2015 Technology Innovation Awards
Recipients of awards annnounced on October 15th!

The Technology Innovation Awards distinguish pioneers that have developed clear visionary and transformative technology. The Technology Innovation Awards showcase what technology vendors have done to advance the computing potential of their applications and technology so that it can be used to drive better efficiency and productivity as well as the outcomes and performance of an organization.

The Ventana Research Technology Innovation Awards cover 26 business and technology categories and 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 2015 Web Announcement. All winners and 2015 Technology Innovation Awardsfinalists will be recognized and the award recipients will receive a prestigious award from Ventana Research. 

"The Technology Innovation Awards are the most prestigious annual industry awards provided today that acknowledge and honor the technology that matters most to business and IT and recognize technology innovations that do the most to improve productivity and outcomes," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research

officer of Ventana Research. "Congratulations to all the Technology Innovation Award winners – companies that have gone the extra mile to contribute the advancements and milestones that matter the most to the future of the technology industry."

The annual Technology 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 examined the submissions to evaluate the technology innovative approach but also how it applies to the people, processes, information and technology, the best practices it support, the degree of team involvement and the technologies business impact and value.

The Technology Innovation Awards have top awards for Overall Business, Operational and IT technology innovation and individual awards in four overall categories spanning from Business Technology, Business, Operational and IT.


2015 Technology Innovation Award Schedule 

Announced – Thursday, May 8th

Submissions – Thursday, May 8th through Friday, July 17th  

Submission Review and Judging – Monday, July 20th to August 14th (Now Through Week of September 21st)

Finalists Contacted and Verified – Week of September 28th  

Winners Selected – Week of August 31st   - Now Week of October 5th  

Winners Notified – Week of September 7th - Now Week of October 12th  

Winners Announced in Press Release - Week of September 21st - Now October 15th  


Read the 2015 Technology Innovation Awards Press Release Here



The 2014 Ventana Research Innovation Award Winners were: 

Overall Business Technology Innovation


Business Technology Innovation

Big Data: Qubole

Business Analytics: ClearStory Data

Business and Social Collaboration: Planview for Projectplace

Cloud Computing: Oracle Cloud

Mobile Technology: MicroStrategy for MicroStrategy Usher

Social Media: DataSift

Wearable Computing: Apple for Apple Watch

Business Innovation

Chief Financial Officer: IBM for IBM Concert

Office of Finance: Tagetik 

Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC): Equifax for Affordable Care Act Management Platform

Human Capital Management: HireVue

Sustainability: C3 Energy           

Operational Innovation

Overall Operational Leadership and COO: Kinaxis for Kinaxis RapidResponse

Contact Center and Call Center: Genesys for Genesys Customer Experience Platform and IBM for IBM Watson Engagement Advisor

Customer Excellence: Nexidia for Nexidia Interaction Analytics

Marketing Excellence: Allocadia

Sales Excellence: TopOPPS

Supply Chain/Service Chain Excellence: NGDATA for Lily Enterprise

 CIO/IT Innovation

• Chief Information Officer: Software AG for Intelligent Business Operations and Big Data

Information Technology Innovation

Overall Information Technology: Tamr

Business Intelligence: VisualCue Technologies

Information Optimization: Paxata

Information Management: Teradata for Teradata Unified Data Architecture

IT Analytics: Sumo Logic

Location Analytics: Pitney Bowes for Spectrum Spatial

Operational Intelligence: Savi for Savi Insight

Predictive Analytics: Alpine Data Labs for Alpine Chorus

Contact awards@ventanaresearch.com for more information. 


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