The 2014 Business Technology Leadership Awards
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The 2014 Leadership Awards bring forward the leaders and pioneers who have contributed to their organizations’ successes. These practitioners realize that successful business technology efforts requires a team effort guided by leadership, and our awards will bring industry attention to those that have committed their resources to this critical undertaking.

The Ventana Research Leadership Awards cover 28 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 at the Ventana Research 2014 Summit and Leadership Awards Ceremony in the San Francisco Bay Area on October 22nd. All winners and finalists will be recognized and the award recipients will receive a prestigious award from Ventana Research.

The annual leadership 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 examined the submissions to evaluate the nominated organization's use of people, processes, information and technology, the best practices it developed, the degree of team involvement and the project's business impact and value.

In addition to the top awards for Overall Business, Operational and IT Leadership; the Leadership Awards are awarded in categories as listed below.


Read the 2014 Submission Announcement Here!

To participate in Leadership Awards, register to download the Award nomination form.

2014 Leadership Award Schedule

Announced – Tuesday, April 15th
Submissions – Wednesday, April 16th through Friday, July 25th
Submission Review and Judging – Monday, July 28th to August 15th
Finalists Contacted and Verified – Week of August 18th
Leaders Selected – Week of September 1st 
Leaders and Vendors Notified – Week of September 8th
Leaders Announced in Press Release - Week of October 20th
Leadership Award Ceremony – October 22nd

The 2013 Leadership Award winners and their associated technology vendor were:

 Business Leadership Awards  

 Overall Business Leadership: Chris Salles at Guitar Center using Ceridian

 Chief Financial Officer: Meghan Maze at Rabobank, N.A. using Tagetik Software

 Office of Finance: Chrysler Group using FinanceSeer

 Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC): The Fauquier Bank using Datawatch Corporation

 Human Capital Management: DENTSPLY using SuccessFactors a SAP Company

 Sustainability: Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), Department of Medicine using Actifio

 Business Technology Awards  

 Big Data: Luminar, an Entravision Company using Hortonworks Inc.

 Business Analytics: XO Communications using IBM

 Business Collaboration: Pandora Media using Anaplan

 Cloud Computing:  Bloomin Brands using Snaplogic

 Mobile Technology: Citrix using Peoplefluent

 Social Media: TELERX using IBM

 Operational Leadership Awards  

 Overall Operational Leader: Greg Ammons and David Crews at United Supermarkets using Kronos

 Contact Center: using Echopass

 Customer Excellence:  KPN using Teradata and Oracle

 Marketing Excellence:  International Speedway Corporation using Teradata Aprimo

 Sales Excellence: Zuora using Xactly

 Service & Supply Chain Excellence:  W.W. Grainger using Stibo Systems

 CIO and IT Leadership Awards 

 Overall IT Leader: Scott Franzel at OFS Brands using Information Builders

 Chief Information Officer: UMass Memorial Health Care using Informatica

 Analytics: Cisco Systems using Tableau Software

 Business Intelligence (BI): Astellas Pharma, U.S. using QlikTech (Qlik Technologies)

 Information Optimization:  Phelps County Regional Medical Center using Datawatch Corporation

 Information Management: SportScheck GmbH using Heiler Software

 Location Intelligence (LI):   Sasktel using Actuate Corporation (The BIRT Company)

 Operational Intelligence (OI): Quicken Loans using CallCopy

Read the 2013 Leadership Awards Press Release - Awards Announced:

2013 Ventana Research Leadership Awards Recognize Business and Technology Success     



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