Categories: Project excellence

Enterprise Data / Analytics Project of the Year
Awarded to a public or private sector entrant for the most outstanding IT project related to the management and use of data and in particular to the associated analytical capabilities to deliver real value in terms of organisational performance.

Digital Project of the Year
Awarded to a public or private sector entrant for the most outstanding digital media user experience project (including those which leverage the use of social media) to remodel market reach, client relations and brand recognition as well as projects where the rationale is the distribution or management of content itself. The determination will be made based on the user experience achievements and not for the technology per se.

Best Internet of Things (IoT) Project of the Year
Awarded to a public or private sector entrant for the most outstanding project applying 'Internet of Things' technologies and / or usage where the key component to the project solution is a device or 'thing'. Note that the determination will be made on the project's ability to develop or deploy, and not for the technology per se.

Workplace Transformation Project of the Year
Awarded to a public or private sector entrant for the most outstanding IT project implementing or using enterprise mobility and collaborative technologies (including those which embrace partners and clients) to transform the workplace with device and location independent services.

Best 'not for profit' sector IT project
Awarded to a 'not for profit' sector organisation for the most outstanding project. For clarity, the award is open to charities, NGO's and government departments, but is subject always to the accepted criteria on surplus distribution. The award is not limited to any specific type of project, as long as it uses IT to benefit the organisation or its clients. The judges may take into account, where relevant, the size of the organisation when making their determination.

Best Use of Cloud Services
Awarded to a public or private sector entrant for the most outstanding IT project implementing services or applications based on IaaS, PaaS or SaaS where the data, processing and interfaces are driven from a cloud platform for consumption by smart devices.

Cybersecurity Project of the Year
Awarded to the security team that has delivered the highest level of excellence in a cybersecurity project for their organisation or clients. Nominees will be measured against how they can demonstrate this excellence against the four criteria, and the real world improvement and transformation it made to the organisation it was delivered to.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML) Project of the Year 
Awarded to a public or private sector entrant for the most outstanding IT project utilising Artificial Intelligence and / or Machine Learning. This could be a chatbot, a marketing automation tool, an image analysis assistant, or any other related project. The winning entry will demonstrate the business value of the project, and why AI / ML was necessary over other options.

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