UK digital transformation network Digital Leaders this week opened its quest for nominations to its 2019 DL100 programme, recognising the best in digital innovation in the country’s public, private and non-profit sectors.
The Digital Leaders DL100 list, now in its seventh year, celebrates the teams and individuals working hard behind the scenes to secure UK digital transformation. It finds its winners by blending public opinion together with professional expertise.
2018’s DL100 winners included overall winner Salford City Council, digital charity of the year Age UK, digital SME of the year The Work Crowd and fintech innovation of the year Crowdfunder.
Digital Leaders, running the DL100 initiative, is a shared professional online space and face-to-face programme for leaders promoting digital transformation. Since 2013 it has asked the public to help it find 100 digital pioneers from across the UK’s public, private and non-profit sectors.
Nominations for the 2019 DL100 list are free and close on Friday 1 March at 12pm GMT. A panel of judges creates a final list of 100 during the week commencing 8 April, before a public vote opens to rank the 100 names in order.
Finally, a top three in each of the 10 categories (listed below) is put into order by the judges – with the top places in the list and the category winners announced at an awards dinner in London on 20 June, during Digital Leaders Week 2019.
DL100 2019 – categories
Digital leader of the year
Young digital leader of the year
AI innovation of the year
Healthtech innovation of the year
Digital skills or inclusion initiative of the year
Digital public service innovation of the year
Digital council of the year
Digital SME of the year
Digital charity of the year
Cross-sector digital collaboration of the year.
Digital Leaders, formed in 2011, runs 12 UK regional programmes, publishes and shares expert opinion and runs online and face-to-face networking for its 60,000-strong community. Its advisory board is chaired by Nominet chief executive Russell Haworth, with techUK chair Jacqueline de Rojas its president.
DigitalAgenda has been the Digital Leaders tech-for-good partner since July 2018.