November 29, 2016

2016 Dive Awards

The 2016 Dive Awards recognize each industrys top disruptors and innovators. From Company of the Year to Obsession of the Year, we solicited suggestions for title nominees from among our millions of readers.

With the help of a panel of industry insiders, winners were chosen by the editors based on resonance and industry impact.

Here are our industry winners:

BioPharma Dive

Company of the year: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Executive of the year: Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis

Rivalry of the year: Opdivo vs. Keytruda

Most valuable pharma deal: Bayer/CRISPR Joint Venture Casebia Therapeutics

Most disruptive innovation of the year: CAR-T

Drug launch of the year: Pfizer and Celltrions Inflectra

Turnaround of the year: Pfizer

Obsession of the year: Drug Pricing

Most "epic fail": Valeant's business strategy

Most uncomfortable DTC campaign: Mylans unbranded allergy ad

CIO Dive

Company of the year: Amazon Web Services

Executive of the year: Maya Leibman, EVP and CIO of American Airlines

Company Feud of the year: Apple vs. FBI

Policy of the year: The Email Privacy Act

Most disruptive idea of the year: The growth and evolution of "as a Service" models

Most promising acquisition: Microsoft and LinkedIn

Transformation of the year: Big banks and the financial sector moving to adopt the cloud

Obsession of the year: Digital transformation

Biggest industry threat: The human factor in cybersecurity

Most promising technology enterprises will want to adopt: Artificial intelligence and automation

Construction Dive

Company of the year: AECOM

Executive of the year: Sarah Carr, McCarthy Building Companies

Most disruptive/innovative idea of the year: Mass-timber construction

Transformation/turnaround of the year: Union stronghold cities transitioning away from organized labor

Obsession of the year: Skilled-labor shortage

Project of the year: National Museum of African American History and Culture

Policy/regulation of the year: Federal Aviation Administration's commercial drone rules

Technology of the year: Virtual, mixed and augmented reality

Homebuilding innovator of the year: Sm+RT Homes

Home design trend of the year: Modular housing

Education Dive: Higher Ed

College/University of the year: Arizona State University

Executive of the year: Matthew Holland, President, Utah Valley University

Most disruptive idea: Microcredentials/Badging

Turnaround of the year: Sweet Briar College

Obsession of the year: Affordability

Policy of the year: The U.S. Department of Educations zeroing in on for-profit colleges

Legal Battle of the year: Fisher v. Texas

Best Investment: Public education

Startup of the year: WorldQuant University

Biggest Missed Opportunity: Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

Education Dive: K12

School/District of the year: New Hampshires Sanborn Regional, Rochester, Epping and Souhegan School Districts

Administrator of the year: Dr. Jessica Ainsworth, former assistant principal at Lithia Springs High School in Georgia

Most disruptive/innovative idea: Unlearning

Turnaround of the year: Premont Independent School District

Obsession of the year: Every Student Succeeds Act

Policy of the year: Transgender bathroom regulations

Legal Battle of the year: Standardized testing opt-out movement

Best Investment: Early childhood/pre-k programs

Startup of the year: AltSchool

Biggest Miss: Making teaching more appealing as a career field

Food Dive

Company of the year: Campbell

Executive of the year: Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo

Disruptive idea of the year: Transparency

Deal of the year: Danone-WhiteWave

Ingredient of the year: Probiotics

Problem of the year: Lawsuits involving 'natural' product claims

Turnaround/transformation of the year: Hostess

Obsession of the year: Clean labels

New regulatory policy of the year: Nutrition Facts Panel

Vanishing ingredient of the year: Artificial colors

Healthcare Dive

Organization of the year: White House

Administrator of the year: CMS acting Administrator Andy Slavitt

Transformation of the year: Payment reform

Disruption of the year: Cancer moonshot

Feud of the year: DOJ-megamergers

Job of the year: Nurse

Best Development for Patients: Behavioral telehealth services

Obsession of the year: ACA insurance markets

Health tech to watch: Wearables

Tweet of the year: Andy Slavitt on Medicare

HR Dive

Company of the year: General Electric

Executive of the year: Mark Levy, global head of employee experience of Airbnb

Most disruptive idea: Gig economy

Regulation of the year: Overtime rule

Obsession of the year: Diversity

Biggest HR tech innovation: Predictive analytics

HR blog of year: Ask a Manager

Transformation of the year: General Electric

Best hiring app: LinkedIn Recruiter

Best learning/training program: Adobe Captivate

Marketing Dive

Marketer of the year: Dunkin' Donuts

Executive of the year: Marc Pritchard, chief brand officer, Procter & Gamble Co.

Innovative idea of the year: Automated creative

Transformation of the year: Amazon

Obsession of the year: Twitter's next move

Breakthrough platform of the year: Snapchat

Controversy of the year: Ad agency business practices

Campaign of the year: Dove: "My Beauty, My Say"

Agency of the year: In-house agencies

Fail of the year: Microsofts racist chatbot

Retail Dive

Company of the year: Amazon

Executive of the year: Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO

Startup of the year: Starship Technologies

Most intriguing investment of the year: Wal-Mart/Jet acquisition

Most disruptive idea of the year: Automated commerce

Obsession of the year: Pokemon Go

Turnaround of the year: Best Buy

Disappointment of the year: Nordstrom

Controversy of the year: Alibaba counterfeit merchandise

Social media fail of the year: Stephen Curry's "Chef" shoe

Supply Chain Dive

Company of the year: Amazon

Executive of the year: Rose Marcario, President and Chief Executive Officer, Patagonia

Most disruptive/innovative idea: Cloud-based freight marketplaces

Turnaround of the year: J.C. Penney

Machine of the year: The drone

Obsession of the year: Supply chain visibility

Crisis of the year: Hanjins bankruptcy

Influencer of the year: Tania Seary, Founder, Procurious

Most impactful regulation: Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass Amendment

Most valuable logistics startup: Matternet

Utility Dive

Company of the year: Berkshire Hathaway Energy

CEO of the year: Chris Cane, CEO of Exelon

Disruptive idea of the year: Reforming the Energy Vision

Transformation of the year: Renewable production/investment tax credits

Feud of the year: Nevadas solar controversy

Obsession of the year: Clean Power Plan

Deal of the year: Exelon-Pepco

Policymaker of the year: Audrey Zibelman, New York State Public Service Commission chair

Biggest miss of the year: SunEdison bankruptcy

Most ambitious project of the year: Diablo Canyon nuclear plant shutdown

Waste Dive

Company of the year: NYC Department of Sanitation

Executive of the year: Ron Mittelstaedt, CEO of Waste Connections

Most disruptive innovation of the year: ByFusion RePlast blocks

Safety initiative of the year: Solid Waste Association of North America's Safety Ambassador program

Transformation of the year: Republic Services' new Customer Resource Centers

Obsession of the year: Food waste

Education program of the year: Recycle By City

Technology of the year: Fire Rover's Portable Fire Suppression System

Hauler hero: Arnold Harvey, Waste Management

Young professional of the year: Boyan Slat, The Ocean Cleanup