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Ventana Research Announces the Leadership Award Winners for 2016

Business and IT leaders are recognized for their success in using technology

Bend, OR / Nov 30, 2016 / by Ventana Research

Ventana Research today announced the 28 winners of the 2016 Leadership Awards. These prestigious Awards, selected and presented annually, identify business and IT leaders who are using technologies and applying best practices to VentanaResearch_LeadershipAwards_2016_white.pngcreate the best possible outcomes in productivity, performance and support of an organization’s goals and objectives. The awards thus recognize pioneering leaders and organizations that embrace technology to drive change and increase value for organizations across the world.

Ventana Research invited all organizations and its world renown analyst and research team to nominate individuals, organizations and technology suppliers to be considered for the Leadership Awards. The award recipients were selected based upon organizations’ or individuals’ leadership accomplishments innovating or enhancing the productivity and outcomes of business or IT processes. Ventana Research highlights and acknowledges the importance of these accomplishments through issuing Technology Leadership Awards.

"The Leadership Awards are the most prestigious annual industry awards today. They acknowledge and honor individuals, organizations, supporting vendors and consulting firms for their accomplishments using technology to drive exceptional results in achieving their goals and objectives," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer of Ventana Research. "I would like to personally congratulate all the Leadership Award winners – individuals and companies, that have gone the extra mile to advance the use of technology through best practices and leadership."

These Leadership Awards are the largest business and technology awards program in the industry with 28 awards categories. The categories and winners for the Ventana Research 2016 Leadership Awards are:

Overall Business Leadership Award

Technology Innovation Leadership Awards

Business Leadership Awards

Operational Leadership Awards

CIO/IT Leadership Award

Technology Leadership Awards

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