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Aragon Research Recognizes Innovation and Women in Technology Award Winners at Aragon Transform 19


Aragon Research Inc. formally announced the winners of its 2019 Innovation and Women in Technology Awards last night at its annual December awards ceremony, Aragon Transform. In addition to the Innovation and Women in Tech award winners, Aragon also recognized 2019 Hot Vendors.

“We look forward to Aragon Transform every year and the opportunity to recognize award winners,” said Jim Lundy, CEO of Aragon Research. “Each year, our annual event is better than the last. Aragon Transform has become a great networking event in Silicon Valley, in part because of the unique format that combines thought leadership and awards for Innovation and Hot Vendors.”

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The Women in Technology Awards recognize outstanding women in technology leadership positions and their ability to drive change in their organizations. Women in Technology Award Winners were selected by the Women in Technology committee—comprised of the 2018 winners and the Aragon Research marketing team—based on their overall success in their current and previous roles, their leadership, and their ability to drive change. The winners of the 2019 Women in Technology Awards are as follows (role/award winner/company):

Analyst Relations: Virginia Davis-Lee, Avaya
CEO: Bernadette Nixon, Alfresco
CIO: Joan Pepin, Auth0
COO: Nicole Alvino, SocialChorus
Legal: Elaine Foreman, Topia
Marketing: Lisa Hurd Walker, Fuze
Operations: Lorrissa Horton, Cisco
Public Relations: Elise Harrington, Nintex
Sales: Michelle Balash, IBM

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The Innovation Awards recognize technology providers that have a best-in-class technology or service that differentiates them in their respective market. Innovators were selected by the Aragon Research analyst team based on the core innovation of their product or service. The category winners of the 2019 Innovation Awards are as follows (category/category winner):

Artificial Intelligence: Google
Conversational AI:
Content Management: Alfresco
Intelligent Contact Center: Five9
Collaboration: Cisco
Web and Video Conferencing: Lifesize
Unified Communications and Collaboration: Fuze
Team Collaboration: RingCentral
Digital Transaction Management: HelloSign
Workflow and Content Automation: Nintex
Multicloud: VMware
Sales Enablement: Seismic

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