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Transformational Innovation Through Data – ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards 2016

It is that time of the year again. Applications for the ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards 2016 are now open, and The Data Lab is proud to sponsor a new category this year.

Now in their sixth year, the Digital Technology Awards are designed to shine a spotlight on our industry and the world-class companies based here in Scotland. They showcase excellence within the industry rewarding the innovation, expertise and ambition of businesses, large and small. These are the industry’s must-have awards, and the winners will be announced in an unmissable event on 20th April.

The awards are known to attract fierce competition, so don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your business’s success and achievements, and apply today to ensure receive the recognition you deserve. Applications close 24th February.

Transformational Innovation Through Data

The Data Lab is proud to announce we are sponsoring one of this year’s new awards: Transformational Innovation Through Data.

This category is deliberately wide-ranging in the definition of the achievements that could qualify you or your team as creating Transformational Innovation Through Data, but might include:

  • What new business opportunity or process was created or transformed through the use of Data?
  • What did you do to leverage your data in a new way?
  • What was transformational to your business by leveraging data?
  • Results of using Data in an Innovative way (Specifically: sales increased, market share, key customers impact, improved operational benefits)

If you are or know someone who has done something amazing with data in Scotland, we encourage you to apply for the chance to be the first ever winner of this prestigious award.

Here is the full list of 2016 Award categories:

  • Best B2B Technology Product/Service
  • Best B2C Technology Product / Service
  • International Technology Star
  • Best Financial Services Product / Service
  • Best Public Sector Product / Service
  • NEW! Best Education Provider / Training Programme
  • Outstanding Marketing Performance of the Year
  • Investment Deal of the Year
  • NEW! Transformational Innovation Through Data – Sponsored by The Data Lab
  • Star Performance of the Year
  • NEW! CEO of the Year
  • Digital Agency of the Year
  • Digital Technology Business of the Year (Large)
  • Digital Technology Business of the Year (Small)

We wish you the best of luck with your applications, and hope to see you at the event in April!


ScotlandIS is the trade body for the vital digital technologies industry, the authoritative voice championing the ambition, talent and experience abundant here in Scotland.

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