Ventana Research today announced the finalists of the 14th Annual Digital Leadership Awards. These awards spotlight organizations and those individuals with supporting technology vendors that utilize technology to advance business and IT. The prestigious Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards recognize individuals and companies that have utilized and championed improvements across their people, processes, information and technology to grow their business and industry potential.
As part of the scoring process and methodology, Ventana Research examined case studies and submissions to evaluate the nominated organization's use of people, processes, information and technology, the best practices it developed, the degree of team involvement and the project's business impact and value. All types of organizations were invited to participate, and submissions spanned many industries and organization sizes.
"We would like to thank all organizations that submitted for the 14th Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards," said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research. "Our mission is to recognized business and technology leaders using technology to gain a competitive advance and digitally transform their organizations and the industry. Congratulations to this year’s finalists for their dedication to leadership and technology and for their commitment to improving people, processes, information and technology in their organization.”
The Digital Leadership Awards span across the ten areas of expertise at Ventana Research, with one overall Digital Leadership Award winner that will be selected from the final judging across all categories.
The finalists of the 14th Annual Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards are:
Analytics - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in any use or application of analytics across business and/or IT.
- Charles Larkin at Emerson using Domo
- Jack Ellis at Fathom using SingleStore
- Alok Khanna at IndianOil Corporation Limited using Automation Anywhere, Oracle, Qlik, TIBCO, SingleStore and SAP
Customer Experience - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in applications and technologies that support the engagement with customers for any purpose.
- Michael Baker at C3i Solutions, an HCL Technologies Company using Avaya
- Derek Dabrowiak at Technical College System of Georgia using Salesforce and TargetX
- Alex Williams at UK Power Networks using Content Guru
Data - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in big data and related technologies for supporting data and information management related needs.
- Venk Dashkin at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. using Zaloni
- Denise Swanson at Chewy, Inc. using Alation
- Thomas Oscroft at Genomics England using Trifacta
Digital Business - 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.
- Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky using CT Group Solutions
- Diane McGreevy at International Game Technology using Moovila
Digital Technology - 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.
- Chad Simpson at City Furniture using Denodo
- Steven Ferguson at Technical College System of Georgia using TargetX and Salesforce
Human Capital Management - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the applications and technologies that support human capital management.
Marketing - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the applications and technologies that support marketing.
Office of Finance - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the applications and technologies that support the office of finance.
- Nancy Jordan at Cornerstone Building Brands using Workiva
- Theres Stefan at Migros Aare using Unit4
- Candice Cage at Teledyne Technologies using OneStream Software
Office of Sales - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the application or technologies that support the sales organization.
Operations & Supply Chain - This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the technologies that support the operations or service / supply chain.
- Mark Earnest at Captain D's using CMX
- Melanie Stocker at Burberry using Board International
- Frank Patton at Ruprecht using SYSPRO
Ventana Research annually highlights and acknowledges the importance of these leaders through the Digital Leadership Awards. To learn more about the Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards and to see what previous award recipients have said about them, please visit: https://www.ventanaresearch.com/resources/awards/leadership.
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