Annual award winners highlight best-in-class leaders across business and IT
BEND, OR, November 18, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Ventana Research today announced the winners of the 14th Annual Digital Leadership Awards. These awards celebrate organizations and those individuals with their supporting technology vendors that utilize technology to build resilience and readiness across business and IT. The prestigious Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards recognize individuals and companies that have embraced the use of technology to help them lead their organizations and optimize the readiness across their people, processes, information and technology to grow their business impact and industry potential.
As part of the judging process and methodology, Ventana Research examined case studies and submissions to evaluate the nominated organization’s and individual’s leadership and outcomes using technology, the best practices it utilized, and the associated business impact and value. All types of organizations were invited to participate, and submissions spanned industries and organizational sizes across the world.
“We would like to recognize the winners of the 14th Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards,” said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research. “Our commitment is to acknowledge organizations and leaders that utilize the full potential of technology to establish resilience in the processes and outcomes that have digitally transformed operations and have an inevitable impact. Congratulations to this year’s winners and their supporting technology vendors for the dedication to leadership and technology and commitment to improving the potential of their people, processes, information and technology in their organization.”
The Digital Leadership Awards span across ten areas of expertise at Ventana Research, with one Overall Digital Leadership Award winner that is selected from the final judging across all categories.
The winners of the 14th Annual Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards are:
Overall – The Overall Digital Leadership Award recognizes the leadership among those submitted for consideration that most successfully maximizes the value of all the organization’s assets – its people, processes, information and technology. All finalists in the individual award categories were considered for this prestigious award.
Winner: Theres Stefan at Migros Aare using Unit4
Analytics – This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in any use or application of analytics across business and/or IT.
Winner: Charles Larkin at Emerson using Domo
Customer Experience – This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in applications and technologies that support the engagement with customers for any purpose.
Winner: Derek Dabrowiak at Technical College System of Georgia using Salesforce and TargetX
Data – This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in big data and related technologies for supporting data and information management related needs.
Winner: Denise Swanson at Chewy, Inc. using Alation
Digital Business – This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the technologies that support any or all of the following areas: Business Continuity, Digital Communications, Digital Security, Digital Transformation, Experience Management, Governance & Risk, Performance Management and Sustainability Management.
Winner: Diane McGreevy at International Game Technology using Moovila
Digital Technology – This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the technologies that support any or all of the following areas: Analytics & Data, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Collaborative & Conversational Computing, Extended Reality, Internet of Things, Mobile Computing, Robotic Automation.
Winner: Chad Simpson at City Furniture using Denodo
Human Capital Management – This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the applications and technologies that support human capital management.
Winner: Mary Ruberry at The Parking Spot using UKG
Marketing – This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the applications and technologies that support marketing.
Winner: Omer Iqbal at Shiseido Group using Reltio
Office of Finance – This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the applications and technologies that support the office of finance.
Winner: Candice Cage at Teledyne Technologies using OneStream Software
Office of Sales – This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the application or technologies that support the sales organization.
Winner: Bill Mills at Thomson Reuters using Mindtickle
Operations & Supply Chain – This award recognizes the organization and technology that best exemplifies leadership in the technologies that support the operations or service / supply chain.
Winner: Melanie Stocker at Burberry using Board International
Ventana Research annually highlights and acknowledges the importance of these leaders through the Digital Leadership Awards. To learn more about the Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards and to see what previous award recipients have said about them, please visit: https://www.ventanaresearch.com/resources/awards/leadership.
About Ventana Research
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