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Judging Criteria

We are seeking entrants who have used technological innovation to demonstrate integrity, effectiveness and creativity – and above all, have had a huge influence on transforming the business or social landscape.

We want your application to be succinct and well written, as well as address some core criteria.

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25% Tell us about you

These awards are about recognising and rewarding both individuals and organisations, so of course we want to find out about all of our entrants.

If you are a business entering an awards category tell us about your organisation, its mission, objectives, its culture, achievements and brand values.

If you are a technology leader or individual entering the Most Disruptive CIO / CTO category tell us about your experience, achievements, commitment, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit.

We expect our entrants to spend 25% of the open-ended response here (250 words). You should:

  • Outline how your achievements are significant.
  • Demonstrate your personal and/or professional values.
  • Show us how you are an innovator in your business or personal community.

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25% Thinking

We’re all for technology being used above and beyond support systems. Entrants will have clearly demonstrated how they have converged technology with strategy and applied this powerful combination to develop a new business, positively impact a community, solve a workplace problem, or lead a team to success.

We expect our entrants to spend 25% of the open-ended response here (250 words). You should:

  • Outline your strategy.
  • Define the objectives you set out to achieve.
  • Detail the risks you identified and how you overcame them.
  • Demonstrate how you used software or hardware above and beyond support systems.

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25% Innovation

We are looking for organisations and individuals who have developed a solution that meets new or existing needs. Entrants will have demonstrated how they have applied technology in an innovative way to meet a specific social or business challenge.

We expect our entrants to spend 25% of the open-ended response here (250 words). You should:

  • Showcase the originality of your idea.
  • Demonstrate your creativity.
  • Outline how you combined strategic insights and creativity to be innovative.
  • Outline the new or existing need you set out to meet.

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25% Results

We are outcome driven. So we will be taking into account factors such as revenue generation, captured market share, increased brand awareness, and increased client acquisition or retention.

We expect our entrants to spend 25% of the open-ended response here (250 words). You should:

  • Demonstrate how you met a specific social or business challenge/need/opportunity (specific examples).
  • Provide before and after situation analysis.
  • Share specific results and outcomes.