Awards celebrate evolution of sourcing industry through application of new sourcing approaches and digital technology
LONDON, Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, today announced the finalists for the 2018 ISG Paragon Awards™ Europe, which recognize innovative approaches that help enterprises leverage technology to make a real and lasting impact on their businesses.
Almost 100 nominations were submitted for this year's European program. Winners in each category will be selected by a panel of independent industry experts and announced on October 11, 2018, at a celebratory gala in London.
The finalists in each category are:
Excellence: Outstanding delivery by a service provider
Infosys and Reckitt Benckiser
Wipro and a leading retail/commercial bank
GEP and a Fortune 500 food and beverage company
Transformation: Successfully transformed organization or key business function
Capgemini and Nufarm
Cognizant and a UK water company
Infosys and Vodafone
Mphasis and a global logistics provider
Cognizant and The Football Association
Leadership: A client executive who demonstrated exceptional drive and leadership
Bibi Knoetze, Coty
Markus Mueller, BASF
John Chambers, Lloyds Banking Group
Collaboration: A mutually beneficial sourcing relationship between client and provider
Crown Hosting - Crown Commercial Service
Hexaware and a European telecoms company
Virtusa and Lloyds Banking Group
Cognizant and Unit 4
Wipro and Lloyds Banking Group
Imagination: For creativity and entrepreneurial spirit in helping organizations future-proof businesses and better serve customers
Wipro and BT Global Services
Mphasis and a large courier/delivery company
HCL and Manchester United FC
Capgemini and the Royal Netherlands Airforce
Impact: Recognizing the impact of a client/service provider(s) relationship on a community or other group
Infosys and UCAS
Tieto and City of Espoo
T-Systems and Smart Beehives
Woman in Technology: Recognizing an individual who has made a significant contribution to the creation or management of a successful project, or a program supporting women in technology
Ruth Davis, BT
Dr. Damini Gupta, Mphasis
Karen McElhatton, McLaren
ISG Special Award
The ISG Special Award will be awarded on the night of October 11 to a nominated individual or organization. The winner will be identified by ISG to recognize their significant contribution to the evolution of the sourcing industry.
Barry Matthews, partner, ISG, said, "We are delighted to have such an outstanding response from the provider community, resulting in a record number of entries for ISG Paragon Awards™ in Europe. The quality of the submissions received this year has been exceptional and all of our finalists have demonstrated the very real benefits achieved on behalf of their enterprise organizations and their customers. I would like to congratulate each of our finalists and wish them the best of luck in the next round of judging."
ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.