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April 05, 2017

The BTOES17 Awards: Sanofi & Philips Lighting take home the Platinum Awards!

The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards announces its 2017 winners

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards TrophiesThe winners for all categories and the special awards were announced at The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards Gala Reception on Wednesday March 22, held at The Four Seasons Resort At Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida.

DSC_0384.jpgDevender Malhotra, Vice President & Chief Quality Officer at Wipro, received the People Award for Deployment Leader of the Year. This award is given to the person who has lead the organizations through successful Operational Excellence deployments, and delivered the most outstanding results for their organization.


The Platinum Award for Organizational Excellence went to the Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences award winners Sanofi Pasteur, with the Platinum Award for the best Operational Excellence Project went to the Best Achievement in Business Transformation winner, Philips lighting. 

DSC_0476.jpgPhilips Lighting Representative Brian Koch accepts the Platinum Award for Best Operational Excellence Project

Honors were given to a total of 12 organizations for adopting and deploying Operational Excellence projects & processes to achieve significant organizational improvements.

Roll Call of Winners and Finalists

Deployment Leader of The Year Award.

  • Devender Malhotra, Vice President and Chief Quality officer, Wipro Limited 

Best Achievement in Cultural Transformation to deliver a high performing Operational Excellence culture.

  • NextEra Energy

Best Achievement in Business Transformation

  • Philips Lighting

Best Achievement in Digital Transformation

  • Mentis Neuro Health

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Pharmaceuticals & Life Science

  • Sanofi Pasteur

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities

  • Black & Veatch 

Best Achievement in Technology Enabled Process Automation.

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre 

Best Achievement in Operational Excellence to deliver an outstanding Value Creation or Innovation Execution project.

  • Joint Winners: Cognizant & Singtel 

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Manufacturing

  • Johnson Controls

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Technology & Communications

  • IBM

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Healthcare

  • University Health Network (UHN)

The 2017 Finalists include:

ZS Associates, MassMutual, Cyient, EDP Renewables, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Arrow Electronics & more.

DSC_0489.jpgTo view the winning entry case studies and see the full list of finalists by category, please visit, or for more pictures from the Awards, including all Finalists & Winners, please click here.

The accompanying Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit is the largest annual gathering of senior Operational Excellence Professionals.   Keynote speakers included: Former Chief Innovation Officer Omar Hatamleh of NASA, Priya Anant, Director of Global Vendor Operations, Trust & Safety at Google, and Jeff Hastie & David Margil of BOSE Corporation.

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