The entry process is now closed for 2013.
The shortlist will be announced in November and the final winners on 2 December at 3pm during a live webcast broadcasted here.
To be eligible your project should be live, should have been delivered in the UK since May 2012, and should fit one or more of the following categories:
- Big Data
- Open Source
- Public Sector
You can enter for multiple Awards, and all the projects will be considered for our overall prize for the most innovative project.
We have some very simple, but very definite criteria for the winners we are looking for.
- It must be real: this is a project which has been delivered, and is providing real benefits. Projects can have multiple go-live dates, but we want one where a major chunk of functionality was delivered in the UK sometime since August 2012.
- It must be innovative: we want to hear from people who did something new. You may not have been the first to use the particular technology you chose, but you may have brought it into the UK, or applied it differently, or rolled it out to a bigger scale than anyone else. Or delivered it in half the time.
- It must have benefits : we aren’t demanding you save the company millions. That’s the CFO’s job. Your project might save the company money, or it might win shedloads of new, or allow your firm to adapt to changing business conditions. Whatever, the benefits, we want to see projects that really engages with your organisation’s needs.
- You must tell the story: we don’t want to hear this from the vendors. We want to hear from the CIOs and IT staff that came up with the idea, scoped it and implemented it. You tell us why this project was so great, with a 500 word (or less) description of the project, and we will listen business, or allow your firm to adapt to changing business conditions. Whatever, the benefits, we want to see projects that really engages with your organisation’s needs.