The 2019 Business Innovation Brief MVP Awards!

Business Innovation Brief brings together the best content from hundreds of industry thought-leaders. These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts as judged by our readers, award committee, and our machine intelligence and social media. We will recognize the posts that provide the highest value to industry professionals - useful and actionable information, that is tactical or strategic in nature, providing either long-term or short-term value.

Check out the 2019 MVP Awards Winners Spotlight:



Awards will be given for articles covering the following categories:

Audience Size

Every day, our articles are read by an audience of over 78,000 people on our site and newsletter. We use our machine intelligence and social media, bolstered by our editorial team, to curate this content.

But 2019 is coming to an end and we want to know: of all of our articles, which are the best of the best? Our machine intelligence, social media, and editors can get us close. But we want that extra special touch that comes from beloved reader feedback.

You can represent these 78,000 readers. Cast your vote and let us know what you like to see!

Judging Criteria

We're judging posts that we see to provide the highest value to industry professionals. Does your article include useful and actionable information? Is it tactical or strategic? Does it provide short- or long-term value? Those are the types of questions our judges will be asking themselves.


Submitting content for consideration

To nominate an article, please fill out the Typeform above. Articles must have been published between January 1st, 2019 and October 18th, 2019 to be eligible.

Nominations are open until October 18th. After that, our panel of judges will review the nominations and narrow them down to a list of finalists for each category.


Finalists will be announced on November 18th. Once finalists are announced, we will open up voting to our readers. Voting ends on November 25th. Winners will be announced on December 4th.

Program Committee

Meet our expert panel of judges!

Tamara Ghandour

Founder & President, LaunchStreet

From being part of the elite group of TED speakers to completing three Tough Mudders (and counting), Tamara’s life is about breaking through the status quo for game-changing results. As the founder of LaunchStreet, helping teams and organizations across the globe compete, and win, by tapping the power of innovation, Tamara knows what it takes to drive growth and innovation daily in an ever-changing market-place. As the creator of the Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) Assessment, Tamara has developed the only tool able to measure people’s natural innovation strengths and deliver insights and tools for performing at their peak, bringing more innovative ideas to the table, and building high performance teams. At 27 she was the youngest person ever named to leadership in a leading global advertising agency. If you’ve walked the aisles of Target, you’ve pushed your cart past products and brands that have benefited from Tamara’s innovative approach – everything from Cheerios and Johnsonville Sausage to Procter & Gamble and Clorox. When companies like Disney, General Mill, RICOH and Red Robin want to up their innovation quotient, they call Tamara. Her business innovation podcast, Inside LaunchStreet, is listened to by thousands of innovators across the globe. She has run multi-million dollar businesses and launched a few of her own, learning from her successes and, most importantly, her failures. Tamara has been featured on The Today Show, EOFire Podcast, the New York Times, the Denver Business Journal, NBC 9News and on radio stations across the country. As a kid in computer camp, Tamara won the “I’ll try anything once” award - a motto that she still lives by.

Ankush Chopra

Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Dr. Ankush Chopra is an award winning globally recognized expert in strategy, business transformation and innovation. His book “The Dark Side of Innovation” was released in 2013 and has been hailed as a must read by business leaders. Chopra has worked in Asia, Europe and America as a manager, consultant and a business thinker. He is a frequent speaker at international forums on business strategy and innovation. He trains and consults with leading organizations around the world.

Janet Sernack

Founder and Chief Katalyst, ImagineNation

Janet Sernack is the Founder and CEO of ImagineNation™ a global network of future thinking innovation leaders in innovation consulting, culture, leadership and team development and coaching for individuals, teams, and organisations.

She adapts and applies her 30 years of global experience in consulting, culture development, change management, leadership and top team development, innovation education and coaching interventions, to her current work in innovation and entrepreneurship. Where she leads the way in helping businesses adapt and grow through disruption, by challenging businesses to be, think and act differently to co-create a world where people matter and innovation is the norm.

As a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, and as an ICF PCC executive coach, she is acknowledged as a global thought leader on the people side of innovation. She presents free monthly webinars, blogs regularly and is acknowledged as #13 in the top 40 innovation bloggers of 2018 at Innovation Excellence. She also presents an online ICF CCE ‘Coach for Innovators Certified Program’ and is a sought-out speaker at global conferences on innovation coaching, culture and leadership.

In 2010 she moved to the Middle East and joined the Start-Up Revolution and founded ImagineNation™ and now lives in lovely Bayside Melbourne, Australia.