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Excellence Awards

Excellence Awards 2021 - Shortlist announced

Now in its sixth year, The ITAM Review Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of true pioneers in the ITAM sector who are able to deliver some of the best projects, achievements and  IT/software asset management tools in the industry.

Our independent industry awards allow us to shine a light on the best ITAM professionals, teams, service providers, technology vendors, and specialists who are progressing the industry and leading the field in 2021.

The shortlist for 2021 has been announced, thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate.

https://www.itassetmanagement.net/2021/07/08/2021-excellence-awards-shortlist/

Winners will be announced at the Wisdom EMEA Conference on the 28th and 29th September 2021 (At the KIA Oval in London and also streamed online). 

Excellence Awards Judging Panel

This year, members of the ITAM Forum will serve as the Excellence Awards’ judging panel.

As a global not-for-profit trade body for the advancement of the ITAM profession, the ITAM Forum is committed to raising awareness for ITAM and promoting the business benefits ITAM brings. 

“We’re pleased to be supporting the Excellence Awards, and we encourage all ITAM professionals to consider entering the awards to showcase and celebrate the contributions and outcomes they’ve helped to deliver.” ~ Jennifer Carr, ITAM Forum

Jennifer Carr, Community Marketing Manager, ITAM Forum

Excellence Awards 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:

We measure Economic impact, ability to deliver organisational change, demonstration of a positive ITAM journey, and best practice when determining the best ITAM and SAM tools.

Previous winners:

  • Tony Crawley & Gillian Leicester of Synyega (2015)
  • Jochen Hagenlocher, Novartis (2016)
  • Rory Canavan, SAM Charter (2017)
  • George Arezina, Roche (2018)
  • Ron Brill (2020) 

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)
  • Nike (2020)

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)
  • The Mastermind Group (2020) 

ITAM Technology or Service Innovation 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.

Previous Winners: 

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

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)

New consolidated award category: 

  • ServiceNow (2018)
  • SAMbox.io (2020) 

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:

This award category was introduced in 2017. 

  • Gemma Walker (2017)
  • Clare Richards (2018)
  • Desiree Weiss (2020)

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:

This award category was introduced in 2020.

  • Justine McSweeney (2020)

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 (2016)
  • David Bicket (2017)
  • John Tomeney (2020)

Martin Thompson (Left) presenting the Lifetime Achievement award to Colin Simmons (Right) in 2016. 

Lifetime Achievement award winners David Bicket (Left, 2017) and John Tomeney (Right, 2020) 

Timing

  1. Award nominations open – March to June 2021
  2. Nominations close – 30th June 2021
  3. Award short lists announced – Week beginning 5th July 2021
  4. Additional information collected from nominees to support judging process – July 2021
  5. Judging process by ITAM Forum – August 2021
  6. Final winners announced – 28th and 29th September 2021 (At the ITAM Review EMEA conference, KIA Oval, London, and streamed online) 

Award Guidelines

  1. Nominations must be submitted via the electronic form below on or before 30th June 2021. 
  2. 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.
  3. Award submissions will be judged by an independent industry panel from ITAM Forum.
  4. 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.
  5. International entrants most welcome.

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. Customer satisfaction. Delivering lasting improvement and increased ITAM maturity.
  • We 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 outcomes on a permanent basis, making a lasting impact will be considered favourably.

For tool providers and partners

  • We’re particularly interested in customer satisfaction and successful execution.
  • Customers submitting nominations for their tool provider or partner are stronger than tool providers or partners voting for themselves (since we receive so many self-votes from tool providers and partners).
  • One well-written reference exceeds multiple generic submissions.

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

Previous winners since 2015