‘Engine’ comes to us from ‘Ingenium,’ the Latin word for talent. It also stands for ‘ingenuity,’ or the quality of being original and inventive.
It stands to reason then that the Digital Engineering Awards celebrate and honor business and technology leaders challenging the status quo and creating a sustainable tomorrow through effective use of technology and innovation.
The first-of-its-kind award offers its winners formal recognition and an entry into the select ER&D circle, a first-citizenship community managed by ISG and L&T Technology Services (LTTS).
The Digital Engineering Awards, however, stand for more.
Just as the first telescopes, invented almost six hundred years ago, transformed our understanding of the universe, the Digital Engineering Awards aims to drive enterprises in shaping to their transformative ideas, setting the stage for radical, sustainable, and planet-positive changes.
The awards program is rigorously judged by an independent peer-group panel led and managed by ISG, a global research and advisory firm for Digital Engineering.
The Engineering The Change: Team Award and/or Engineer At Heart: Individual Award will bring a noteworthy edge by recognizing all of the intellectual capital, research, planning, engineering design, strategy, and marketing that has uniquely combined to make your new product or service a success.
The Digital Engineering Awards’ mission is to be a leader in globally recognizing and fostering innovations in Digital Engineering. By becoming a part of the sought-after ER&D Circle, managed by ISG and LTTS, business and technology leaders can draw inspiration from the creativity and boldness of their peers and exchange valuable knowledge with members of a global community.
The DE Awards will take every opportunity to publicize and promote nominees, finalists, and winners across a wide spectrum of the global business press and media outlets. Noteworthy entries will be showcased on the DE Awards website and social media channels to maximize their exposure to a worldwide audience.
By interacting with hundreds of digital engineering applications across the world each nomination season, DE Awards is at the forefront of identifying emerging trends and game-changing insights. Consequently, each entry receives an unbiased review from a hand-picked panel of industry experts – a testament to the awards program’s superior quality.
Digital Transformation of the Year is an overall award which celebrates the digital transformation journeys of organizations who have scaled new heights in recent years. The award is dedicated to the successful implementation of digital engineering knowledge and technology quotient in ushering in a new wave of transformation across the global technology ecosystem.
Top Sustainability Initiative honors the efforts of the engineering and R&D teams across industries and verticals, whose work on sustainable products and solutions is helping drive a positive and lasting impact on the planet and its future. The award recognizes the green initiatives which are driving the evolution and adoption of sustainability across the global business landscape.
Digital Engineering Project/Program of the Year recognizes the role and impact of digital engineering in driving the transformation journey of global businesses. The award honors projects/programs of exceptional ingenuity and innovation which have helped plants, factories, and process industry entities become more connected, improve productivity, redefine efficiency, and increase ease of operations.
Engineering Product of the Year highlights the development and enhancement work by engineering teams across every step of the product lifecycle. It recognizes novel approaches towards engineering new products, the use of digital technologies to manage a product’s lifecycle, and other steps taken to accelerate NPD. The award is dedicated to breakthrough engineering products that surpasses all industry standards in terms of concept and design – resulting in high scalability, enhanced user experiences, and a faster time-to-market.
Value Realization recognizes and promotes value maximizing interventions and innovations – such as frugal engineering – undertaken by engineering teams across organizations. It honors initiatives that have helped streamline processes, helped drive sustainability, and ensured an overall reduction in costs and complexities within the organization.
The Distinguished Digital Engineer award applauds engineers who are helping create a better future for us with digital technologies. It is an ode to the spirit of innovation which drives them towards pursuing engineering excellence for the benefit of end consumers, investors, employees, communities, and society – while seeking to bring about a visible change in emerging and underdeveloped markets. This is a recognition of an exemplary lifetime dedicated to scaling new heights of engineering excellence.
The Digital Engineer of the Year celebrates the up-and-coming digital engineers who leverage new-age technologies – such as Digital Twins, AI, 5G, and Machine Learning, to name a few – for creating exciting new products, solutions, and services that help create a better world. It recognizes outstanding achievements of digital engineers in unlocking new value streams and areas of excellence during the year.
The Woman Engineer of the Year is a testament to the creativity, scientific temperament, resilience, and brilliance of women engineers who are passionate about engineering the change – making an active difference in the lives of their peers and the society at large. It is an award that recognizes, inspires, and encourages women technologists to strive for greater excellence in the dynamic domain of digital engineering.
The Innovator of the Year award celebrates the pioneering work of innovators who demonstrate exemplary ingenuity in their work and their engineering programs. All innovators who have filed new patents, developed frameworks and solutions, or created new intellectual properties (IPs) are encouraged to apply for this category – that celebrates the power of positive transformation through innovation and the journey of converting ideas to reality.
In the true spirit of discovery, DE Awards evaluate the idea that started the journey. We would like to understand the collaboration, iteration, and prototyping steps that progressed the innovation from genesis to actualization.
We are keen to see evidence of game-changing advantages over any competing product or service, particularly, the linkages between the unique value proposition and the product’s (or service’s) economic desirability.
This encompasses stakeholder engagement, collaboration, cost and delivery. How did you manage the complexity and work through different internal and external stakeholders to optimize cost and deliver value?
3Ps – People-Profit-Planet. Beyond commercial success, tell us how the offering is achieving self-sustainability. We would like to learn about the immediate and longer-term positive impact on the environment and society at large.
Submission of nominations.
Shortlist announced as per evaluation criteria.
Final round Judging.
Winners announced at the Gala Awards Night.
Partner & Global Head, Digital Engineering, ISG
Faculty Consultant – Wharton Business School Adjunct Assistant Professor, Brown University President, JH Austin Associates, Inc
Partner & Chief Strategy Officer, ISG
Director of the Institute for AME at Coventry University
Dean of Executive Education, INSEAD
Global, Operations, Digital, Technology and Business Transformation Chief Executive and Board Member
President, ISG EMEA, and Partner, Digital Advisory Services