Recognizing Excellence in Digital Transformation amongst technology service providers
Athena, the Olympic goddess of wisdom and war, the inspiration behind the Golden Athena awards, is known to be nonpareil in her strength and ingenuity, her name synonymous with strategic thinking and decisive action. The Golden Athena Awards are a tribute to these ideas.
Given that the future entails great uncertainties, and every day we face new and constantly evolving challenges, it is these talents of strategic thinking, inventiveness, warrior-like trailblazing that we must seek and reward. The Golden Athena awards was created to recognize contenders who embody these qualities. It rewards true and rare excellence and will be presented to a company within the service provider community that has made a significant impact toward accelerating digital transformation.
To enter, contenders need to submit use cases of their victories/ wins, clearly demonstrating the business outcomes achieved and the approach and solution they crafted to get there.
Among the nominees, the Third Eye experts panel will select one case study based on predefined criteria. Our experts will publish a standalone paper that highlights the impact that the service provider has been able to demonstrate and showcase the approaches to other enterprises who can leverage these insights. The paper will include details of why the team was chosen, client view and service provided.
Winners in each category will be feted at the award ceremony in Las Vegas on June 20th 2024.
- Executive Commitment – Initiative must be driven by the executive team of the client against a clearly defined strategic intent to improve some “core” business operations
- Business Outcome Centric – There must be clearly defined business objectives and related metrics that were used to initiate the effort
- Current – The effort was initiated in 2020 or later and specific desired business outcomes have been clearly demonstrated to date
- Multi-functional – Initiative requires support and participation across multiple functional areas and/or business units – often with support from IT as well as external partners
- Constituent Centric – The initiative reflected a deep understanding of the needs of multiple constituencies. Constituencies may be external (customers, consumers, suppliers, distributors, brokers/agents) and/or internal (employees, contractors, stockholders).
- Solution encompassed multiple digital technologies – Technology leveraged solutions will typically include at least three of the following: cloud infrastructure, AI, analytics, AR/VR
- Secure – Solution encompasses business and information security addressing the operational and technology implementation
- Agile and dynamic – The project approach leveraged “agile” processes encompassing multi-dimensional teams (squads/pods) that designed, developed and deployed in incremental manners to manage scope and risk
- Innovative – the solution was unique to the client situation and advanced competitive differentiation through operational efficiencies, introducing new products, reaching new markets, integrating operations, or leveraging market assets
Follow the Do’s and Don’ts listed below to give your case study the best chance of winning.
- Provide clear objectives – increase leads, optimise ROI, increase social engagement etc.
- Be specific – tell us which channels or online tools you used to achieve your results.
- Provide a timeline – over which period was the campaign run and when were the results measured.
- Write in the third person – for example “Brand X approached Agency Y…”
- Send old examples – your case study campaign should have taken place within the last 2 years.
- Use emotive or promotional language – try to keep your case study clear, concise and objective.
- Send case studies where success relies on use of a proprietary tool or solution.
- Include testimonials – if you're an agency, please don't include client testimonials.
- Go over the word count – try to stick to the word count for each section, indicated on the form above.