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Call for Applications for 2014 SuperNova Awards for Leaders in Disruptive Technology
Deadline August 1, 2014

In its fourth year, the Constellation SuperNova Awards will recognise seven individuals who demonstrate true innovation through their application and adoption of new and emerging technologies. As always, we’re searching for leaders and teams who have overcome the odds to successfully apply emerging and disruptive technologies for their organizations. Special emphasis will be given to projects that seek to redefine how the enterprise uses technology on a large scale.

We’re searching for the boldest, most transformative technology projects out there. Applications will be judged by Constellation analysts and some of the most influential thought leaders in enterprise technology.   If you or someone you know has what it takes to compete in the SuperNova Awards, fill out the application here.  


Learn more about last year's winners:
  • Future of Work - Greg Hicks, Director IT, Social and Collaborative Innovation, UnitedHealth Group
  • Next Generation Customer Experience - Pierre Bourbonniere, Head of Marketing, La Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
  • Digital Marketing Transformation - Karen Simmons, Senior Director, Enterprise Data Warehouse, Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
  • Data to Decisions - Roman Coba, Chief Information Officer, McCain Foods Limited
  • Consumerization of IT & The New C-Suite - Chris Plescia, IT Leader, Collaboration, Nationwide
  • Matrix Commerce - Alan Hilburn, Director – IT Transportation & Operations, PSC, LLC
  • Technology Optimization & Innovaton - Don Whittington, Vice president and CIO, Florida Crystals Corporation


About the SuperNova Awards

The Constellation SuperNova Awards are the first and only awards to celebrate the leaders and teams who have overcome the odds to successfully apply emerging and disruptive technologies for their organizations.  We at Constellation know advancing the adoption of disruptive technology is not easy. Disruptive technology adoption often faces resistance from supporters of the status quo, myopia, and financial constraint. We believe actors fighting these forces to champion disruptive technology within their organizations help, not only their organizations, but society as a whole to realize the potential of new and emerging technologies.
This annual search for innovators includes an all star judging panel, substantial prizes, invite-only admission and speaking opportunities at Constellation's premier innovation summit - Connected Enterprise.

Who can enter?

The awards are open to end users only. End users at vendor companies may enter the awards.  Vendors and agencies may submit on their customer's behalf but must enter their customer's details and have their approval. We will disqualify any vendor applications without end user contact information.

Who should enter?

If you have overcome the odds to successfully implement a disruptive technology solution in your organization, we want to hear your story! Special attention is paid to implementation stories involving overcoming adversity and resulting in business model transformation.
Apply now: http://constellationr.com/node/2108/apply

Judging Process

The judging process is comprised of two phases.
  • Phase I: Judging panel reviews applications to determine SuperNova Award finalists
  • Phase II: Voting opens to the public. A combination of the public and judges votes will determine the winners of the SuperNova Awards. Judges votes are weighted at 75% of the total.
Winners are announced at the SuperNova Awards Gala Dinner during Connected Enterprise.

A notable list of technology thought leaders, analysts, and journalists will judge the SuperNova Awards. See the full list of judges here.

Categories

Award categories center around Constellation's business research themes. Award categories:
Awards Ceremony

The SuperNova Award Winners will be announced live, on stage, at the SuperNova Awards Gala Dinner on October 29, 2014 on the first night of Constellation's Connected Enterprise.

Rewards

Finalists in each category will be awarded one complimentary ticket to Constellation's Connected Enterprise.
Winners in each category will win a one-year subscription to Constellation’s Research Library.

Timeline
  • May 22, 2014 application process begins.  
  • August 1, 2014 last day for submissions.
  • August 22, 2014 finalists announced and invited to Connected Enterprise.
  • September 8, 2014 voting opens to the public
  • October 1, 2014 polls close
  • October 29, 2014 Winners announced, SuperNova Awards Gala Dinner at Connected Enterprise


Apply now: http://constellationr.com/node/2108/apply