CULytics: 2018 Data Science/Analytics Challenge


Why We


Why We Put On This Challenge

  • Collaborate with individuals and organizations about the value of Data Analytics & Business Intelligence.
  • Recognize data driven people within the industry.
  • Discover new data breakthroughs and possibilities that may benefit the Credit Union industry.

Why You


Why you should Participate

  • Meet technology professionals and data leaders who have implemented successful analytical programs within their organizations.
  • Spend time working with colleagues from different disciplines while learning different approaches to the chosen problem.
  • Gain experience preparing and presenting compelling arguments to community leaders.
  • Winning entries get an opportunity to present to CULytics members at a webinar.
  • Generate excitement and support for your ideas and proposed solution.
  • Earn recognition among your peers.
  • Make global connections with others who have a passion for changing the world.
  • Participation in the Challenge enhances your CV.

Who Can

Who Can Participate

  • We encourage employees from all Credit Unions across the nation to participate; however non-credit union employees are welcome to submit an entry and will be recognized as well.

Submission Content


Submission Content

Please ensure your entry contains the following elements:

  1. Problem Statement: Define the business problem that existed. What processes needed to be fixed or improved and what resources/tools needed to be used?
  2. Planning and Implementation: What steps did you take to develop a procedure that involved Business Intelligence & Data Insights that would solve the problem? How did you allocate Budget, Time, Resources, and People towards implementing the program?
  3. Challenges faced: What obstacles did you face during planning and execution before the new solution was in place? How did Business Intelligence navigate to a better solution?
  4. Solution & Interpretation: After executing, what was the overall outcome of the process? Were the results what you expected? How were you able to interpret those results into meaningful business value?   

Note: Format and page length are flexible for entries, as we give you the liberty to explore and come up with material that accurately describes your analytical procedure in detail.

Make your Submission

Download Analytics Challenge Template

Judging Panel


Judging Panel and Criteria

The panel consists of executives from various credit unions who will review the final entries and announce the winner at the CULytics Analytics Summit in Seattle on March 13th, 2018.

Your entries will be evaluated based on:

  1. Tangible business Impact: How valuable it is for an organization and what are the benefits?
  2. Ease of use: Can this be implemented in your organization with your available budget and resources?
  3. Innovation: How unique was your plan? Was it out of the box?



Frequently Asked Questions

These are just some of the most common questions we get asked. For anything else, please contact us – we would be delighted to help.

Q : Can I submit more than one entry?

A: Yes you may submit as many entries as you wish.

Q: Can we submit an entry individually or as a team?

A: You may work on this individually or as a team.

Q: Are mixed teams with people from multiple credit unions allowed?

A: Yes, you may create a team with members from different organizations.

Winner of the 2018 Analytics Challenge
will get a brand new iPad mini, plus the
winning credit union will receive extensive
media coverage.

Participants may submit their entries until February 28th, 2018 at 5 P.M. Pacific.