Digital Innovation Awards

About the Awards

Now Accepting Nominations

The annual 2018 Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards recognize vendors that have introduced noteworthy innovations in technology that advance business and IT. The Digital Innovation Awards showcase advances in the productivity and potential of business applications as well as technology that contributes significantly to improved efficiency, productivity and the performance of an organization.

The 2018 Awards cover 9 categories aligned to our expertise areas: Analytics, Big Data, Customer Experience, Digital Technology, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Operations & Supply Chain, and Sales, along with an overall award. Nominations are open for organizations across business and IT, technology vendors and consulting firms. Submissions are evaluated based on the stringent guideline set out by awards program criteria.

Award recipients will receive the awards via the Ventana Research 2018 Web Announcement. All winners and finalists are recognized and the award recipients will receive a prestigious award from Ventana Research.

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The annual Digital Innovation Awards are delivered by the Ventana Research team, which through its benchmark research, on-demand advisory and education continues to pioneer new methods for organizations to become efficient and effective in their business. As part of the scoring process and methodology, Ventana Research examines the submissions to evaluate the technology innovative approach but also how it applies to the people, processes, information and technology, the best practices it supports, the degree of team involvement and the technologies business impact and value.

The Digital Innovation Awards have become an industry tradition. This year’s award recipients will be announced and presented to the market in October of 2018. Submissions to be considered for an award must be completed by July 27th, 2018. You can find the submission form and instructions here. You can see last year's winners here.

Awards Calendar

Awards Schedule Announced

Thursday, May 10th, 2017

Award Submissions Accepted

May 10th - July 27th

Submissions Review and Judging

July 30th - August 31th

Finalists Verified & Notified

Week of September 3rd

Winners Selected

Week of September 10th

Winners Notified

Week of September 17th

Winners Announced

Week of October 1st

The Digital Innovation Awards Categories

Overall Digital Innovation Award

The Overall Digital Innovation Award recognizes the digital innovation among those submitted for consideration that most successfully will maximize the value of all the organization’s assets – its people, processes, information and technology. All finalists in the individual award categories will be considered for this prestigious award.

Analytics

This award is for the technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in any use or application of analytics across business and/or IT


Big Data

This award is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in big data and related technologies for supporting data and information management related needs


Customer Experience

This award is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in applications and technologies that support the engagement with customers for any purpose

Digital Technology

This award for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the technologies that support any or all of the following areas: Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Mobile Technology, Social Media or Wearable Computing


Human Capital Management

This award is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the applications and technologies that support human capital management 


Marketing

This award is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the applications and technologies that support marketing

Office of Finance

This award Is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the applications and technologies that support the office of finance


Operations & Supply Chain

This award is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the technologies that support the operations or service/supply chain


Sales

This award is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the application or technologies that support the sales organization


Recognition
Each category (described below) will recognize the organization demonstrating it’s leadership, as well as the technology vendor which made the improvements possible.

The award winners will be notified in the week of September 17th, 2018. Award recipients will receive a physical award via mail, as well as a graphic logo to be used in web promotions. The awards will be announced through a press announcement.

Submissions
To participate in the Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards, e-mail or submit the nomination form below by the close of business on Friday, July 27th, 2018. Completed nomination forms will be accepted only via the online form below.

Organization may submit their own nominations directly. We accept nominations from the Ventana Research analyst and research team and organization, technology vendor public relations firms that have explicit approval from the organizations to submit on its behalf; all such submissions must include the nominated organization’s contact information to enable Ventana Research to confirm submission approval and review. The quality and depth of the submission – its clarity, completeness and specificity – will affect its overall score, so please provide as much information presented as clearly as possible.

Judging
The awards are judged by the analysts at Ventana Research, an industry-renowned research team with extensive expertise and knowledge in business and technology. The team will evaluate each submission against the criteria provided.

The quality and depth of the submission – its clarity, completeness and specificity – will strongly affect its overall score, so please provide as much information as possible presented as clearly and precisely as possible.

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2017 Digital Innovation Award Winners

Overall Digital Innovation Winner

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Digital Innovation Award Winners by Category

Put the information of the person being nominated to receive the award.

Pu the information of the person who is nominating someone to receive the award. This is also the person well will follow up with if we have questions about the nomination or need additional information.

Yes, you can submit a nomination form on behalf of yourself or your company.

No, our awards program is free for anyone to participate in.

Yes, a nominator can nominate a person or company for multiple categories on the form and can submit nominations for multiple people or companies. 

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NOMINATION FORM

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