SuperNova Awards accepting applications for disruptive tech leadership

The deadline is approaching for the first industry award to celebrate the leaders and teams who successfully apply emerging and disruptive technologies for their organizations.

SuperNova Award

The Constellation SuperNova Awards will recognize nine individuals who demonstrate true leadership in digital business through their application of new and emerging technologies.

The era of digital disruption is upon us. If you follow my work, you'll notice I am a broken record about this statistic: since the year 2000, 52 percent of the Fortune 500 has dropped off the list. Replaced, beaten, and bankrupted by the advancing forces of digital disruption. Digital technology has created a new business environment. Consumers, too, have changed in the digital era. Business giants that clung to the business models that produced success in the 20th century found themselves out of touch, outmaneuvered, and off the Fortune 500 list.

This new business environment calls for leaders who can guide their organizations through the digital thicket. Leaders adept at selecting and championing technologies that enable digital transformation. Leaders who can craft and implement business models that harness the transformative power of disruptive technology.

Every year the Constellation SuperNova Awards recognizes these leaders succeeding in the digital era. In its sixth year, the Constellation SuperNova Awards will recognize nine individuals who demonstrate true leadership in digital business through their application of new and emerging technologies. We're searching for leaders and teams who used disruptive technologies to transform their organizations. I encourage all leaders and teams that have adopted disruptive technologies as a means of adapting to disruption to apply.

The application process is simple:

  1. Download the application.
  2. Create an account.
  3. Submit your application here before August 8.

This year we're evaluating projects in the following nine categories:

  • Internet of Things - A network of smart objects that enables smart services (sensors, smart 'things', cognitive, and artificial intelligence).
  • Data to Decisions - Using data to make informed business decisions (big data and predictive analytics).
  • Digital Marketing Transformation - Personalized, data-driven digital marketing.
  • Future of Work: Social Business - Efficient, technology-enabled teamwork (enterprise social networks, collaboration, and digital assistants).
  • Future of Work: Human Capital Management - Technologies that transform the workforce into a competitive advantage (talent management, benefits, and HR core).
  • Matrix Commerce - Commerce responds to changing realities from the supply chain to the storefront (digital retail, supply chain, payments, and 'ubiquitous-channel' retail).
  • Next Generation Customer Experience - Customers in the digital age demand seamless service throughout all lifecycle stages and across all channels (crm and customer experience).
  • Safety and Privacy - Next-generation solutions for sensitive data (blockchain, digital identity, and authentication).
  • Technology Optimization and Innovation - Innovative methods to balance innovation and IT budgets (innovation in the cloud, ENSW cost savings, cloud ERP, and efficient app production).

The Awards are judged by prominent technology journalists and thought leaders (including ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan) as well as Constellation's analysts.

Benefits of competing include media exposure and the opportunity to participate on a panel at Constellation's Connected Enterprise innovation summit. In addition, winners will be named at a Gala dinner on the second night of Connected Enterprise. Past speakers at the SuperNova Award Gala include Amy Cuddy, Marty Cooper, and Tom Kelley.

The application deadline is August 8, 2016. Visit the SuperNova Award website for more information about the Awards, judges, and criteria.