Awards

The Categories

Overall Business Award

The Overall Business Leadership Award recognizes the business leader or team and organization that among the nominees has most successfully maximized the value of all of the organization’s assets – people, processes, information and technology – at the enterprise level to achieve its goals and objectives and deliver optimal performance. The Overall Business Innovation Award recognizes the technology innovation among those submitted for consideration that most successfully will maximize the value of all the organization’s assets – its people, processes, information and technology – at the enterprise level to enable it to achieve its goals and objectives and perform optimally. All finalists in the business and operational award categories will be considered for this prestigious award.

Information Technology Awards

The Information Technology Leadership Awards recognize organizations in which technology innovators have most creatively and effectively deployed technology that successfully links people and processes across systems to improve the bottom line. The Information Technology Innovation Awards recognize the technology vendor from among the submissions for consideration that provides the most innovative technology to successfully link people and processes across systems to improve the bottom line. The categories for Information Technology Awards are: Overall Information Technology; Business Intelligence; Information Optimization; Information Management; Location Analytics; Operational Intelligence and Predictive Analytics.

Business Technology Awards

The Business Technology Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have notably improved the effectiveness of their people and processes through use of major business technologies. The BusinessTechnology Innovation Awards recognize the technology vendors among those submitted for consideration that are most notably improving the effectiveness of people and processes through use of innovative technologies. The categories for the Business Technology Awards are: Big Data, Business Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Social Media and Wearable Computing.

Business Awards

The Business Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have notably improved their processes and systems. The Business Innovation Awards recognize those technology vendors from among the submissions for consideration that are most notably providing innovative technology to optimize processes and systems. The categories for Business Awards are: CFO, Office of Finance; Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC); Human Capital Management and Sustainability.

Operational Awards

The Operational Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have notably improved their operational processes and systems. The Operational Innovation Awards recognize those technology vendors from among the submissions for consideration that are most notably providing innovative technology to optimize operational processes and systems. The categories for Operational Awards are: customer; contact center; marketing; sales; and the supply chain/service chain.

CIO and Office of IT Award

CIOs and IT management are tasked with running IT organizations like businesses. The IT Leadership Award recognizes the IT organization or individual that has most successfully deployed technology to improve the value of IT for business. The IT Innovation Award recognizes a technology vendor from among the submissions for consideration that most helped by providing technology that links people and processes across systems to improve the value of IT for business.

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Submission Rules

Nomination forms will be accepted only via email to awards@ventanaresearch.com. Organizations, public relations firms and technology vendors may submit their own nominations directly. Any submission received from a third party must explicit approval to submit on its behalf; all such submissions must include the nominated organization’s complete contact information to enable Ventana Research to confirm submission approval and review at the beginning of the Award review process. The quality and depth of the submission – its clarity, completeness and specificity – will strongly affect its overall score, so please provide as much information presented as clearly and precisely as possible.

Recognition

Ventana Research Award recipients will receive the prestigious award from Ventana Research. The awards will be announced through a Ventana Research press announcement and promotion on www.ventanaresearch.com.

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