SECTION 1: AWARD CATEGORIES & EXPLANATION
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR | THE DIGITAL INNOVATORS
The 12th Annual CIO100 awards will celebrate a hundred organizations and their CIOs—The Digital Innovators —that are using information technology in smart and relevant ways in engaging with customers and growing the digital business of their organizations.
While innovation and business value are at the core of our CIO 100 awards, today’s IT organizations are delivering an astonishing array of digital capabilities to their companies and customers. We are hence looking at inspiring example of how IT leadership, business collaboration and customer focus are shaping the future of their respective organizations.
These awards will recognize CIOs who have managed to recast their role as a true part of the senior executive management team and are worthy of being called--the Digital Innovator.
THE DIGITAL INNOVATOR
Define what ‘digital’ means to their organization at all levels, enumerating both threats and opportunities.
Focus on the strategic direction and use technology to help lines of business create an impact in the marketplace.
Accelerate enterprise innovation by enabling a more engaged workforce through the use of technology.
To be a CIO100 Honouree, applicants must show that they have pioneered new technology within their organizations; applied a familiar technology to a new purpose, tackled an old business problem in an original way, set the bar higher for competitors, or introduced game changers into the equation. And their project, on submission for the award, must demonstrate business value, not just IT benefits
THE CIO HALL OF FAME
As a tradition, CIO100 winners who receive this award for the 4th time, while being associated with the same organization, will be additionally inducted into the CIO100 Hall of Fame and be conferred a special award.
CIO100 SPECIAL AWARDS
Apart from the CIO100 – Digital Innovator award, projects will also be selected by the Jury for Special recognition in different categories at the CIO100 Special Awards Ceremony. The CIO100 award and the Special Awards are not linked and are mutually exclusive, making it possible for an organization to independently win either, or both.
An organization may submit as many projects as they like by using copies of the Project Form. Increasing the number of project submissions as well as appropriate tagging of Project Category increases the chances of selection by the jury.
SECTION 2: SELECTION CRITERIA & GROUNDS FOR REJECTION
To be selected for a CIO100 Award or a CIO100 Special Award, the project/s that you submit must have:
Had significant business benefits
Positively impacted business process
Been innovative or created innovation
Demonstrated creativity and ‘Out-Of-The-Box’ thinking’
Should have gone live between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017
The CIO100 and Special Award honourees will be chosen by an IDG editorial team based on information submitted in the nomination form
Entrants are encouraged to include any information about their project(s) or initiative(s) that they would like the jury to consider.
Each entry will be judged based on how it compares to all other entries submitted.
Honourees will not be ranked.
GROUNDS FOR REJECTION
Projects submitted in earlier years for CIO100 awards or the Special Awards will not be considered— neither will projects that are yet to go live.
Any project rolled out for a client of the nominating organization will not be considered.
Discovery of falsification of data or fraudulent claims will constitute grounds for disqualification.
HOW TO NOMINATE?
Nominations must be by, or on behalf of, the Senior-most IT executive in the organization who are authorized to apply on behalf of the organization.
You may submit as many projects as you seem appropriate, but can win only 1 CIO100 and 1 Special Award Category in the year.
Past recipients of the CIO Hall of Fame who are currently employed with the same organization will not be considered for the CIO100 Award. But their projects could be considered for any of the special award category.
Past winners in a special award category will not be eligible for the same category again.
Please complete the application forms and send by email to no later than Friday, July 28th, 2017, to be considered.
Please ensure you receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours of your submission else call Rupesh Sreedharan on +91-9324220513 to reconfirm receipt.
Ensure the Mandatory Information document is submitted in all cases.
Apply for the awards by filling the CIO100 Projects Form.
GUIDELINES & SUGGESTIONS
Nominations that provide answers to all questions have a better chance of winning than incomplete nominations.We have found that the most successful nominations are those that are written by a CIO with input from both business stakeholders and technical staff.
In order to win a CIO100 award or CIO100 Special Award, applicants must provide data and examples that support their claims of innovation and business value. For example, it is not enough to tell us that a sales support system enabled your company to increase its market share. You should also provide metrics such as your market share before and after the project, how your rank changed among your competitors or other metrics that illustrate your claim.
For multiple-choice questions, please select answers as instructed. Answers to essay questions may be as long as is necessary to communicate information about your initiative that you would like the judges to consider. We suggest a range of 250-500 words, depending on the question and its significance to your initiative.
Please be specific and wherever possible use supporting data. Nominations that provide details about an initiative and its impact on the business have a better chance of winning than nominations that merely summarize a project.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
The information you provide in your CIO100 nomination will be used internally by the jury for purposes of judging the awards and may be used in online articles or other publicity relating to the CIO100 awards.
If you would not like any parts of the information (e.g. Revenue or IT Budget) to be published, please mention it in the text box, but do provide the same for purpose of objective evaluation.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNING
Honourees will be notified by e-mail on or before 15th August, 2017
QUERIES & CLARIFICATIONS
For any queries or clarifications regarding the CIO100 Award and nomination, please e-mail Rupesh Sreedharan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on +91 9324220513.
The deadline for receiving the CIO100 nomination form is Friday, July 28, 2017.