Computer Weekly European User Awards: Enterprise Software
The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Enterprise Software aim to recognise innovation through the use of enterprise software and information management.
For instance, entries could demonstrate innovation in areas such as open source, software development, financial, customer or cloud applications.
Applicants could also enter if their business has shown innovation in database and business application management, including big data, content management, business intelligence / analytics and data warehousing projects to improve efficiency and achieve cost savings.
Other examples of entries include MDM integration and data quality governance strategies.
Judges will be using the following criteria to assess entries:
- Innovation in technology or business processes
- Improving IT management capabilities
- Improving business efficiency or reducing costs
- Demonstrating best practice
- Delivering measurable business benefits
Winners of the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Enterprise Software will be announced at the Cloud World Forum 26 June 2013, London Olympia - Executive Summit Theatre on Level 1 at 1:45pm.
Any questions about the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Enterprise Software please contact us at CWUserAwards@techtarget.com.
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE AWARDS ENTRIES: 31 MAY 2013
Bob Brown, Principal Analyst, Quocirca
Bob Brown covers the areas of enterprise resource planning (ERP), product lifecyle management (PLM) and manufacturing systems such as CAD/CAM for Quocirca. He started work as an industry analyst in 2001 after working in or with the IT industry for much of his professional life since graduating in 1974. Originally trained as a scientist but with a strong practical streak he has a passion for understanding how “stuff” works. His main area of coverage is the way manufacturers use IT to achieve competitive advantage across their operations – from the original conceptual design to the automation that drives the factory.
George Lawrie, VP & Principal Analyst, Application Development & Delivery, Forrester Research
As VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Lawrie serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He has more than two decades of experience deploying global enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications in complex multinationals. During his five years with Forrester, he has led research into topics such as SAP deployment best practices, ERP consolidation, IT investment prioritisation, global data synchronisation, and trade promotion management. He is a popular speaker and has appeared on the BBC and Sky. He has led sessions at user conferences for vendors such as IRI and Progress Software.
Spencer Izard, IDC Research Manager
Over the past 15 years Spencer has worked at several large international organisations. He worked at Marks & Spencer, where he introduced enterprise architecture, IT harmonisation, and cloud strategies. Prior to that, he worked at Microsoft providing strategic end-user consultancy on enterprise architecture, IT operations, mobility, and cloud computing. Before Microsoft, he spent over six years at BP as a global architecture manager among other roles.