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Ventana Research Announces the Finalists of the 13th Annual Digital Leadership Awards

Annual awards highlight technology leaders across business and IT



Congratulations to this year's finalists for their dedication to technology implementation and for their commitment to improving people, processes, information and technology.

    BEND, OR, October 29, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ventana Research today announced the finalists of the 13th Annual Digital Leadership Awards. These awards spotlight organizations and those individuals with supporting technology vendors that utilize technology to advance business and IT. The prestigious Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards recognize individuals and companies that have utilized and championed improvements across their people, processes, information and technology to grow their business and industry potential.

As part of the scoring process and methodology, Ventana Research examined case studies and submissions to evaluate the nominated organization's use of people, processes, information and technology, the best practices it developed, the degree of team involvement and the project's business impact and value. All types of organizations were invited to participate, and submissions spanned many industries and organization sizes.

"We would like to thank all organizations that submitted for the 13th Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards," said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research. "This year's submissions were superb across all categories, with a diverse set of leaders and technology applications. Selecting the finalists in each category was no easy task for the analyst team. Congratulations to this year's finalists for their dedication to technology implementation and for their commitment to improving people, processes, information and technology. They not only better their organizations, but advocate industry and pioneering change."

The Digital Leadership Awards span across the nine areas of expertise at Ventana Research, with one overall Digital Leadership Award winner that will be selected from the final judging across all categories.

The finalists of the 13th Annual Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards are:

Analytics - This award is for the company and technology provider that best exemplifies leadership in any use or application of analytics across business and/or IT.

Finalists: 

- Alessandro Ventura at Unilever using Domo
- Michelle Lacy at Bayer Crop Sciences using Tibco

Big Data - This award is for the company and technology provider that best exemplifies leadership in big data and related technologies for supporting data and information management related needs.

Finalists: 

- Luke Slotwinski at Prologis using Denodo Technologies
- Wendy Turner-Williams at Salesforce using Alation

Customer Experience - This award is for the company and technology provider that best exemplifies leadership in applications and technologies that support the engagement with customers for any purpose.

Finalists: 

- Ana Delgado at Union Bank of the Philippines using Informatica
- Janice Greenhill at Hertshire Urgent Care using Content Guru

Digital Technology - This award for the company and technology provider that best exemplifies leadership in the technologies that support for cutting edge and exploratory technologies.

Finalists: 

- Joshua Carroll at RBC Capital Markets using Solace
- Gerhard Lennox at 2U GetSmarter using Denodo Technologies

Human Capital Management - This award is for the company and technology provider that best exemplifies leadership in the applications and technologies that support human capital management.

Finalists:

- Will Tedrow at Youth Dynamics using Sage People
- Jane Toone at Bupa using Randstad RiseSmart

Marketing - This award is for the company and technology provider that best exemplifies leadership in the applications and technologies that support marketing.

Finalists:

- Laurel Belfiore at AUSTEX Wellness & Medical Spa using Medspa Marketing Solutions and Zoho
- Rajesh Madhai at Zensar Technologies Ltd. using Adobe

Office of Finance - This award is for the company and technology provider that best exemplifies leadership in the applications and technologies that support the office of finance.

Finalists:

- Jordan Brackett at Solenis using Workiva
- Luca Condosta at ABB using Trintech

Operations and Supply Chain - This award is for the company and technology provider that best exemplifies leadership in the technologies that support the operations of a business.

Finalists: 

- Beth Scheid at Procter & Gamble using GE Digital
- Marian Nicolae at Gameloft using SingleStore

Sales - This award is for the company and technology provider that best exemplifies leadership in the application or technologies that support the sales organization.

Finalists:

- Caitlin Strong at Sonic Automotive using MicroStrategy
- Rodrigo Neves at Midland Scientific using Akeneo

Ventana Research highlights and acknowledges the importance of these leaders through the annual 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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