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Six Flags Earns a Spot on 2011 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, USA /PRNewswire/ — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) announced that it was included in this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. This marks the first time the theme park operator has been recognized in the field of information technology. The 2011 list was revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the InformationWeek 500 Conference.

“We are honored to be recognized as a top innovator,” said Michael S. Israel, senior vice president and chief information officer of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. “Our entire information services team has worked relentlessly over the last several years to improve our infrastructure while redefining best practices in IS Management.”

As part of the company’s SharePoint 2010 Intranet rollout, the Six Flags information services team initiated development of a company-wide Business Intelligence (BI) platform, creating the capability for self-service insight into every major data set the organization captured—from marketing to finance, attendance and point-of-sale data. This allows rich contextual data visualization into the data warehouse and enables employees to perform predictive analysis. Further, by integrating business intelligence with social media elements, Six Flags launched an enterprise content and document management intranet specifically designed to utilize both on-premise and cloud-based technologies.

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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