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IDC Future of Intelligence

IDC’s Future of Intelligence research practice helps organizations build strategies to become intelligent organizations that are constantly learning and applying those learnings to drive business outcomes. By building enterprise intelligence, organizations will be able to achieve digital resiliency and drive positive business outcomes even at times of volatility.

IDC Best in Future of Intelligence North America Awards

IDC is seeking applications for successful enterprise intelligence projects and initiatives in North America for its Best in Future of Intelligence North America Awards. Specifically, IDC is looking for details on implemented initiatives as opposed to ideas or planned initiatives. IDC's 2022 Best in Future of Intelligence North America Awards will be presented to the winning initiatives at an awards ceremony in April 2022.

This award recognizes the organization that has and can rethink the way it synthesizes information from raw data into information and knowledge, reflects on and learn from these insights and leverages them at scale across the entire enterprise. To be considered as best in class, your organization has deliberately implemented strategies that increase enterprise intelligence and as a result have improved business outcomes.

Enterprise intelligence is driven by (1) a data culture and (2) technology that ensure that the organization as a whole is able to synthesize information and learn unbounded by organizational or technical limitations.

The overall winner of the IDC Best in Future of Intelligence Award must demonstrate the following three capabilities. In addition to the overall winner, IDC will identify winners for each of the four categories listed below as well as for data culture:

  • Ability to synthesize information. The process of taking discrete, objective raw facts and data about people, places, things, events, and other entities and organizing them for generating insights and intelligence.
  • The capacity to learn. Facility to learn as a single entity. The awareness about and understanding of the relationships among various pieces of information and previously developed knowledge, and their application to a particular problem. It combines monitoring, capture, curation, and dissemination of tacit and explicit knowledge from people and machines, both individually and in connected networks within an enterprise and with its external stakeholders.
  • Ability to deliver insights at scale. Providing contextual and actionable decision support and decision automation functionality for everyone in the enterprise, from executives and managers, frontline workers and machines through scalable, secure, and manageable cloud, hybrid, edge, and endpoint deployed data, analytics, knowledge management, and AI technology.
  • Data Culture These organizations have excelled in building a culture around being data-driven. They have demonstrated their commitment to improving data literacy and data culture in their people, have a stated vision that includes data, have quantified and track measurable goals around their use of data, and encourage data-related collaboration across all levels of their organization.
Primary requirements of all nominations are:
  1. Must be a Future of Intelligence initiative as defined by IDC in the three bulleted statements above.
  2. All nominations must be in production with existing customers/users since January 2019.
  3. Must be able to articulate and show key performance indicators to ascribe value to completed project.
  4. Note: IT Vendors and Technology Consultants do not qualify for the IDC Future Enterprise Awards. Vendors may instead nominate completed projects on behalf of their clients. Please provide confirmation from the client that they wish to participate in the awards program.

The IDC Future Enterprise awards program is focused on identifying those organizations who have successfully leveraged technology within their entities to address one of the nine key C-Suite agenda items of the digital economy. While we recognize many leading edge technology projects are taking place in organizations that supply technology to the market (e.g. IT suppliers/technology vendors and their channel partners), this awards program is focused on organizations where the primary means for generating revenue is not from technology products or services.

Deadline

Deadline for completed nomination forms is October 28, 2021.

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Contact

If you have questions regarding your entry, please contact Heather Ball at hball@idc.com

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Award Categories

  • Overall

    This award will be given to the organization that is best in class in all three pillars of enterprise intelligence: ability to synthesize information, capacity to learn and the delivery of insights at scale. The winner has demonstrated that it has achieved measurable business improvements by investing both in technology and in building a data-driven culture that has improved enterprise intelligence.

  • Ability to Synthesize Information

    This award will be given to the organization that has best shown its ability to collect data from different sources, use technologies to convert data into insights and has people that use those insights contextually and in a timely manner to make decisions. This award will highlight the process of turning data into insight, knowledge, and intelligence.

  • Capacity to Learn

    This award will be given to the organization that showcases its ability to capture and share knowledge and its ability to apply that knowledge in solving business problems. These organizations have demonstrated their ability to be a learning organization, be able to identify experts and encourage ideation and collaboration across organizational boundaries.

  • Delivery of Insights at Scale

    These organizations have enabled everyone in the organization to be intelligent in their decision making requires scalable technology and practices that surface actionable information to all users. They have invested in people, processes and technologies that make the entire organization intelligence driven.

  • Data Culture

    These organizations have excelled in building a culture around being data-driven. They have demonstrated their commitment to improving data literacy and data culture in their people, have a stated vision that includes data, have quantified and track measurable goals around their use of data, and encourage data-related collaboration across all levels of their organization.

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