Sponsored by Prosperity 24/7 in association with BCS Jersey, the 2019 TechAwards took place on Thursday, 17th October, at the Royal Yacht Hotel, hosted for the second year by renowned comedian and technology journalist Dominic Frisby.
We had twelve fantastic categories, celebrating a wide range of digital and technological accomplishments from local students and educators, to innovative organisations, projects and digital pioneers.
This award will go to the organisation that the judges consider to be the leading light among entries for the category. The winning entry will be a company that sells and/or uses technology extensively and effectively and is successful largely or entirely as a result.
This award will go to what the judges consider to be the most impressive technology project of the year. Small, medium and large projects may all be entered: they will be judged on their merits. The judges will be considering all the facets of each project: complexity, adherence to time and budget, negative impact during implementation, positive impact of the delivered result, how problems were overcome, and so on.
The potential entrants for this award are wide and varied, because any use of technology in an educational environment is eligible for nomination. So, although it could go to (say) a low-cost innovation run internally within a school or college, it could equally be given to a major commercial technology project that makes a significant difference to an educational establishment. All that matters is that technology has been applied in education in a significant and impressive way.
The Senior Technology Student of the Year could be anyone who is studying a technology subject: a school pupil, a college/university student, a non-techie re-skilling into a tech subject, even someone technical who is extending their knowledge in an exciting way. Anyone actively studying technology in any way is eligible to be nominated.
The Junior Technology Student of the Year is a school pupil who shows exceptional aptitude, ability and/or interest in technology. It is aimed at pupils up to and including Year 11, i.e. GSCE level and below.
The Technology Teacher of the Year award will go to the person who has made the most significant contribution this year to technology teaching in Jersey. It could go, for example, to a teaching assistant helping primary school pupils take their first exciting steps in technology, or it could equally go to (say) a lecturer bringing degree-level knowledge and beyond to older students, or perhaps to a volunteer providing technology education in their spare time. Anyone who teaches technology in some way is eligible for this award.
The Digital Start-up of the Year will be a technology-oriented organisation that has existed for only a short time but which, despite its relative youth, demonstrates success so far and promise for the future. Success can be measured in any way – for example spectacular financials, strong reputation, major team expansion or perhaps even impressive notoriety!
The winner of Digital Creative Project of the Year will go to an organisation who has used technology in and innovative and creative way, whether it’s a new system for the company or a campaign.
The winner in the Digital Growth Business of the Year category will be technology oriented, will have grown significantly and quickly, and will convince the judges that it is destined to continue to grow. Growth could be measured in any way – it’s up to the person writing the entry to show the judges why the business deserves to beat its peers to the award.
This award is for the person who has shown the greatest, most effective leadership in a technological sense. They may be leading a technology company, but they could equally be someone leading technological functions or projects within an organisation that’s not inherently a tech company.
The winners of the Digital Team of the Year award will be the team that have most impressed the judges with their abilities in the field of technology. They may be a full-time in-house technical team, but this isn’t necessarily the case: a project team from a technology implementation would be equally eligible, for instance.
A new category for 2019, the Security Implementation of the Year award will go to an organisation that the judges consider the most impressive with regard to their activities in information security. There could be a focus on a particular project (e.g. the implementation of a new security solution or regime), but equally the organisation’s overall information security approach may be the subject of the nomination with no reference to a specific project.
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Sponsor, TechAwards Reception
Sponsor, Host Support
Sponsor, TechAwards TV
Sponsor, Digital Team of the Year
Sponsor, Over 16 – Student of the Year
Sponsor, Digital Leader of the Year
Sponsor, Under 16 – Student of the Year
Sponsor, Digital Creative Project of the Year
Sponsor, Security Implementation of the Year
Sponsors, Best Use of Technology in Education
Sponsor, Technology Project of the Year
Sponsor, Teacher of the Year
Sponsor, Digital Growth Business of the Year
Sponsor, Digital Start-up of the Year
Sponsor, Digital Company of the Year
The inaugural Jersey TechAwards, in association with BCS Jersey and sponsored by Prosperity 24-7 took place last October to a packed audience. Hosted by finance journalist and comedy writer, Dominic Frisby, it was truly an inspirational evening which showcased the very best in local digital talent, creativity and entrepreneurship.
If you want your business to be at the forefront of Jersey’s digital community, then we have a number of sponsorship opportunities available for next year’s Jersey TechAwards.
Please contact Kelly.Barker@digital.je to explore sponsorship opportunities and align your brand with Jersey’s dynamic digital industry.