Press Release

ISG Announces Finalists for ISG Paragon Awards™ Europe

Company Release - 9/11/2018 5:00 AM ET

Awards celebrate evolution of sourcing industry through application of new sourcing approaches and digital technology

LONDON, Sept. 11, 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™ Europe, which recognize innovative approaches that help enterprises leverage technology to make a real and lasting impact on their businesses.

Almost 100 nominations were submitted for this year's European program. Winners in each category will be selected by a panel of independent industry experts and announced on October 11, 2018, at a celebratory gala in London. 

The finalists in each category are:

Excellence: Outstanding delivery by a service provider


  • Infosys and Reckitt Benckiser
  • Wipro and a leading retail/commercial bank
  • GEP and a Fortune 500 food and beverage company

Transformation: Successfully transformed organization or key business function


  • Capgemini and Nufarm
  • Cognizant and a UK water company
  • Infosys and Vodafone
  • Mphasis and a global logistics provider
  • Cognizant and The Football Association        

Leadership: A client executive who demonstrated exceptional drive and leadership


  • Bibi Knoetze, Coty
  • Markus Mueller, BASF
  • John Chambers, Lloyds Banking Group

Collaboration: A mutually beneficial sourcing relationship between client and provider


  • Crown Hosting - Crown Commercial Service
  • Hexaware and a European telecoms company
  • Virtusa and Lloyds Banking Group
  • Cognizant and Unit 4
  • Wipro and Lloyds Banking Group

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


  • Wipro and BT Global Services
  • Mphasis and a large courier/delivery company
  • HCL and Manchester United FC
  • Capgemini and the Royal Netherlands Airforce

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


  • Infosys and UCAS
  • Tieto and City of Espoo
  • T-Systems and Smart Beehives

Woman in Technology: Recognizing an individual who has made a significant contribution to the creation or management of a successful project, or a program supporting women in technology


  • Ruth Davis, BT
  • Dr. Damini Gupta, Mphasis
  • Karen McElhatton, McLaren

ISG Special Award

The ISG Special Award will be awarded on the night of October 11 to a nominated individual or organization. The winner will be identified by ISG to recognize their significant contribution to the evolution of the sourcing industry.

Barry Matthews, partner, ISG, said, "We are delighted to have such an outstanding response from the provider community, resulting in a record number of entries for ISG Paragon Awards™ in Europe. The quality of the submissions received this year has been exceptional and all of our finalists have demonstrated the very real benefits achieved on behalf of their enterprise organizations and their customers. I would like to congratulate each of our finalists and wish them the best of luck in the next round of judging."

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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