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Ventana Research Opens the 2013 Technology Innovation Awards for Submissions

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Bend, OR / May 10, 2013 / by Ventana Research


San Ramon, CA, May 10, 2013 - The Ventana Research Technology Innovation Awards honor technology providers and their groundbreaking technologies that are making a positive impact on the industry. The awards recognize those pioneering vendors that exemplify the advancements in technology that drive change and value for organizations worldwide.

Ventana Research invites all vendors to nominate their technology to be considered for the awards. Award recipients will be selected based upon the vendor's

contributions across business and IT, including the potential to help organizations innovate or enhance the productivity and outcomes of business or IT processes. Ventana Research will highlight and acknowledge the importance of these innovations through the Leadership Awards.2013_Tech_Innovation_Award1-1.png

This year's Innovation Awards will present vendors with an exciting opportunity to showcase their innovative technology during Innovation Workshops at the 2013 Ventana Research Technology Innovation Summit on September 11-12, 2013 at The Swissôtel in Chicago, IL. The awards will be presented live at the Innovation Awards Ceremony at the summit.

"Too often technology innovation is not recognized for its contribution towards helping organizations improve and operate effectively," said Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, "Our awards recognize the milestones made by vendors in their work to increase the potential value from technology. As a leading business technology research firm, we assess and recommend technology on an ongoing basis and have a responsibility to recognize achievements in technology advancements."

The Technology Innovation Awards, the largest business and technology awards program in the industry, cover 28 categories spanning from big data to human capital management. Submissions are evaluated based on the stringent guideline set out by awards program criteria and 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 here: The submission process must be completed by June 28, 2013.

The categories for the new Ventana Research 2013 Technology Innovation Leadership awards are:

Business Technology Innovation Awards

The Technology Innovation Awards recognize technology vendors that are notably improving the effectiveness of people and processes through use of innovative technologies.


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

Business Innovation Awards

The Business Innovation Awards recognize technology vendors that are notably innovating technology for the processes and systems in one or more of these areas: Financial; Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC); and Workforce.


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

Operational Innovation Awards

The Operational Innovation Awards recognize technology vendors that are notably innovating technology for operational processes and systems in one or more of these areas: customer; contact center; marketing; sales; and supply chain/service chain.


  • Overall Operational
  • Contact Center and Call Center
  • Customer Experience
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain/Service Chain

Office of CIO/IT Innovation Award

CIOs and IT management are tasked with running IT organizations like businesses. The IT Innovation Award recognizes a technology vendor that is innovating in providing technology that links people and processes across systems to improve the value of IT for business.

Information Technology Innovation Awards

The Information Technology Innovation Awards recognize a technology vendor that is innovating technology that successfully links people and processes across systems to improve the bottom line.


  • Overall Information Technology
  • Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Information Optimization
  • Information Management
  • IT Analytics and Performance
  • Location Analytics
  • Operational Intelligence

To learn more about the Ventana Research Technology Innovations Awards, 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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