Five of the Nation’s Most Innovative Data Products Earn “Models of Excellence” by SIIA and InfoCommerce Group

For Immediate Release
SIIA Communications Contact: Allison Bostrom, 202.289.7442,
PR Contact: Farrah Ahamad, Rational 360, 202.684.3273,

Five of the Nation’s Most Innovative Data Products Earn “Models of Excellence” by SIIA and InfoCommerce Group
14th Annual Awards Program will be Celebrated at SIIA’s Business Information & Media Summit, November 14-16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

WASHINGTON, DC (October 19, 2016)— SIIA, the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, and InfoCommerce Group today announced the five data products named as the 2016 national Models of Excellence (MOE). Executives from the companies that produced them will present a compelling picture of how data and analytics are revolutionizing information, business and society at SIIA’s Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS), November 14-16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Attendees and media will have the opportunity to honor this year’s Models of Excellence and learn how data is being used in unique and powerful new ways. BIMS brings together top publishing, technology and marketing executives for an intense focus on the strategies companies are using to stay competitive, profitable and relevant in an ever-changing business landscape.

For 14 years, the Models of Excellence program has honored the companies that are setting—and resetting—the standards for data excellence. In collaboration with SIIA, InfoCommerce Group reviews the information industry landscape to identify the products that are pioneering and perfecting new business models, exhibit best practices and offer technological innovation. This year’s five winning products are:

DiscoverOrg is a leading global sales and marketing intelligence tool used by over 2,000 companies to accelerate growth. DiscoverOrg’s solutions provide a constant stream of accurate and actionable company, contact, and buying intelligence that can be used to find, connect with and sell to target buyers more effectively – all integrated into the leading CRM and marketing automation tools in the market. DiscoverOrg’s has a team of almost 200 in-house researchers that updates every data point at a minimum of every 90 days.
MOE profile | Website

HG Data
HG Data is the global leader in market intelligence for installed technologies, offering B2B marketers valuable information for market analysis, competitive displacement, predictive modeling, marketing campaigns and client retention initiatives. HG Data is delivering the ‘firmographics of tomorrow’, today, by consuming massive amounts of data and analyzing it through proprietary methods to extract previously unseen insights.
MOE profile | Website

HomeLight matches buyers and sellers of residential real estate with top performing real estate agents based on analysis of actual home sales data, market knowledge and other relevant expertise. HomeLight has analyzed over 20 million real estate transactions and two million agents to assess who is best at buying or selling a specific type of home in a specific price range and geographic location.
MOE profile | Website

OmniEarth is an emerging company focused on changing the way the Earth is understood. Founded by scientists and geared toward industry, the company delivers a constant stream of geoanalytics – information derived from a number of Earth observation sources – to provide data and enhanced decision-making insights for subscribers in the public and private sectors. OmniEarth capitalizes on the big data trend, taking advantage of the many sources of Earth imagery being captured daily and reformulating this data into useful information.
MOE profile | Website

TrendMD provides a simple but elegant content marketplace for academic publishers. By placing their content on relevant third-party sites, publishers can generate additional traffic through click-throughs. By featuring third-party content on their own sites, publishers can enhance visitor engagement and improve overall site metrics such as page views and session length. To optimize results, TrendMD has developed a proprietary behavioral recommendation algorithm, and also utilizes semantic analysis tools improve relevance.
MOE profile | Website

For more information or to register for the conference, members of the media should contact Farrah Ahamad at

WHO: SIIA and InfoCommerce Group

WHAT: Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS)

WHEN: November 14-16, 2016

WHERE: Marriott Resort Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach

For the complete schedule of events, visit

About SIIA
SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company.  This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit

About InfoCommerce Group
InfoCommerce Group (ICG), founded in 2000, is a boutique consultancy serving the global business information industry, with a particular expertise in the area of commercial data products. Since its inception, ICG has been the thought leader in exploring, charting, analyzing – indeed, defining – the most important issues reshaping the business information industry. ICG is recognized as the leading expert organization in business information publishing: with a nuanced understanding of the industry’s dynamics coupled with unique access to the people who drive it.