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STAMFORD, Conn., May 28, 2015

Gartner Accepting Nominations for Inaugural 2015 Gartner Financial Services Cool Business Awards

Finalists to Be Recognized at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 in Orlando, Barcelona and Gold Coast, Australia

Gartner, Inc. is accepting nominations for the inaugural 2015 Gartner Financial Services Cool Business Awards. Nominations will be accepted through July 31 via an online entry form. Entry is open to any end-user institution that has implemented an innovative digital initiative, product or service within the financial services industry in the relevant award categories during the past year.

Gartner's new Cool Business Awards recognize innovative use of technology to highlight "best-in-class" industry initiatives and to offer insight as to developments in digital innovation. In recognition of this important work across the industry, the inaugural awards will be presented to company honorees in five categories. Presentations by the finalists will take place at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 in OrlandoGold Coast, Australia and Barcelona.

Award will be given in the following five categories:

  • Most Innovative New Digital Product

  • Most Innovative Digital Customer Service Enhancement
  • Most Innovative Technology Legacy Transformation Initiative
  • Most Innovative Application of Digital Technology to Grow the Business
  • Most Promising Digital Business Transformation Initiative

Award submissions are assessed using a robust and dynamic framework to ensure that the assessment process is pertinent and objective. The Gartner Awards Framework (GAF) is utilized as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organizations to be benchmarked against world-class performance standards. The GAF consists of specialized assessment modules pertaining to the evaluation criteria for each of the award categories. The criteria and subcriteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organizations.

The identification of a Gartner Cool Business Award winner or finalist is not an endorsement by Gartner of any vendor, product or service.

For more information about the Gartner Industry Advisory Services Cool Business Awards and to complete an entry form, go to http://surveys.gartner.com/s/CoolCustomers. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2015.

About Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives uniting a global community of CIOs with the tools, insights and strategies to help them lead the next generation of IT and achieve business outcomes. The event will be held in eight locations around the world. For details on the event in your region, go to www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/.

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow.

Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We are a trusted advisor and objective resource for more than 15,000 organizations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size.

To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit gartner.com.

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