UPDATE: Call for Innovators
I’m writing again, as there is still time to nominate your firm, one of your partners, or a colleague at another firm, for one of these coveted recognitions of technological and business excellence.
We’ve gotten some terrific nominations thus far, but we’re looking for a few more that would qualify across the range of innovation areas that we have identified. The types of innovation envisioned for the Beacon Awards are significant improvements or changes in how a firm has applied different ways of thinking, management, and use of technologies to create new offerings, markets, ways of doing business, or entirely new businesses.
Individuals can nominate themselves, colleagues at other firms, customers, or partners.
Some guidelines to help in the nominating process include the following:
- What was the opportunity envisioned by the firm that was beyond the firm’s operational or technological capabilities? What was the opportunity, change, improvement or problem that needed to be addressed?
- What was done that was innovative in terms of development or use of technology to help solve the problem or improve the situation? Were any of the “big four” disruptive technologies – Cloud, mobility, social/collaboration, and/or analytics – used to enable the change, solve the problem, or create the opportunity?
- How was this innovative: e.g., is it a previously unknown use or application of technology for this type of business; is it a new type of business for the firm; did it create a new area of opportunity that was pursued;
- What were the results? What was the change/improvement/resolution; how was this measured or demonstrated?
If it is easier to share your nomination in a phone call, just reach out and we’ll be happy to consider.