Aragon Research Celebrated the 12th Annual Transform Event on Thursday, December 8, 2022

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This all-day Aragon Research hybrid event kicked off with an analyst-led virtual presentation on the Top Technologies for 2023 and 2028 and an executive panel comprised of leading executive marketers. In the evening, executives and leaders from top companies in Silicon Valley gathered together at Domenico Winery in San Carlos, CA. to celebrate our Innovation award winners and to hear the diverse perspectives of our Women In Technology panel.

We relish the opportunity to celebrate our outstanding award winners in our Hot Vendors, Innovation, and Women In Technology categories in both a virtual and in-person setting. Aragon Research aims to continue to identify today and tomorrow’s leaders

Aragon Research Celebrated the 12th Annual Transform event on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Transform 2022, an all-day hybrid event kicked off with an analyst-led presentation on the Top Technologies for 2023 and 2028 and an executive panel comprised of leading executive marketers:

  • Michael Londgren, Chief Marketing Officer, RFPIO Inc.
  • Michael Schultz, SVP of Marketing, Nintex
  • Eric Hanson, Chief Marketing Officer, OnseSpan

Additionally, during the virtual portion of this annual celebration, Aragon Research formally announced the winners of its 2022 Hot Vendors and Women In Technology - Awards.

In the evening, executives and leaders from top companies in Silicon Valley gathered together at Domenico Winery in San Carlos, CA. to celebrate our Innovation award winners and to hear the diverse perspectives of our Women In Technology panel:

  • Rose Bentley, Chief Executive Officer, Qumu
  • Rashim Mogha, Customer Market Leader, Skillsoft
  • Virginia Davis-Lee, Head of Communications and Influencer Relations, Avaya

“We relish the opportunity to celebrate our outstanding award winners in our Hot Vendors, Innovation, and Women In Technology categories in both a virtual and in-person setting,” said Aragon Research CEO, Jim Lundy. “Aragon Research aims to continue to identify today and tomorrow’s leaders”

Women in Technology

The Women in Technology Awards recognize outstanding women in technology leadership positions and their ability to drive change in their organizations. Women in Technology winners were selected by the Women in Technology committee—composed of past winners–based on their overall success in their current and previous roles, their leadership, and their ability to drive change. The winners of the 2022 Women in Technology Awards are as follows (category/award winner/company):

  • Analyst Relations: Katie Atwell Mrizekz, Poly
  • CEO: Rose Bentley, Qumu
  • Chief People Officer: Dayna Perry, Conga
  • Legal: Shenia Kirkland, Vonage
  • Marketing: Genefa Murphy, Five9
  • CISO: Jayne McLintock, Poly
  • Sales: Cathie Brunnick, Invoca
  • COO: Aparna Bawa, Zoom
  • Public Relations: Omgita Awasthi, Whatfix
  • Product: Karen Hardy

Innovation

The Innovation Awards recognize technology providers that have a best-in-class technology or service that differentiates them in their respective market. Innovators were selected by the Aragon Research analyst team based on the core innovation of their product or service. The category winners of the 2022 Innovation Awards are as follows (category/category winner):

  • Artificial Intelligence: Google
  • Content Management: Box
  • Conversational AI: LivePerson
  • Digital Business: Snaplogic
  • Digital Transaction Management: Namirial
  • Intelligent Contact Center: Five9
  • Learning: Degreed
  • Sales Enablement: Bigtincan
  • Video Conferencing: Zoom
  • Workflow and Content Automation: Conga
  • Digital Experience Analytics: Contentsquare
  • Unified Communications and Collaboration: Cisco

Hot Vendors

Each year, Aragon Research selects Hot Vendors across multiple markets that are noteworthy, visionary, and innovative. They may have new technology that expands capabilities, a new strategy that opens up markets, or a new way of doing business that makes them worth evaluating. The category winners of the 2022 Hot Vendors Awards are as follows (category/category winners).

  • Cybersecurity: FirstWave | JupiterOne | Noetic Cyber
  • Employee Engagement: Culture Amp | Workvivo | Nexthink
  • AI for the Contact Center: Balto | Convoso | Cresta
  • Collaboration: Alleo | AnyClip | Neat
  • Computer Vision: Pearl | CrowdAI | Scandit
  • Intelligent Contact Centers: LiveVox | Gladly | Bright Pattern | Intradiem
  • Conversational Artificial Intelligence: Inbenta | Replicant | Uniphore | Yellow.ai

Photos and videos of Transform 2022 are available upon request.

Aragon has announced that the nominations for the 2023 Hot Vendor, Innovation, and Women Tn Tech awards are now open.

The identification of an Aragon Research award winner is not an endorsement by Aragon Research of any vendor, product, or service.

About Aragon Research

Aragon Research delivers high-impact visual research, consulting, and advisory services to provide enterprises the insight they need to make better technology and strategy decisions. Aragon Research serves business and IT leaders and has a proven team of veteran analysts. For more information, visit https://www.aragonresearch.com/.

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