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SuperNova Awards for trailblazers putting 'disruptive technologies to work'

SuperNova Awards for trailblazers putting 'disruptive technologies to work'

Kiwis invited to enter awards by Silicon Valley's Constellation Research - deadline is June 22.

Constellation Research is inviting Kiwis to enter the 2012 SuperNova Awards, which recognise trailblazers that have overcome the odds to successfully implement “disruptive” technologies within their organisations.

There are six categories:

  • From Data to Decisions (formerly Big data and analytics) - Big Data, Data Quality, Decision Management, Insights, Information Management, Internet of Things, Master Data, Visualization Technologies

  • Consumerisation of IT (CoIT) and the new C-Suite - ByOD, Business Led Technology, Innovative IT and Business Collaboration, Shadow IT Co-Existence, Technology Strategy for C-Suite Execs.

  • Future of work - Collaboration, Getting Work Done, HCM, HR Technologies, Mobility in the Workspace, Productivity Apps, Social Business, Workspaces,

  • Matrix commerce - Demand Driven, Marketing Automation, Mobile Commerce, NFC, Payment Technologies, Perfect Orders, S&OP, Supply Chain, Virtual Goods,

  • Next gen customer experience - Context Services, CRM, Customer Loyalty, Customer Service, EFM, Gamification, Interactive Advertising, Location Based Services, Mobile Marketing, Reputation, Social CRM, User Experience And Design

  • Technology optimisation and innovation - Application Lifecycle, Business Value Frameworks, Cloud Strategies, Digital Identity and Security, Mobile Device Management, Outsourcing, Storage Strategies, Third Party Maintenance, Virtualization

The Silicon Valley-based analyst firm launched the SuperNova awards last year to celebrate enterprises and their teams “who have successfully put disruptive technologies to work”, says Ray Wang, founder and CEO, Constellation Research.

“The SuperNovas represent the best of the best among the early adopters and innovators in the market,” says Wang, who is also the author of enterprise software blog ‘A Software Insider’s Point of View’. “These are the reference clients every technology supplier dreams of and every industry peer looks up to.”

The deadline for the submission of entries is on 22 June 2012. Download entry forms here.

Judges from across the technology industry will assess applicants against a vigorous set of criteria that evaluates real-world and pragmatic applicability, says Wang.

Semi-finalists will be announced, and invited to Connected Enterprise, Constellation’s executive Innovation Summit on July 27, 2012 at The St. Regis Monarch Beach in Newport Beach, California. Semi-finalists will receive VIP access to the event and many will be selected to speak at the summit.

SuperNova Award finalists and winners will be announced at the SuperNova Awards Gala on November 9, 2012 at Constellation’s Connected Enterprise Innovation Summit, planned for The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, California. The finalists will win US$100,000 in prizes.

Constellation Research is a research and advisory firm focused on disruptive and emerging technologies, and this is the first year it is inviting New Zealand enterprises to enter the SuperNova Awards.

The inaugural winners include Preferred Sands for emerging technology. CEO Mike O’Neill and his team were cited for applying the Gabriel Institute’s new technology, Role-Based Assessment, to predict and improve how people “team” together. Preferred Sands, which is growing rapidly, solved a number of team performance issues and saw new-hire turnover fall from 30 percent to zero where it has remained for over a year.

Chris Perret, CEO and his team at Nukona won for the mobile enterprise category. Nukona offers a simple way to secure, deploy and manage corporate apps on both company-owned and employee-owned mobile devices across the enterprise.

Ultimate Software won for the advanced analytics category. Chris McLatcher, director of business intelligence and his group were noted for crafting a minimal cost advanced analytics project by tapping into the company’s ecosystem of BI users.

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