This category aims to recognize the leadership executive or executives within the organization that have played a determining role in setting the vision and responsible for the execution of the DX initiative. The executive would have the authority in making key decisions such as project focus, vendor selection, budget approvals, the KPIs at which the project is measured against, etc. This executive would be the role model within their organization on how they manage the continuous transition from old to new tech, experimental to operational in the context of digital transformation, empowering their employees, and have enabled innovations which have been integrated into the existing organization.
While the following areas are part of a continuum, the executive can demonstrate excellence in one or various of the following:
- Digital vision. The executive is a critical driver of their digital vision and strategy.
- Innovation. The executive is key in fostering IT-enabled innovation.
- Integration. The executive is the owner of the agile processes that transition new platforms to become stable business services that are the key to DX success.
- Incorporation. The executive has successfully delivered reliable and secure solutions into the established suite of IT-based products and services.
*In 2017, this category was awarded to DBS as an organization. Beginning 2018, this category recognizes the key executive(s) within the organization that sets and executes their DX initiatives.