Constellation Research, Inc. the disruptive technology research and advisory firm announced the winners of the seventh annual SuperNova Awards. The Constellation SuperNova Awards recognize leaders and teams for their innovative application of disruptive technology in business.

“The 2017 SuperNova Award winners represent truly impressive case studies in disruptive innovation,” said R “Ray” Wang, chairman and founder of Constellation Research. “These leaders and teams are forging ahead with digital transformation, implementing disruptive technologies, and preparing their organizations for the future. The winners of this year’s awards demonstrated not only an understanding of digital transformation’s impact on business, but an understanding of how to thrive after transformation is complete. The judges were impressed by the metrics of the winning projects. Here we have leaders who took calculated risks for big payoffs.”

2017 SuperNova Award Winners

AI and Augmented Humanity 
Nicholas Moch, Head of Info, Architecture & Strategy, SEB

Data to Decisions 
Nadeem Gulzar, Head of Global Analytics, Danske Bank

Digital Marketing and Sales Effectiveness 
Colin Day, Vice President, Global Demand Centre & CTO, Marketing, FIS

Future of Work Human Capital Management 
Seldric Blocker, Director, Campus Recruiting, NBCUniversal

Future of Work Productivity and Collaboration 
Dan Gockel, Chief of Stuff, MOD Pizza

Internet of Things 
Maia Schweizer, Chief Development Officer, Origin Energy

Matrix Commerce 
Theresa Grier, Senior Director of I.S. Customer Engagement Technology, UPS

Next Generation Customer Experience 
Julie Sanchez, Director of Citizen Services, City of Fort Wayne

Digital Safety and Privacy 
David Chou, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Technology Optimization 
Charlie Merrow, CEO, Merrow Company

The SuperNova Award winners were selected from a pool of over 200 applicants. Selected by the SuperNova Award Judges and public polling, the SuperNova Award winners demonstrated the foresight, creativity and measured audacity to successfully implement emerging technologies for their organizations. The winners of the 2017 SuperNova Awards were announced on October 26, 2017 at the SuperNova Awards gala at Constellation’s Connected Enterprise.

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About Constellation Research 
Constellation Research is an award winning, Silicon Valley-based technology research and advisory firm. The company delivers progressive transformation strategies that help clients navigate tumultuous business environments. Constellation serves as advisor to forward-thinking leaders seeking to solve challenging business problems with the transformative power of digital technologies. 
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Constellation Research 
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Constellation Research 
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