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Excellence Awards 2020 – Call for Nominations

Excellence Awards 2020

The ITAM Review Excellence Awards are back for 2020!

Excellence Awards 2020 – Call for Nominations

I’m delighted to announce the return of our Excellence Awards for 2020.

After a brief hiatus in 2019, allowing us to move the awards ceremony from November to March, the Excellence Awards are back!

Now in our fifth year, The ITAM Review Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of true pioneers in the ITAM sector.

Our independent industry awards allow us to shine a light on ITAM professionals, teams, service providers, technology vendors, and specialists who are progressing the industry and leading the field in 2020.

Help us showcase ITAM industry excellence and inspire others by submitting an entry for our ITAM Review Excellence Awards. Deadline for submissions is Friday 31st January 2020. 

Winners will be announced in February 2020. Details to follow soon.


SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION HERE

Full link: https://itamreview.wufoo.com/forms/the-itam-review-excellence-awards-2020/

Excellence Award Categories

ITAM Professional of the Year 

  • Who should submit a vote in this category? End users nominating themselves, referrals from anyone in the ITAM industry
  • Scoring Methodology: Economic impact, ability to deliver organisational change, demonstration of a positive ITAM journey, best practice.
  • Previous winners: Tony Crawley & Gillian Leicester of Synyega (2015), Jochen Hagenlocher, Novartis (2016), Rory Canavan, SAM Charter (2017), George Arezina, Roche (2018)
  • Vote Now!

ITAM Implementation, Team or Project of the Year 

  • Who should submit a vote in this category? End users nominating themselves, referrals from anyone in the ITAM industry
  • Scoring Methodology: Economic impact, organizational change, demonstration of a positive ITAM journey, best practice.
  • Previous Winners: Crown Commercial Service (UK Central Government) and Synyega (2015), SAM at Roche Program (2016), Google SAM Team (2017), Argos (2018)
  • Vote Now!

ITAM Technology or Service Innovation of the Year

(Incorporating former Tool provider of the year and Innovation of the year categories)

  • Who should submit a vote in this category? Customer case studies or references submitted by customers
  • Scoring Methodology: Uniqueness of offering, impact on the industry.
  • Previous Winners: ServiceNow (2018)
    • Innovation of the year: Nexthink (2015),  Matrix 42 (2016),  Astute Licensing (2017)
    • Tool Provider of the year: Snow Software (2015), Aspera (2016), Snow Software (2017)
  • Vote Now!

ITAM Partner of the Year

  • Who should submit a vote in this category?Customer case studies or references submitted by customers
  • Scoring Methodology: Uniqueness of offering, impact on the industry, customer success.
  • Previous Winners: b.lay (2015), Civica (2016), SoftwareOne (2017), Origina (2018)
  • Vote Now!

ITAM Specialist or Consultant of the Year

  • Who should submit a vote in this category? Customer case studies or references submitted by customers
  • Scoring Methodology: Economic impact, organisational change, demonstration of a positive ITAM journey, customer success, best practice
  • Previous Winners: Gemma Walker, Livingstone (2017), Clare Richards, SoftwareOne (2018)
  • Vote Now!

Rising Star Award

  • Who should submit a vote in this category? ITAM industry professionals voting for themselves, referrals from anyone in the ITAM industry
  • Scoring Methodology: ITAM professionals with less than 3 years experience demonstrating excellence in the ITAM industry
  • Previous Winners: A new category for 2020
  • Vote Now!

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Who should submit a vote in this category? Referrals from anyone in the ITAM industry
  • Scoring Methodology: Outstanding contribution to the ITAM industry
  • Previous Winners: Colin Simmons, Kingfisher Plc (2016), David Bicket, Former ISO convenor (2017)
  • Vote Now!

 Award Guidelines

  • Nominations must be submitted via the electronic form below on or before Friday 31.st January 2020
  • Shortlisted entries are selected based on the QUALITY of submission, not QUANTITY. Voting multiple times for the same person or company will NOT alter the outcome.
  • Award submissions will be judged by an independent industry panel.
  • The information shared will be used for judging only and will remain completely confidential – nothing will be published about your submission or details contained within your submission without your explicit approval.
  • International entrants most welcome (Our 2016 awards received over 200 nominations from 25 countries).

Excellence Awards Criteria

  • Don’t worry if your ITAM department has not saved hundreds of millions – we are interested in your individual/team’s impact and the journey you have been on.
  • We are interested in innovation, pioneering technology, techniques and approaches.
  • We are interested in those practitioners delivering demonstrable ROI and value.
  • For tool providers and partners, we’re particularly interested in customer satisfaction and successful execution.
  • Overall, we at the ITAM Review, believe ITAM has a pivotal role in modern IT departments, addressing risk, efficient spend and business intelligence to make faster decisions – any nominations that reflect these strengths being implemented on a permanent basis making a lasting impact will be considered favourably.

If you are thinking about submitting a nomination for the award but need help or have any questions please email support@itassetmanagement.net or use our contact form here: contact us.

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation – Pioneering technology, techniques or approaches
  • Demonstrable ROI / Value Delivered
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Delivering lasting improvement / Increased ITAM maturity

Timing

  • Award nominations open (October-November-December-January)
  • Award short lists announced (February)
  • Final interviews and voting by independent industry panel (February)
  • Final winners announced (February 2020), details to follow

FAQs

  • ‘What are the costs involved in participating?’
    There are no costs involved for participating. Although, there will be a fee to attend the Charity Gala Dinner where the results will be announced. 
  • ‘Can we nominate one of our partners?’
    Yes
  • ‘What do the winners receive?’
    The winners will receive a personalised trophy, a winners logo for promotion and recognition on The ITAM Review.
  • ‘Do we need to attend the gala to win the award?’
     No. Although, it would be a shame if you do win and haven’t attended!
  • Any further questions? Please get in touch!

Previous Winners 


SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION HERE

Full link: https://itamreview.wufoo.com/forms/the-itam-review-excellence-awards-2020/

Good luck! Thanks, Martin

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About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource and community for worldwide ITAM professionals.

Martin is also author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management.

On a voluntary basis Martin a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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