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STAMFORD, Conn., June 7, 2016

Gartner Accepting Nominations for 2016 Gartner Financial Services Eye on Innovation Awards

Finalists to Be Recognized; Winners to be Chosen at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 in Orlando, Barcelona and Gold Coast, Australia

Gartner, Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2016 Gartner Eye on Innovation Awards. Nominations will be accepted through July 31 via an online entry form. Entry is open to any financial institution (not technology vendors or technology services companies) that has implemented an innovation using digital technology capabilities, products or services within the financial services industry in the relevant award categories during the past year.

"Gartner's Eye on Innovation Awards recognize innovative use of technology-enabled capabilities to highlight 'best-in-class' financial industry initiatives and to offer insight as to developments in digital innovation," said Juergen Weiss, managing vice president at Gartner. "These initiatives are vital as catalysts for institutions becoming digital businesses."

The awards will be presented to company honorees in three categories. Presentations by the finalists will take place at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 in OrlandoGold Coast, Australia and Barcelona. The winners will be chosen by the attendees at the events.

Awards will be given in the following three categories:

  • Most Innovative Digital Business Model
  • Most Innovative Digital Customer Service or Product
  • Most Innovative Digital Cost-Saving 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 Eye on Innovation Award winner or finalist is not an endorsement by Gartner of any company, vendor, product or service.

For more information about the Gartner Eye on Innovation Awards and to complete an entry form, go to http://surveys.gartner.com/s/EyeOnInnovationAwards2016. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2016

About Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and other senior IT executives. IT executives rely on these events to gain insight into how their organizations can use IT to overcome business challenges and improve operational efficiency. Follow news and updates from the events on Twitter using #GartnerSYM.

Upcoming dates and locations for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 include:

September 26-28, Cape Town, South Africa

October 5-7, Tokyo, Japan

October 16-20, Orlando, Florida

October 24-27, Sao Paulo, Brazil

October 24-27, Gold Coast, Australia

November 6-10, Barcelona, Spain

November 15-18, Goa, India

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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