Program spotlights innovative approaches, technologies and behaviors transforming business today.
Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, today invited the European services, technology and sourcing industries to submit nominations for the 2017 ISG Paragon Awards™ Europe, which recognize innovative approaches that help clients leverage technology to make a real and lasting impact on their business.
Nominations will be accepted from enterprise buyers of IT and business services, plus technology and service providers throughout Europe from now until Friday, April 21, 2017.
Produced by ISG Events, a new business unit that offers high-value, must-attend industry conferences, the ISG Paragon Awards™ Europe celebrate the evolution of the sourcing industry through the application of new sourcing approaches and digital technology, including the use of robotic process automation, by recognizing the achievements of leaders in the following categories:
Excellence: Recognizing outstanding delivery by a technology/service provider
Transformation: Recognizing the successful transformation of an organization or key business function
Leadership: Recognizing a client executive who has demonstrated exceptional drive and leadership
Collaboration: Recognizing a mutually beneficial and trusting relationship between a client and a provider or group of providers
Imagination: Recognizing the importance of imagination and entrepreneurial spirit in helping organizations future-proof their businesses and better serve customers
Impact: Recognizing the impact of a particular technology or service on a community of people, be they members of the public, customers or any defined group
ISG Special Award: Recognizing a nominated individual or organization that has had an outstanding impact on the industry, a community, technology innovation or new business practice. The winner of this award is selected by an ISG panel.
The winner in each of these categories, with the exception of the ISG Special Award, will be selected by a panel of independent judges. For the first time, peer-voting will form part of the decision-making for two of the awards: the Excellence and Leadership categories.
The winners will be announced at the ISG Paragon Awards™ Gala Dinner on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Each award category will include a winner and two runners-up.
In addition to the above awards, the previously announced winners of the Challenge the Future® Awards, a legacy program of Alsbridge, acquired by ISG in December 2016, will be honored at the ISG Paragon Awards™ dinner. The Challenge the Future® Awards recognize organizations and individuals that best demonstrate leadership and innovation in challenging the future of business through the application of automation and emerging technologies. Going forward, the Challenge the Future® Awards program will be incorporated into the ISG Paragon Awards™ and represented by a special category of awards around automation and emerging technologies.
John Keppel, partner and president, ISG EMEA and Asia, said: “The ISG Paragon Awards™ reflect the changing nature of the global sourcing market as we leverage new technologies, approaches and methods to achieve even better outcomes for clients. This industry is at the sharp end of making technology advances have a real and lasting impact on business. We encourage our industry colleagues on both the buy-side and the sell-side to apply for the ISG Paragon Awards™ and highlight the hard work and successes they have achieved together.”
Nomination Guidelines and Selection Criteria
• Nominations will be accepted until close of business Friday, April 21, 2017.
• Initial reviews of submissions and selection of finalists will be carried out by an ISG panel.
• The finalists in each category will be notified in writing by Friday, April 28, 2017 and will be announced on the ISG website www.isg-one.com. The public vote for the Excellence and Leadership categories will take place during May 2017.
Full details of the award categories and nomination guidelines can be found at http://www.isg-one.com/events-landing/event-detail/2017-paragon-awards-europe