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Ventana Research Announces the 2016 Business Technology Leadership Awards

Annual invitation for nominations recognizing leadership across business and IT in use of technology

Bend, OR / May 25, 2016 / by Ventana Research

Ventana Research today announced that nominations are now open for its 2016 Technology Leadership Awards. These 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.


Ventana Research invites all organizations and technology providers to nominate individuals and teams to be considered for the leadership awards. Award recipients will be selected based upon leadership, business and technology criteria in the specific business and/or IT category and the extent to which organizations have transformed business or IT processes.

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 presented to the market at the Leadership Awards Webcast Ceremony in November of 2016.

"The Leadership Awards have become a prestigious recognition of individuals and organizations globally and across all industries for over a decade," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer of Ventana Research." As the leading business technology research and advisory services firm, our Technology Leadership Awards provide a focus on the successful use of technology across business and IT that honor the diligent work and commitment. Unlike other analyst firms who do not provide awards of recognition and miss the full potential of what technology is all about, our awards are a celebration of success for organizations and technology vendors.”

These Technology Leadership Awards are the largest business and technology awards program in the industry, with 29 awards spanning including areas like: Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and marketing excellence. Submissions are evaluated by Ventana Research based on the awards program criteria at, where interested organizations or individuals can download a submission form. The submission process must be completed by Friday, August 19th, 2016.

The categories for the Ventana Research 2016 Technology Leadership Awards are:

Overall Business Technology Innovation Award

Business Technology Innovation Awards


  • Big Data
  • Business Analytics
  • Collaboration
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile Technology
  • Social Media 
  • Wearable Computing

Business Innovation Awards


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

Operational Innovation Awards


  • Chief Operational Officer
  • Contact Center and Call Center Excellence
  • Customer Excellence
  • Marketing Excellence
  • Sales Excellence 
  • Supply Chain/Service Chain Excellence

Information Technology Innovation Awards


  • Chief Information Officer and Office of IT
  • Overall Information Technology
  • Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Optimization
  • Information Management
  • IT Analytics and Performance
  • Location Analytics
  • Operational Intelligence
  • Predictive Analytics

To learn more about the Ventana Research Technology Leadership Awards or see what previous award recipients have said 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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Media: Copies of the awards schedule and interviews are available upon request.

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