2022
PIONEER AWARDS

Celebrating the pioneers of the digital product era, the Amplitude users who build faster, smarter, and always with their customers in mind.

Hey there, Pioneer.

We see how you’ve unlocked insights using Amplitude to make your customers’ —and colleagues’—lives better. You’ve learned more about what they need to work, bank, eat, shop, and live smarter. You’ve helped your product grow, engage, and retain more customers. And all the while, you’ve shared your discoveries with your teammates to build a data-informed culture.

The 2022 Pioneer Award Finalists

Customer Impact Award

Field Nation

Kayle Schiele

Senior Customer Success Specialist

 

Highspot

Dan Fennell

Director of Customer Marketing & Advocacy

 

BPmobile

Catherine Valui

QA Manager

Growth Architect Award

SoFi

Connie Crossley

Principal Product Manager

 

Leal

Emmanuel Boros

VP of Growth

 

Nate

Clare Blessen

Director of Business Intelligence

Product Innovation Award

Tornado

Bernard George

Co-Founder, CEO

 

Shift

Mark Brenneman

Senior Product Manager

 

Liteboxer

Terra Moran

Product Manager

Data Culture Award

Fender

Claire Armstrong

Director of Digital Product

 

Culture Amp

Nicholas Threapleton

Lead Product Analyst

 

Smart Recruiters

Konstantinos Anagnostou

Senior Product Analyst

 

SoFi

Somas Thyagaraia

Director of Product Management

Marketing Insight Award

Invoice2go

Naomi West

Lifecycle Marketing Manager

 

Meditopia

Pilar Cardenas

Chief Growth Officer

 

Mint Mobile

Sheena Green

Director, Digital Insights & Analytics

 

Housecall Pro

Lauren Polinsky

Director Website Optimization

Product-Led Award

SoFi

Forrest Miller

Principal Product Owner

 

Walkie-Talkie

Maxime Berthelot

Head of Growth

 

Tempo Software

Aadi Sharma

Manager, Enterprise Product Data & Analytics

 

Jumbo Interactive

Adam Hili

Product Manager

Pioneer of the Year

Patrick Gordon

Head of Growth

Jumo Interactive

 

Spondon Hazarika

Senior Product Manager

Showcase IDX

Pioneer of the Year

Philip Mason

Vehicle Data Control Center VDCC – Product Group Owner

Ford

 

Jennifer Prasol

Digital Insights and Optimization

Dell

Past Pioneer Award Winners

To learn additional details about our 2020 winners, view the announcement press release and blog.

What Award Winners Receive

Winners are recognized by a panel of industry experts and will be featured across Amplitude’s blog, social media channels, and media outreach. Winners will also receive:

  • 3 Conference passes: Take your team to Amplify 2022
  • Clout Kit: A “Clout Kit” including social media badges, Zoom backgrounds, and a blog spotlight.
  • Winners celebration package: Everything you need to celebrate your win at home.

FAQ

What are the categories for the Pioneer Awards

The Pioneer of the Year
This award honors 3 leaders globally who have led their teams and organizations to do more with data. These winners thrive on creating strategic business value for their customers.

The Data Culture Award

Spotlights individuals who led their organization’s transformation to a customer-centric, data-driven culture using Amplitude. These users have fostered true data democracies that allowed more people to access data and analytics in their everyday work.

The Growth Architect Award

Recognizes the leaders who drive better decisions by ensuring their organizations use complete, trustworthy, and actionable data. They design ecosystem and instrument data that connects their teams to customers and accelerates innovation.

The Product Innovation Award

Honors individuals who used data insights to build a new, cutting-edge product, experience or feature. Their innovation set a new bar for the industry and blew away their customers.

The Customer Impact Award

Celebrates those who have found inventive ways to use Amplitude data to personalize customer experiences, leading to a product or feature that has had lots of customer love and adoption. From impressive adoption to high-performing KPIs and widespread customer love, these pioneers have the data to prove their products drive impact and changed their customers’ lives.

The Marketing Insight Award

Recognizes a marketer with a “Customer-first” motto. This winner has found game-changing insights and amazing ways to use Amplitude data to improve marketing KPIs and drive significant business impact.

The Product-Led Award

Honors a customer whose product is now the competitive advantage and driver of customer loyalty. This winner has helped their organization show tangible examples of a data-driven product strategy by effectively leveraging Amplitude to deliver new business growth via their products.

Why should I apply?

Developing, launching, growing, and managing digital products is a special craft. These awards celebrate the people behind hit products.

Nominate yourself to be recognized for your work or the work of someone you know withgreat prizes from the Amplitude team.

Do I need to be an Amplitude customer or user?

Yes. Only Amplitude customers or users will be considered for Pioneer Awards. We encourage all customers, partners, and employees to nominate Amplitude users for these awards. We want to hear about the outstanding work that you, your colleague, or industry peer has done over the last year.

In your submission, please provide details that illustrate why this individual stands out. If he, she or they excel in more than one category, you can submit nominations for multiple awards.

Who can submit a nomination?

The Pioneer Awards reflect our customers’ ground-breaking work over the past year. They recognize the companies and individuals using analytics and product intelligence to drive business innovation and growth. These are individuals and teams in product, analytics, and growth who are paving the way for leading-edge, data-informed product management.

If you use Amplitude and have a story to tell from your work in product, engineering, growth, marketing, or data science, apply today!

How will Winners be notified and selected?

Winners will be selected by a panel of Amplitude leadership and industry influencers. All nominees will be notified in April and asked to provide additional details about why he, she or they should win the award.

How will finalists and winners be announced?

Nominations close March 28. Winners will be announced in late May 2022.