SOURCE: IDG Enterprise

IDG Enterprise

December 14, 2016 12:08 ET

AGENDA17 Conference Recognizes Top 50 Organizations that are Excelling in Digital Transformation

Digital Edge 50 Award recognizes organizations that have made great strides toward building a digital business

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - December 14, 2016) - The AGENDA17 conference, produced by IDG Enterprise -- the leading enterprise technology media company composed of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World -- is excited to reveal the 2017 Digital Edge 50 award winners. The award recognizes 50 organizations for digital transformation initiatives with significant, measurable business impact. The 50 winners will be honored onsite at the AGENDA17 conference, March 20-22, 2017, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

The awards program grew to 50 winners this year due to the influx in nominations and the sophistication of their initiatives. Winning projects used technology to drive business innovation, including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality/augmented reality, cloud, data analytics, and mobile/smart devices. Entries were judged by a panel of executive peers, including past winners, who evaluated projects on complexity, scale, business outcomes and innovation.

"The complexity and scale of the initiatives in the Digital Edge 50 show how quickly organizations are progressing to the next phase of digital transformation," said Anne McCrory, Digital Edge program chair and Group VP, Customer Experience and Operations, IDG Enterprise Events. "They are taking advantage of new capabilities, such as AI and deep machine learning, to enhance their mobile and analytics practices worldwide. They are finding dramatic results from the cloud, and serving customers in faster and more elegant ways. Their adoption of agile, extreme programming and completely reworked business processes show how even the most traditional businesses can go big with digital with the right vision and leadership."

Winning entries span more than 15 industries and seven countries outside the U.S. -- Australia, Belgium, China, France, India, Singapore and Switzerland.

Initiatives are in B2B and B2C environments. They include clinical uses of new technology, such as a remote disease identification app where a patient coughs into an Internet-enabled phone or microphone and the voice file is analyzed for diagnosis; the use of virtual reality headsets in medical education; sensor- and data-driven capabilities for agricultural improvements, beacons that assist employees navigating a corporate campus, data insights for franchise operators, remote building operations and more.

Executives from winning companies will join the speaker roster at the AGENDA17 conference. The conference, produced in partnership with the CIO Executive Council, will bring together more than 300 senior technology leaders and business stakeholders to share best practices, learn new techniques and engage in digital leadership training.

The 2017 Digital Edge 50 Award Winners are:

  • Accenture
  • Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
  • Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
  • Avidia Bank
  • Barry Callebaut
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Bergen County Sheriff's Office
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dalian Wanda Group
  • Deakin University Australia
  • Docturnal Private Limited
  • DonorsChoose.org
  • E&J Gallo Winery
  • EURPAC Service Inc.
  • Expedia, Inc.
  • FedEx
  • Fordham University
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Information Network of Arkansas
  • Intuit
  • Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
  • Johnson & Johnson Consumer
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
  • Marriott International
  • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)
  • Micron Technology
  • Monsanto
  • Nationstar Mortgage
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Nemours Children's Health System
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Pfizer
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Saint-Gobain Building Glass Europe
  • ServiceMaster
  • smartLINK
  • SMS Assist
  • Symantec IT
  • Telstra
  • Transamerica
  • UBL Fund Managers
  • Vail Resorts
  • Verizon
  • Viamericas Corporation
  • VMware IT & IIC ACE organizations
  • Western Digital Corp.

AGENDA17 Sponsorship Opportunities
Leading technology solution providers are invited to join us at AGENDA17 through our various sponsorship opportunities, including the awards celebration. Please contact Adam Dennison, SVP/General Manager, IDG Events & Publisher, CIO at adennison@idgenterprise.com to learn more.

Event Information
To learn more about the conference and to register to attend, visit AGENDAconference.com and follow us @CIOevents and @CWevents, #Agenda17.

About Digital Edge 50 Award
The Digital Edge 50 Award honors digital innovation. Through digital technologies such as mobile, analytics, AI, the Internet of Things and cloud, award winners see business results that indicate a true "digital edge." Selected by a panel of industry experts and business and technology executives, winning applications are driving greater customer engagement, higher sales conversions and new products, as well as revenue and profit growth.

About CIO
CIO from IDG is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise. The award-winning CIO portfolio -- CIO.com, CIO executive programs, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research -- provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 - March 2016 average) and was recognized in BtoB's 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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About IDG
IDG connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent and engagement. IDG is the world's largest media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Our premium brands, including CIO®, Computerworld®, PCWorld® and Macworld®, engage the most powerful audience of technology buyers providing essential guidance on the evolving technology landscape. Our global data intelligence platform activates purchasing intent, powering our clients' success. IDG Marketing Services creates custom content with marketing impact across video, mobile, social and digital. We execute complex campaigns that fulfill marketers' global ambitions seamlessly with consistency that delivers results and wins awards. IDG is the #1 tech media company in the world, per comScore.*

*Source: comScore Media Metrix, Desktop Unique Visitors, Worldwide, February 2016