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Lainie Cooney and DPI Specialty Foods Inc. Win a 2016 Ventana Research Business Technology Leadership Award Using Dayforce TeamRelate from Ceridian

Minneapolis, MN, January 4, 2017

Ceridian, a global human capital management technology company, announces that Lainie Cooney and DPI Specialty Foods Inc. are the recipients of a 2016 Business Technology Leadership Award from Ventana Research in the category of collaboration. The Ventana Research Leadership Awards identify business and IT leaders who are using technologies and applying best practices to create the best possible outcomes in productivity, performance and support of an organization's goals and objectives.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our organization’s human capital management accomplishments,” says Lainie Cooney, Chief Human Resource Officer at DPI Specialty Foods Inc. “At DPI, we have a number of strategic projects that requires highly competent teams in many different locations to be built quickly and efficiently. Dayforce TeamRelate helps all our employees relate better to one another, communicate and work together effectively across the enterprise.”

“Congratulations to Lainie Cooney and the entire DPI Specialty Foods team on this recent award win,” says David Ossip, Chairman and CEO of Ceridian. “It is wonderful to see people, processes and technology come together to achieve results.”

“DPI Specialty Foods and the leadership of Lainie Cooney have advanced the business collaboration efforts of its workforce, adding human capital value to its organization,” says Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research. “Through its use of Dayforce TeamRelate, DPI Specialty Foods is able to invigorate collaboration through understanding the competencies of its workers.”

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