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22 Jan 2017

Dawn of the Digital Trailblazers: IDC Asia/Pacific Launches the IDC Digital Transformation Awards (DX Awards)

Officially Welcomes Entry Submission of Nominations for Three Award Categories in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, January 23rd, 2017 – IDC Asia/Pacific announced today the launch of its first-ever IDC DX Awards to recognize organizations in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APeJ) which have achieved either one of the five digital masteries or made transformative progress on their digital transformation journey. The country-level IDC DX awards will be open for public nomination on January 23rd, 2017. Participating countries will include Singapore, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines.

For Malaysia specifically, DX Awards will have three categories, namely DX Leader - L3D Mastery, Digital Transformer of the Year and Digital Disruptor of the Year.

“We felt the time is right to launch the IDC DX Awards as significant business transformations unfold in the region with the increased adoption of the 10 game-changing technologies in the 3rd platform. By the end of 2017, 3rd platform technologies will represent almost 80% of the Asia Pacific (including Japan) ICT spending,” says Sandra Ng, Group Vice President, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific.

Ng adds, “IDC will recognize organizations that have significantly disrupted the market or have transformed it through the use of digital and disruptive technologies and approaches. The seven categories and selection criteria reflects the key business transformation priorities in today’s marketplace, namely Leadership DX, Omni-Experience DX, Information DX, Operating Model DX and Worksource DX.”

Winners will be selected through three rounds of panel judging and scoring on IDC’s DX MaturityScape Benchmark Assessment. In enforcing the highest level of transparency and impartiality in the evaluation process, each submission will be reviewed by IDC Asia/Pacific senior executives and an independent panel of judges composed of industry thought-leaders and veterans.

Country winners will compete with each other to be recognized as the regional IDC Asia/Pacific DX Awards 2017 winners. IDC will select the country-level digital trailblazers from January 23rd to May 5th 2017 and announce the Asia Pacific winners at the 2017 IDC DX Conference and Awards Night in Singapore on November 23rd, 2017.

For more information on the awards and judging criteria, please visit the IDC DX Awards website HERE .

To nominate a project, simply fill out the submission form, which can be found in the link: Deadline for submission of entries is on or before May 5th, 2017.

For queries about IDC DX Awards, contact Paula Jalosjos at or Kar Leong Tiew at For media inquiries, contact Trista Efendi at

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Regions Covered

Asia Pacific

Topics Covered

IT operations and implementation

For more information, contact:

Trista Efendi
+603 7663 2212

Pranabesh Nath
+603 7663 2155

Paula Jalosjos
+63917 794 0770

Kar Leong Tew
+65 6226 0330

Sandra Ng
+65 6226 0330