About the IDC Future Enterprise Awards

The Last 7 Years: By The Numbers

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The digital landscape is undergoing a seismic shift.

Artificial intelligence is now firmly embedded in the boardroom. The rise of Generative AI marks a pivotal moment – a catalyst for an "AI Everywhere" revolution.

IDC envisions a future where AI permeates every facet of the Digital Business journey, transforming operations, empowering employees, and enriching customer interactions across all industries.

This is the driving force behind the 2024 IDC Future Enterprise Awards – a prestigious platform to recognize and celebrate those trailblazing organizations. IDC defines a digital business as one where value creation is based and dependent on the use of digital technologies -- from how processes are run to the products, services, and experiences it provides.

Awards Categories

We have aligned categories to reflect how organizations will successfully bring their businesses into the Future.

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About the Future Enterprise

The Future Enterprise is IDC’s vision for how organizations must organize and invest to participate in increasingly digitally-centric markets. It is a framework for fostering a digitally-native culture, one that enables new synergies in ecosystems, generates revenue from empathy at scale, and demonstrates an ability to adapt operating models to complex customer requirements—all of which are enabled by an intelligent, empowered, and agile workforce. More details

About Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation (DX) is the application of new technologies that radically changes processes, customer experience, and value. DX enables organizations to become Digital-Native Enterprises that support innovation and digital disruption. DX leverages 3rd Platform technologies such as cloud, mobile, big data, and social, coupled with organizational, operational, and business model innovations to create new ways of operating and growing businesses.

Over the last seven years, IDC Future Enterprise Awards has received over 7,000 nominations and recognized over 900 winners worldwide — a testament to its growing reach and influence since its inception in 2017.

This 2024, the awards continues to highlight the best practices of organizations that have successfully implemented a digital-first enterprise strategy. Furthermore, the awards body will focus on how organizations use technology to compete, create quantifiable value, and deliver business outcomes at scale.

For Technology Partners/Vendors:

  • Be recognized for your contributions in enabling your customer to transform into a Future Enterprise with the help of your products/services
  • Get an instant case study of how others can utilize your products/ services to succeed in their respective digitalization efforts

For End Users:

  • Enjoy customer loyalty and preference for being a disruptive company that utilizes technologies to serve its customers best
  • Build more stakeholder confidence in your digitalization initiatives to be able to fund more projects
  • Get recognition for being one of your country’s digital trailblazers to tread the path towards becoming a Future Enterprise

What’s in it for you

It’s not just about being the best—it’s about getting access to tools that will help your organization keep getting better. Apart from region-wide (and now global) recognition, regional winners in the IDC Future Enterprise Awards will also receive the following:

  • A complimentary three-month subscription to IDC’s IT Executive Program, unlocking access to research documents, advisory, planning guides, and benchmarks that will equip organizations to assess their current progress and inch closer to their Future Enterprise aspirations.
  • Four inquiry hours with our digital transformation research leads, which can be utilized for custom advisory, direct consulting, road mapping, and more.
  • For Asia Pacific regional winners: an IDC Report of the winning project featuring the winner's digital initiative on their digitalization efforts

Ultimately, should you win this year, your organization will be the standard for innovation by aspiring Future Enterprises. Winners’ benefits may vary per region.

In North America, Europe, and Middle East and Africa, the IDC Future Enterprise Awards highlight the winners on a regional level. Each nomination is evaluated by IDC’s analyst teams against a standard assessment framework based on IDC’s Future Enterprise taxonomy.

In Asia Pacific the IDC Future Enterprise Awards follows a two-phased approach to determine country and regional winners. Each nomination is evaluated by IDC’s country and regional analysts against a standard assessment framework based on IDC’s Future Enterprise taxonomy. All country winners will then qualify for the regional competition, where a regional panel of judges comprised of IDC worldwide analysts, industry thought leaders, and members of the academia will determine the regional winners.

Criteria for Judging

The process and criteria used to assess all nominations will be consistent across all participating countries and the regional competition. The judges will assess the nomination on the key areas found within the nomination form.

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Nomination Guidelines

A nomination will only be considered valid when the following criteria are met:

  • The nominee must be a tech buyer organization. Nominations made by 3rd​ parties must include the relevant contact details of the nominated​ organization so the assessment can be completed.​
  • The organization should have a physical office presence in the country​ where the nomination is submitted.​
  • The nominee’s project owner acknowledges and agrees to participate in the​ IDC Future Enterprise Awards.​
  • The nominated project or initiative must have been launched between​ January 2022 to December 2023. All nominated projects must have gone live​ no later than January 2024.​
  • Projects or initiatives previously nominated in the past IDC Future Enterprise​ Awards will not be eligible. Incremental changes or improvements to​ previous nominations will also not be eligible.​

IDC’s Future of X Research

Scale, Trust, and Impact: Building a Successful Digital-First Strategy

As we enter the digital business era, business leaders and investors must look for sustainable growth built on digital-first strategies. Digital transformation must yield to larger and more purposeful long-term goals as C-Suites ensure that their organizations focus on measurable business outcomes.

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Ready to nominate your organization and be part of our prestigious circle of winners?

Asia Pacific deadline for nominations is on June 28, 2024 | North America and EMEA nominations extended to July 31, 2024

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About IDC

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