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Digital Workplace Group is excited to announce the winners of our first Digital Workplace of the Year Award. The Award is produced by DWG in partnership with SMG/CMSWire, and celebrates organizations and practitioners who have excelled this year in creating well-executed, high-performing digital workplace environments.

The panel of independent judges scored the entries separately, these scores were then tallied and finally the judges and Awards team met to cement (but not modify) the results.

“We introduced this global industry award for organizations and individuals in order to provide recognition for the hard work and achievements we see happening constantly. It is also encouraging to see DWG members featured in the winners’ circle,” said Paul Miller, Founder and CEO of DWG.

 

2017 Digital Leader of the Year

And the winner is…

The 2017 Digital Leader of the Year Award recognizes excellence in digital workplace transformation. To see a checklist of the criteria that make for an effective digital leader, explore this article.

Leading effectively in the digital workplace means adapting and extending core leadership skills such as strategic thinking, effective communication and business acumen to induce a new set of organizational practices. We hope to celebrate leadership and encourage the next wave of digital workplace enthusiasts, practitioners, professionals, evangelists and champions!

The judges received only a small pool of applicants for the Digital Leader category in this first year. One clear winner stood out in a statistically significant way though.

We are awarding Digital Leader of the Year Winner to:

Digital Leader of the Year 2017
Winner
Kevin Cassady

 

2017 Digital Workplace of the Year

And the runners-up are…

For Digital Workplace of the Year 2017, there was a steady flow of inspiring nominations, which was exciting for our first year! The Awards team was delighted with the many and varied entries.

Two runners-up and one winner scored ahead of the rest.

Digital Workplace of Year 2017
Runner-up
Verizon

Digital Workplace of Year 2017
Runner-up
Vodafone

And the winner for Digital Workplace of the Year 2017 is…

Digital Workplace of Year 2017
Winner
BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon is the world’s largest custodian bank with more than $30.5 trillion in assets in custody with over $1.7 trillion in assets under management. To find out why BNY Mellon was scored the winner, you can find more information in this blog post: Digital Workplace of the Year winners recap.

DWG recognized the 2017 winners and runners-up in a special ceremony, live and in person, at Digital Workplace Experience conference in Chicago on June 20, 2017.

 

About the judges

The esteemed panel of judges for 2017 were:

Jennifer Rosenberg
Worldwide Director, Digital Engagement – Colgate People
Colgate-Palmolive

Jed Cawthorne
Director of Business Technology Strategy and Knowledge Management
BMO Financial Group

Peter Fields
Senior Vice President
Team Member Portal Manager
Corporate Communications
Wells Fargo

Brice Dunwoodie
President and Publisher
SMG / CMSWire

Paul Miller
CEO and Founder
Digital Workplace Group

Find out more about what makes a digital leader and about the Digital Workplace of the Year Awards.

We invite the DWG audience of digital workplace practitioners and executives to celebrate these winners and to look out for 2018 nomination opportunities starting December 2017.

About the author


K.M. Hurley served as Project Manager, Engineering for one of the first portal software companies in San Francisco, building robust enterprise intranets for Fortune 500 clients. Hurley brings an insider tech-industry perspective to the Digital Workplace Group blog.

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