GDS Group Launch the Leadership Excellence Awards

The awards recognize the executive leaders most deserving of recognition for delivering real value for their organizations


Launching in October 2020, GDS Group is delighted to announce the Leadership Excellence awards. The awards look to recognize excellence in senior leadership within large enterprises across Europe and North America.

The Leadership Excellence Awards will run alongside the GDS Digital Summits which provide a forum to learn from peers about how they are approaching common challenges and opportunities within their respective organizations.

Each of these summits will then host an award ceremony at the end of the event, giving outstanding individuals the chance to be recognized for their achievements.

Each awards category is aligned to a summit of the same theme and at the end of the summit the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards winners will be announced.

To submit your entry, visit the dedicated awards page.

Further category information is below:

Forthcoming Events and Category Descriptions:

  1. CIO of the Year – Europe (Deadline: 23 October 2020)

Recognizes outstanding C-Suite (or equivalent) executives who can demonstrate exemplary leadership through real-world achievements in their field. Judges are particularly interested in seeing evidence of the application of innovative technologies or strategies over the last 12 months, particularly around information security and compliance.

  1. HR Leader of the Year – North America (Deadline: 23 October 2020)

Recognizes any HR executive who has made an exceptional contribution to their organization over the last 12 months. Judges will be rewarding concrete examples of strategic, financial, and operational achievements, as well as improvements in employee retention, pride, and loyalty.

  1. Digital Leader of the Year – North America (Deadline: 30 October 2020)

Recognizes any Digital executive who has accomplished significant transformative change within or across industries in the last 12 months. Judges are looking for clear and robust evidence of performance improvements delivered via solutions, campaigns, or initiatives with digital technologies at their heart.

  1. Omnichannel Leader of the Year – North America (Deadline: 06 November 2020)

Recognizes any Omnichannel retail professional who has made a significant contribution to their organization over the last 12 months. Judges are looking for examples of cross-channel innovation between traditional brick-and-mortar stores and ecommerce platforms, as well as concrete examples of how the individual has driven performance for the business and its staff.

  1. Banking Leader of the Year – North America (Deadline: 06 November 2020)

Recognizes any Banking professional who has made a significant contribution to their organization over the last 12 months. Entrants that have remained responsive to political and social issues, as well as more conventional macro and micro-economic circumstances are of particular interest.

  1. Digital Marketing Leader of the Year – North America (Deadline: 27 November 2020).

Recognizes any Digital Marketing professional who has made a significant contribution to their organization over the last 12 months. Individuals employing outstanding leadership to utilize new digital channels or to improve targeting, maximize reach, increase brand penetration and awareness are of significant focus.

  1. Healthcare Leader of the Year – North America (Deadline: 27 November 2020)

Recognizes any Healthcare professional who has made a significant contribution to their organization over the last 12 months. Any individual improving health awareness, contributing to guidelines and regulatory frameworks, introducing cost-saving strategies at local and/or regional levels and improving operational efficiencies will be of interest to judges.

To submit your entry, visit the dedicated awards page.

About GDS Group:

GDS Group is a global events, research and technology services company dedicated to helping clients meet the challenges posed by a fast-moving, disruptive business environment. Our B2B summits and events bring purchaser and provider communities together to find solutions to real-world business challenges. To learn more about the events we produce and the challenges we help overcome, check out our website here.

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