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 Technology Leadership Awards are the most prestigious annual industry awards provided today that acknowledge and honor individuals and organizations for their accomplishments using technology to deliver the best value in achieving specific goals and objectives," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer of Ventana Research. "Congratulations to all the Technology Leadership Award winners – individuals and companies that have gone the extra mile to advance the use of technology through best practices and leadership. We look forward to seeing you and those interested in learning more about your leadership and best practices at the 2014 Ventana Research Summit."
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.
addition to the top awards for Overall Business, Operational and IT Leadership;
the Leadership Awards are awarded in categories as listed below.
2014 Leadership Award Schedule
Announced – Tuesday, April 15th - COMPLETE
Submissions – Wednesday, April 16th through Friday, July 25th - COMPLETE
Submission Review and Judging – Monday, July 28th to August 15th - COMPLETE
Finalists Contacted and Verified – Week of August 18th - COMPLETE
Leaders Selected – Week of September 1st - COMPLETE
Leaders and Vendors Notified – Week of September 8th - COMPLETE
Leaders Announced in Press Release - Week of September 15th - COMPLETE - read announcement here!
Leadership Award Ceremony – October 22nd - Join us!
The 2014 Leadership Award winners and
their associated technology vendor were:
Overall Business Technology Innovation Award
Matthew James at Purity Life Health Products for using Qlik
Business Technology Innovation Awards
Big Data: Robert Fuller and Harte Hanks using Splice Machine and Cloudera
Business Analytics: Kevin King and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. using Tableau Software
Business and Social Collaboration: Abdul R. Qadir and Aon Hewitt using 8x8, Inc.
Cloud Computing: David James and Cbeyond using Xactly
Mobile Technology: Linda Oba-Sayre, :Cisco and The Partner Education Connection using Saba Software, Inc.
Social Media: Pradeep Kumar Jha and PT. XL Axiata Tbk using SAP
Business Innovation Awards
Chief Financial Officer: Maxwell S. Rule CPA and Hames Corporation using Centage Corporation
Office of Finance: Pat Withrow and The Dow Chemical Company using BlackLine Systems, Inc.
Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC): Carmen Namenek, Kathy Kolodge and Angie Chang at CHOC Children's Hospital
Human Capital Management: Leslie Daley and The Rush Fitness Complex using Ceridian
Sustainability: N. Uday Bhaskar Sarma and Prathista Industries
Operational Innovation Awards
Chief Operational Officer: Mary Bret Lineberry and GE using Synygy
Contact Center and Call Center: Angela A. Beitelman and Health Alliance Medical Plans using Panviva and Salesforce
Customer Excellence: Casey Kostecka and Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. using TouchPoint One
Marketing Excellence: Cynthia Rodgers Maignan and Office Depot using Agility Multichannel
Sales Excellence: CA Technologies using Qvidian
Supply Chain/Service Chain Excellence: Snehashish Sarkar and Varian Medical Systems using SAP
CIO/IT Innovation Award
Chief Information Officer: Scott Skellenger and RainTree Oncology Services using Information Builders
Information Technology Innovation Awards
Overall Information Technology: Dale Denham and Geiger using Informatica
Business Intelligence: Scott Daron and Daimler Trucks North America using SAP
Information Optimization: Bentley Curran and Brady Corp. using Stibo Systems
Information Management: Israel Abraham and Liberty Mutual using Informatica, Teradata and MicroStrategy
IT Analytics: Pedro M. Vascones and Intel using Datawatch
Location Intelligence: Steve Carter and Phototype using Actuate
Operational Intelligence: Aparajita Gupta and Firstsource Solutions Limited using Verint
Predictive Analytics: Timothy Llewellynn and nViso using IBM
Read the 2014 Leadership Awards Press Release - Awards Announced:
2014 Ventana Research Leadership Awards Recognize Business and Technology Success
2015 Awards schedule has not yet been announced. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.