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ISG Announces Finalists for Inaugural ISG Paragon Awards™ Program in the Americas

Program spotlights innovative approaches, technologies and behaviors transforming business today

Company Release - 4/16/2018 3:07 PM ET

STAMFORD, Conn., April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, today announced the finalists for the 2018 ISG Paragon Awards™ Americas, which recognize innovative approaches that help enterprises leverage technology to make a real and lasting impact on their businesses.

This is the first year ISG is hosting the ISG Paragon Awards™ in the Americas. ISG has hosted the program in the Australia-New Zealand (ANZ) region for seven years and in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for three years.

A total of 63 nominations were submitted by 19 separate solution or service providers for this year's Americas program. Winners in each category (except for the ISG Special Award) will be selected by a panel of independent industry experts and announced at a gala awards dinner on Monday, June 11, at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano, Tex.

The finalists in each category are:

Collaboration: A mutually beneficial sourcing relationship between client and provider

  • Capgemini with Republic Services
  • Cognizant with RJ Reynolds
  • Mindtree with P&G

Excellence: Outstanding delivery by a service provider

  • Infosys with T-Mobile
  • Mindtree with Cisco
  • Tech Mahindra with Aetna
  • Trianz

Imagination: Rewarding creativity and entrepreneurial spirit in helping organizations future-proof businesses and better serve customers

  • Cognizant
  • Hexaware

Impact: Recognizing the impact of a client/service provider(s) relationship on a community

  • Cognizant
  • Trianz

Leadership: A client executive who demonstrated exceptional drive and leadership

  • Lynn Bishop, Chief Development Officer, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
  • Brad Dettmer, EVP/CIO, Wyndham
  • Dheeraj Kohli, Vice President and Global Head for Travel and Transportation, Unisys

Transformation: Successfully transformed organization or key business function

  • Cognizant with Alliance Data Systems
  • Hexaware
  • TGI Friday's
  • YapStone

Woman in Technology: Recognizing the contributions in technology made to women or by a woman

  • Jennifer Artley, President, BT in the Americas
  • Jaime Chabron, Vice President of the Customer Engagement Practice, NTT DATA Services
  • Kathleen Heffron, VP, Enterprise Data Solutions, T-Mobile with Infosys Enterprise Data Solutions Program
  • Elaina Shekhter, CMO, EPAM Systems

ISG Special AwardRecognizing a significant contribution to the sourcing industry.

The ISG Special Award will be conferred on the night of June 11 to a nominated individual or organization that has made 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.

"We are delighted to have such an outstanding response to our first-ever ISG Paragon Awards™ in the Americas. The quality of the work and the nature of the relationships described in the nominations were simply exceptional," said Todd Lavieri, president, ISG Americas and Asia Pacific. "Our provider finalists stood out for their ability to help enterprise clients realize the bright promise of digital transformation – both to enhance the efficiency of their operations and deliver incredible customer experiences. And our individual finalists demonstrated exceptional leadership and drive in making a difference in their organizations and in their communities.

"I congratulate each of our finalists and wish them the best in the next round of judging," Lavieri added.

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. Full details 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 www.isg-one.com.

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