2016 Technology Innovation Awards
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We are reviewing submissions for the 2016 Technology Innovation Awards.

The Technology Innovation Awards distinguish pioneers that have developed clear visionary and transformative technology. The Technology Innovation Awards showcase what technology vendors have done to advance the computing potential of their applications and technology so that it can be used to drive better efficiency and productivity as well as the outcomes and performance of an organization.

The Ventana Research Technology Innovation Awards cover 29 business and technology categories and are open for organizations across business and IT, technology vendors and consulting firms. Submissions are evaluated based on the stringent guideline set out by awards program criteria.

Award recipients will receive the awards via the Ventana Research 2016 Web Announcement. All winners and finalists will be recognized and the award recipients will receive a prestigious award from Ventana Research. 

2016 Technology Innovation Awards"The Technology Innovation Awards are the most prestigious annual industry awards provided today that acknowledge and honor the technology that matters most to business and IT and recognize technology innovations that do the most to improve productivity and outcomes," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer of Ventana Research. "Congratulations to all the Technology Innovation Award winners – companies that have gone the extra mile to contribute the advancements and milestones that matter the most to the future of the technology industry."

The annual Technology Innovation Awards are delivered by the Ventana Research team, which through its benchmark research, on-demand advisory and education continues to pioneer new methods for organizations to become efficient and effective in their business. As part of the scoring process and methodology, Ventana Research examines the submissions to evaluate the technology innovative approach but also how it applies to the people, processes, information and technology, the best practices it support, the degree of team involvement and the technologies business impact and value.

The Technology Innovation Awards and the ceremony at which they are presented have become an industry tradition. This year’s award recipients will be announced and presented to the market at the Technology Innovation Awards Ceremony in September of 2016. Submissions to be considered for an award must be completed by July 15th, 2016. You can download the submission forms and instructions here.

Full Awards Schedule:

Awards Schedule Announced Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Award Submissions Accepted May 12th - July 15th, 2016
Submissions Review and Judging July 15th - August 12th
Finalists Verified & Notified Week of September 12th
Winners Selected Week ofSeptember 19th
Winners Notified Week of September 26th
Winners Announced in Press Release Week of October 3rd


The categories for the Ventana Research 2016 Technology Innovation Awards are:

Overall Business Technology Innovation Award

Business Technology Innovation Awards

  • Big Data
  • Business Analytics
  • Collaboration
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile Technology
  • Social Media 
  • Wearable Computing

Business Innovation Awards

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of Finance
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)
  • Human Capital Management
  • Sustainability           

Operational Innovation Awards

  • Chief Operational Officer
  • Contact Center and Call Center
  • Customer Excellence
  • Marketing Excellence
  • Sales Excellence 
  • Supply Chain/Service Chain Excellence

Information Technology Innovation Awards

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Overall Information Technology
  • Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Optimization
  • Information Management
  • IT Analytics
  • Location Analytics
  • Operational Intelligence
  • Predictive Analytics 

Contact awards@ventanaresearch.com for more information.

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