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Ventana Research Announces the 2015 Business Technology Leadership Awards

Nominations are invited for annual awards to recognize individuals’ and organizations’ leadership

Bend, OR / May 22, 2015 / by Ventana Research

BEND, OR, May 22, 2015 - Ventana Research today announced that nominations are now open for its 2015 Leadership Awards. The Leadership Awards, presented annually, recognize organizations and individuals that have achieved notable success in leading change, increasing productivity and attaining superior business outcomes. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that exemplify the understanding that superior performance requires a clear vision, determination and the concerted efforts of a team.  

Ventana Research invites all organizations and technology providers to nominate individuals and teams to be considered for the leadership awards. Award recipients will be selected based upon leadership, business and technology criteria in the specific business and/or IT category and the extent to which organizations have transformed business or IT processes. 



The Leadership Awards and the ceremony at which they are presented have become an industry tradition. 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

"The Leadership Awards have become a prestigious recognition of individuals and organizations globally and across all industries," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer of Ventana Research." They highlight those who have distinguished their approach to business and IT through the innovative use of technology. The individuals and organizations who are honored have provided transformative leadership; these awards bring recognition to and honor the hard work and risk that they have endured and their commitment to providing leadership in using technology across business and IT." 

These Leadership Awards are the largest business and technology awards program in the industry, with 28 awards spanning from predictive analytics to customer excellence. Submissions are evaluated by Ventana Research based on the award program criteria at, where interested organizations or individuals can download a submission form. The submission process must be completed by Friday, August 21.

The categories for the Ventana Research 2015 Leadership Awards are:

Overall Business Leadership Award

Business Technology Leadership Awards


  • Big Data
  • Business Analytics
  • Collaboration
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Technology
  • Social Media 
  • Wearable Computing

Business Leadership Awards


  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of Finance
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)
  • Human Capital Management
  • Sustainability           

Operational Leadership Awards


  • Chief Operational Officer
  • Contact Center and Call Center
  • Customer Excellence
  • Marketing Excellence
  • Sales Excellence 
  • Supply Chain/Service Chain Excellence

CIO/IT Leadership Award


  • Chief Information Officer

Information Technology Leadership Awards


  • Overall Information Technology
  • Business Intelligence
  • Information Optimization
  • Information Management
  • IT Analytics
  • Location Analytics
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Intelligence
  • Predictive Analytics 

To learn more about the Ventana Research Leadership Awards or see what previous award recipients have said about them, please visit:

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