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Technology Project of the Year Award

Celebrate with us on 20 November 2023
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Technology Project of the Year Award

The winner of this category has now been announced. Congratulations to all our finalists in this category.

Recognising and rewarding projects that progress technology and communication change across all sectors to deliver considerable benefit to end users.

Our highly sought-after project of the year categories are designed to recognise project excellence, both in delivery and outcomes. There are four Project of the Year Award categories, representing different types of projects. The winners of each of these awards are entered into the prestigious overall project of the year category, of which there is one winner.

The Technology Project of the Year Award is given to the team whose project demonstrates the most effective use of project management and the greatest benefits and outcomes to end users in technology and communication projects.

We require entrants to all Project of the Year categories to produce a submission of 1,500-2,500 words (in English) based on the judging criteria for that category. Entrants may also submit up to four supporting images or graphics only (no text apart from captions). Video and audio is not accepted as part of the submission.

The Project of the Year categories consist of two stages, the first stage being the written submission mentioned above and the second stage requires all finalists to present virtually to a panel of judges. Projects from all sectors, and from across the globe, may apply.

Congratulations to our Winner

Winner  Commonwealth Games Telecommunications Infrastructure Project, Fujitsu

This project provided telecommunications infrastructure and associated services, which enabled both in-venue and Games wide connectivity, critical communications and internet access services to support the Commonwealth Games. Fujitsu had 137 working days to deliver the solution. The previous supplier had failed to deliver their obligations and were terminated in January 2022. This provided Fujitsu with limited time to deliver the project that was originally planned for 18 months; the go-live date being immovable for the Opening Ceremony on 28th July 22.

Given the successful delivery of the project by Fujitsu, to time, scope and budget, it was an immense achievement.

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Judges Special Mention  Sopra Steria: Migration of services to Microsoft Azure for a nuclear decommissioning Site Licence Company (SLC), Sopra Steria

Successful migration of services to Microsoft Azure for a nuclear decommissioning Site Licence Company (SLC). An incredibly pressured project, with significant risk and sensitivity given the nature of our client and the situation faced - a key supplier hosting both ours and our customer's data entering liquidation.

This was an unplanned, unexpected 'emergency' project that had to be initiated, planned and delivered under significant pressure and was completed at great success.


Finalist  Fluxx: Transforming Grant Management for Data-Driven Impact and Efficiency, The Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation implemented the Fluxx project to modernize its Grants Management System (GMS) and enable seamless data collection, streamlined reporting, and data-driven decision-making.

The project involved a cross-functional and agile team, including vendors, that used project management tools and techniques to successfully deliver the GMS on time, within budget, and to quality standards. The team fostered inclusivity, encouraged innovation, and shared lessons learned throughout the project. The outcomes included increased adoption of the GMS, standardized reporting, improved data storage, increased collaboration with partners through the automation of the partnership development process workflow, and enhanced project management capabilities.


Finalist  Transforming the Police Back-Office, Shared Services Connected Ltd

SSCL deliver a range of back-office services to public sector customers. Working with the Metropolitan Police Service, we transformed the way people engage with Corporate Services, implementing ‘MyHub’ as a one-stop-shop for end-users.

MyHub brings together different services for the user, with one place to go to perform actions / approvals. It introduces intelligent online forms with inbuilt validation, live chat and chatbot technology to converse with support teams, and overall, a more streamlined, engaging and user-friendly experience. Since launch, transaction volumes have increased by 28%, demonstrating increased engagement, alongside a 10% reduction in rework where intelligent forms support ‘right-first-time’.