Are you at the heart of digital transformation using AI to empower and enable people to thrive in your organisation?

The Government recently announced AI would be at the heart of the UK’s Industrial Strategy, a move which reflects the technology’s potential and growing importance. This award will recognise and celebrate the organisations leading the charge in this space, and those bringing AI to life to solve real business challenges.

Judges will be looking for evidence of how your implementation of AI has improved business infrastructure and productivity overall alongside the creativity of the solution. Entrants must be able to demonstrate usability and viability and provide proof points for this.

Recognising the businesses that are empowering and enabling people to thrive in a digital world, this award will celebrate those paving the way with AI innovation and ensuring the UK remains at the forefront of the technology’s evolution.

Open to organisation’s operating across all sectors, this award will go to the organisation who can best demonstrate the following:

  • Use of AI to solve a business challenge or open up a new market
  • Innovation in the solution
  • Usability
  • Cost-effectiveness (demonstrable ROI of the solution on the businesses bottom line)
  • Strong business growth opportunity (how did this AI solution allow you to grow your business? What new opportunities did it open up?
  • Dual-benefit to demonstrate a positive impact on the organisation as well as its customers/partners
  • Ethical use (for example, development of AI solutions to combat unconscious bias)

Core criteria Proportion of overall score

Growth: 30%

Leadership: 15%

Innovation: 10%

Customer service: 10%

Employee engagement: 10%

Organisational Ethics & Policies: 10%

Financial performance: 15%

Previous Winners

Signal Media - 2018


Lloyds Web


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Inflexion 2019

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Castle Corporate Finance

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Business Matters 2019

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The i

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