Project of the Year This award is for the team whose technology project demonstrates delivering great value to the customer and the stakeholders, effective use of management tools and techniques as well as innovative delivery approaches. Measurements of success, including metrics, are critical components of a successful entry. Best “Technology for Good" Project Many organisations aim to produce positive societal impact or contribute to solving of a societal challenge. Perhaps you have enhanced access to information, created an environment for people to connect, developed a product that has enabled better access to services or have supported your local community. Equally, you may have done vital sustainability work, for example, by reducing carbon emissions. Whatever it is – we want to hear about it! “Technology Refresh” Project of the Year Tell us about a noteworthy and successful technology refresh project. You may have refreshed vital infrastructure, changed a core business application such as HR or a Financials system. Productivity tools may have been revitalised or the technology platform for your digital products. Detail how this important refresh made tangible improvements to your business, core capabilities, stability, or security. Cloud Project of the Year This award will recognise excellence in a cloud computing implementation. This could be the planning and management of cloud infrastructure, use of data, cloud storage or cloud security, for example. Demonstrate how the use of cloud technology has impacted your organisation. AI Project of the Year This award recognises a company that has used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create new possibilities – whether internally or more broadly in society. Tell us how you have deployed AI technologies, what you have learnt and what advancements you have been able to create. Infrastructure Project Show us how your infrastructure project improved customer service, provided greater computing and storage capabilities or increased your speed to market in a dependable and secure way. Awarded to a team that helps run the organisation with efficiency and at optimal cost by utilising modern products, technology, and services to handle infrastructure needs. Data and Analytics Project of the Year This award focuses on projects that delivered improved business insights. Please share how you did this through data including previously unharnessed data, analytics tools, and business knowledge. Show us how data is analysed and used and what insights you have actioned. Don’t forget present the outcomes e.g. cost savings, improved margins, and competitive advantage.
Outstanding Team of the Year This award will go to a team that achieves high performance standards and was successful in bringing tangible and significant benefits to their organisation. This category invites submissions from teams that drive best practices, positively impact efficiency, productivity and performance of their organisation and contribute to a truly inclusive, positive and collaborative culture. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award - NEW This award recognises organisations for nurturing a diverse and inclusive workforce. The organisation must demonstrate that it has specific initiatives in place to promote diversity and inclusion and create opportunities for all employees. This might be in the form of network groups for employees, methods of recruitment as well as ways of collecting feedback and engaging staff. Tell us about the real impact you are creating and how you are doing it. Best Technology Company of the Year This award, will recognise outstanding delivery, focus on customer satisfaction and innovation. The winner will clearly demonstrate how they have been able to create an excellent customer experience, enhance opportunities, confirm their investment in technology advancement as well as show a commitment to making positive societal impact. Technology Recruiter of the Year - NEW This award recognises those recruitment companies whose extensive industry knowledge and capabilities enables them to find skilled candidates, understand client needs, keep up to date with evolving technology as well as industry trends and ensure diversity is also at the heart of what they do. Delivering Excellent Customer Experience This award recognises technology divisions who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, deep understanding of all elements of developing and delivering excellent customer experience, tailoring business processes and utilising technology to best serve customers and exceeding their expectations. You will need to demonstrate the steps you have taken to contribute to exceptional customer-centric culture.
Best Use of New Technologies This award recognises the successful implementation of a pioneering and transformative technology (a new development or service) that has been used to drive overall business performance. Please show how your innovative use of new technology impacts your organisation and your customers. Product Innovation This award will go to the organisation demonstrating the most outstanding product innovation. Please describe how you have implemented a new or significantly improved/redesigned a product. You may have created new functionality or components to make your product stand out from the rest.
Rising Star This award will recognise an individual with less than five years of industry experience who is making a significant contribution in the field of technology. Tell us about the impact the nominee has made, how they are achieving tangible results as well as showing commitment to new ideas and innovation. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Tell us about how this individual supports a culture of inclusion, how they have helped in reducing or removing the bias, how they have strived to remove barriers and have proactively raised awareness about the issues related to diversity and inclusion in technology. Technology Leader of the Year This award recognises leaders who have inspired others and have improved technology within their organisation. Tell us about how this person promoted technology within their business, made a positive impact and motivated the overall team and through their positivity and commitment have made a demonstrable difference. Mentor of the Year Calling on mentees to nominate for this Mentor of the Year award – based on your experience of receiving support and encouragement from your mentor. Your mentor may have given their time and knowledge to help with your career development, their guidance may have encouraged you to do something differently and their listening skills have enabled you to have a trusted environment for two-way conversations. Tell us how your mentor has been a positive influence in your professional journey and how their commitment has been productive and beneficial for you.