Forbes Names Verisk Analytics One of the Most Innovative Companies for Second Consecutive Year
OREANDA-NEWS. August 25, 2016. Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, announced today that it has been ranked in the top 20 on Forbes magazine's 2016 list of the World's Most Innovative Companies. It is Verisk's second consecutive appearance on the Forbes Most Innovative list. Verisk was also named to Forbes' America's Best Large Employers list in 2016.
"Most innovation rankings are popularity contests based on past performance or editorial whims," according to Forbes. "We set out to create something very different with the World's Most Innovative Companies list, using the wisdom of the crowd. Our method relies on investors' ability to identify firms they expect to be innovative now and in the future."
"We're honored to be recognized yet again by Forbes for our commitment to innovation," said Scott Stephenson, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Verisk Analytics. "Acknowledgment as one of the World's Most Innovative Companies is a testament to the Verisk team around the world. We remain focused on ensuring that Verisk continues to be an innovative data analytics provider as we pursue our vision to be the world's most effective and responsible data analytics company in pursuit of our customers' most strategic opportunities."
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on unique data assets and deep domain expertise to provide first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. Verisk offers predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, global risk analytics, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and many other fields.
The company employs more than 6,000 people worldwide, and members of its highly skilled workforce hold more than 600 advanced master's degrees and doctorates in subjects ranging from actuarial science, mathematics, and computer science to physics, engineering, meteorology, and medicine. Verisk employees have also earned hundreds of certifications and professional designations in fields related to their work.
About Verisk Analytics
Headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., Verisk Analytics operates in 23 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's S&P 500® Index. In 2016, Forbes magazine named Verisk Analytics to its World's Most Innovative Companies list and to its America's Best Large Employers list. For more information, please visit www.verisk.com.