Information Technology

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Entries to the Information Technology category are welcomed from research, development, demonstration or early life phases of a new idea. Entries are welcome from both commercial and academic organisations.

We want to hear about innovations that are demonstrably capable of commercial exploitation and or provide advantages for society at large.

Typically innovations will be set in a context under one or more of the following headings:

  • IT efficiency
  • Business efficiency
  • Information security is covered separately by the Cyber Security category
  • Systems management
  • Software development
  • Big data
  • Infrastructure transformation

The entries for this year may well align with (but are not limited to) one of the top ten technology trends identified by Gartner for 2018. The trends are grouped under three main themes:

  • Intelligent
    • AI Foundations
    • Intelligent Apps and Analytics
    • Intelligent Things

  • Digital
    • Digital Twins
    • Cloud to the Edge
    • Conversational Platform
    • Immersive Experience
  • Mesh
    • Blockchain
    • Event Driven
    • Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust

Further information on these trends can be found on the Gartner website.


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