With the third edition of the Digital Pioneers Awards, PwC and PwC Legal, Google and Trends pay tribute to companies that have successfully launched a digital project that is both innovative and cutting-edge, and that has an impact on the company and society as a whole. The jury nominated 21 product solutions and chose three prize winners: the young and emerging start-up Allthingsblue that provides a digital platform to bolster diversity in the workplace, the mid-size company AVR that visualises machine data in the agricultural sector and finally Belfius Insurance in the large company category.
Carolyne Vande Vorst, Attorney and Director at PwC Legal and member of the jury: “These three digital pioneers are a true inspiration for Belgium and beyond. They show how innovation can lie in the simple things and mostly how there is potential for all businesses and sectors to participate in a digital journey. What the three digital pioneers also have in common is that these companies do not just focus on the technology, but on the transformation of an entire business model and their sweet spot in the market. Digital innovation does not come only from technology, but rather from business model transformation and the creation of new ecosystems empowered by these new technologies”.
In addition to the three Trends Digital Pioneer Awards, an additional prize was bestowed this year to the nominee with the most user-friendly project: the PwC UX Award. DP World Antwerp won this award. The jury praised the way they explored the user journey of both the truck drivers and the terminal operators and the way they designed a user-friendly solution to ease their daily lives. The jury also praised the way they have implemented the solution taking the supply chain ecosystem into account as well as the vision for the platform roadmap.
Our involvement in the event highlights the importance we place on digital transformation across entire businesses and how the combination of technologies and processes is essential to effect real change.