Digital Workplace of the Year Awards – DWExp17

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Digital Workplace of the Year Awards

Digital Workplace of the year award logoDigital Workplace Group, in partnership with Simpler Media Group / CMSWire, as part of Digital Workplace Experience conference, is thrilled to announce the inaugural Digital Workplace of the Year Awards!

The Digital Workplace of the Year Awards celebrates organizations and practitioners who have excelled at creating well-executed, high-performing digital workplace environments.

The entry and judgement criteria for these global awards are underpinned by the collective knowledge and experience of Digital Workplace Group (DWG) research, benchmarking and expertise along with SMG/CMSWire with their extensive industry insights.

The awards recognized two categories:

Digital Workplace of Year 2017


BNY Mellon

Strong performance across all the criteria for the award made BNY Mellon’s digital workplace a clear winner in the 2017 Awards. It was hard to fault the ambitious, business-focused strategy and the accompanying robust governance framework with its clear roles, groups and responsibilities. Their approach to user engagement also made an impression, with a range of approaches employed to ensure the user voice is at the heart of digital workplace developments.

Digital Leader of the Year 2017


Kevin Cassady

Reading Cassady’s nomination for this award was like perusing the checklist for the ideal digital workplace leader! A hard-to-fault entry that impressed the judges on all criteria: from his tangible achievements within BNY Mellon as its Head of Digital Workplace, through to industry accolades such as topping DWG’s Digital Workplace Maturity leaderboard.

Digital Workplace of Year 2017



BNY Mellon may have pipped them to the post for the Winner spot, but the Verizon entry nevertheless stood out. Not surprising, given that they have managed to put a convincing dollar value on savings due to the intranet! The judges were universally impressed with the work done on demonstrating benefits and impact. They also noted some powerful personalisation features, including contextual “smartboxes” in the search tool.

Digital Workplace of Year 2017



As a DWG benchmarker, when I see an entry that stands out for its broad, ambitious strategy, its strong business case and comprehensive governance, I know I’m on course to learn about a digital workplace that is built on a really solid foundations. The judges evidently felt that way too! They scored the business case and governance especially highly and were clearly impressed by the clear business rationale, employee-focus, and impressive strategic-level governance.

Ready to enter for 2018?

Please check back at the end of January for news about 2018 nominations.

The esteemed panel of 2017 judges:

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

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

Jennifer Rosenberg
Worldwide Director. Digital Engagement – Colgate People

Paul Miller
CEO and Founder
Digital Workplace Group

Brice Dunwoodie
President and Publisher
SimplerMedia and CMSWire

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