Aragon Research Recognizes Innovation and Women in Technology Award Winners at Aragon Transform 20

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Award winners were announced virtually at Transform 2020, a two-day event filled with analyst insights, expert panels, and celebrations of achievement.

Aragon Research Recognizes Innovation and Women in Technology Award Winners at Aragon Transform 20

Innovation and WIT award winners were formally recognized at Transform 20.

While many aspects of our annual Transform event had to change this year due to COVID-19, our desire to recognize and appreciate our outstanding award winners and offer timely insights was not one of them.

Aragon Research Inc. formally announced the winners of its 2020 Innovation and Women in Technology Awards this week at its annual December awards ceremony, Aragon Transform. This year, the event was held completely virtually. In addition to the Innovation and Women in Tech award winners, Aragon also formally recognized the 2020 Hot Vendors, who were identified in research reports published throughout 2020.

“While many aspects of our annual Transform event had to change this year due to COVID-19, our desire to recognize and appreciate our outstanding award winners and offer timely insights was not one of them,” said Jim Lundy, CEO of Aragon Research.

The Women in Technology Awards recognize outstanding women in technology leadership positions and their ability to drive change in their organizations. Women in Technology Award Winners were selected by the Women in Technology committee—comprised of past winners and the Aragon Research marketing team—based on their overall success in their current and previous roles, their leadership, and their ability to drive change. The winners of the 2020 Women in Technology Awards are as follows (role/award winner/company):

Analyst Relations: Anne Blomquist, Cisco
CEO: Shelly Heiden, Vbrick Systems
CIO: Praniti Lakhwara, Apptus/Conga
COO/Operations: Kavita Ryali, Numly, Inc.
Human Resources: Renée Holland, Contentstack
Legal: Kimberly Lytikainen, Five9
Marketing: Aruna Ravichandran, Cisco
Public Relations: Payal Cudia, Fuze
Sales: Gordana Vuckovic, Contentstack

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 2020 Innovation Awards are as follows (category/category winner):

Artificial Intelligence: Google
Conversational AI: IBM Watson
Digital Work Hubs: Google
Enterprise Content Management: Nuxeo
Intelligent Contact Center: Five9
Learning: Inkling
Web and Video Conferencing: Zoom
Unified Communications and Collaboration: RingCentral
Digital Transaction Management: HelloSign, a Dropbox Company
Workflow and Content Automation: Nintex
Sales Engagement: Seismic

Aragon has also announced that the 2021 award nominations for the Hot Vendor, Innovation, Women in 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.

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