The 12th DL100 list celebrates the teams and individuals who are working hard behind the scenes to secure the UK’s Digital Transformation. With 10 categories covering all aspects of transformation, there’s something for everyone below.


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 stand out as a Digital Leader in the transformation of their sector.

Young Digital Leader of the Year

This category recognises the extraordinary achievements of young people aged 16-30 in the digital transformation space. This award is for a young individual whose actions in the past year have made them stand out as a leader in the transformation of their sector.

AI Expert of the Year

AI has the potential to transform and enhance human wellbeing, peace and prosperity. This award is for an AI expert (individual) whose actions in the past year has seen them promote, design, develop or deploy AI in a manner that is safe, human-centric, trustworthy and responsible.

Product or Service

AI Innovation of the Year

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language are revolutionising services by using data to power the automation of services, delivering significant impact. This award recognises an exemplary product or service, which over the last year utilised AI positively to make an impact in its respective area.

Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year

Public services are modernising and improving faster than ever before. This award is for a public sector innovation that has delivered a measurable impact in the past year.

Digital Skills or Talent Initiative of the Year

This award covers initiatives that encourage digital skills and give individuals the opportunity to develop and learn. This award is for a product or service, which in the last year has delivered a real impact in terms of digital skills or talent to its intended community.

Geospatial Innovation of the Year

The importance of geospatial data has risen enormously in the past 12 months. This award is for innovation in this important area of digital transformation, open to products and services brought to market or in the public sector.

GreenTech Innovation of the Year

The growing importance of GreenTech makes this an exciting category.This award is for a product, service or initiative which helps to reduce CO2 omissions or pollution, minimise waste, or protect ecosystems. Examples range from solar panels and electric vehicles to thermostats and LED bulbs.

HealthTech Innovation of the Year

Technological change represents a golden opportunity for healthcare providers in the UK to deliver services to a higher standard with the help of innovative tech. This award is for a product or service which, in the last year, leveraged technology to improve healthcare provision or service efficiency.

Fintech Innovation (Exemplar Category)

This year our exemplar category is Fintech Innovation of the Year. The UK is fast becoming one of the world’s leading FinTech centres with innovation and growth in payment models, mobile payments and financial inclusion. We are looking for innovations in this space that can be leveraged for the benefit of both business and the citizen.


Digital SME of the Year

SMEs in the UK are developing innovative digital services and products that are increasingly being recognised for overall economic development. This award is for SME organisations that in the last 12 months have delivered digital impact in their chosen sector.