Digital Leader of the Year

The Digital Leaders programme recognises the importance of Leadership in driving forward digital transformation in the UK. This award is for an individual whose actions in the past year have made them standout as a Digital Leader in the transformation of their sector.

Cyber Resilience Innovation of the Year

Moving public data to the cloud, the increasing number of cyber attacks and the need to develop new skills and systems within organisations as well as the “human factor” are all now high profile challenges to Cyber Resilience. This award is for a product or service, which in the last year has delivered a measurable impact or outcome in this area.

Fintech Innovation of the Year

The transformation of Public Services, charities and SMEs has been transformed by the creation of new financial products by the growing Fintech Sector. This award is for a product or service that in the last year that has been used to innovate or transform a public, private or non-profit service.

Young Digital Leader of the Year

This list recognises the extraordinary achievements of young people aged 16-30 in the digital transformation space. The 10 finalists that make up the list will now face the judges to compete to be overall winner for 2018.

Digital Skills or Inclusion Initiative of the Year

From Basic Digital Skills or Inclusion to executive education. This award is for a product or service, which in the last year has delivered a real impact in terms of digital skills or inclusion to its intended community.

Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year

The Digital Transformation of Public Services in the UK remains a key part of the modernisation of Public Services from Central and Local Government; to Health and blue light services. This award is for a public sector product or service that has shown an innovative approach during the last year that has seen measurable impact and outcomes.

Digital Council of the Year

Some of the greatest innovations in Digital Public Services have come from the Local Government Sector. This award recognises those Councils that over the last year have delivered measurable digital transformation either internally in their organisation or in the way they are providing their public services.

Digital SME of the Year

SMEs are developing innovative digital services and products that are increasingly being recognised as underpinning the UK’s economic growth. This award is for an SME organisation that, in the last 12 months, has delivered digital impact in their business sector.

Digital Charity of the Year

The Charity Sector has been behind other sectors in embracing Digital Transformation despite the strong evidence of its benefits. This award is for charities or non-profit organisations who have in the last year demonstrated the transformative power of digital to change themselves or their services to their beneficiaries.

Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year

Increasingly solutions are not developed or delivered by one sector alone whether public or private, but require cross-sector collaboration. This award is for a digital product or service that in the last year has had a measurable impact and delivered real outcomes.

DL Local Champion of the Year

As part of this year’s DL100 Awards, we once again asked each of our 12 Regions to name their choice of DL Local Champion for 2018, and the names are in. Once more, they reflect the cross-sector community that make up Digital Leaders in the UK. We have representatives from SMEs, Central and Local Government, Academia, Charities and Enterprise.

Digital Team of the Year

Transformation is so often delivered by a digital team. The best of these are multi-disciplinary and diverse, well led with a shared motivation, clear values, and operating with high levels of psychological trust. This year’s demonstration category within the Digital Leaders 100 is designed to honour a team in any sector or area of digital transformation, which is delivering change.