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Ventana Research Announces the 2016 Technology Innovation Awards

Annual invitation for nominations recognizing technology innovation across business and IT

Bend, OR / May 12, 2016 / by Ventana Research

Ventana Research today announced that nominations are now open for its 2016 Technology Innovation Awards. These Awards, presented annually, honor technology providers and technologies they offer in their products that are making or have the potential to have a positive impact on their clients. Ventana Research created and annually delivers these awards to recognize pioneering vendors, those that develop and make available advances in technology that drive change and increased value for organizations worldwide.


Ventana Research invites all technology providers to nominate their technology innovations to be considered for the awards. Award recipients will be selected based upon the vendor's contributions in the specific business and/or IT category and the extent to which they do or will help organizations enhance business or IT processes.

The Technology Innovation 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 Technology Innovation Awards Ceremony in late September 2016.

"For over twelve years we have been recognizing technology innovation through our awards that revolutionize and simplify business – advances that radically change how organizations operate with customers, products and services but also maximize the effectiveness and optimization of business processes," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer of Ventana Research. "As the leading business technology research and advisory services firm, our Technology Innovation Awards are the premier recognition in the industry that spotlight the innovations that organizations must assess and consider for their organizations."

These Technology Innovation Awards, the largest business and technology awards program in the industry, with 29 awards spanning from predictive analytics to customer 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, July 15th, 2016. 

The categories for the Ventana Research 2016 Technology Innovation 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
  • Customer Excellence
  • Marketing Excellence
  • Sales Excellence 
  • Supply Chain/Service Chain Excellence

Information Technology Innovation Awards


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

To learn more about the Ventana Research Technology Innovation 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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