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Avanade Digital Innovation Signature Award Judges & Criteria


  • Business Viability (20%)
  • Customer Experience (20%)
  • Use of Digital Innovation (taking into account feasibility) (20%)
  • Business Sustainability (15%)
  • Digital Ethics (10%)
  • Presentation and soft skills (15%)
  • BONUS Criterion – Use of AI/Data Technology (5%)
  • BONUS Criterion – Participation to Avanade/JA Seminars (3) (5%)

Award Prize

The prizes were designed to help the young entrepreneurs take their business to the next level, with a cash prize of Euro 1,000 to further develop their innovative idea. The winners, furthermore, will have the opportunity to meet and engage with Avanade Senior executives virtually. Additionally, one to one mentoring for team members and coaching from Avanade executives to continue building on their skill set, and invitations to select Avanade activities and events.

Meet the Main Jury

Lise Platou af Ekenstam
Global Head of Corporate Communications and Brand

Miranda Hill
Global Innovation Lead

Chris Lloyd-Jones
Emerging Technology, Product and Engineering Lead

Simon Goldsmith
Head of Data and AI, Avanade UK (and former CEO of Altius)