The UK Cloud Awards 2019 are open for business

Now in their sixth year, the awards look to celebrate the many achievements of and developments in the UK cloud industry...

The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Cloud Pro are pleased to announce that the UK Cloud Awards are now open for entries.

Has your business creatively used cloud services to drive a new cloud-based project? Or are you an innovative cloud vendor? Have you played a key part in a successful digital transformation project powered by the cloud? Do you see yourself as a cloud leader, entrepreneur or visionary?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we want to hear from you as the UK Cloud Awards 2019 are now open for business.

Now in their sixth year, the awards, which are designed to showcase and celebrate the leading vendors, customers and individuals who are setting the benchmark in the UK cloud industry and beyond, will take place on 16 May 2019 at the prestigious County Hall in London.

Since their launch, the Awards have constantly evolved to keep pace with the changing tech landscape. This year is no exception, with new categories introduced focused on the impact of AI/ML, DevOps, the increasing diversity of talent, and the formation of ecosystems.

The award categories are as follows:

BEST-IN-CLASS

  • Most Innovative Enterprise Product
  • Most Innovative SMB Product
  • Best Cloud Platform Solution
  • Cyber or Security Product or Service
  • Best FinTech Product or Service
  • Best Data Management Product or Service
  • Best AI/ML Enabled Product or Service
  • Best Cloud Enabled End User Experience

BEST DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS

  • Public Sector Project/3rd Sector Project
  • Private Sector Enterprise Project
  • Private Sector SMB Project
  • Best DevOps & Function as a Service Implementation

BEST-IN-CLASS CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDER

  • Best Cloud Service Provider
  • Best Cloud Managed Service Provider
  • Cloud Migration Partner/Technical Collaboration Project

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

  • Best Newcomer of the Year
  • Cloud Visionary of the Year

Entries will be scrutinised by an expert panel of judges, headed up by cloud expert Jez Back as head judge.

"The UK Cloud Awards have rightly earned their spot as one of the most credible and innovative events in the technology awards calendar, so I am delighted to assume the mantle as head judge this year," Back said.

"To ensure that we can keep pace with the industry we have included new categories focused on next-generation technologies, such as AI, and emerging techniques such as DevOps. We also wish to look to the future, so have introduced a new individual category to showcase the diversity and emerging talent of our future leaders by creating Best Cloud Newcomer."

Alex Hilton, CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum, added: "The UK Cloud Awards celebrate all the innovation this industry can offer and the whole event, from the number of attendees to the number of nominations, grows year-on-year. The Awards' popularity owes much to our stringent and entirely independent judging process, designed to ensure that we can really identify the best of the best. 2018 was a record year for the UK Cloud Awards, and I have no doubt that we can raise the bar again this year."

Entries to the awards can now be submitted via the website and submissions must be completed before close of business on 22 February 2019 to be eligible.

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