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Ventana Research Announces the 2014 Business and Technology Leadership Awards

Annual call issued for nominations to recognize individuals' and organizations' leadership and success

Bend, OR / Apr 15, 2014 / by Ventana Research


SAN RAMON, CA, April 15, 2014 - Ventana Research today announced that nominations are now open for its 2014 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.  

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 will receive their awards during the Leadership Awards Ceremony at the 2014 Ventana Research Summit on Oct. 22, 2014 at Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California.

"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. "The individuals who are honored realize that success requires a great team and effective leadership; our awards bring recognition to them for their commitment to leadership through the use of technology."

These Leadership Awards, the largest business and technology awards program in the industry, cover 28 categories spanning from predictive analytics to customer excellence. Submissions are evaluated by Ventana Research based on the awards program criteria at To begin the submission process, interested organizations or individuals can download a submission form at: The submission process must be completed by July 25, 2014. 

The categories for the Ventana Research 2014 Leadership Awards are:

Overall Business Leadership Award

Business Technology Leadership Awards

Big Data

Business Analytics

Business and Social Collaboration

Business Mobility

Cloud Computing

Social Media 

Wearable Computing

Business Leadership Awards

Chief Financial Officer

Office of Finance

Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)

Human Capital Management


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

Location Analytics

Operational Intelligence

Predictive Analytics 

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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