital edge.” Selected by a panel of industry experts and business and technology executives, winning applications are driving greater customer engagement, higher sales conversions and new products, as well as revenue and profit growth.
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About IDG Communications, Inc. (IDG)
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WCA is a vertically integrated non-hazardous solid waste management company providing waste collection, transfer, material processing and disposal services. WCA commenced business operations in 2000 in Houston, Texas and has expanded under the guidance of a veteran management team to cover ten states. WCA provides services to over half a million residential and commercial/ industrial customers in ten states. WCA maintains a team of experienced, diverse, knowledgeable and caring people with more than 1,400 customer service orientated employees and a fleet over 850 vehicles. http://www.wcawaste.com.