The IDC Digital Transformation Awards follows a two-phased approach to determine country and regional winners. Each nomination is evaluated by IDC’s country and regional analysts against a standard assessment framework based on IDC’s Digital Transformation taxonomy. All country winners will then qualify for the regional competition, where a regional panel of judges comprised of IDC worldwide analysts, industry thought leaders, and academia will determine the regional winners.
Any end-user organization can nominate their DX project or initiative, or be nominated by a 3rd party organization (e.g. agencies, associations, IT suppliers etc.) to gain recognition in the execution of the initiative across the DX Awards categories. A nomination will only be considered valid when the following criteria are met:
- The nominee must be a tech buyer organization. Nominations made by 3rd parties must include the relevant contact details of the nominated organization so the assessment can be completed.
- The organization should have a physical office presence in the country were the nomination is submitted.
- The nominee’s project owner acknowledges and agrees to participate in the DX Awards.
- The nominated project or initiative should have gone live and be at execution stage, or should have been initiated between January 2017 and February 2020.
- Projects or initiatives previously nominated in the past IDC DX Awards will not be eligible.
- Incremental changes or improvements to previous nominations will also not be eligible.
Deadline for nominations is on July 31, 2020. The process and criteria used to assess all nominations will be consistent across all participating countries and the regional competition. The judges will assess the nomination on the four key areas found within the nomination form and rate the overall nomination on the following:
- Agility: How well is agility executed in the nominated project?
- Commitment: What is the level of commitment to digitally transform?
- Innovation: How innovative is the nominated initiative?
- Culture: Does the nominated initiative demonstrate a digital culture?
- Category-specific attribute
- DX Leader – DX Advocacy
- Information Visionary – Data Utilization
- Omni-experience Innovator – Ecosystem Engagement
- Operating Model Master – Business Process Impact
- Talent Accelerator – Future-Ready Workforce
- DX CEO (NEW!) – DX Advocacy
- DX Gamechanger (NEW!) – Digital Economy Engagement
How to Qualify for Digital Transformer and Disruptor
For a nominated project to qualify for the Digital Transformer or Digital Disruptor category, information must be provided in at least three of the five categories representative of IDC’s digital transformation dimensions.