Digital Leaders 100 Awards 2018

The DL100 Awards honour the highest achievements from the past year, celebrating teams and individuals who are blazing a trail within the digital space

As the 2016 DL100 Winners, DVLA were championed publicly at the Awards for my team’s great work and dedication to transforming our public service.
Oliver MorleyCEO of DVLA

Celebrating Digital Leaders in the Public Sector

The Digital Leaders 100 List launched in 2013 and has become the premier list identifying individuals and teams leading Digital Transformation in the UK. It consists of leaders and organisations who are pioneering change within the public sector, Enterprise, SMEs and Charity Sectors, generated by their peers.

The DL100 List Winners are announced during Digital Leaders Week 2018.

Judges shortlist all nominations down to 100 finalists. Then the public has the chance to vote for their winners. This with the final judges scores determines the final order of the DL100 List and the Winners of each category. The Digital Leaders community will gather in central London to celebrate the winners of the 2018 DL100 Awards on 21 June 2018.



Jacqueline de Rojas CBE

Chair, Digital Leaders & President, techUK

Caron Alexander

Director of Digital Shared Services, DFNI

Theo Blackwell

London CDO

Robin Christopherson MBE

Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet

Simon Hansford

CEO, UKCloud

Russell Haworth

CEO, Nominet

Hazel Hobbs

Director for Strategy & Engagement, GDS

Emma McGuigan

Global CTO, Accenture

Alison McKenzie-Folan

Deputy Chief Executive Director Customer Transformation, Wigan Council

Rachel Neaman

CEO, Corsham Institute

Jack Parsons

CEO, Big Youth Group

Maggie Philbin

CEO, TeenTech

Miguel-Ángel Rodríguez-Sola

McKinsey & Company

Lesley Seary

CEO, LB Islington

Elizabeth Vega

Global CEO, Informed Solutions

Nick Williams

MD Commercial and Consumer, Lloyds Bank

Chris Yiu

Tony Blair Institute


2018 Sponsors

Winning the overall Digital Leaders 100 Award in 2015 was a fantastic result for Unilink and has been like a springboard giving the business lift-off to the next level.
Francis ToyeCEO of Unilink



Who are Digital Leaders?

Digital Leaders is an initiative that has created a shared professional space for senior leadership from different sectors promoting effective, long-term digital transformation.
For more information on what we do, visit:

What is the DL100 list?

The Digital Leaders 100 list was launched in 2013 as a new way to recognise individuals and organisations who demonstrate a pioneering and sustainable approach to digital transformation across the public, private and non-profit sectors.

How are the winners determined?

Each year, the Digital Leaders’ community, together with the wider digital sector, nominates their favourites across each of 10 categories with 10 available places to create a final list of 100. Our judges shortlist the nominees into a final list of 100 and following the announcement of this list, a public vote is opened to put the 100 names into a final order.

The top places in the list and the category winners will be announced on the 21st of June 2018 at an Awards dinner.

Who are the Judges?

The awards are judged by the Digital Leaders Advisory Board, an arms length independent group of leading digital figures from the private sector, Whitehall, Local Government and non-profit sectors and is chaired by Jacqueline de Rojas. See them

Can I contact the Judging Panel directly?

Unfortunately, our Judges are unable to provide feedback on individual nominations.

Are the awards for the organisations or individuals?

Our categories recognise individual, organisation or a service/product. Please refer to the category description for exact details.

How do I submit a nomination?

Submit your nomination at:

Can I submit multiple nominations?

Yes, you are free to submit multiple nominations across all the relevant categories.

Do I have to work for the organisation or for/with the nominee?

No, you do not have to work for/with nominated organisation or individual; we want you to let us know who the real heroes are in the Digital Transformation community. We will contact the nominee and request further details to complete the submission.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, you are free to nominate your organisation or yourself in any relevant category.

Do I need a permission from the nominee to submit the nomination?

No, we will inform the nominee that they have been nominated, ask them if they wish to be considered for the 2018 list and request further details from them.

Do you accept nominations from outside of the UK?

Yes, you are free to submit nomination regardless of where you are based, however the nominee has to be based and operate in the UK.

Are the nominations anonymous?

Yes, we will not share with the nominee your details or details of your entry.

Is there a charge for submitting a nomination?

No, there is no charge for submitting a nomination.

When do the nominations close?

The nominations will close on the 2nd of March 2018.

What happens after I submit the nomination via the website?

You will receive an email confirmation about your submission. We will then contact the nominee to collect further information to complete the submission before it is put in front of the Judges for shortlisting.

I have been nominated, what happens next?

We will ask you to complete a form with further information, which will help our Judging Panel and the public select, the top 100 leaders.

Can I announce that I have been nominated?

Yes, be proud of yourself, we are proud of you.

When will the DL100 List be announced?

The DL100 list 2018 will be publicly announced in the week commencing 9th of April when the public vote will open to put the list into final order.

When will the category winners be announced?

The top places in the list and the sector winners announced at an Awards Dinner on the 21st of June in Central London.

I have further questions about the DL100 list and Awards. Who do I contact?

For any further questions, please contact our Head of Events at [email protected]


The Awards would not be possible without the support of our sponsors

This year there are opportunities to sponsor one of the 12 categories, as well as to host your clients and peers during the Awards Gala event. The DL100 event gives our sponsors access to an extensive network of private and public sector organisations, businesses and individuals who are connected by an interest in digital transformation in the UK. The Digital Leaders 100 Awards provide a high-profile platform for companies to achieve significant brand exposure before, during and after the awards event.