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ISG Invites Nominations for Inaugural ISG Paragon Awards™ Program in the Americas

Program spotlights innovative approaches, technologies and behaviors transforming business today

Company Release - 3/9/2018 9:00 AM ET

STAMFORD, Conn., March 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, today invited the technology services and sourcing industries to submit nominations for the 2018 ISG Paragon Awards™ Americas, which recognize innovative approaches that help clients leverage technology to make a real and lasting impact on their businesses.

This is the first year ISG will host the ISG Paragon Awards™ in the Americas, following many years hosting this annual awards program in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Australia-New Zealand (ANZ) regions.

Nominations will be accepted from enterprise buyers of IT and business services, as well as technology and service providers, until Monday, April 2, 2018.

Produced by ISG Events, the ISG Paragon Awards™ Americas celebrate the evolution of the sourcing industry through the application of new sourcing approaches and digital technology, including the use of robotic process automation, by recognizing the achievements of leaders in the following categories:

  • Collaboration: Recognizing a mutually beneficial and trusting relationship between a client and a provider or group of providers;
  • Transformation: Recognizing the successful transformation of an organization or key business function;
  • Leadership: Recognizing a client executive who has demonstrated exceptional drive and leadership;
  • Imagination: Recognizing the importance of imagination and entrepreneurial spirit in helping organizations future-proof their businesses and better serve customers;
  • Excellence: Recognizing outstanding delivery by a technology/service provider;
  • Impact: Recognizing the impact of a particular technology or service on a community of people, be they members of the public, customers or any defined group;
  • Woman in Technology: Recognizing the launch or management of a successful project that involved contribution by a woman or women, created opportunities for women in technology, raised the awareness of women in technology or provided mentoring of a successful woman or women in technology;
  • ISG Special Award: Recognizing a nominated individual or organization that has had an outstanding impact on the industry, a community, technology innovation or new business practice. The winner of this award is selected by an ISG panel.

The winner in each category (with the exception of the ISG Special Award) will be selected by a panel of independent judges. The winners will be announced at the ISG Paragon Awards™ Gala Dinner on Monday, June 11, in Plano, Texas. Each award category will include a winner and two runners-up.

"The ISG Paragon Awards™ is a long-established and highly regarded recognition program for enterprises and their technology and service provider partners in the EMEA and ANZ regions. We are proud and excited to extend this program to the Americas in 2018," said Todd Lavieri, president, ISG Americas and Asia Pacific.

"ISG believes in shining a spotlight on the qualities that are enabling enterprises and their business partners to create the digital future of business, and thereby advance the entire technology services industry," Lavieri added. "We encourage our industry colleagues on both the buy-side and the sell-side to nominate the best of the best for the ISG Paragon Awards™ Americas and highlight the hard work and successes they have achieved together."

Nomination Guidelines and Selection Criteria

  • Nominations will be accepted until close of business Monday, April 2, 2018.
  • Initial reviews of submissions and the selection of finalists will be carried out by an ISG panel, with the winners selected by a panel of independent judges.
  • The finalists in each category will be notified in writing by Monday, April 16, 2018, and will be announced on the ISG website –

Full details of the award categories and nomination guidelines can be found here.

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory, managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit

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