San Ramon, Calif. – October 24, 2012 – Ventana Research has announced the results of the 7th annual 2012 Leadership Awards. The Leadership Awards recognize organizations and supporting technology vendors that have effectively achieved superior results through using people, processes, information and technology while applying best practices within specific business and technology categories.
The awards distinguish pioneers and leaders -- both organizations and individuals that exemplify clear visionary and transformative leadership. The award recipients have demonstrated an understanding that the successful management of their performance requires a heightened level of expertise, determination and a team effort.
The Leadership Awards have become an industry tradition, with leaders and innovators identified annually by the Ventana Research team. This year's Leadership Awards will present participants with a new exciting opportunity to receive their award at the Ventana Research Business Technology Innovation Summit (http://ww2.ventanaresearch.com/innovationssummit) on November 8th at The Tech Museum in San Jose, CA during the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Members of the press are invited to come to the Summit and see more about the advancements of these organizations using technology.
“I am excited to be able to present the winners of the 2012 Leadership Awards, live this year from our Technology Innovation Summit where we celebrate 10 years of research and education. This is the largest industry technology awards to date with over 26 awards honoring individuals and organizations of all industries and sizes from across the world that have distinguished themselves in their approach to using software and technology,” said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research. “I would also like to congratulate the organizations and individuals for their achievements and also to congratulate the technology vendors for their support in helping their customers find the most value from their investments.”
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 Business Analytics to Operational Intelligence. The winners and their associated technology vendor are:
Business Technology Awards
Big Data: Moffitt Cancer Center using Oracle, Informatica and TransMed
Business Analytics: MedeAnalytics using IBM
Business Collaboration: The University of Central Florida College of Medicine using Adaptive Planning
Cloud Computing: GlobalEnglish using Xactly Corporation
Mobile Technology: Lanx using Roambi
Social Media: BeachMint using Pentaho
Business Leadership Awards
Overall Business Leadership:To be announced at the Ventana Research Business Technology Innovation Summit
Chief Financial Officer: Blue Shield of California Foundation using FinancialForce.com
Financial Performance Management: 3M using Longview Solutions
Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC): United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) using Teradata
Human Capital Management: Under Armour using SuccessFactors a SAP Company
Sustainability: Danone using SAP
Operational Leadership Awards
Overall Operational Leader: To be announced at the Ventana Research Business Technology Innovation Summit
Contact Center: Honda Canada Finance, Inc. using Verint
Customer Excellence: RBC Royal Bank (Royal Bank of Canada) using Teradata, IBM and Oracle
Marketing Excellence: Nationwide Insurance using Teradata
Sales Excellence: Mcafee using Anaplan
Service & Supply Chain Excellence: Cooper Lighting using Stibo Systems
CIO and IT Leadership Awards
Overall IT Leader:To be announced at the Ventana Research Business Technology Innovation Summit
Chief Information Officer: Schumacher Group using Host Analytics
Analytics: HMS Holdings Corp. using Teradata, MicroStrategy and Informatica
Business Intelligence (BI): International Financial Data Services using Information Builders
Information Applications: Piedmont Henry Hospital using Datawatch
Information Management: Ochsner Health System using Informatica
IT Performance Management: Brewster Dairy, Inc. using Infor
Location Intelligence (LI): California Independent System Operator Corporation using Space-Time Insights
Operational Intelligence (OI): Invacare Corporation using Noetix
About Ventana Research
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