DIGITAL SENATE AWARDS

Digital Senate Awards have been constituted to encourage innovation, excellence and use of technology in the field of the public sector, BFSI and Cyber Security. Organisations from both government and private sector and individuals who have immensely contributed towards technology proliferation can nominate their outstanding projects and efforts for evaluation and recognition.

Who Can Apply

Public Sector
The awards categories are open to all kinds of public sector organisations including government departments, PSU and state corporations.

BFSI
In BFSI, Banks, Insurance Companies, NBFCs, MFIs, Housing Finance Companies and Corporates providing services or solutions to the BFSI sector can apply.

Cyber Security
Organisations that are dealing in cyber security space such as cyber security companies and government organisation can nominate their projects.

Individual
Other than the organisations, Digital Senate will also recognise and confer awards and recognition to technology leaders who have immensely contributed for the promotion of innovation, excellence and use of technology under CIO, CXO, CISO and GovTech categories.

Basic Rules to Follow

  • Nominees can nominate themselves in any number of categories.
  • Nominees are required to share at least one project or a maximum of three projects in a category.
  • The general category is open for all kinds of organisations and individual categories are only for individuals technology leaders.
  • The submitted work must have successful results between April 2019 and 10 December 2020.
  • Your project will be evaluated and scored based on social and economic impact, replicability, cost benefits, innovation and effectiveness.
  • Only those entries that are duly filled will be considered for the award.
  • An entry will be considered as submitted only after all mandatory details have been filled.
  • Last date to submit entries for the Awards is February 05, 2021
  • Jury Meet: 10 February 2021 (Jury names will be announced in January)
  • Nomination Fee: There is no nomination fee to enable more people and organisations to apply and make overall process neutral and unbiased.

Selection Process

Stage I – Call for Entries
In this stage, any organisations or individual who is eligible can submit their nominations by 20 January 2021.

Stage II – Evaluation of entries
In this stage, the Tech Observer editorial team and our Knowledge Partner will evaluate all the entries for their factual accuracy and ensure that nominations meet our criteria and guidelines. All the eligible entries in this stage will be shared with the jury members for their evaluation.

Stage III – Jury Meet
An eminent jury comprising some of the most experienced leaders from the finance, cyber security and public sector will meet virtually to for their ranking. Ranking in this stage will be final and binding. The winner of each category will be decided after a consensus among the jury members.

Stage IV – The Awards Ceremony
The Digital Senate Awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony to be organised during Digital Senate Summit.

Categories

You can nominate under four segments — Public Sector, BFSI, Cyber Security and Individual. Each segments have different categories.

BFSI

  • Outstanding Financial Inclusion Initiative of the year
  • Outstanding Customer Experience of the year
  • Most innovative Public sector bank of the year
  • Most innovative Private sector bank of the year
  • Outstanding Digital Bank of the year
  • Most innovative Life insurance company of the year
  • Most innovative Non-Life insurance company of the year
  • Best Digital Insurer of the year
  • Most innovative NBFC of the year
  • Most innovative MFI of the year
  • Outstanding Digital NBFC of the year
  • Outstanding Technology innovator of the year
  • Outstanding Cloud Service Provider of the year
  • Outstanding IT Security Service Provider of the year
  • Outstanding Big Data/Analytics Service Provider of the year
  • Outstanding Payments Solutions Provider of the year

PUBLIC SECTOR

  • Outstanding eGovernance Initiative of the Year
  • Outstanding mGov Initiative of the Year
  • Outstanding Mobile App for Citizen-Centric Services
  • Outstanding Use of ICT for Safety & Security
  • Outstanding Use of Social Media for Grievance Redressal
  • Outstanding Implementation of ICCC by a Smart City
  • Outstanding Adoption of Emerging Technologies (AI, ML, Blockchain, Robotics)
  • Smart Data Center Award of the Year
  • Outstanding Innovation in Pandemic
  • Outstanding Open Data Initiative
  • Outstanding Project for last-mile connectivity
  • Outstanding partnership with startups
  • Outstanding project for emergency response system

CYBER SECURITY

  • CISO of the Year
  • Consulting Practice of the Year
  • Cyber Security Woman of the Year
  • Outstanding Cyber Security Startup of the Year
  • Outstanding Security Company of the Year
  • Innovative Cyber Security Product of the Year
  • Innovative Cyber Product of the Year- Cloud-Based
  • Innovative Threat Detection Product of the Year
  • Outstanding Cyber Awareness Plan of the Year
  • Innovative IoT Security Product of the Year
  • Outstanding cyber forensic company of the year
  • Outstanding Privacy Compliant company of the year
  • Outstanding Cyber Security Innovation in Pandemic

INDIVIDUALS

  • Outstanding CIO of the year
  • Outstanding CISO of the year
  • Outstanding GovTech leader of the year
  • Outstanding PSU leader of the year (Tech)
  • Outstanding CMO (Tech) of the year
  • Outstanding BFSI Tech leader of the year
  • Outstanding FinTech leader of the year

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