Paragon Awards recognize pioneering work in the outsourcing industry.

Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, has announced the finalists for the 2016 Paragon Awards in Europe.

Presented by ISG, the Paragon Awards is the first awards program to honor organizations for their contributions to the continuing evolution of the outsourcing industry. The awards emphasize the importance of taking new and innovative approaches towards the provision of services, rather than simply celebrating deal-based activity.

Winners in each category will be selected by a panel of independent industry experts and announced on June 30, 2016 at a celebratory gala in London.

The finalists in each category are:

Excellence: Outstanding delivery by a service provider


Capgemini and Centrica

Concentrix and client (anonymous)

Tech Mahindra and Testing Factory

Wipro and Morrisons

Transformation: Successfully transformed organization or key business function


BT and Etihad Airways

Infosys and Proximus

Wipro and Shell

Leadership: A client executive who demonstrated exceptional drive and leadership


Jim Hosier, Aviva

Tom Hayes, Allied Irish Bank

Mike Stone, Ministry of Defence

Collaboration: a mutually beneficial sourcing relationship between client and provider


Capgemini and the Environment Agency

Cognizant and Clear Channel International

ITC Infotech and British American Tobacco

Imagination: rewarding creativity and entrepreneurial spirit in helping organizations future-proof businesses and better serve customers


EXL and Shopdirect

Infosys and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)

Wipro and BT Openreach

Impact: recognizing the impact of a client/service provider(s) relationship on a community or other group


Capgemini and Heathrow Airport

EXL and British Gas

Infosys and Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

ISG Special Award
New for 2016, the Special Award will be awarded on the night of June 30 to a nominated individual or organization. The winner will be identified by ISG to recognize their significant contribution to the sourcing industry.

Rob Chapman, partner, ISG, said: “Huge congratulations to all of the finalists, whose hard work and creativity throughout this year is evident in the exceptional submissions we received. We are pleased to reward the values-based behaviors that result in positive, enduring relationships between businesses and their customers. We wish every finalist the very best in the next round.”
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