IT World Awards

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Call for Entries! 

Welcome to the IT industry’s premier excellence awards program IT World Awards® honoring achievements in every facet of the information technology industry. There is no other industry-wide recognitions program like this. This 14th annual industry and peers program now has several major sections making this one of the most and only complete IT recognitions and achievements award program in the world.

Overview

14th Annual Network PG’s 2019 IT World Awards

Category Groups

This awards program has the following Category Groups under which there are multiple categories in which entries can be submitted.

A. Achievement of the Year in Information Technology Awards Categories Group
B. Best IT Company Awards Categories Group
C. Startup of the Year Awards Categories Group
D. Hot IT Company Awards Categories Group
E. Hot Technology & Solution Awards Categories Group
F. Executive and Professional Awards Categories Group
G. Women in Information Technology Awards Categories Group
H. Team Awards Categories Group
I. Best Product, Service, Upgrade or Innovations Awards Categories Group
J. New Product or Service of the Year Awards Categories Group
K. Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year Awards Categories Group
L. Apps, Live Events, Publications, Videos, Websites, and White Papers Awards Categories Group
M. Milestone of the Year Awards Categories Group

July 26 | Late Entries Deadline

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Awards Timeline

There are 4 deadlines and the fees increase after each deadline.

  • October 26, 2018 | First Early-Bird Deadline
  • April 26, 2019 | Second Early-Bird Deadline
  • June 20, 2019 | Final Deadline
  • July 26, 2019 | Last Day Late submissions will be accepted
  • July 30, 2019 | Winners notified in 2019 IT World Awards 
  • September 9, 2019 | Awards banquet. Winners will be honored in San Francisco during the SVUS Awards Red Carpet Ceremony and Dinner

Eligibility Period: January 1, 2018 till date

Fees

 First Early-Bird DeadlineSecond Early-Bird DeadlineFinal DeadlineLast Day Late submissions will be accepted
Original Fees Discounted by25%15%5%-
Fees for Categories Groups: B, C, D, and G FREEFREEFREE$110
Fees for Categories Groups: F, and L$285$323$361$380
Fees for Categories Groups: A, E, H, I, J, K, and M$435$493$551$580

FAQs

Are organizations/companies from any where in the world eligible to participate?
Yes, companies from any where in the world can participate. Organizations/ companies do not need to have any office in San Francisco or USA to participate.

Our company won in the past. Are we eligible to participate again this year?
Yes, companies that won in the past are eligible to apply again this year. Most companies do participate again each year.

Can we apply in the same category as previous year?
Yes, applying in the same category is recommended. New entrants and a wider spectrum of judges determine the winners each year. So winners may be same or change in each category depending upon the scores. You may also submit nominations in more categories this time. 

Is there a fee to apply? Do all the categories have an entry fee?
Your fees, sponsorships, and volunteering help fund the programs. This is a premier “Business Awards” program and involves specialized resources from all over the world. Most categories do have fees which increase with each deadline. There are some categories that have no fees. The earlier you submit your nominations, the more you can save on fees.

Do we have to attend the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony to win?
Attendance is not a must to win. Attendance is however highly recommended for the benefit of finalists who have worked particularly hard to gain recognition and the prestigious award that they will be honored with during the ceremony. At the awards ceremony our team of photo and video professionals will work with the attendees to create content that can be promoted for several months after this event. This content will be made available complimentary to all the attendees after the event.

Can we submit nominations and volunteer as a judge too?
Yes. However as a judge you will not be able to score your own nominations.

Can we order additional copies of trophies, medallions, and plaques?
Any number of additional custom engraved trophies, medallions, or plaques can be ordered online for current or any of the previous years in which your organization won.


A. Achievement of the Year in Information Technology & Security Awards Categories Group

Why enter? The categories in this group honor IT and Security projects and team efforts for implementing solutions. Either the users of technologies such as CIOs and CISOs can be nominated or the vendors can nominate their projects for vertical markets.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition. 
  • Optionally you may include up to 10 website URLs and/or 10 supporting file attachments. 

A001 IT Achievement of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
A002 IT Achievement of the Year | Aerospace & Defense
A003 IT Achievement of the Year | Artificial Intelligence
A004 IT Achievement of the Year | Automotive, Transportation, Storage, and Logistics
A005 IT Achievement of the Year | Banking
A006 IT Achievement of the Year | Business Products
A007 IT Achievement of the Year | Business Services
A008 IT Achievement of the Year | Chemicals
A009 IT Achievement of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet
A010 IT Achievement of the Year | Conglomerates
A011 IT Achievement of the Year | Consulting
A012 IT Achievement of the Year | Consumer Products – Durables
A013 IT Achievement of the Year | Consumer Products – Non-Durables
A014 IT Achievement of the Year | Consumer Services
A015 IT Achievement of the Year | Diversified Services
A016 IT Achievement of the Year | Education and Training
A017 IT Achievement of the Year | Electronics
A018 IT Achievement of the Year | Energy & Utilities
A019 IT Achievement of the Year | Engineering and Technology
A020 IT Achievement of the Year | Environmental Products and Services
A021 IT Achievement of the Year | Export & Import
A022 IT Achievement of the Year | Fashion, Beauty, Apparel & Accessories
A023 IT Achievement of the Year | Financial
A024 IT Achievement of the Year | Food & Beverage
A025 IT Achievement of the Year | Healthcare Products & Services
A026 IT Achievement of the Year | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
A027 IT Achievement of the Year | Industrial Goods
A028 IT Achievement of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS
A029 IT Achievement of the Year | Information Technology Hardware
A030 IT Achievement of the Year | Information Technology Hybrid
A031 IT Achievement of the Year | Information Technology Services
A032 IT Achievement of the Year | Information Technology Software
A033 IT Achievement of the Year | Insurance
A034 IT Achievement of the Year | Legal
A035 IT Achievement of the Year | Manufacturing
A036 IT Achievement of the Year | Media & Entertainment
A037 IT Achievement of the Year | Metals, Mining, and Material
A038 IT Achievement of the Year | Non-Profit or Government Organizations
A039 IT Achievement of the Year | Pharmaceuticals and Biotech
A040 IT Achievement of the Year | Real Estate and Construction
A041 IT Achievement of the Year | Retail
A042 IT Achievement of the Year | Security Cloud/SaaS
A043 IT Achievement of the Year | Security Hardware
A044 IT Achievement of the Year | Security Services
A045 IT Achievement of the Year | Security Software
A046 IT Achievement of the Year | Telecommunications
A047 IT Achievement of the Year | Wholesale & Distribution
A048 IT Achievement of the Year | Others
A049 IT Achievement of the Year | Africa
A050 IT Achievement of the Year | Asia-Pacific
A051 IT Achievement of the Year | Canada
A052 IT Achievement of the Year | China
A053 IT Achievement of the Year | Europe
A054 IT Achievement of the Year | Germany
A055 IT Achievement of the Year | India
A056 IT Achievement of the Year | Latin America
A057 IT Achievement of the Year | Middle-East
A058 IT Achievement of the Year | USA

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B. Best IT Company Awards Categories Group (NO FEES)

Why enter? The categories in this group honor IT and Security organizations for each achievement.

Winning Tip: An organization can be nominated for one or several achievements. Each achievement has to be submitted as a separate entry.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition. 
  • Optionally you may include up to 10 website URLs and/or 10 supporting file attachments. 

B001 Advancing Diversity in IT | Company of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
B002 Advancing Diversity in IT | Company of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B003 Advancing Diversity in IT | Company of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
B004 Company of the Year | Artificial Intelligence | 1 – 10 Employees
B005 Company of the Year | Artificial Intelligence | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B006 Company of the Year | Artificial Intelligence | 2,500 and more Employees
B007 Company of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 1 – 10 Employees
B008 Company of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B009 Company of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 2,500 and more Employees
B010 Company of the Year | Information Technology Hardware | 1 – 10 Employees
B012 Company of the Year | Information Technology Hardware | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B013 Company of the Year | Information Technology Hardware | 2,500 and more Employees
B014 Company of the Year | Information Technology Hybrid | 1 – 10 Employees
B015 Company of the Year | Information Technology Hybrid | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B016 Company of the Year | Information Technology Hybrid | 2,500 and more Employees
B017 Company of the Year | Information Technology Services | 1 – 10 Employees
B018 Company of the Year | Information Technology Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B019 Company of the Year | Information Technology Services | 2,500 and more Employees
B020 Company of the Year | Information Technology Software | 1 – 10 Employees
B021 Company of the Year | Information Technology Software | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B022 Company of the Year | Information Technology Software | 2,500 and more Employees
B023 Company of the Year | Other | 1 – 10 Employees
B024 Company of the Year | Other | 1 – 10 Employees
B025 Company of the Year | Other | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B026 Company of the Year | Other | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B027 Company of the Year | Other | 2,500 and more Employees
B028 Company of the Year | Other | 2,500 and more Employees
B029 Company of the Year | Security Cloud/SaaS | 1 – 10 Employees
B030 Company of the Year | Security Cloud/SaaS | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B031 Company of the Year | Security Cloud/SaaS | 2,500 and more Employees
B032 Company of the Year | Security Hardware | 1 – 10 Employees
B033 Company of the Year | Security Hardware | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B034 Company of the Year | Security Hardware | 2,500 and more Employees
B035 Company of the Year | Security Hybrid | 1 – 10 Employees
B036 Company of the Year | Security Hybrid | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B037 Company of the Year | Security Hybrid | 2,500 and more Employees
B038 Company of the Year | Security Services | 1 – 10 Employees
B039 Company of the Year | Security Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B040 Company of the Year | Security Services | 2,500 and more Employees
B041 Company of the Year | Security Software | 1 – 10 Employees
B042 Company of the Year | Security Software | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B043 Company of the Year | Security Software | 2,500 and more Employees
B044 Company of the Year | Telecommunications | 1 – 10 Employees
B045 Company of the Year | Telecommunications | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B046 Company of the Year | Telecommunications | 2,500 and more Employees
B047 Fastest Growing IT Company of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
B048 Fastest Growing IT Company of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B049 Fastest Growing IT Company of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
B050 Global Expansion of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
B051 Global Expansion of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B052 Global Expansion of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
B053 Most Innovative IT Company of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
B054 Most Innovative IT Company of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
B055 Most Innovative IT Company of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees

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C. Startup of the Year Awards Categories Group (NO FEES)

Why enter? The categories in this group honor IT and Security startups that were founded less than 5 years ago.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition. 
  • Optionally you may include up to 10 website URLs and/or 10 supporting file attachments. 

C001 Startup of the Year | Artificial Intelligence
C002 Startup of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS
C003 Startup of the Year | Information Technology Hardware
C004 Startup of the Year | Information Technology Hybrid
C005 Startup of the Year | Information Technology Services
C006 Startup of the Year | Information Technology Software
C007 Startup of the Year | Security Cloud/SaaS
C008 Startup of the Year | Security Hardware
C009 Startup of the Year | Security Hybrid
C010 Startup of the Year | Security Services
C011 Startup of the Year | Security Software
C012 Startup of the Year | Telecommunications
C013 Startup of the Year | Other
C014 Startup of the Year | Africa
C015 Startup of the Year | Asia-Pacific
C016 Startup of the Year | Canada
C017 Startup of the Year | China
C018 Startup of the Year | Europe
C019 Startup of the Year | Germany
C020 Startup of the Year | India
C021 Startup of the Year | Israel
C022 Startup of the Year | Latin America
C023 Startup of the Year | Middle-East
C024 Startup of the Year | USA

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D. Hot IT Company Awards Categories Group (NO FEES)

Why enter? The categories in this group honor IT and Security company-organizations that are growing or expanding at a higher rate than the normal industry standards.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition. 
  • Optionally you may include up to 10 website URLs and/or 10 supporting file attachments. 

D001 Hot IT Company of the Year | Artificial Intelligence
D002 Hot IT Company of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS
D003 Hot IT Company of the Year | Information Technology Hardware
D004 Hot IT Company of the Year | Information Technology Hybrid
D005 Hot IT Company of the Year | Information Technology Services
D006 Hot IT Company of the Year | Information Technology Software
D007 Hot IT Company of the Year | Security Cloud/SaaS
D008 Hot IT Company of the Year | Security Hardware
D009 Hot IT Company of the Year | Security Hybrid
D010 Hot IT Company of the Year | Security Services
D011 Hot IT Company of the Year | Security Software
D012 Hot IT Company of the Year | Telecommunications
D013 Hot IT Company of the Year | Other

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E. Hot Technology & Solution Awards Categories Group

Why enter? The categories in this group honor IT and Security products, services, solutions, and technologies that are unique.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • One Most Important Product, Service, Solution, or Technology
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition. 
  • Optionally you may include up to 10 website URLs and/or 10 supporting file attachments. 

E001 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Artificial Intelligence
E002 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS
E003 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Information Technology Hardware
E004 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Information Technology Hybrid
E005 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Information Technology Services
E006 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Information Technology Software
E007 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Security Cloud/SaaS
E008 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Security Hardware
E009 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Security Hybrid
E010 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Security Services
E011 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Security Software
E012 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Telecommunications
E013 Hot Technology & Solution of the Year | Other

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F. Executive and Professional Awards Categories Group

Why enter? The categories in this group honor IT and Security executives, management teams, and individual professionals.

Winning Tips: In “Achievement in Management” category you may nominate either one single executive or the entire management team.

Other people that can be nominated individually are: Chief Technology Officers (CTO), Chief Information Officers (CIO), Chief Security Officers (CSO/CISO), Most Innovative IT Person, Product Management Executive, and People Shaping Information Technology.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition. 
  • Optionally you may include up to 10 website URLs and/or 10 supporting file attachments. 

F001 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Artificial Intelligence | 1 – 10 Employees
F002 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Artificial Intelligence | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F003 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Artificial Intelligence | 2,500 and more Employees
F004 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 1 – 10 Employees
F005 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F006 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 2,500 and more Employees
F007 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Hardware | 1 – 10 Employees
F008 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Hardware | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F009 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Hardware | 2,500 and more Employees
F010 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Hybrid | 1 – 10 Employees
F011 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Hybrid | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F012 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Hybrid | 2,500 and more Employees
F013 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Services | 1 – 10 Employees
F014 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F015 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Services | 2,500 and more Employees
F016 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Software | 1 – 10 Employees
F017 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Software | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F018 Achievement in Management | Information Technology Software | 2,500 and more Employees
F019 Achievement in Management | Security Cloud/SaaS | 1 – 10 Employees
F020 Achievement in Management | Security Cloud/SaaS | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F021 Achievement in Management | Security Cloud/SaaS | 2,500 and more Employees
F022 Achievement in Management | Security Hardware | 1 – 10 Employees
F023 Achievement in Management | Security Hardware | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F024 Achievement in Management | Security Hardware | 2,500 and more Employees
F025 Achievement in Management | Security Hybrid | 1 – 10 Employees
F026 Achievement in Management | Security Hybrid | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F027 Achievement in Management | Security Hybrid | 2,500 and more Employees
F028 Achievement in Management | Security Services | 1 – 10 Employees
F029 Achievement in Management | Security Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F030 Achievement in Management | Security Services | 2,500 and more Employees
F031 Achievement in Management | Security Software | 1 – 10 Employees
F032 Achievement in Management | Security Software | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F033 Achievement in Management | Security Software | 2,500 and more Employees
F034 Achievement in Management | Telecommunications | 1 – 10 Employees
F035 Achievement in Management | Telecommunications | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F036 Achievement in Management | Telecommunications | 2,500 and more Employees
F037 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Artificial Intelligence | 1 – 10 Employees
F038 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Artificial Intelligence | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F039 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Artificial Intelligence | 2,500 and more Employees
F040 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 1 – 10 Employees
F041 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F042 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 2,500 and more Employees
F043 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Hardware | 1 – 10 Employees
F044 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Hardware | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F045 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Hardware | 2,500 and more Employees
F046 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Hybrid | 1 – 10 Employees
F047 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Hybrid | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F048 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Hybrid | 2,500 and more Employees
F049 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Services | 1 – 10 Employees
F050 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F051 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Services | 2,500 and more Employees
F052 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Software | 1 – 10 Employees
F053 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Software | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F054 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Information Technology Software | 2,500 and more Employees
F055 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Cloud/SaaS | 1 – 10 Employees
F056 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Cloud/SaaS | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F057 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Cloud/SaaS | 2,500 and more Employees
F058 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Hardware | 1 – 10 Employees
F059 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Hardware | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F060 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Hardware | 2,500 and more Employees
F061 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Hybrid | 1 – 10 Employees
F062 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Hybrid | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F063 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Hybrid | 2,500 and more Employees
F064 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Services | 1 – 10 Employees
F065 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F066 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Services | 2,500 and more Employees
F067 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Software | 1 – 10 Employees
F068 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Software | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F069 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Security Software | 2,500 and more Employees
F070 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Telecommunications | 1 – 10 Employees
F071 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Telecommunications | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F072 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | Telecommunications | 2,500 and more Employees
F073 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
F074 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Aerospace & Defense
F075 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Artificial Intelligence
F076 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Automotive, Transportation, Storage, and Logistics
F077 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Banking
F078 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Business Products
F079 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Business Services
F080 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Chemicals
F081 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet
F082 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Conglomerates
F083 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Consulting
F084 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Consumer Products – Durables
F085 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Consumer Products – Non-Durables
F086 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Consumer Services
F087 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Diversified Services
F088 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Education and Training
F089 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Electronics
F090 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Energy & Utilities
F091 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Engineering and Technology
F092 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Environmental Products and Services
F093 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Export & Import
F094 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Fashion, Beauty, Apparel & Accessories
F095 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Financial
F096 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Food & Beverage
F097 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Healthcare Products & Services
F098 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
F099 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Industrial Goods
F100 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS
F101 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Information Technology Hardware
F102 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Information Technology Hybrid
F103 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Information Technology Services
F104 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Information Technology Software
F105 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Insurance
F106 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Legal
F107 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Manufacturing
F108 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Media & Entertainment
F109 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Metals, Mining, and Material
F110 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Non-Profit or Government Organizations
F111 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Others
F112 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Pharmaceuticals and Biotech
F113 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Real Estate and Construction
F114 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Retail
F115 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Security Cloud/SaaS
F116 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Security Hardware
F117 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Security Hybrid
F118 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Security Services
F119 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Security Software
F120 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Telecommunications
F121 IT Executive (CIO, CISO, & equivalent) of the Year | Wholesale & Distribution
F122 Most Innovative IT Person of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
F123 Most Innovative IT Person of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F124 Most Innovative IT Person of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
F125 Product Management Executive of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
F126 Product Management Executive of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F127 Product Management Executive of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
F128 Shaping Information Technology | 1 – 10 Employees
F129 Shaping Information Technology | 11 – 2,499 Employees
F130 Shaping Information Technology | 2,500 and more Employees

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G. Women in Information Technology Awards Categories Group (NO FEES)

Why enter? The categories in this group honor women at any job level in IT and Security roles or industry.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition. 
  • Optionally you may include up to 10 website URLs and/or 10 supporting file attachments. 

G001 Women in Information Technology | 1 – 10 Employees
G002 Women in Information Technology | 11 – 2,499 Employees
G003 Women in Information Technology | 2,500 and more Employees

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H. Team Awards Categories Group

Why enter? The categories in this group honor IT and Security teams.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition. 
  • Optionally you may include up to 10 website URLs and/or 10 supporting file attachments. 

H001 Business Development Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H002 Business Development Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H003 Business Development Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H004 Corporate Communications Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H005 Corporate Communications Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H006 Corporate Communications Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H007 Customer Service Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H008 Customer Service Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H009 Customer Service Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H010 Cyber Security Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H011 Cyber Security Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H012 Cyber Security Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H013 Diversity in IT Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H014 Diversity in IT Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H015 Diversity in IT Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H016 Global Business Services Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H017 Global Business Services Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H018 Global Business Services Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H019 Human Resources Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H020 Human Resources Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H021 Human Resources Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H022 Information Technology Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H023 Information Technology Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H024 Information Technology Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H025 Marketing Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H026 Marketing Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H027 Marketing Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H028 Partners and Channel Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H029 Partners and Channel Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H030 Partners and Channel Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H031 Product Management Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H032 Product Management Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H033 Product Management Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H034 Professional Services Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H035 Professional Services Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H036 Professional Services Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H037 Public Relations Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H038 Public Relations Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H039 Public Relations Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H040 Support Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H041 Support Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H042 Support Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
H043 Training Team of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
H044 Training Team of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
H045 Training Team of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees

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I. Best Product, Service, Upgrade or Innovations Awards Categories Group

Why enter? The categories in this group honor IT and Security executives, management teams, and individual professionals. products, services, and solutions. These could be new, upgraded or existing and could be from any year as long as these are still available today.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • One Product, Service, or Solution
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition. 
  • Optionally you may include up to 10 website URLs and/or 10 supporting file attachments. 

I001 Artificial Intelligence
I002 Access Solutions & Management 
I003 Accessories
I004 Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) 
I005 Application Delivery 
I006 Application Monitoring and Management 
I007 Application Programming Interfaces (API) Management 
I008 Application Release Automation (ARA) 
I009 Application Security Testing (AST) 
I010 Asset Management 
I011 Bandwidth Optimization 
I012 Best IT Hardware (New or Upgrade version) 
I013 Best IT Services (New or Upgrade version) 
I014 Best IT Software (New or Upgrade version) 
I015 Business Analytics Services (BAS) 
I016 Business Continuity Management Planning 
I017 Business Intelligence and Analytics 
I018 Business Process Management (BPM) 
I019 Business Transaction Management 
I020 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) 
I021 Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) 
I022 Cloud Computing/SaaS 
I023 Cloud Infrastructure 
I024 Cloud Infrastructure as a Service 
I025 Cloud Security 
I026 Cloud Single Sign-On
I027 Cloud-Based Financial Management 
I028 Communications as a Service 
I029 Communications Solutions (voice, data and video) 
I030 Compliance Data Center 
I031 Configure Price Quote (CPQ) 
I032 Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) 
I033 Contact Center Infrastructure
I034 Content Collaboration 
I035 Content Services Platforms 
I036 Corporate Performance Management 
I037 Customer Communications Management (CCM) 
I038 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) & Customer Experience 
I039 Data Center Backup and Recovery 
I040 Data Center Infrastructure Management 
I041 Data Center Networking 
I042 Data Integration Tools 
I043 Data Quality Tools 
I044 Data Science Platforms 
I045 Digital Commerce 
I046 Digital Experience Platforms 
I047 Digital Marketing Analytics & Optimization 
I048 Disaster Recovery as a Service 
I049 Distributed File Systems and Object Storage 
I050 Email, Security and Management 
I051 Endpoint Security 
I052 Enterprise  
I053 Enterprise Agile Planning Tools 
I054 Enterprise Architecture Tools 
I055 Enterprise Data Loss Prevention 
I056 Enterprise Information Archiving 
I057 Enterprise Mobility Management (includes High-Security Mobility Management) 
I058 Enterprise Network Firewalls 
I059 Enterprise Video Content Management 
I060 Field Service Management 
I061 Financial Corporate Performance Management 
I062 Firewalls 
I063 Governance, Risk and Compliance 
I064 Green IT 
I065 Group Video Systems 
I066 Human Capital Management (HCM) 
I067 Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) 
I068 Identity Governance, Administration, & Management
I069 Information Security and Risk Management 
I070 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) 
I071 Innovations in Enterprise  
I072 Innovations in IT (Information Technology) 
I073 Innovations in Mobile and Wireless 
I074 Innovations in Unified Communications 
I075 Innovations in Video 
I076 Insider Threat Detection and Solutions 
I077 Insight Engines 
I078 Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis 
I079 Integrated Revenue and Customer Management (IRCM) 
I080 Integrated Risk Management 
I081 Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)
I082 Intelligent Business Process Management 
I083 Internet of Things (IoT) 
I084 Intrusion Detection and Prevention 
I085 IT Products & Services for Agriculture 
I086 IT Products & Services for Consumers
I087 IT Products & Services for Critical Infrastructure
I088 IT Products & Services for Education 
I089 IT Products & Services for Enterprise (Large) | for 2,500 and more Employees
I090 IT Products & Services for Enterprise (Medium) | for 11 – 2,499 Employees
I091 IT Products & Services for Enterprise (Small and SOHO) | for 1 – 10 Employees
I092 IT Products & Services for Finance, Banking and Insurance 
I093 IT Products & Services for Government 
I094 IT Products & Services for Healthcare 
I095 IT Products & Services for Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure 
I096 IT Products & Services for Manufacturing 
I097 IT Products & Services for Media and Entertainment 
I098 IT Products & Services for Retail 
I099 IT Products & Services for Service Delivery 
I100 IT Products & Services for Telecommunications 
I101 IT Products & Services for Transportation 
I102 IT Products & Services for Web and Online 
I103 IT Products and Services for Utilities 
I104 IT Project and Portfolio Management 
I105 IT Risk Management 
I106 IT Service Management 
I107 IT Services 
I108 Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems 
I109 Machine-to-Machine (MM) Managed Services 
I110 Managed Hosting 
I111 Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting 
I112 Managed Mobility Services 
I113 Managed Security Services 
I114 Managed Workplace Services 
I115 Marketing Resource Management 
I116 Master Data Management (MDM) Solutions 
I117 Merchandise Assortment Planning & Management 
I118 Metadata Management Solutions 
I119 Meter Data Management 
I120 Mission-Critical Servers 
I121 Mobile and Wireless Solutions 
I122 Mobile App Development Solutions
I123 Modular Servers 
I124 Monitoring and Testing 
I125 Most Innovative IT Hardware 
I126 Most Innovative IT Service 
I127 Most Innovative IT Software 
I128 Multichannel Marketing-Campaign Management 
I129 Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) 
I130 Network Intelligence 
I131 Network Management 
I132 Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics 
I133 Network Services 
I134 Networking 
I135 Object-Based Storage 
I136 Operational Database Management Systems 
I137 Operations Support Systems 
I138 Oracle Application Services 
I139 Payroll Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) 
I140 Performance Optimization 
I141 Platform as a Service (PaaS) 
I142 Policy Management 
I143 Procure-to-Pay (PP) Solutions 
I144 Property & Casualty (P&C) Insurance Management 
I145 Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service 
I146 Public Cloud Storage Services 
I147 Retail Core Banking Solutions 
I148 Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation (SOD) 
I149 Sales Force Automation 
I150 Sales Performance Management 
I151 SAP Application Services 
I152 Scale-Out File Storage 
I153 Secure Web Gateways 
I154 Security Awareness Computer-Based Training 
I155 Security Hardware (New or Upgrade version) 
I156 Security Information and Event Management 
I157 Security Services (New or Upgrade version) 
I158 Security Software (New or Upgrade version) 
I159 Small Cell Network 
I160 Social Media, Networking or Collaboration Solutions 
I161 Software Asset Management Tools 
I162 Software Defined Networking (SDN) 
I163 Software Test Automation 
I164 Solid-State Arrays 
I165 Storage Arrays 
I166 Storage Solutions 
I167 Strategic Corporate Performance Management Solutions 
I168 Strategic Sourcing Application Solutions 
I169 Structured Data Archiving (SDA) 
I170 Supply Chain Management (SCM) 
I171 Talent Management System (TMS) 
I172 Telecommuting 
I173 Training, Awareness and Educational Programs (any type of training or awareness) 
I174 Transportation Management Systems (TMS) 
I175 Unified Communications 
I176 Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) 
I177 Unified or Integrated Security 
I178 Vendor Risk Management 
I179 Video Solutions and Video Conferencing 
I180 Virtualization 
I181 Voice over IP and Unified Communications 
I182 Web (Application, Gateway, Security, etc) 
I183 Web Application Firewalls 
I184 Web Conferencing 
I185 Web Content Management 
I186 Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure 
I187 Workforce Engagement Management

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J. New Product or Service of the Year Awards Categories Group

Why enter? The categories in this group honor IT and Security products, services, and solutions that are either introduced less than 1 year ago or are an existing product but upgraded in the past 1 year.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • One Product, Service, or Solution
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition. 
  • Optionally you may include up to 10 website URLs and/or 10 supporting file attachments. 

J001 Information Technology Artificial Intelligence | 1 – 10 Employees
J002 Information Technology Artificial Intelligence | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J003 Information Technology Artificial Intelligence | 2,500 and more Employees
J004 Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 1 – 10 Employees
J005 Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J006 Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 2,500 and more Employees
J007 Information Technology Hardware | 1 – 10 Employees
J008 Information Technology Hardware | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J009 Information Technology Hardware | 2,500 and more Employees
J010 Information Technology Hybrid | 1 – 10 Employees
J011 Information Technology Hybrid | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J012 Information Technology Hybrid | 2,500 and more Employees
J013 Information Technology Services | 1 – 10 Employees
J014 Information Technology Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J015 Information Technology Services | 2,500 and more Employees
J016 Information Technology Software | 1 – 10 Employees
J017 Information Technology Software | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J018 Information Technology Software | 2,500 and more Employees
J019 Security Cloud/SaaS | 1 – 10 Employees
J020 Security Cloud/SaaS | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J021 Security Cloud/SaaS | 2,500 and more Employees
J022 Security Hardware | 1 – 10 Employees
J023 Security Hardware | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J024 Security Hardware | 2,500 and more Employees
J025 Security Hybrid | 1 – 10 Employees
J026 Security Hybrid | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J027 Security Hybrid | 2,500 and more Employees
J028 Security Services | 1 – 10 Employees
J029 Security Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J030 Security Services | 2,500 and more Employees
J031 Security Software | 1 – 10 Employees
J032 Security Software | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J033 Security Software | 2,500 and more Employees
J034 Telecommunications | 1 – 10 Employees
J035 Telecommunications | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J036 Telecommunications | 2,500 and more Employees
J037 Other | 1 – 10 Employees
J038 Other | 11 – 2,499 Employees
J039 Other | 2,500 and more Employees

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K. Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year Awards Categories Group

Why enter? The categories in this group honor IT and Security installations and deployments anywhere in the world.

Winning Tips: You may either disclose the client name or keep it generic such as “A Leading Bank Automates Login Solutions”, etc.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition. 
  • Optionally you may include up to 10 website URLs and/or 10 supporting file attachments. 

K001 Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year in Africa
K002 Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year in Asia-Pacific
K003 Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year in Canada
K004 Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year in China
K005 Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year in Europe
K006 Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year in Germany
K007 Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year in India
K008 Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year in Latin America
K009 Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year in Middle-East
K010 Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year in USA

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L. Apps, Live Events, Publications, Videos, Websites, and White Papers Awards Categories Group

Why enter? The categories in this group honor IT and Security digital and print collateral and promotional items.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition. 
  • Optionally you may include up to 10 website URLs and/or 10 supporting file attachments. 

L001 Annual Report of the Year
L002 App of the Year
L003 Best Deployment & Customer Success of the Year
L004 Corporate Brochure of the Year
L005 Live Event of the Year
L006 Newsletter of the Year
L007 PR or Marketing Campaign of the Year
L008 Product or Service Brochure of the Year
L009 Product or Service Launch of the Year
L010 Social Media Channel of the Year
L011 Video or Film of the Year
L012 Website of the Year
L013 White-Paper or Report of the Year

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M. Milestone of the Year Awards Categories Group

Why enter? This section honors an organization’s milestones. As your company grows, makes important announcements, or more, a major milestone is achieved. Milestones are measurable and observable and serve as progress markers.

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a Milestone of the Year category
  • One Most Important Milestone (in 10 words or less)
  • Company-Organization (being nominated)
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this Company is based
  • A 650 words essay
  • Summarize in a not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition.
  • Optionally you may include up to 5 website URLs and/or 5 supporting file attachments.

M001 Milestone of the Year | Anniversary
M002 Milestone of the Year | Customer Growth
M003 Milestone of the Year | Jobs Growth
M004 Milestone of the Year | Partners and Distribution Growth
M005 Milestone of the Year | Products and Services Growth
M006 Milestone of the Year | Profits Growth
M007 Milestone of the Year | Revenue per Employee Growth
M008 Milestone of the Year | Sales Revenue Growth
M009 Milestone of the Year | Others

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