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Digital Tech 2022

Applications for the Digital Tech Awards 2022 have now closed.

You can view the shortlist here or continue below.

We hope to see you on the 12th May!


Digital Tech Awards are back for 2022, bigger & better than ever

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

After a successful virtual event in 2021, we are pleased to once again be gathering in person on Thursday 12th May to celebrate everyone involved in the industry and highlight some of the great achievements within the tech sector over the last 12 months.

With only four award categories last year, we are back up to our usual number – with a few brand new categories to shake things up for 2022. Applications open from 17th December 2021 and close on 16th March 2022.

We look forward to you joining us for a night of food, fun and celebration of the industry!

Digital Tech 2022 will take place on Thursday 12th May, at the Radisson Blu hotel in Glasgow.

If you have any questions about this year’s Digital Tech Awards, please contact marketing@scotlandis.com.


Sponsorship

Attracting an increasing number of applications each year and a dedicated following, Digital Tech Awards provide a unique opportunity to associate your brand with the vibrant and growing digital technologies industry in Scotland.

Take a look at our Sponsorship opportunities here, or get in touch with catriona.blair@scotlandis.com to find out more.


Categories

Our Digital Technology Awards are open to all companies who have a base in Scotland and work within the digital space.

Tech for Good

Tech for Good can be defined as the intentional design, development and use of digital technologies to address social challenges – and the last year has given us a lot of those!

Tell us about a product or service you created (or pivoted) to meet a social challenge or to bring benefit to the world. We welcome applications including, but not limited to, tech for safety/security, tech for health or tech for societal benefit.

To enter, all you need to do is tell us:

  • What did you want to achieve?
  • What did you do?
  • Why did you do this instead of something else?
  • What did you achieve?
  • Was there any additional impact above and beyond?

Sponsored by:

NOMINEES:

  • GoodCall Mobile CIC
  • Good-Loop
  • J.P. Morgan

Service/Product Innovation

Can be entered by any company that has developed a service or product 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. The judges will want to understand the strategy behind the creation of the successful service/product and to know where it is headed long-term. 

To enter, all you need to do is tell us:

  • What is the product or service you have created?
  • Why? What was the market need?
  • How did you do it?
  • Tell us about your results – sales increases, market share, new customers and/or markets
  • Why do you think it’s the most innovative or disruptive?

Sponsored by:

NOMINEES:

  • Ecometrica
  • Ethical Intelligence
  • QueryClick

Data Trailblazers

Innovative uses of data and analytics can drive significant transformation for organisations, ranging from improved business performance or operations through to driving new solutions and capabilities.

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.

To enter, all you need to do is tell us:

  • What was the new business opportunity or process that was created or transformed through the use of data?
  • What did you do to leverage your data in a new way?
  • What was transformational to your business by leveraging data?
  • Share your results of using data in an innovative way eg sales increased, market share, key customer impact, improved operational processes.
  • Why do you think it’s the most innovative or disruptive?
  • What was created or transformed through the use of data?

Sponsored by:

NOMINEES:

  • Aggreko
  • Bellrock Technology
  • FarrPoint

Best Workplace

We want to celebrate the workplace that has the wellbeing of it people as a main priority and shows this in a variety of ways, both big and small.

If your organisation shows employees that they are valued, and goes that extra mile to provide a positive working environment then you might just be the Best Workplace.

To enter, all you need to do is tell us:

  • How does the business show staff that they are valued?
  • What is offered that goes above and beyond the norm?
  • How do you know the team benefits from this?
  • Do the efforts of the organisation go beyond working hours and if so, in what way?
  • How do you make sure people have a good work/life balance and can avoid burnout?

Sponsored by:

NOMINEES:

  • Appetite for Business
  • Firefish Software
  • Good-Loop

Climate Champion

This award is for any company or individual within a company that is going above and beyond to ensure their organisation is helping in the fight against climate change.

The judges welcome applications from those organisations who can be seen as an example to others, and help to show what can be achieved. [Experts in the field will judge this category]

To enter, all you need to do is tell us:

  • Have you implemented a Net Zero Strategy and can you tell us a bit about it?
  • How do you plan to measure your organisation’s carbon footprint and how do you plan to reduce it further?
  • Describe how your actions are transformative rather than incremental
  • Is there scope to scale your approach across your sector?

Sponsored by:

NOMINEES:

  • Clearview Intelligence
  • StormID
  • Zumo

Open Source Contribution

Our judges are looking for an individual or organisation who has made significant contributions in open source.

Projects could be software, hardware or data, as long as they are published under an OSI approved license. The judges are looking to see how nominees progressed a project and the impact their work had on the community.

To enter, all you need to do is tell us:

  • What open source initiative or project have you been working on? How long has it existed and can you gauge its popularity or usefulness?
  • How did you get involved in this project and what aspects did you decide to focus on?
  • In what ways has your contribution added to the community or future of the project?
  • How does this relate to your business (if applicable)?

Sponsored by:

NOMINEES:

  • Edinburgh Linux
  • Fyne Labs
  • Reconmap

Public Sector Innovation

This award looks to recognise a company that has worked in partnership with suppliers to create an outcome for public good.

To enter, all you need to do is tell us:

  • What was the time scale of the project? When did it start and finish or is it ongoing?
  • Tell us about the outcomes, and how you measured the success
  • How did you guide the public sector team through the change?
  • What challenges did you encounter and how did you overcome them?
  • What was the impact – how did people respond to the result?
  • What makes this innovative?

Sponsored by:

NOMINEES:

  • iOpt Limited
  • Pogo Studio
  • StormID

Unsung Hero

We all know someone who is selfless with their time and/or knowledge.

Our judges want to honour those who have done something truly special for our community, but fly under the radar and don’t normally get the credit they deserve. This might be through running a meetup, giving up their time to help codeclubs, acting as a mentor – anything that gives back to the community.

To enter, all you need to do is tell us:

  • Name of the person you’re nominating
  • Email address of the person you’re nominating (so we can contact them if they’re successful)
  • Do they know you’ve nominated them?
  • Why are you nominating them?

Sponsored by:

NOMINEES:

  • Andy Salotti, Clearview Intelligence
  • Tommy Lawson, University of Edinburgh
  • Tony Goncalves, CodeClan

Digital Tech Business of the Year – Start-up, Scale-up, Enterprise

Our top awards will go to the business that most impress the judges with their commercial success and growth.

The business will be demonstrably well-managed, produce outstanding technology products or services – and above all has outstanding long-term growth potential.

To enter, all you need to do is tell us:

  • What size is your business? (Startup [Under 4 years], Scaleup [Less than 100 staff] or Enterprise [100+staff])
  • Tell us of your commercial success and evidence of growth
  • Explain to us why this is impressive compared to your competitors and peers
  • Demonstrate that your success is sustainable long term
  • How many customers do you have and how many of these are new customers?

Sponsored by:

Start-up

NOMINEES:

  • Gigged.AI
  • GoodCall Mobile CIC
  • Love Electric

Scale-up

NOMINEES:

  • Barrier Networks
  • Cloudsoft
  • The Apprentice Store

Enterprise

NOMINEES:

  • Accenture
  • Inoapps
  • xDesign

Thank you to Addleshaw Goddard for joining us as

overall sponsor of the Digital Technology Awards 2022.


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Frequently Asked Questions

DOES MY COMPANY HAVE TO HAVE A SCOTTISH BASE (OR SCOTTISH CLIENTS)?

 Yes.                

WHO CAN MAKE A NOMINATION?                       

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

IS THERE ANY COST TO ENTER?               

Nope, it’s completely free.                

HOW DO I ENTER?                      

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

CAN I ENTER BY POST OR EMAIL?

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

WHAT MAKES A GOOD ENTRY?                

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 (500 words). The judges welcome tangible evidence to support your entry.
  • Please supply performance data, examples, testimonials or feedback where possible. Only submit supporting evidence if it helps to support your success.            

WHAT FORMAT SHOULD SUPPORTING INFORMATION BE?                  

PDF, jpg, xlsx or docx – and less than 2MB.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I’VE SUBMITTED MY ENTRY?

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 12th May 2022. 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.

WILL I RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON MY SUBMISSION?

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 non-confidential information or images supplied as part of your entry for our publicity material. By entering the awards, you are agreeing to this.             

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