SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VenueNext, the industry-leading venue technology platform company, announced today it has been awarded the Gartner Data & Analytics Excellence Award for Best Use of Data in a Product or Service. The awards recognize excellence in data and analytics technology to drive best-in-class initiatives. VenueNext’s platform provides accurate data in real time, enabling its customers to make critical business decisions that have an impact immediately to the bottom line in the venues that they operate.
“We are honored to be recognized by research leader Gartner, Inc. for our work with professional sports organizations including the San Francisco 49ers and the Orlando Magic,” said John Paul, chief executive officer at VenueNext. “Our platform delivers valuable data insights that enable our customers in sports and entertainment to improve business outcomes and increase revenue in a very short time. We believe any large venue can benefit from our platform and we look forward to expanding to the healthcare market very soon.”
Six winners and 12 finalists were chosen from a pool of 152 submissions across all six categories. While the criteria were different for each category, all submissions were assessed by a team of Gartner analysts, and honorees were selected by benchmarking against world-class performance standards. Gartner looked for submissions with a strong organizational and leadership component, effective use of modern technologies, and most of all clear business outcomes.
VenueNext is a connected venue technology company on a mission to transform the way people around the world experience venues. VenueNext’s platform creates personalized mobile experiences that give guests convenience, control and choice over how they experience venues. The platform also generates data that gives venue owners real-time business intelligence to help them improve business outcomes. Founded in 2013, VenueNext is backed by Aurum Partners, Causeway Media Partners, Live Nation Entertainment, HPE Aruba, Twitter Ventures and others. VenueNext has offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York and London. VenueNext was named one of the top ten most innovative companies in sports by Fast Company in 2015 and the recipient of a 2015 Edison Award for Innovation.