The annual Ventana Research Awards are divided into two programs:
(1) Technology Innovation Awards which recognize technology providers and their innovations.
Technology Innovation Awards ***(2015 Awards - Now open for submission!)***
We invite software vendors to participate! The Technology Innovation Awards recognize technology providers that have introduced noteworthy innovations in technology that advance business and IT. The Technology Innovation Awards showcase advances in the productivity and potential of business applications as well as technology that contributes significantly to improved efficiency, productivity and the performance of an organization.
(2) Business and Technology Leadership Awards which recognize the success of individuals and organizations along with their supporting technology provider
Leadership Awards ***(2015 Awards - Now open for submission)***
We invite software vendors and their customers to participate! The Leadership Awards recognize noteworthy individuals and organizations that have
advanced business leadership by effectively utilizing their people, processes,
information and technology to achieve the best outcomes and as well the
innovative technology for IT and business. The Leadership Awards showcase both
organizations and the leaders and pioneers who have contributed to their
organizations’ successes. These practitioners exemplify the fact that delivering
business success requires the successful efforts of a team guided by strong,
visionary, effective leadership.
Nomination forms will be accepted
only via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Ventana Research Award recipients will receive the awards at the Ventana Research
Summit and Awards Ceremony. Award winners will be recognized and the recipients
will receive a prestigious award from Ventana Research. The awards will be
announced through a Ventana Research press announcement and promotion on www.ventanaresearch.com. Please come to the Ventana Research Summit and see the award winners.
These are the Ventana Research Awards and the categories for each of them evaluated across Business and Technology Leadership and the Technology Innovation Awards.
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.
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.
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 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
CIO and Office of IT
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.
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.