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Ventana Research Announces the 2013 Business and Technology Leadership Awards

The leading industry research firm issues its annual call for nominations to recognize individuals' and organizations' leadership and accomplishments

Bend, OR / Jan 07, 2013 / by Ventana Research


SAN RAMON, CA, January 7, 2013 - Ventana Research is announcing that the 2013 Leadership Awards are now open for submissions. The annual Leadership Awards will acknowledge organizations and individuals that have achieved notable success in using people, processes, information and technology while applying best practices to lead change, increase productivity and attain superior outcomes with in an organization. The awards recognize business pioneers, leading organizations and individuals that exemplify the understanding that the successful management of their processes and performance requires a clear vision, determination and the concerted efforts of a team. 


The Leadership Awards have become an industry tradition, with leaders and innovators identified annually by the Ventana Research team. The award recipients have an exciting opportunity to receive their award during the Leadership Awards Ceremony at the Ventana Research Business Technology Leadership Summit 2013, May 29 - 30, 2013 at The Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, CA during the Leadership Awards ceremony ( 

"The Leadership Awards honor individuals and organizations globally across all industries who distinguish their approach to business and IT through the progressive use of information technology," said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer of Ventana Research. "These practitioners realize that success requires a team effort guided by leadership, and our prestigious awards will bring industry attention to those that have committed their resources to this critical undertaking."

"I'm very honored to receive the 2012 Ventana Research Leadership Award for both the Analytics category and for Overall IT Leader award. I'm blessed with a great development team and a very supportive and engaged executive team that has allowed us to quickly deliver new analytic capabilities to move our business forward." said Mike Klinkenberg, Sr Director, Business Intelligence, HMS Holdings "I would like to commend Ventana Research for putting together a very informative technology summit, and bringing recognition to innovative analytic solutions via their awards program."

These Leadership Awards, the largest business and technology awards program in the industry, cover over 25 categories spanning from big data to human capital management. Submissions are evaluated based on the stringent guideline set out by awards program criteria. Submissions by technology vendors will be evaluated on the technology innovations for business and IT. To begin the submission process, interested organizations or individuals can download a submission form at: The submission process must be completed by March 1, 2013. 

The categories for the Ventana Research 2013 Leadership Awards are:

Overall Business Leadership Award

Business Technology LeadershipAwards


  • Big Data
  • Business Analytics
  • Business and Social Collaboration
  • Business Mobility
  • Cloud Computing
  • Social Media 

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

Information Technology LeadershipAwards


  • Overall Information Technology
  • Analytics 
  • Business Intelligence
  • Information Optimization
  • Information Management
  • Location Analytics
  • Operational Intelligence

To learn more about the Ventana Research Leadership Awards or to find out what previous award recipients have to say about them please visit:



About Ventana Research 

Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

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