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Digital Tech 2019

9th May 2019

radisson blu, glasgow

About digital tech 2019

The ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards 2019 showcase excellence within the industry rewarding the innovation, expertise and ambition of businesses large and small – and the people who drive them.

Running for nine years, these are the must-have awards in the Scottish digital industry. We shine a spotlight on the world-leading work and remarkable innovation happening in Scotland right now.

Past winners include Arnold Clark, RBS, Skyscanner, Urban Tide, Mind of My Own, HotDocs, Digitonic and many more.

Raise your profile
Shine the spotlight on your achievements, get some recognition for all that hard work and make the world sit up and take notice of your brand.
Increase your credibility
The number and quality of entries we receive proves that our fair nation has bags of talent. Endorsement from a hand picked panel of household names is something that money can’t buy.
Right fit for you
Categories cover a whole rainbow of digital technologies, from emerging companies to large established players, B2B and B2C, Public Sector and Financial Services – it’s all here and you will fit right in somewhere (trust us!)
Connect
The awards are a chance to make new contacts, hear new ideas, be inspired and to catch up and connect with friends, clients and acquaintances from across the sector.

CATEGORIES

Open to all Scottish based companies.

BEST NEW PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Can be entered by any company who have developed a product/service that can be viewed as innovative or disruptive. We are looking to recognise the very best achievements in harnessing the power of digital to secure a clear market success. Your product/service will be either sold B2B or B2C.

FINTECH INNOVATION

Judges are looking for an exciting, far-reaching technology-based method/type/style of innovation that disrupts the financial services sector. Show how your business has provided solutions that fundamentally improve customer service and/or business performance.

INNOVATION WITHIN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Judges are looking for evidence of how innovative technology solutions have been used to revolutionise and streamline delivery of essential public services to their end-users. Demonstrate how your company has provided the best solution to a public sector challenge

BEST TRAINING PROGRAMME

Identifying and maximising skills can galvanise action and can accelerate growth. Education, training and upskilling are fundamental to this approach. We are looking for the inspirational, practical and effective education and training solutions which have made this happen.

CYBER SECURITY INITIATIVE

For this award, we want to recognise a creative initiative or new product launched in the last two years that has broken boundaries and increased market size. Has this revolutionised the market in some way, pushed the limits of insurability or overcome technical challenges?

TRANSFORMATIONAL INNOVATION THROUGH DATA

This award is to recognise teams or individuals who have used Data to innovate and transform their business, their client relationships or the services and products they deliver to market.

CULTURE & LEADERSHIP AWARD

Helping to grow a technology company takes ambition, vision, market insight and spades of hard work. Your company culture is a reflection of you and what your organisation stands for, it’s the voice of your business and employee satisfaction is key. This category will recognise the company who has best defined a common language, values and standards, placed employee wellness at their core, has great communication and have a leader who is the company’s strongest advocate. We are looking to find the person who has the proven leadership skills to inspire their team and the dogged determination to grow their business even when the going gets tough.

DIGITAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR

We will be looking for the agency which has brought genuine flair and imagination to their client’s brief. The judges will be looking for original thinking, impressive execution and – above all – clear results from a project or commission

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Our top awards will go to the businesses that most impress the judges with their commercial and financial success. The business will be demonstrably well-managed, produce outstanding technology products or services – and above all has outstanding long-term growth potential.

EMERGING - Companies less than 4 years old and less than 10 staff

SMALL-MEDIUM -Companies with less than 100 staff

LARGE - Companies with 101+ staff

frequently asked questions

The awards are open to any person or company who meet the criteria.

Nope, it’s completely free

Easy, complete the online application form. You’ll get a notification online and an email to confirm we’ve received your entry.

No unfortunately not, entries must be submitted using our online platform.

No, you can save your entry online and come back to it as many times as you wish prior to hitting submit.

Try to bear the following tips in mind when completing the online entry form:

  • Make sure that you have answered all the questions as fully as possible
  • Ensure that you show clearly how your nomination meets the criteria defined for this award category
  • Keep your entry concise and focused
  • Do not exceed the maximum word count
  • The judges will be looking for tangible evidence to support your entry. Please supply performance data, costs, examples, testimonials or user feedback where possible
  • Only submit supporting evidence if it helps to support your success.

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All nominations are kept confidential until the judging panel sits. We will then write to all those who were nominated or who submitted nominations to advise them whether or not they were shortlisted.

The submission document will provide the basis for shortlisting entrants where a final decision will be made on the winning entry.

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony on Thursday 9th May 2019. This award ceremony and dinner is open to all, but tickets must be purchased in advance.

The finalists and winners will be selected by an independent panel made up of experts. ScotlandIS staff do not sit on the panel and have no influence on the panel’s decisions

The awards are not just about rewarding excellence, they are also about showcasing successful or innovative ways of working and helping others to learn from and replicate your achievements. As such, ScotlandIS will be looking to work with winning organisations to publicise the work that you do and to promote it as an example of good practice. For example, this may involve featuring your work in our good practice publications or training, featuring you in Awards press releases or inviting you to speak at our events. We will be flexible in our approach to this and will explore ways to promote your work if you are successful in winning an award.

You should also be aware that we may use information or images supplied as part of your entry for our publicity material. By entering the awards, you are agreeing to this.

We’re glad you asked! You can do so online here, or by contacting Kelly McErlane on 01506 472200 or Kelly.mcerlane@scotlandis.com

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“I haven’t returned back to earth yet! We loved every minute.Great job ScotlandIS it was a fabulous night.”

Jill Thorburn, Director, Mind of My Own (winner Best Public Sector Product or Service 2018)