18 Feb 2021

IDC Opens Nominations for the Inaugural Future Enterprise Awards 2021 for Asia/Pacific

SINGAPORE, February 19th, 2021 – Amid the largest pandemic the modern world has seen, organizations rose to the challenge, equipping themselves with new tech-enabled insights, capabilities, business models, and partnerships to complete in a rapidly digitalizing economy and establish themselves as leaders in their respective markets. As digital transformation (DX) itself advances, IDC continues its annual search for digitally-resilient organizations and leaders in Asia/Pacific, re-introducing IDC Digital Transformation Awards as the IDC Future Enterprise Awards this 2021.

“In a changed world moving towards the next normal, digital transformation itself is changing, bringing in a new chapter where organizations and their CEOs are reprioritizing their agendas. The challenge is clear. Winning in the next normal means focusing on addressing new customer requirements, developing new capabilities, and building digital infrastructures that support resilient operations and pervasive experiences in the new digital economy. Having pioneered the annual search for Asia/Pacific’s top digital transformation players in 2017, the IDC Digital Transformation Awards must likewise evolve—2021 as the pre- and post-COVID-19 vaccine year will see major and permanent changes to organizations. It is the year where key digital transformation steps will shape organizations into the future. We look forward to recognizing the world’s best-in-class in each of the Future Enterprise’s digital agenda items,” says Sandra Ng, Group Vice President for ICT Practice, IDC Asia/Pacific.

On its 5th year, IDC DX Awards has evolved to better capture the changing face of innovation and digital leadership in the next normal, aligning its categories and selection criteria to reflect how organizations will successfully bring their business into the Future. The IDC Future Enterprise Awards 2021 will feature the nine new digital agenda items characteristic of the Future Enterprise2. These are the new benchmarks for what it takes to lead in the next normal, and categories for the awards program:

Nominate your project now by visiting www.idcdxawards.com.

Nominations are due on April 30, 2021 for the following categories:

  • Best in Future of Connectedness
  • Best in Future of Digital Infrastructure
  • Best in Future of Digital Innovation
  • Best in Future of Industry Ecosystems

Nominations for the following categories can be extended until June 30, 2021:

  • Best in Future of Customers and Consumers
  • Best in Future of Intelligence
  • Best in Future of Operations
  • Best in Future of Trust
  • Best in Future of Work
  • Special Award for Digital Resiliency
  • CIO/CDO of the Year
  • CEO of the Year
  • Future Enterprise of the Year

Nominations are open to end-user organizations in both private and public sectors. Nominations made by 3rd parties must include relevant contact details of the nominated organization so that the assessment can be completed. Visit the site HERE for more information on the nomination criteria.

IDC’s Future Enterprise Awards follows a two-phased approach to determine country and regional winners. Each nomination is evaluated by a team of local and regional IDC analysts against a standard assessment framework based on IDC’s Future Enterprise taxonomy. All country winners will qualify for the regional competition to be decided by a panel of judges comprising IDC analysts, industry practitioners, thought leaders, and academia around the globe.

Last year, IDC DX Awards attracted a record-high 1300 nominations from over 640 organizations amid the pandemic. IDC’s 2020 DX Awards winners include United Overseas Bank, Singtel, Piramal Glass, Ather Energy, Shinhan Bank, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, Bank Danamon, Haier Group Corporation, National Health Insurance Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, Joe Yau of OpenRice Limited, and Union Bank of the Philippines and Edwin R. Bautista.

The IDC Future Enterprise Awards will be shown as part of the IDC Orginals to be showcased at this year's upcoming IDC DX Summit 2021 made possible through IDC's game-changing virtual events content hub, IDC Arena. Intuitive, data-driven, and built for maximum engagement, IDC re-imagines the future of events for the IT industry. For more information visit www.idcarena.com.

For more inquiries about IDC Future Enterprise Awards, contact Celeste Narvaez cnarvaez@idc.com or Paula Jalosjos pjalosjos@idc.com. For media inquiries, contact Tessa Rago trago@idc.com or Alvin Afuang aafuang@idc.com.

1 Asia/Pacific excluding Japan

2 Future Enterprise is IDC’s vision for how organizations must organize and invest to participate in increasingly digitally-centric markets.


About IDC

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Regions Covered

Asia Pacific

Topics Covered

Digital innovation, Digital transformation