Amplitude Pioneer Awards 2020

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 2020 Pioneer Award Winners

10 Amplitude Pioneer Award recipients won in 4 game-changing categories.

Mary Alfheim

Product Analytics Lead


The Data Culture Award

Stefan Partin

UX Research Data Scientist


The Data Culture Award

Stefan Rijkaart

UX Research Data Scientist


The Data Culture Award

Chad Meeks

Data Product Manager

Movies Anywhere

The Growth Architect Award

Muhammed Qureshi

Data Analytics Architect


The Growth Architect Award

Josh Stephens

VP of Product


The Product Innovation Award

Miguel Navarro

Head of Voice and Emerging Platforms

TD Bank

The Product Innovation Award

Rayen Magpantay

Product Manager


The Product Impact Award

Aarón Zajac

Customer Analytics and Optimization Analyst


The Product Innovation Award

Rosalba Nunez

Customer Analytics & Optimization Specialist


The Product Innovation Award

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:

An Amplify ’21 Session

The ability to tell their story onstage at Amplify ’21

Conference passes

The ability to tell their story onstage at Amplify ’21

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.

2020 Datamonsters

Joining the Pioneers are another select group of customer award recipients called the “Datamonsters.” Named for Amplitude’s mascot, a friendly monster with an outsize appetite for insights, this category recognizes customers dominating their data. The winners created the most broadcasted learnings—charts, dashboards, or Notebooks consumed by multiple people within a seven-day period—in 2020 leading up to Amplify. Check out the 2020 Datamonsters and their stories here.


What are the categories for the Pioneer Awards?

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 Product Impact Award

Celebrates those whose product experiences delivered big outcomes for their business and customers. 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.

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.

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.

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!

Winners will be selected by a panel of Amplitude leadership and partners, WWT and Braze. All nominees will be notified prior to December 5 and asked to provide additional details about why he, she or they should win the award.

Nominations close November 25. Winners will be announced in early December.