The Lloyds Bank - National Business Awards UK 2017

13th November 2018


The Fujitsu Artificial Intelligence Award

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%

About the Award

Rupal Karia, Head of Private and Public Sector, Fujitsu UK&I

 “New emerging technologies are fundamentally changing the way we work and engage with businesses. AI is at the heart of this and we are already seeing a number of new and exciting innovations stem from its use. The UK Government is right to be ambitious about the potential of AI and to have it at the core of the UK’s Industrial Strategy. British companies are at the head of the pack driving innovation in this space, with AI having the potential to be truly transformative, empowering businesses and enabling people to thrive in a digital world.

It’s for these reasons that we are sponsoring a new category in the National Business Awards that will recognise the British businesses at the cutting-edge of AI. We are incredibly excited to hear from businesses that are pushing these boundaries and contributing to the UK’s global leadership in this world changing technology.”



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