Frost & Sullivan presented 25 awards to the best in Latin American industry at the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Latin America Best Practices Excellence Banquet, celebrated December 3, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Sao Paulo. During this event, companies and individuals were recognized for their industry leadership, innovative strategies and performance during 2009.
Held for the third consecutive year, the Frost & Sullivan Awards Banquet was attended by the industry's foremost players in Latin America. Benchmarked against leading companies in each category, the recipients of these awards represent the best-of-breed in their sector in the region.
This year's Awards were focused on six industry categories: Enterprise Communications, Healthcare, Information Technologies, Generation Transmission & Distribution, Industrial Process Control and Telecom Services.
Frost & Sullivan congratulates all the recipients of the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Latin America Best Practices Awards:
- Enterprise Communications
Unified Communications Vendor Of The Year: CISCO
Contact Center Outsourcing Provider Of The Year: TELEPERFORMANCE
Conferencing Vendor Of The Year: CISCO
Contact Center Solutions Vendor Of The Year: AVAYA
PACS Solution Provider Of The Year: MICRODATA
Patient Monitoring Company Of The Year: PHILIPS MEDICAL
- Information Technologies
IT Security Company Of The Year: CHECK POINT
IT Infrastructure Company Of The Year: LOCAWEB
IT Infrastructure Company Of The Year: Mid-Market: ALOG
IT Infrastructure Company Of The Year: Enterprise: TIVIT
- Generation, Transmission & Distribution
Product Line Strategy Of The Year: SIEMENS
Customer Value Enhancement Of The Year: CPFL Empresas
Penetration Strategy Of The Year: PRYSMIAN
Solution Differentiation Of The year: AES Eletropaulo
- Industrial Process Control
Market Penetration Leadership Of The Year: MV/LV - SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Customer Value Enhancement Of The Year: Heat Exchangers ALFA LAVAL
Innovative Business Strategy Of The Year: DEDINI
Customer Value Enhancement Of The Year: EMERSON
- Telecom Services
Convergence Strategy Of The Year: TELEFÓNICA Chile
Broadband Service Provider Of The Year: GVT
Corporate Service Provider Of The Year: GLOBAL CROSSING
Mobile Service Provider Of The Year: Oi
Entrepreneur Of The Year: Wilson Poit- POIT Energia
Chief Executive Officer Of The Year: Elizabeth Garcia – Avaya
"Frost & Sullivan was proud to recognize companies in Latin America that had delivered best practices in a variety of areas such as product innovation, technology innovation, market penetration, and customer value enhancement," said Frost & Sullivan Managing Partner Krishna Srinivasan. "During this awards ceremony, we showcased a wide range of benchmarking strategies from leading companies that overcame the challenges in global markets to drive growth in their respective sectors" The awards banquet was also distinguished by the presentation of the Frost & Sullivan 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Marcelo Argüelles of Grupo Sidus, whose distinguished career in the healthcare industry serves as an example for all market players, for his accomplishments as well as the lasting impressions he has had on the region.
The short-listed and award winner companies were selected through the ongoing and thorough research conducted by Frost & Sullivan's expert analyst teams that gather great expertise in the Latin America market, providing deep insight of the moves and trends in each of the awarded sectors.
The 2009 Latin America Best Practices Excellence Banquet is supported by media partners América Economía, Information Week Brasil, Saúde Business, CRN Brasil, Financial Report, Business News Americas, Contact Centers, Enlace Media Group and TeleSemana.
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