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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.

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 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:

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)
  • 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

The ITAM Review Excellence Awards 2015 Gala Dinner & Winners

 

On the 27th November, The ITAM Review announced the winners of the ITAM Review Excellence Awards 2015 at our inaugural Charity Gala Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Reading UK, in aid of our chosen charity of the year – Sebastian’s Action Trust.

ITAM Review Excellence Awards 2015 Gala Dinner

ITAM Review Excellence Awards 2015 Gala Dinner

The ITAM Review received over 100 nominations from 19 different countries for ITAM professionals, service providers, technology vendors and specialists who are progressing the industry and leading the field.

Martin Thompson said:

The thinking behind these awards is to shine a light on ITAM industry excellence; to show our community what good looks like. We’ve been blown away by the response from our industry – both in quality and quantity of submissions

The judging panel consisted of Martin Thompson, Owner and Founder of the ITAM Review. Rory Canavan, Owner and Founder of SAM Charter, Vawns Murphy, ITSM Analyst, ITSM Review and Dave Kelsey, Product Manager, BCS who presented the awards.

The ITAM Review Excellence Awards judging panel. Left to right: Dave Kelsey, Vawns Murphy, Rory Canavan & Martin Thompson

The ITAM Review Excellence Awards judging panel. Left to right: Dave Kelsey, Vawns Murphy, Rory Canavan & Martin Thompson


The Results


ITAM Review Partner of the Year 2015

Recognising excellent ITAM service providers, resellers or partners: b.lay, The license management company

b.lay, The license management company - winners of the ITAM Partner of the Year Award 2015

b.lay, The license management company – winners of the ITAM Partner of the Year Award 2015

In response to their win Richard Spithoven, director b.lay, The license management company said:

We truly believe in partnering. Combining key skills and expertise to deliver the best result to a client. It is cool our partners recognise this.”


ITAM Professional of the Year 2015

Recognising excellence in ITAM professionals:
Tony Crawley & Gillian Leicester of Synyega

Tony Crawley & Gillian Leicester of Synyega - joint winners of the ITAM Professional of the Year Award 2015

Tony Crawley & Gillian Leicester of Synyega – joint winners of the ITAM Professional of the Year Award 2015

Speaking about the ITAM Professional of the Year Award, Tony Crawley from Synyega said:

“These awards recognise what can be achieved with Synyega’s innovative mix of technical and commercial skills and its collaborative approach to working with clients. This work demonstrates the huge potential that commercially savvy software asset management unlocks when an organisation needs to deliver significant cost savings”.


ITAM Tool Provider of the Year 2015

Recognising excellent tools or technology suppliers: Snow Software

Snow Software, winners of the ITAM Tool Provider of the Year Award 2015

Snow Software, winners of the ITAM Tool Provider of the Year Award 2015

Axel Kling, CEO of Snow Software, commented:

“We are extremely proud to take the award for ITAM Tools Provider of the Year. I believe the award reflects our commitment to continual development of Software Asset Management as a function and our investment in customer satisfaction.”


ITAM Innovation of the Year 2015

Recognising new ideas, innovation and creative approaches: Nexthink 

The team at Nexthink, winners of the ITAM Innovation of the Year Award 2015

The team at Nexthink, winners of the ITAM Innovation of the Year Award 2015

We are honoured to receive the Innovation of the Year award,“ said Poul Nielsen, CMO at Nexthink. “We are committed to innovation. Nexthink V6 raises the bar with more sophisticated metrics and dashboards that enable IT to make faster, better decisions and outcomes. We are pleased that ITAM Review sees the value End-user IT Analytics brings to ITAM professionals.”


ITAM Implementation or Project of the Year 2015

Recognising excellent ITAM teams or ITAM service providers: Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Synyega for their Software License Review Programme

Tony Crawley & Gillian Leicester of Synyega, winners of the ITAM Project or Implementation of the Year 2015 Award

Tony Crawley & Gillian Leicester of Synyega, winners of the ITAM Project or Implementation of the Year 2015 Award

The CCS License Review Programme delivered millions pounds of savings for the taxpayer in 2014/15 through licence re-use, reducing spend on surplus licences and optimising software assets and licence agreements. It will continue to deliver significant savings in 2015/16.

Speaking of the project, Tony Crawley from Synyega said:

“This project recognizes the significant financial benefits delivered through some creative thinking across a vast and complex environment. It was a team effort, working with the Crown Commercial Service and Central Government Departments.”


Sebastians Action Trust

The awards were presented to the winners in aid of our chosen charity Sebastian’s Action Trust.

Jane Gates, OBE - Chief Executive and Lauren Harris of Sebastian's Action Trust

Jane Gates, OBE – Chief Executive and Lauren Harris of Sebastian’s Action Trust

We were honoured to have Jane Gates OBE, CEO of Sebastian’s Action Trust and proud mum to Sebastian along with Lauren Harris – House Manager at The Bluebells, join us at the event. Before the awards, Jane spoke to the audience about the work that Sebastian’s Action Trust to offer respite holidays to very sick children and their families.

Her speech was then followed by a lighthearted game of heads & tails which raised some gratefully received additional funds for the charity!

Gala Dinner attendees participate in a game to raise more money for the charity

Gala Dinner attendees participate in a game to raise more money for the charity

Thank you

A huge Thank You from the Enterprise Opinions Team!

A huge Thank You from the Enterprise Opinions Team!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone that came along and for all those that contributed additional donations. The event was a great success and your money helped us raise a total of £6,195.19.

Combined with the money raised at our Go-Karting Charity event we have managed to raise a whopping total of £7,001.19 this year! This money will go towards a fantastic cause – thank you!

You can view the photos from the event here