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        Ventana Research Announces the 15th Annual Digital Leadership Awards Finalists

        Annual awards highlight technology leaders across business and IT

        VR_15th_Annual_Digital_Leadership_Award_Finalist_600pxVentana Research today announced the finalists of its 15th Annual Digital Leadership Awards. These Awards spotlight the individuals and organizations that have utilized and championed modernization and transformation across their people, processes, information, and technology to grow their business and industry market potential.

        The Digital Leadership Awards span ten expertise areas and will include an overall winner selected from the final judging across all categories. As part of the grading process and methodology, the Awards team examined case studies and submissions to evaluate the organization's use of people, processes, information, and technology to the impact and performance that resulted from the use of technology. The examination of best practices and methods used, the degree of team involvement, and the project's business impact and value. This year’s nominations crossed many industries and different-sized organizations.

        "Thank you to all the organizations for their great contributions to leadership and use of technology to reach the desired outcomes and performance as part of the 15th Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards," said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research. “Our longstanding mission is to recognize business and technology leaders that demonstrate the leadership and contribution to digitally modernize their organizations and the industry. Congratulations to this year’s finalists for their dedication to leadership and technology and for their commitment to improving the blending of people, processes, information, and technology to advance the readiness and resilience of their organization.”

        The finalists of the 15th Annual Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards are:

        Analytics Category - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in any use or application of analytics across business and/or IT.

        • Brendon Hill at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) using ThoughtSpot
        • Helen Hunter at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd using MicroStrategy
        • Minh Truong at American Woodmark Corporation using Oracle

        Customer Experience Category - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in applications and technologies that support engagement with customers for any purpose.

        • Chad Steighner at Clarios LLC using PhaseZero
        • Bill Nolan at PBS using PhaseZero
        • Richard Binning at NELSON using Workspot

        Data Category - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in data and related technologies that support data and information management related needs.

        • Yash Bhagde at Oportun using Alation
        • Nick Heigerick at Oldcastle Infrastructure using Fivetran
        • Bob Cournoyer at Estes Express Lines using Denodo

        Digital Business Category - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the technologies that support any or all of the following areas: Business Continuity, Digital Communications, Digital Security, Digital Transformation, Experience Management, Governance & Risk, Performance Management, and Sustainability Management.

        • Jeff Ptak at Sunbelt Rentals using Denodo
        • Burzin Engineer at PhonePe Pvt Ltd using Aerospike
        • Benjamin Blaauw and Erik Beverlo at ABN AMRO using Tibco

        Digital Technology Category - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the technologies that support any or all of the following areas: Analytics & Data, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Collaborative & Conversational Computing, Extended Reality, Internet of Things, Mobile Computing, Robotic Automation.

        • Suresh Babu Jaganathan at Roche using Solace
        • Graham Harward at HSBC using Google

        Human Capital Management Category - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the applications and technologies that support human capital management.

        • Sarah Smith at Wanzl using Ceridian
        • Laura Ballinari at GIGroup using Arca24
        • Sima Yazdani at Cisco using Stardog

        Marketing Category - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the applications and technologies that support marketing.

        • Chris Bain at Avaya using Upland and Salesforce
        • Adam Sadler at Sadler Power Train using PhaseZero

        Office of Finance Category - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the applications and technologies that support the office of finance.

        • Chris Keyser at Premise Health using Prophix
        • Paul Adams at Serco using Trintech
        • Jacqui van der Leij – Greyling at eBay using Alteryx

        Office of Revenue Category - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the application or technologies that support sales and the Office of Revenue.

        • Ralph Schatten at KPMG AG using Board
        • Hayli Hay at Autodesk, Inc. using Anaplan
        • Bill Betts at Betts Truck Parts & Services using PhaseZero

        Operations & Supply Chain Category - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the technologies that support the operations or service/supply chain.

        • Jeff Gordon at Armor Express using Alteryx
        • Michael Prokopis at Steward Health Care using Alteryx
        • Ted Wong at StarKist using Board

        Ventana Research annually highlights and acknowledges the importance of these leaders through the Digital Leadership Awards. To learn more about the Awards, please click here.

        About Ventana Research

        Ventana Research provides 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 and increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost, and risk.

        Ventana Research provides the most comprehensive analyst and market coverage in the industry - business and IT professionals worldwide are members of our community and benefit from our insights, as do highly regarded media and association partners globally. Our views and analyses are distributed through our blogs and on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. To learn how Ventana Research can help advance the maturity of your organization’s use of information and technology through our consulting, advisory, research, and education services, please visit www.ventanaresearch.com.

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