The Ventana Research Technology Innovation Awards cover 28 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 at the Ventana Research 2014 Summit and Leadership Awards Ceremony in the San Francisco Bay Area on October 22nd. All winners and finalists 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. We look forward to seeing you and those interested in learning more about your technology innovation at The 2014 Ventana Research Summit."
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.
2014 Technology Innovation Award Schedule
Announced – Wednesday, April 23rd - COMPLETE
Submissions – Wednesday, April 23rd through Friday, July 18th - COMPLETE
Submission Review and Judging – Monday, July 21st to August 15th - COMPLETE
Finalists Contacted and Verified – Week of August 18th - COMPLETE
Leaders Selected – Week of September 1st - COMPLETE
Leaders and Vendors Notified – Week of September 8th - COMPLETE
Leaders Announced in Press Release - Week of September 15th - COMPLETE - read announcement here!
Award Ceremony – October 21st - Join us!
The 2014 Ventana Research Innovation Award Winners are:
Overall Business Technology Innovation
•SAP for SAP GRC
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
•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
•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
• 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