Celebrating Data Virtualization Rockstars
Finalists verified and notified. Winner to be announced during Denodo DataFest.

Those who make data virtualization shine

Starting this year, as part of DataFest 2018, our annual user conference, we would like to recognize some of our customers who have demonstrated some of the best uses of data virtualization using the Denodo Platform. If you think you are a customer whose data-driven innovation has brought about a positive and tangible impact in your organization, we welcome you to please share your story.

The top three submissions will be considered finalists and will be invited to present at DataFest 2018. Audience poll during DataFest will determine the winner. All three finalists will receive award from Denodo CMO, Ravi Shankar.

Nominations will end by 30 September and winners will be announced on 1 November 2018, at DataFest.

Our judges

The finalists of Denodo Data Innovation Awards are selected by a group of thought leaders who will judge your submission against the criteria mentioned below.

Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar

CMO at Denodo

Ravi Shankar is the chief marketing officer at Denodo Technologies. He is responsible for Denodo’s global marketing efforts, including product marketing, demand generation, communications, and partner marketing. Ravi brings more than 25 years of proven marketing leadership from enterprise software leaders such as Oracle and Informatica.

Alberto Pan
Alberto Pan

CTO at Denodo

Alberto Pan is chief technical officer at Denodo and an associate professor at University of A Coruña. He has lead product development tasks for all versions of the Denodo Platform. He has authored more than 25 scientific papers in areas such as data virtualization, data integration, and web automation.

Lakshmi Randall
Lakshmi Randall

Director of Product Marketing at Denodo

Lakshmi Randall is director of product marketing at Denodo. Previously, she was a research director at Gartner covering data warehousing, data integration, big data, information management, and analytics practices.

Paul Moxon
Paul Moxon

VP and Chief Evangelist at Denodo

Paul is VP of data architectures and chief evangelist, responsible for product management and solution architecture at Denodo. He has over 20 years of experience with leading integration companies such as Progress Software, BEA Systems, and Axway.

Pablo Alvarez Yanez
Pablo Alvarez

Director of Product Management at Denodo

Pablo Alvarez is the director of product management at Denodo. Pablo has been fighting in the data virtualization trenches for more than 10 years. Previously, he has worked as a principal solution architect with Denodo, leading data virtualization acquisition by Denodo's largest customers.

What are our judges looking for

Our judges will be evaluating your submission based on the information provided in three specific required areas and a fourth, optional area:

  • Business Impact - How Denodo Platform has positively changed your organization in terms of revenue impact, cost reduction, business processes efficiency, operational efficiency, sales and marketing effectiveness, cross-sell and upsell, and other ways.
  • Technical Impact - How Denodo Platform has positively impacted your data architecture for better data science, data analytics, data discovery, security, compliance and governance etc.
  • Return on Investment - How Denodo Platform has reduced your resource usage, reduced product or services time-to-market, reduced time-to-deployment, reduced TCO, etc.
  • If there is any additional information that you would like to share in terms of social impact, business model change or any other impact beyond the topics mentioned above, that would be the cherry on top.

What’s in it for you?

The customers who submitted the top three submissions will be invited to present their stories in front of hundreds of Datafest 2018 participants and some of the most notable analysts in the industry. Some of our customer stories have been placed in the reports of prominent analysts such as Gartner and Forrester.

Winners will receive a Denodo Data Innovation Award, and we will highlight your achievement through mentions in press release and social media. Frequently, some of our top customer stories also get the attention of journalists from well known media outlets for articles.

Nomination categories

You can submit your nomination in any of the categories below, or in a category of your own choosing. The top three submissions across all categories will be selected as award winners. Each submission will be evaluated regardless of the chosen category selected.

  • Logical Data Warehousing
  • Cloud Modernization
  • Next-Generation Analytics
  • Data Services Marketplace
  • Data Privacy and Governance
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Edge Computing

Additional Details

  • Nominees must have deployed the Denodo Platform in their company’s production environment.
  • All data collected about nominees or their organizations will be kept strictly confidential.
  • Denodo reserves the right to publish winning organizations’ names in a press release, with explicit consent from those organizations.
  • Denodo reserves the right to contact nominees throughout the nomination process, on a need basis, and as appropriate.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about the Denodo Data Innovation Awards, please contact
  • Denodo will announce the winner at Datafest 2018, to be held on November 1 in New York.