Digital Workplace of the Year Awards

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Digital Workplace of the Year Awards 2018

We are thrilled to announce the call for entries for the 2018 Digital Workplace of the Year Awards, celebrating organizations and practitioners who have excelled at creating well-executed, high-performing digital workplace environments.

Submitting an entry will give you and your organization the opportunity to share your digital workplace achievements with peers and to gain global, industry recognition!

The Awards celebrate exceptional work undertaken by both organizations and individuals. The categories are:

  • Digital Workplace of the Year 2018 (awarded to an organization)
  • Digital Workplace Leader of the Year 2018 (awarded to an individual)

And this year we have streamlined the process, allowing you to save your entry and return to it at a later date for completion.

We will announce all winners at the Digital Workplace Experience Conference, taking place June 18–20, 2018 in Chicago.

The deadline to submit your entry is midnight (GMT) on May 11, 2018.

What we’re looking for

Before you enter your organization or nominate an individual, please take note of the following:

Eligibility criteria and entry requirements

  • Don’t feel you need to be perfect to enter!
  • All organizations entering the Digital Workplace of the Year category must have at least 1,000 employees
  • No consultants or vendors can submit an entry, unless on behalf of a client organization
  • Incomplete entries cannot be accepted
  • The submission deadline is midnight (GMT) on May 11, 2018
  • We may contact you for clarification when reviewing submitted entries
  • Winners will be contacted by June 12, 2018
  • We will not disclose names of non-winners
  • By entering, you give DWG and Simpler Media Group full permission to use your winning entry in promotions, publications and presentations

Ready to enter? Start your entry now!

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

The Digital Workplace of the Year Awards are produced by Digital Workplace Group and Simpler Media Group, publishers of


Digital Workplace of the 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 the 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?

Start your entry here!

Our 2018 judges

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

Siobhan Fagan
Managing Editor
SimplerMedia and CMSWire

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

Elizabeth Marsh
Director of Research
Digital Workplace Group

Paul Miller
CEO and Founder
Digital Workplace Group

Kerry O’Donnell 
Executive Director, Corporate Digital Global Communications 
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Laura Opsahl
Communications Leader
3M Corporate Communications


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