Digital disrupters invited to enter IDC DX Awards

Friday, 01 June, 2018

Digital disrupters invited to enter IDC DX Awards

Nominations are now open for the IDC DX Awards 2018.

IDC DX honours the achievements of organisations that have successfully planned and executed the digital transformation (DX) of one or multiple areas of their business through the application of digital and disruptive technologies within Australia.

The best digital transformation initiatives submitted in the awards will join the 10 projects awarded last year.

“Since the dawn of the digital economy in 2017, this year is expected to be a tipping point for DX in Australia and digital initiatives will attain macroeconomic scale and impact; it will become the core of what industry leaders do and how they operate,” said Sabhari Bala, Senior Research Manager, IDC Australia.

“Every growing enterprise must become ‘digital-native’ in the way its executives and employees think, and how they act. 71% of Australian organisations have a concrete DX strategy in place to tackle disruptions and take advantage of the digital developments brought in by 3rd Platform technologies and innovation accelerators. This indicates a strong ambition and road map of Australian enterprises towards their contributions to the digital economy.”

There are eight award categories to vie in the IDC DX competition at the regional level and seven at the country level.

This year’s award categories are Digital Disruptor of the Year; Digital Transformer of the Year; DX Leader (previously L3D Mastery); Omni-Experience Innovator; Talent Accelerator; Information Visionary; and Operating Model Master (previously Operational Transformation).

Furthermore, a Digital Trailblazer will be selected from one of the regional winners. This award category acknowledges the outstanding achievement among the regional winners across all categories for their excellence in the execution of their nominated project, experiences, data transformation, operations and the workforce/workplace. This category is not open for nomination, and all regional winners would automatically qualify for this category.

IDC Australia will select the country winners from June to July 2018 and announce the winners on 24 October 2018. Winners from all the country events will automatically be placed in the regional final. The regional panel of judges will comprise IDC Worldwide analysts, industry thought leaders and academia. They will judge based on submitted nominations and judges’ scoring from the country event.

“DX demands rapid changes in business operations and company cultures to deliver the operational excellence essential for newer digital products and services. With most of the internal and external stakeholders (including investors) onboard, digital efforts are inevitable, and those Australian organisations slow to respond to this challenge will only see them competing with a shrinking minority over the next two to three years and will find it challenging to sustain their place in the economy,” said Bala.

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