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Next Gen Market Research Group Establishes Award for Change Agents, Calls for Nominations PDF Print E-mail
Written by Anderson Analytics   
19 Oct 2010
Disruptive Innovator Award to Be Presented at IIR’s The Market Research Event, November 8-10 in San Diego, CA

Next Gen Market Research (NGMR) – the premier online networking group for market research, information services and insights professionals – is proud to announce creation of the 1st annual NGMR Disruptive Innovator Award and has issued an open call for nominations thru October 28.

The award will recognize companies and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding leadership as change agents and made significant contributions to harnessing disruptive innovation – technological, methodological or otherwise – to drive research industry progress.

NGMR will present the award at the largest and most prestigious market research industry conference of the year, The Market Research Event (TMRE), taking place November 8-10 in San Diego, CA. TMRE’s organizer, IIR USA, has reported that this year’s event is on track to break attendance records.

“Understanding, managing and leveraging disruptive innovation and change is something that is important in every industry, and especially ours.  NGMR is honored to be involved with such a high-profile conference as IIR’s The Market Research Event. TMRE is a perfect platform to showcase and encourage the ingenuity and innovation leadership that NGMR stands for,” said Tom H. C. Anderson, founder and chairman of NGMR.

“The Market Research Event has a proud legacy of featuring the industry’s most innovative thinkers and visionary leaders, so we think NGMR’s award celebrating these values is a natural fit, and we are delighted to host its inauguration,” said Kim Rivielle, managing director of IIR USA’s Marketing & Business Strategy division.

NGMR’s Global Advisory Board is currently seeking nominations for the award, which will be presented at The Market Research Event in San Diego, CA on November 11th. The winner(s) will also participate in a special panel discussion on the future of research.

Individuals and companies are eligible for the award. They may be nominated by another individual or organization, self-nominated or nominated from within the NGMR volunteer leadership.

Winners will be selected by NGMR’s Global Board of Advisors, whose members include:
Tom H. C. Anderson – CEO, Anderson Analytics
Gordon Morris, Global Insights Manager, Sony Ericsson
Mike Gadd, President, Gadd Research
Duncan Stuart, Director, Kudos Organizational Dynamics
Jasper Lim, Director, The Merlien Institute
Jan Fager, Managing Director, The Swedish Marketing Federation

Winners will be selected based on criteria including:
• Demonstrated disposition toward disruptive innovation

• Leadership in responsible adoption of new techniques

• Creativity, passion and expertise in technology, data and analytic insight solutuions

The open nomination process closes on October 28th, 2010. Nominations should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and should include two or three paragraphs of supporting information as well as nominee bio and/or company background.

About Next Gen Market Research (NGMR)

For further information, please visit the NGMR website and blog at and .

About The Market research Event
For more than a decade, IIR USA’s The Market Research Event (TMRE) has delivered the highest caliber of cutting-edge information, business-building insights and speakers available to the market research and information services industry.

In addition to providing a full-day symposia circuit and a two-day, five-track conference program covering an exhaustive portfolio of industry topics and specialist areas, TMRE 2010 will offer a mentoring program, organized match-making/networking services, tools to help attendees assess their conference ROI and much more!  

For further information, please visit

IIR USA  (New York, NY) is the U.S. subsidiary of the Institute for International Research (IIR), the world’s largest conference company and the leader in the provision of business information for over 25 years. IIR produces over 5,000 events annually through its network of offices in over 35 countries.

For further details, please visit us online at:

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