By Lina Arshad
After the success of the last two years, the Digital Revolution Awards are back and better than ever for 2023. With nine new categories, this year’s edition will be the biggest one to date, recognizing and celebrating the biggest cloud superstars in the cloud computing space.
Founded by global leaders in cloud talent solutions, Tenth Revolution Group, the Digital Revolution Awards first took place in February 2021, and the success spoke for itself. Celebrate many great cloud professionals, we saw awards won for everything from Excellence in Learning and Development, to Outstanding Contributions to the AWS and Salesforce Ecosystems, and even an award for Diversity and Inclusion Employer of the Year.
With many of these awards up for grabs again this year, we are keen to hear who you think has made a significant impact on the cloud ecosystem for the 2023 awards. These awards were originally created to celebrate the forward-thinkers of the industry and those making the best use of the incredible power cloud technologies to spur digital transformation. However, we’re not looking to celebrate just that. Many of the new categories added this year also aim to recognize those making the industry a more inclusive one too, as well as those using tech to improve the world we live in.
This year, nominations will recognize outstanding cloud excellence in the following award categories:
To demonstrate its commitment to giving back to the world, organizers have committed to planting a tree for every nomination received, via Tree Nation. These awards also help generate vital funds for deserving causes. Last year’s event raised over £5,000 for the awards’ charity partner of the year, St Martin’s School in Kenya, with US non-profit Climb Hire also benefitting as a new charity partner for 2023.
On the return of the Digital Revolution Awards, ceremony host and entrepreneur, and Founder and CEO of The Future is Greater, Maxine Nwaneri said: “I’m looking forward to returning for a third year to host the Digital Revolution Awards.”
“It’s always a real joy to be part of an event that celebrates achievement, innovation, and progress in what is an undoubtedly vital space. I can’t wait to see some of the amazing achievements that have been made in the last year.”
Previous awards were sponsored by several leading organizations across the cloud ecosystem, including AWS, Salesforce, Tisski, Barclays Women in Technology, Brown Girl, SumUp, Copado, and many more great names—including our own Frank Recruitment Group, Rebura, and Revolent divisions.
Among the 2022 winners, we’ve seen several commendable organizations working with Microsoft, including Generation Singapore—winners of the Outstanding Contribution to the Microsoft Ecosystem award. The winners helped tackle an issue in Singapore’s tech community. When the pandemic restricted international travel, the local industry faced critical skills shortage despite major job losses in the country. Generation Singapore provided trained local talent, culminating in Government funding that will help teach and place 1,000 Singaporeans with Microsoft partners and customers.
“The awards truly are a celebration of all that is good about cloud technology,” said Kashif Naqshbandi, Chief Marketing Officer of Tenth Revolution Group, the firm behind the event. “Of course, it has the potential to transform businesses through digital infrastructure, but we’re also aware that it’s an area of tech that is different from many others.”
“It’s a community full of evangelists and advocates who also see its potential to do good, and people doing their best to make this a much more inclusive and diverse sector to work in, one where voices that have previously been overlooked are both welcomed and heard. At a time when there’s a massive skills gap that threatens to hold back progress, that’s never been more important to businesses, beyond it simply being the right thing to do.”
Nominations are now open and will close on Monday 31st October 2023, so now’s the time to nominate yourself or someone you know who has excelled in any of the categories. There’s a half-price early bird discount reserved for those of you who submit your nominations before Friday 30th September 2022.
The award ceremony and fundraiser will be held in London on Friday 21st April 2023, and will be joined by live events in Las Vegas on Friday 19th May 2023 and Frankfurt on Friday 5th May 2023, as well as being broadcast online at a global show on Friday 2nd June 2023.
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