04-Feb-2019

Together working to recognize the unsung heroes of the Customer Experience.

Introducing the IT Vanguard Awards!!

As America’s most famed inventor, Thomas Edison, once said: “There’s a way to do it better—find it.” *

This is a mantra of many IT network and enterprise communications professionals. They’re working hard behind the scenes to build, deploy, manage, and optimize processes and technologies to make end-users lives easier and deliver consistent value.

They’re the unsung heroes of the customer experience. But it’s time to change that.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is proud to present the inaugural IT Vanguard Awards recognition program, where we’ve engaged a judging panel of industry experts to pay homage to network and communications leaders across North America finding new ways to do better.

And we’d like your help!

It’s Time to Recognize IT Leaders
This is a call for nominations. We’d like to invite you to share stories about IT network and enterprise communications professionals who are challenging the status quo and delivering significant value to end-users and the business.

Nominations should provide a description of how the nominee leveraged technology to deliver an exceptional experience to their customers. Your nominee can be a friend, colleague, peer, boss, or even yourself. And all the details can be found at https://itvanguardawards.com/.

Introducing Our Expert Judges
Our panel of judges have diverse backgrounds and significant technology experience. Once the nominations are in, the panel will join Michael See, ALE’s Chief Technology Officer of Network Business, in reviewing the nominees and choosing this year’s IT Vanguard awardees.

Blair Pleasant IT Vanguard awards Judge  Blair Pleasant
President & Principal Analyst, COMMfusion LLC;
and Co-Founder, BCStrategies

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 Chris Depuy
Chris DePuy
Research Analyst, TSCap, LLC;
and Technology Analyst & Co-Founder, 650 Group, LLC

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Jarod Greene   Jarod Greene
Vice President of Product Marketing, Apptio

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 Bill Kleyman IT Vanguard award judge Bill Kleyman
Director of Technology Solutions, EPAM

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Nominate an IT Vanguard Today!

It’s time to honor the IT network and enterprise communications professionals who deserve recognition for their innovative work. Please join us by submitting your nomination today.

Visit https://itvanguardawards.com to learn more about the program and submit a nomination.

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Jen Holtvluwer

Jen Holtvluwer

Jen leads the North America Marketing and Inside Sales team at Alcatel Lucent Enterprise.

For over a decade she has helped deliver challenger solutions to enterprise IT Service Management, Quality & Compliance and Network/ENT communication professionals.

As a guest lecturer for BrightTalk’s Women in Tech series, she shares her perspective and learned wisdom as a senior-level woman in the competitive tech space. Jen lives in Denver with her husband and 3 children, where she enjoys a good glass of wine, volunteers with Make a Wish Foundation and is a back to back Fantasy Football champion.

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