The Constellation SuperNova Awards are the first and only awards to celebrate the leaders and teams who have overcome the odds to successfully apply emerging and disruptive technologies for their organizations.

Constellation is excited to introduce the SuperNova Award judges, a notable group of technology thought leaders, analysts, and journalists who were selected for their futurist mindset and ability to separate substance from hype. The SuperNova Award Judges will carefully evaluate each SuperNova Award application, and will identify individuals who demonstrate true leadership in the application and adoption of new and emerging technologies.  Want to catch a judge's eye? Judges look for projects whose elements can be replicated in other enterprises.

Learn more about the SuperNova Awards

Note: this is an evolving list. We will continue to add thought leaders to the SuperNova Award Judging pool. Interested in judging the SuperNova Awards? Drop me a line courtney@constellationr[dot]com. 

Internet of Things

A network of smart objects enables smart services.

Paul Greenberg (@pgreenbe)
Board of Advisors (Constellation Research, Inc.) & President
The 56 Group, LLC
In addition to being the author of the best-selling CRM at the Speed of Light: Essential Customer Strategies for the 21st Century, Paul Greenberg is President of The 56 Group, LLC, an enterprise applications consulting services firm, focused on CRM strategic services including go-to-market strategies for vendors and integrators, CRM strategic planning and vendor selection. The 56 Group also provides writing, speaking and educational services.  Paul has years of experience with both CRM and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). He has built SAP and People Soft practices and, has extremely deep ties into the CRM and enterprise applications communities.

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Andy Mulholland 
Vice President and Principal Analyst
Constellation Research
Andy Mulholland is Vice President and Principal Analyst focusing on cloud business models. Formerly the Global Chief Technology Officer for the Capgemini Group from 2001 to 2011, Mulholland successfully led the organization through a period of mass disruption. Mulholland brings this experience to Constellation’s clients seeking to understand how Digital Business models will be built and deployed in conjunction with existing IT systems.

Linda Tucci
Linda Tucci (@ltucci)
Executive Editor
Tech Target, SearchCIO

Executive Editor Linda Tucci oversees news and e-zine projects for She has covered CIO strategy since joining TechTarget in 2005, focusing most recently on big data, mobile computing and social media. She also writes frequently about the CIO role and CIO careers for's weekly CIO Matters column. Prior to joining TechTarget she was a business columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her freelance work has appeared in The Boston Globeand The New York Times.

Chris Meyer
Chris Meyer (@chrismeyer16)
Thought leader, Author
Constellation Orbits

Chris's mission is to anticipate and shape the future of business. He has pursued this goal as an author, executive, consultant, entrepreneur, speaker, Trustee, teacher and the leader of a think tank. Chris has been tracking the evolution of the information economy since the 1980s. He has provided perspective and counsel to many of the large and small companies driving change in how business is done. When he ran Ernst & Young’s Center for Business Innovation Consulting Magazine ranked him #11 among the Most Influential Consultants. He has published four books: the first, BLUR, was a Business Week Top Ten Best Seller, and his most recent, Standing on the Sun, was listed among the Best Books of 2012 by the Financial Times.


Using data to make informed business decisions.

Melanie Duzyj
Melanie Duzyj - Agency Lead

Senior Account Executive 
Melanie is a senior account executive for the global PR communications agency LEWIS PR, where she leads media and analyst strategies for integrated campaigns. She specializes in B2B technology and works with organizations focused on business intelligence, healthcare IT, HR technology and telecommunications. Prior to her role at LEWIS PR she worked in New York City on the PR teams for healthcare, management consulting and commercial real estate finance organizations. Her client base has included startup, pre-IPO and Fortune 500 companies.

Doug Henschen (@dhenschen)
Vice President & Principal Analyst
Constellation Research
Doug Henschen is Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research covering big data and analytics. Henschen is a keen observer of how organizations utilize emerging analytics technologies to build new business models. Prior to joining Constellation, Henschen was executive editor at InformationWeek. 

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Sholto Macpherson (@sholtomac)
SME Tech Commentator, Box Free IT
Contributor, Constellation Orbits

Sholto Macpherson is an analyst in online accounting software for SMEs and a business technology journalist for more than 15 years. Since June 2011 he has published, a blog covering the latest cloud technologies for SMEs and disruption in the accounting profession. 

Esteban Kolsky (@ekolsky)
Board of Advisors (Constellation Research, Inc.) & Founder
Esteban Kolsky is the Founder and Principal at ThinkJar, a research and consulting firm specializing in Customer Experience, CRM, and Feedback Management.  Esteban works with vendors to create go-to market strategies and with organizations leveraging his results-driven, dynamic Customer Experience Management methodology to earn and retain loyal customers.  He continues his research passion in the Social Networking space where he is helping craft the Social CRM (SCRM) market.


Data-driven digital marketing effectively delivers brand messages.

Barbara Bates Eastwick
Barbara Bates - Agency Lead
Founder & CEO 

Barbara is a respected industry strategist and connector, proven entrepreneur, former media professional and broadcast journalist with deep Valley roots.  She has been at the helm of one of tech’s top PR firms for 25 years. 

Gavin Heaton
Gavin Heaton (@servantofchaos)
Independent Analyst
Constellation Orbits

Gavin is a marketing technologist, strategist and advisor. He is the founder of the Disruptor’s Handbook – a strategy and innovation firm that helps organisations design and create a collaborative future for a digital world. Gavin has worked at the intersection of marketing and technology for over 20 years for companies and clients including SAP, IBM, McDonald’s and PwC, has co-authored five books and is a regular speaker on marketing, technology, startups and innovation. 

Dom Nicastro (@dnicastro)

Dom Nicastro is a Boston-based staff reporter at CMSWire. The former editor-in-chief of a daily newspaper, he reports on a wide range of topics, including social business, digital asset management, customer experience management and web CMS.

Judith Aquino (@JudithAquino)
Senior Writer
Judith Aquino is a senior writer at 1to1 Media, where she writes about customer experience topics for, Think Customers: The 1to1 Blog, and Customer Strategist Journal. Prior to 1to1, she was an associate editor at AdExchanger. Her work has appeared at the New York Daily News, and Business Insider. She has an M.A. in journalism from New York University.

Kelly Liyakasa
Kelly Liyakasa
Associate Editor

Kelly Liyakasa is an associate editor at AdExchanger, where she covers the interplay of commerce, media and digital marketing. Prior, she was an editor at Information Today, where she wrote about sales apps and enterprise strategy at CRM magazine. 

FUTURE OF WORK - Social Business

These technologies help teams to overcome the challenges posed by the changing work paradigm, enabling them to work together efficiently.

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Alan Lepofsky (@alanlepo)
Vice President & Principal Analyst
Constellation Research

Alan is Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, Inc. focusing on the technologies organizations employ to 'get work done'. This includes collaboration technology, digital workplace analytics, project management, and communication tools. Prior to joining Constellation, Alan spent 3 years as Director of Marketing at Socialtext and before that, 14 years in a variety of roles at IBM/Lotus.

FUTURE OF WORK - Human Capital Management

Empowering employees and enabling companies to utilize their workforce as a competitive asset.

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Holger Mueller (@holgermu)
Vice President and Principal Analyst
Constellation Research, Inc.
Holger Mueller is Vice President and Principal Analyst focusing on next-gen apps and human capital management technology. Previously Holger was VP of Products for NorthgateArinso, a KKR company. There he lead the transformation of products to the cloud and laid the foundation for new Business Process as a service (BPaaS) capabilities. 

Dr. Janice Presser (@drjanice)
CEO and Co-founder
The Gabriel Institute
Janice Presser is a behavioral scientist and the architect of Teamability® – a new technology that measures how people will perform in teams. She has been engaged in the research and development of talent science for over 25 years and is a recognized thought leader in qualitative assessment and human infrastructure management methods. Dr. Presser has served on SHRM's Human Capital Assessment/Metrics Special Expertise Panel, the Taskforce on Workforce Planning, and the Taskforce on Metrics and Measurements. She is Contributing Editor for Selection in ELLA®, Employment Labor Law Audit. She blogs for Constellation Orbits. 


Commerce responds to changing realities from the supply chain to the storefront.
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R "Ray" Wang (@rwang0)
CEO & Principal Analyst
Constellation Research, Inc.

R "Ray" Wang is Principal Analyst and CEO at Constellation Research, Inc. Wang is the bestselling author of Disrupting Digital Business. In addition, he is the author of the popular enterprise software blog "A Software Insider’s Point of View". With viewership in the millions of page views a year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models impact the enterprise. Prior to founding Constellation, he was a founding partner and research analyst for enterprise strategy at Altimeter Group and one of the top analysts at Forrester Research for enterprise strategy.

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Guy Courtin
Vice President & Principal Analyst
Constellation Research

Guy Courtin is Principal Analyst at Constellation Research covering Matrix Commerce. Specifically, Courtin's research examines the manner in which the Internet of Things will influence the future of commerce. Courtin has over fifteen years of experience in the supply chain technology space. Most recently he was the Vice President of Research at SCM World. In a former life Courtin studied supply chains as an analyst at Forrester Research. 


Customers in the digital age require seamless service throughout all lifecycle stages and across all channels.

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Susan Thomas - Agency Lead

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Dr. Natalie Petouhoff (@drnatalie)
Vice President and Principal Analyst
Constellation Research

Natalie Petouhoff is Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research focusing on customer experience. Petouhoff works with Fortune 100 and 500’s Senior Leadership teams to create strategic marketing and customer experience solutions which engage customers, build brands and grow businesses.  Previously Petouhoff held positions as a Forrester Analyst, Chief Strategist for Weber Shandwick PR/Marketing Agency, Management Consultant at PWC, Hitachi and management at GE, GM and Hughes Electronics.

Divina Paredes (@divinap)
CIO New Zealand &
Divina Paredes is the editor of CIO New Zealand and, the premium leadership and management resource for information and communications technology (ICT) executives and members of the CXO suite. She also organises and moderates CIO community events such as the CIO roundtable discussions and CIO leaders’ luncheons. Divina has been covering the information and communications technology sector for 15 years. She has postgraduate degrees from the University of Sydney (international studies) and New York University (journalism).

Mila D'Antonio
Mila D'Antonio (@miladantonio)
1to1 Magazine
Mila D’Antonio is currently Editor-in-Chief of 1to1 Media where she leads the editorial direction of and 1to1 Media's Weekly Digest. She also oversees the production of 1to1 Media's two annual awards programs: The 1to1 Media Customer Champions and the Gartner & 1to1 Media Customer Experience Excellence Awards. She has worked in journalism for 20 years with 15 of them focused on customer experience and CRM.

Marshall Lager (@lager)
Managing Principal
Third Idea Consulting, LLC
Marshall Lager is the founder and managing principal of Third Idea Consulting, a firm founded to provide advice on the confluence of customer relationship management (CRM), social media, and brand management. Marshall is a former Senior Editor at CRM Media, where he wrote news, blogs, and feature articles on the above topics for CRM magazine and its website,

Brent Leary
Co-Founder and Partner
CRM Essentials
Brent Leary is a crm industry analyst, advisor, author, speaker and award winning blogger. He is co-founder and Partner of CRM Essentials LLC, an Atlanta based CRM advisory firm covering tools and strategies for improving business relationships. In 2009 he co-authored Barack 2.0: Social Media Lessons for Small Business. Recognized by InsideCRM as one of the 25 most influential industry leaders, Leary also is a past recipient of CRM Magazine's Most Influential Leader Award.  He blogs at


The best strategies to secure sensitive data also save money and serve customers. ​

Kewal Varia - Agency Lead (@kewalv)
Managing Director
Spark Communications
Kewal Varia is managing director of Sparks Communications, a technology-focused PR firm located in the UK. Clients work with Kewal Varia because they like the mix of technical understanding,creativity and strategy that he brings to their campaigns. In a previous life, Kewal dabbled in freelance journalism.

Alex Crenshaw
Alex Crawshaw - Agency Lead (@alex_crawshaw)
Senior Account Director
Spark Communications

Alex has more than 15 years experience in B2B technology PR, working with a variety of blue-chip and start-up clients. Client experience includes working with the likes of BT, HCL Technologies, JDA Software, iPass and the UK & Ireland SAP User Group.

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Steve Wilson 
Vice President & Principal Analyst
Constellation Research, Inc.

Steve Wilson is Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, Inc, focusing on digital identity and privacy. Wilson has over twenty-five years experience in ICT innovation, and research and development. Wilson is credited with numerous breakthroughs in difficult areas of identity infrastructure and governance, including national and industry level authentication frameworks, PKI systems, smartcards, digital credentials, fraud control, and privacy engineering. 


Innovative methods to balance innovation and budget requirements.

Aaron Pearson
Aaron Pearson - Agency Lead (@apearson)
Creation North America
Aaron leads Creation, a division of Weber Shandwick. Aaron specializes in helping B2B companies creatively tell stories of technology innovation and disruption. He is also an adjunct instructor in the Master of Business Communication program at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.

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Jon Reed (@jonerp)

Jon Reed has been involved in enterprise communities since 1995, including time spent building ERP recruiting and training firms. These days, Reed is a (cough) blogger/analyst and also counsels vendors and startups on go-to-market strategy. He is an SAP Mentor, Enterprise Irregular, and video content producer.

Ron Miller
Ron MIller (@ron_miller)
Freelance Journalist
Enterprise Reporter, TechCrunch

Ron MIller is an award-winning freelance technology writer. His work currently appears in TechCrunch, CiteWorld, EContent Magazine, and SocMedia News. Recognition includes several Apex Awards for Publications Excellence in Feature Writing and the Churchill Award for Editorial Excellence at FierceContentManagement.

Brian Jackson
Brian Jackson (@brianjjackson)
Working with ITWC, Canada's largest IT news publisher for the past six years, Brian has led the company's editorial coverage of line of business functions as they relate to technology. He's also helmed the social media program, which includes regular Hangouts on Air sessions with interesting business leaders, and a monthly Twitter chat that draws millions of impressions. A graduate of Carleton University's journalism program, Brian has traveled to Rwanda, Russia, Poland, and many major cities in North America. When he can, he enjoys canoeing and camping.