Tuesday, 24 October 2017

O2 NextGen Digital Challenge Awards shortlist announced

NextGen
Friday 17 June 16

The annual Digital Challenge Awards – now in its 6th year – celebrate projects that illustrate great digital endeavour. Digital Challenge Awards co-founder, David Brunnen, announced the shortlist alongside Nigel Dutton of O2 – the programme’s headline sponsor for 2016 – at the NextGen16 conference in London. The 2016 Open Call for Nominations has produced a record entry level…

The annual Digital Challenge Awards – now in its 6th year – celebrate projects that illustrate great digital endeavour.

Digital Challenge Awards co-founder, David Brunnen, announced the shortlist alongside Nigel Dutton of O2 – the programme’s headline sponsor for 2016 – at the NextGen16 conference in London.

The 2016 Open Call for Nominations has produced a record entry level. An independent judging panel will assess the shortlisted finalists. Winners will be announced on October 13th at a presentation dinner in the House of Lords.

“The Digital Challenge for 2016 shows very clearly how a massive transformation of the economy and life of the UK is being driven by both the public and private sectors”, said David Brunnen.

The UK’s digitally-enabled economy is very dynamic. Every year the Open Call for Nominations gives a clear indication of the trends in digital endeavours – and every year the Awards categories are re-defined to represent current challenges and achievements.

This year the judges will assess the finalists in each of nine awards categories. Four new categories for 2016 are Digital Healthcare, Network Innovations, Economic Development and the O2 Digital Champions Award.

Uniquely the Awards are defined once the results of the Open Call for Nominations are seen. This year the Digital Challenges are:

• Network Innovation
Illustrating how services are now able to emerge on platforms of improving connectivity


• Rural Connectivity
Challenging and remote locations have shown the limitations of conventional solutions and their greater needs are giving rise to imaginative solutions.


• Open Data
Creative Leaders are still only now beginning to realise the value of greater data accessibility.


• Economic Development
Having worked through fascinations with technical and creative novelties, corporate and local policy leaders are now demonstrating the real value of digital investment.


• Digital Healthcare
A huge shift is happening from reactive illness services towards proactive wellness expectations.


• Digital Skills
Answering the calls for greater talent, Schools, Colleges and Universities are now responding.


• Digital Inclusion
As fixed and mobile broadband becomes endemic more facilitators have emerged to assist those in danger of being left behind.


• Innovative Applications
At the cutting edge of applications development, researchers and innovators are determined to stretch the imagination.


• O2 Digital Champions
Bigger more-ambitious projects in larger communities (whether within organisations or places) are now gaining greater leadership attention

VIEW THE SHORTLIST

Media contact
David Brunnen, 07714 325 657
davidb@nextgenevents.co.uk
@eventsnextgen


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