The 2015 Business Technology Leadership Awards
Participate in the 2015 Awards!

The 2015 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.

This year’s award recipients will be announced and presented to the market at the Leadership Awards Webcast Ceremony the week of Nov. 9, 2015. All winners and finalists will be recognized and the 2015 Leadership Awardsaward 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. 

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 will examine 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.

The Business Technology Leadership Awards have top awards for Overall Business, Operational and IT Leadership as well as individual awards. 

Download the 2015 Award form here!

2015 Leadership Award Schedule

  • Announced – Friday May 22, 2015 
  • Submissions – Friday, May 22nd through Friday, August 21st    
  • Submission Review & Judging – Monday, August 24th to October 2nd 
  • Finalists Contacted and Verified – Week of October 12th  
  • Winners Selected – Week of October 19th through October 30th  
  • Winners Notified – Week of November 2nd  
  • Winners Announced in Press Release - Week of November 9th

Read the 2015 Business Technology Leadership Awards Press Release Here


The 2014 Ventana Research Leadership Award Winners 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 

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