The 2013 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 25 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 Business Technology Leadership Summit and Leadership Awards Ceremony (ww2.ventanaresearch.com/LeadershipSummit2013). 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 spanning from Big Data and Business Analytics to Operational Intelligence.
The winners and their associated technology vendor are:
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: Overstock.com 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:
View the 2012 Leadership Award Winners