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