Who's Coming to the 2024 Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards on Saturday?

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Feb 26, 2024 @ 08:21 PM

A sellout crowd of more than 270 Stevie Award winners, their guests, sponsors, and judges will attend the 5th annual Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards this Saturday evening, March 2 in Ras Al Khaiman, the United Arab Emirates.  Sponsored by the RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the MENA Stevies are the region's only awards recognizing innovation in the workplace throughout 18 nations in the region.

52758677328_fbb28e635f_cGold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners in the 2024 program were announced in January.  Earlier this month two Grand ("best of show") Stevie winners were announced, and a third will be revealed at the end of Saturday's proceedings.  The presentations will be broadcast live from 8:00 pm / 20:00 UAE standard time.

Here is the list of organizations that will be represented at Saturday's event.

Abdul Latif Jameel
Abu Dhabi Customs, Building and Maintenance Section
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council
Abu Dhabi Sports Council
Acceligize
Ajman Transport Authority
Al Dhafra Region Municipality
Al Ghurair Investment
Almarai Company
AXS - TECOM Group
Azentio Software
Bagcilar Municipality
Big Data Minds MENA
Blacklion IT Marketing Agency
Capital 360 Event Experiences
Commercial Bank International
DAMAC Properties
Deputy of Legal Affairs and Regulations of Ministry of Culture, Saudi Arabia
DHL Express UAE
Dsquares
Dubai Courts - Case Preparation Department
Dubai Land Department
Ekol Logistics
Elaf Al TaqwaHotel - Elaf Hotel Company
EZONE Business Setup
Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, United Arab Emirates
INFLOW Network
Invita Company W.L.L.
KAFALAH Loan Guarantee Program
Masafi Hospital
Megamind IT Solutions
Melodica Music Academy
MEPCO
Ministry of HR and Social Development, Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Justice, United Arab Emirates
Mobile Communications Company of Iran
Now Health International
Numesys İleri Mühendislik
Parkville Pharmaceuticals
Petromin Express
Public Prosecution of Dubai
Public Works Authority, Qatar
Qatar Vision Production Company - Qvision
RAK Ceramics
RAK Digital Assets Oasis
RAK POLICE General Headquarters
RAKEZ - Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone
Riyadh Airports Company
Roads and Transport Authority
Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu
Ruwad – Sharjah SME
Sakan Foundation
Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco - Northern Area Production Engineering Department
Saudi Aramco - Office Services Department
SOCAR Turkiye
SOCAR Türkiye Enerji AŞ
Society of Autism Families
stc - Saudi Telecom Company
Streit Group FZ LLC
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
The Academy for Developing Administrative Leaders
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, United Arab Emirates
The Institute of Consulting and Business Solutions
The Ministry of Interior, Bahrain
ZIGMA8 | 360º CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS

Entries for the 2025 edition of the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards will be accepted starting this September.  Learn more at https://MENA.StevieAwards.com

Topics: Middle East, Middle East Stevie Awards, MENA Stevie Awards

Global Software Solutions Company Itransition Earns Silver Stevies for Best Tech Support, Customer Satisfaction

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Fri, Feb 23, 2024 @ 02:04 PM

23 Spotlight square-Feb-23-2024-07-03-27-3579-PMStevie-winner Itransition is a global software development company providing engineering and consulting services in a range of industries.

Founded in 1998 by 10 engineers, they now serve customers in 40+ countries and employ 3000+ specialists working daily to deliver business value through technology. Itransition has successfully completed 1530+ projects for 800+ customers from non-profit organizations as well as from large enterprises that own hundreds of brands, differing in business models in various domains.

Building strategic technology partnerships is their key priority. The team meticulously adjusts engagement scenarios and partnership schemes to efficiently and transparently deliver solutions tailored to each customer’s goals. They are a recognized partner of leaders such as Microsoft, UiPath, Atlassian, and Amazon Web Services, among others.

Best Technical Support Solution and Achievement in Customer Satisfaction
As an Atlassian Gold partner, Itransition helps its customers improve their IT service management (ITSM) processes. They carry out ITSM process optimizations aiming to create significant cost savings for hundreds of customers.

With a steady growth in the volume of ITSM services provided, they have launched Feedback Management (FMP) and Customer Success (CSP) programs for all ITSM projects. Within the FMP, they hold in-process and follow-up interviews, generating action items for improvement. Within the CSP, they measure Customer Satisfaction, Customer Effort, and Net Promoter scores, as well as help clients calculate business benefits, for instance, ROI boost or productivity increase.

In their partnership with poq Commerce, a SaaS company that provides a platform for retailers to create highly effective and fully customized mobile native apps, they simplified their vendor ecosystem by replacing their legacy Zendesk solution with Jira Service Management (JSM), thus complementing their existing Atlassian toolset. Using automation, they set up the integration of the development and support projects that poq delivers for their customers, notifications based on approaching service level agreement thresholds, different notification methods for different priority values, and more. This work was completed for the customer within a month.

In another collaboration, for a provider of a platform for regulated gambling business operations, Itransition simplified the customer's existing workflows (previously comprising up to 25 steps and excessive manual intervention) and introduced a new project hierarchy and workflow. They implemented data sync automation for requests from JSM to Jira Software, improved configuration for easier instance maintenance according to Atlassian guidelines and ITSM best practices, and implemented custom reports and dashboards.

To stay ahead of the curve and harness new tech, their company-wide Atlassian Centre of Excellence monitors and pilots emerging technologies and develops prototypes and proofs of concept. After testing techniques within the Centre of Excellence, they integrate them into customer solutions.

Given some limitations of JSM and other Atlassian tools, Itransition is regularly developing new approaches and workarounds and employing third-party plugins, thus extending out-of-the-box functionality. To further enrich their in-house ITSM expertise, they have been continuously expanding the employee certification program, with 30% more Atlassian and ITIL certifications each year passed by Itransition’s employees.

Itransition won two Silver Stevie® Awards for Achievement in Customer Satisfaction and for Best Technical Support Solution in Computer Services in The 2023 International Business Awards®.

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Topics: International business awards

Pixel Pioneer Porotech Develops Game-Changing MicroLED Display Technology

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Thu, Feb 22, 2024 @ 01:43 PM

23 spotlight Square-Feb-22-2024-06-38-20-0504-PMStevie-winner Porotech is a microLED display pioneer and global gallium nitride (GaN) material technology developer, with a proprietary approach to GaN-based red, green, and blue (RGB) MicroLEDs.

Porotech
announced the world’s first demonstration of an "all-in-one" full-color display of microLED pixels in October 2022, driven by Porotech’s proprietary DynamicPixelTuning® (DPT®) technology that allows a single pixel to display the full-color spectrum.

Porotech’s disruptive DPT technology aims to revolutionize the display industry. While traditional microLED displays are made up of separate RGB sub-pixels to display full color, DPT technology allows a single microLED pixel to display any color in the visible spectrum, including bright white.

In traditional microLED displays, red sub-pixels are currently made with a different material to green and blue, creating a complicated supply chain, with high levels of waste and inefficiencies. However, Porotech has harnessed a new proprietary material, PoroGaN®, which can display any color on the spectrum. This simplifies and improves the design of the display and optical system and removes major manufacturing roadblocks.

With a monolithic pixel, colors are no longer constrained by the three primary colors, which significantly expands the available range. In addition, by replacing the traditional four sub-pixel format with a single microLED, this technology can increase pixel density of any given display four-fold. This creates substantial improvements in resolution and screen brightness, which is particularly important on small form factor displays, such as wearables and augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) headsets.Porotech guys

Similarly, a monolithic pixel can also lower costs and produce higher yields for large area displays such as video walls and automotive applications, as it eliminates two mass transfer steps in the manufacturing process.

Greater flexibility, simplicity, and lower power consumption of the whole optical design can be achieved when DPT is used as the basis for the technology, supporting the production of more sustainable displays. Furthermore, DPT removes the need for mass transfer, reducing the costly waste involved in microLED production and making DPT a supply chain-ready solution, massively simplifying display manufacture.

Described in 2023 as "the most impressive technology at CES" by display technology expert Karl Guttag, the improvements in resolution, color, brightness, and efficiency can revolutionize consumer technologies like wearables, AR, and VR.

The manufacturing benefits afforded by DPT requiring only one material to produce will solve expensive challenges that major corporate R&D teams have struggled with for years, with companies like Apple, Meta, and Samsung investing considerable resources into achieving a monolithic pixel.

Porotech is currently working with major original equipment manufacturer channel partners that will build DPT technology into their products to sell to consumers. Initial proof of principle projects will then develop into nonrecurring engineering co-developments and eventually IP licensing or manufacturing supply relationships to proliferate the technology across multiple applications and worldwide.

Since winning their Stevie® Award, Porotech has announced the world's first 0.26-inch monolithic full-color microdisplay, a significant milestone for both Porotech and the entire microLED industry, as only DPT pixels can meet the specification, performance, reliability, and cost required for AR glasses.

Porotech won a Gold Stevie Award for Emerging Technology Business Technology Solution in The International Business Awards®

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Topics: International business awards

Call for Entries Issued for The 21st Annual International Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Feb 22, 2024 @ 09:00 AM

New Technology Solution Awards Categories for Artificial Intelligence  

The Stevie® Awards are now accepting nominations for The 21st annual International Business Awards®, the world's premier business awards competition, attracting nominations from organizations in over 70 nations and territories each year.

The International Business Awards

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All individuals and organizations worldwide—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small—may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. The early-bird entry deadline, with reduced entry fees, is 10 April. The final entry deadline is 8 May, but late entries will be accepted through 12 June with payment of a late fee. Entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA

Juries featuring more than 150 executives worldwide will determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners. Winners will be announced on 14 August and celebrated at a gala banquet in Europe this October (date and location to be confirmed). 

The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Categories include:

There are many new and revised features of The International Business Awards for 2024:

  • There are a variety of new Technology Solution Categories for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Solutions, split into subcategories for Financial, Generative (audio, graphics, text, video), Healthcare, and other solutions. There are additional new technology categories for Cybersecurity, Digital Asset Management, Digital Employee Experience, and Knowledge Center/Help Sites. 
  • There are many new Event Categories for Cause & Green Events including CSR Experience, Employee Giving & Volunteerism, Inclusive Events, and other Brand Experiences/Events by type including Gamified Experience, Pop-Up Experience, and Immersive Experience. 

Stevie Award winners in the 2023 IBAs included Ayala Land Inc. (Philippines), Anexa BPO (Mexico), Empire Eagle Food (Taiwan), EY Global Services Limited (USA), IBM Corporation (Worldwide), LLYC (Spain), Ooredoo Group (Qatar), Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia), TalkLife (United Kingdom), Turkish Aerospace (Turkey), HALKBANK (Turkey), The Dubai Digital Authority (United Arab Emirates), Viettel Group (Vietnam), and many more. 

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The early-bird entry deadline for The 21st International Business Awards is 10 April. Entry fees are discounted through this date.

Topics: International business awards

Frühbucher-Tickets für die 7. Women|Future-Conference erhältlich

Posted by Jana Novatscheck on Thu, Feb 22, 2024 @ 03:00 AM

Wenn es zu Ihren Zielen für 2024 gehört, Ihr persönliches und berufliches Netzwerk zu erweitern, bessere Geschäftsergebnisse zu erzielen und sich für unerwartete geschäftliche Veränderungen zu rüsten, dann sollten Sie die Women|Future Conference 2024 nicht verpassen!

Die Mission der 7. jährlichen Women|Future Conference, die von den Stevie Awards veranstaltet wird, ist es, durch aufschlussreiche Vorträge, Workshops und Networking Kontakte zu knüpfen und die berufliche und persönliche Entwicklung zu fördern. 

Die diesjährige Konferenz findet virtuell am 23. Juli 2024 statt. Frühbucher sparen über 50 % bei nur 10 $ pro Ticket. Besuchen Sie unsere Anmeldeseite, um bis zum 26. März zum günstigsten Preis teilzunehmen.

Die Sitzungen und Aktivitäten sind auf ehrgeizige Fachleute zugeschnitten, die lernen und sich darüber austauschen möchten, was in ihren Unternehmen funktioniert, die Herausforderungen lösen, denen sie gemeinsam gegenüberstehen, und sinnvolle Kontakte knüpfen möchten.

Egal, ob Sie Unternehmerin, Inhaberin eines Kleinunternehmens, Führungskraft oder Angestellte sind, diese Veranstaltung richtet sich an Frauen in jedem Karrierestadium und bietet Einblicke und Anregungen, die Sie auf Ihrem Weg voranbringen.

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Lernen Sie von und vernetzen Sie sich mit führenden weiblichen Geschäfts- und Fachleuten
Im Jahr 2018 wurde die erste jährliche Women|Future-Konferenz von den Stevie Awards präsentiert, um das äußerst erfolgreiche  Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Programm zu ergänzen. Die Konferenz wurde ins Leben gerufen, um leistungsstarken weiblichen Fachkräften, Führungskräften, Unternehmerinnen und Kleinunternehmerinnen einen Ort zu bieten, an dem sie zusammenkommen, Ideen austauschen und sich vernetzen können.

Zu den Rednerinnen gehören in der Regel Changemaker in Fortune-500-Unternehmen sowie (Klein-)Unternehmerinnen. Zu den vorherigen Rednerinnen gehören weibliche Führungskräfte und Manager von Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, John Hancock, Pinterest, Macy's Inc., SAP North America, Talkspace und anderen.

Warum Sie teilnehmen sollten
Sie können sich auf Diskussionen zu zahlreichen Themen freuen, z. B. darüber, wie man Mentorenschaft als Weg zur beruflichen und persönlichen Entwicklung nutzen kann, wie man durch Öffentlichkeitsarbeit Aufmerksamkeit erregt und wie Technologie das menschliche Verhalten beeinflusst.

Das Programm für 2024 wird zwar erst im nächsten Monat veröffentlicht, aber im Folgenden finden Sie einen Überblick über das, was die Teilnehmer erwarten können. Sie können auch die Agenda 2023 erkunden und die wichtigsten Highlights des Programms lesen, um zu sehen, welche Themen und Rednerinnen im letzten Jahr im Mittelpunkt standen.

➡️ Interaktive Sitzungen — Zu den Themen vergangener Sitzungen gehören:

  • Markenbildung, PR und Marketing für kleine, von Frauen geführte Unternehmen
  • Wie Sie Stevie®-Auszeichnungen nutzen können, um Glaubwürdigkeit zu schaffen und den Ruf Ihres Unternehmens zu verbessern
  • Wie man Networking und Mentorenschaft als Weg zu beruflichem Wachstum nutzen kann
  • Verwandeln Sie Ihre Leidenschaft oder Ihren Nebenerwerb in Profit
  • Tipps zur Gründung und Führung eines Unternehmens
  • Frauen in Führungspositionen und berufliche Entwicklung
  • Frauen in der Technik - Wie die Technik das menschliche Verhalten beeinflusst

➡️ Bedeutungsvolle Beziehungen — Frauen aus der ganzen Welt nehmen Jahr für Jahr an der Konferenz teil, um zusammenzuarbeiten, Beziehungen zu knüpfen und neue Perspektiven zu gewinnen, wie sie ihr Unternehmen voranbringen können. Rednerinnen und Teilnehmerinnen knüpfen dauerhafte Verbindungen in Form von Geschäftspartnerinnen, Mentorinnen und sogar Freundinnen.

➡️ Vielfältige Perspektiven —  In jeder Sitzung können Sie sich in der Gesellschaft einer Online-Unternehmerin, der Gründerin einer gemeinnützigen Organisation, einer Anwältin, einer Ingenieurin, einer Publizistin und einer CEO wiederfinden.

 

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Topics: German Stevie Awards, Women Future Conference, Women Future Conference 2024

Meet the Judging Chairs in the 2024 Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards

Posted by May Hassan on Fri, Feb 16, 2024 @ 11:17 PM

The Stevie® Awards are delighted to announce the six distinguished professionals who chaired the judging committees of the 2024 (5th annual) Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards competition.

The Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards, sponsored by the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, are an international business awards competition that are open to all organizations in 18 nations in the Middle East and North Africa.  The focus of the awards is on recognizing innovation in all its forms.  

This year more than 1,000 nominations were considered in the judging process by more than 150 professionals, whose average ratings determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners announced earlier in January. For a complete list of the 2024 Stevie Award winners, visit https://MENA.StevieAwards.com.

Stevie winners will be presented their awards at a gala banquet at the Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, 2 March.

The six committee chairs were invited to chair based on their professional experience and expertise. Judging chairs helped to form their committees, each of which is comprised of other professionals from around the globe. Learn more about the Stevie Awards judging process here

Meet this year's judging committee chairs:

Company/Organization & Achievement Awards Judging Committee

Chair: Dr. Zaher Ali Al-Sai, CEO, Big Data Minds MENA, Amman, Jordan

Dr. Zaher Ali Al-Sai is serving as the CEO of Big Data Minds MENA, a pioneering initiative aimed at bridging the digital skills gap within the realms of Big Data and emerging technologies.  As an expert and assistant professor specializing in Big Data and Software Engineering, Dr. Zaher is renowned as a visionary leader, celebrated for her dynamic approach to technology and her dedication to nurturing the talents of individuals aspiring to excel in the digital landscape. Her leadership at Big Data Minds MENA has significantly contributed to empowering professionals, youth, and women, fostering digital transformation across diverse sectors.

Dr. Al-Sai has been recognized with several prestigious accolades, including the 2023 Gold Stevie Award for Big Data Minds MENA. Additionally, she has been honored with two distinguished Bronze Stevie Awards in The 2023 International Business. 

Driven by an unwavering commitment to innovation, education, and empowering others, Dr. Zaher continues to spearhead technological advancements, creating opportunities for the aspiring minds of tomorrow.

Corporate Communications/Public Relations & Publications Awards Judging Committee

Chair: Leonie Matta, CEO & Founder of Digital Coach MENA, Niscemi, Sicily, Italy

 

Leonie Matta, CEO and Founder of Digital Coach MENA, is a passionate digital entrepreneur and marketing and business coach with over three decades of experience. She is committed to helping professionals and SMEs succeed in the digital age while prioritizing their well-being.

Leonie is an expert in leveraging digital technologies to drive exponential growth and profitability for her clients. She is also a certified Project Manager and Change Intelligence practitioner, which enables her to help her clients manage complex projects and lead change within their organizations. Leonie is fluent in English, Arabic, Italian, and French, which allows her to communicate effectively with clients and partners from all over the world.

On being invited to be this year’s Chair, Leonie told us, “The Stevie Awards are the world’s most prestigious awards for business development and professionals. They recognize the outstanding achievements of organizations and individuals who are raising the bar for excellence in corporate communications and public relations.”

Human Resources & Individual Awards Judging Committee

Chair: Kifaya Abu-Thallam, HR Executive Advisor – HR Transformation & Organization Design, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

 

 

Kifaya Abu-Thallam is a trusted Executive HR Advisor to business leaders and boards of directors in HR Transformation & Organization Design in the United Arab Emirates. With 20+ years of experience in government, semi-government and private sectors, she has served in some of the most significant industries including defense, telecommunications, banking, energy, and infrastructure development.

Kifaya is accredited by many recognized international Human Resources organizations such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute, CPHR Canada, a Certified Organization Development Professional (USA), and CINS.

Kifaya has focused experience in designing HR models that drive organizational and employee performance through digital transformation, building effective HR strategies, workforce capabilities building programs, human-centric organizational cultures (employees’ happiness, D&I strategies), and Agile performance management systems. Kifaya is also a regular speaker and moderator at HR Summits locally and internationally.

 

 

Management, Customer Service & Thought Leadership Awards Judging Committee

 

Chair: Dr. Kamal Eldin Salih, Managing Director of Suretrack Management Consultancy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

 

Dr. Kamal Salih is the Managing Director of Suretrack Management Consultancy, a Dubai-based management consultancy firm specializing in Business Excellence, Quality, Strategy, and Performance Improvement services. Dr. Salih is an expert and qualified practitioner in Quality Engineering & Management, Business Excellence Models, Performance Improvement, International Standards of Management Systems (ISO), Strategic Planning, Business Process Reengineering, Organizational Development, and Enterprise Risk Management, and has 30+ years of experience.

He has held top and senior-level positions in charge of businesses and operations of Governmental, International, and Corporate organizations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan. Recent positions included Senior Vice President/Strategy & Support Services, and Vice President/Performance, Quality & Risk for ETISALAT Group in the UAE. He has executed assignments around the world in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Between 1972 and 1993, Dr. Salih received a PhD in Quality Systems in the USA, a master’s degree in quality engineering in the UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in Egypt.  In addition, he holds international memberships and professional qualifications from leading Business Schools and International Bodies. He is a Certified Team Leader in assessing submissions for the Excellence Awards in UAE, the Middle East, and globally, including the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award, Dubai Quality Award, Egypt Government Excellence Award, Sheikh Saqr Government Excellence Program, Ideas Arabia Award, and Emirates Ideas Award.

 

 

Marketing, Media (Apps/Events/Video/Websites) & Social Media Awards Judging Committee

 

Chair: Dr. Mahmoud Mansi, Founder & Chairperson, Influencers Today Magazine, Alexandria, Saba Pasha, Egypt

 

 

 

Dr. Mahmoud Mansi (DBA|CIPD Level 7) is the Founder of four digital magazines: Influencers Today Magazine (the first Influencers’ magazine globally), HR Revolution Middle East MagazineNGOs Today Magazine, and recently Women of Saudi Arabia, in addition to being an ambitious Business Innovator with a 360° experience in management consulting, auditing, research and education, and a Faculty Instructor at the Human Capital Institute.  Dr. Mahmoud is passionate about communicating new ideas and solutions to the community in various ways including writing, public speaking, and media. That’s why he is the author of 9 books, and a writer at Harvard Business ReviewStanford for Social InnovationFortune Arabia, and MIT Technology Review. In 2023 he participated in writing the “Entrepreneur’s Journey,” a book by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development. As a global public speaker, he has traveled and spoken at many conferences - including FIREX, SHRM TECH, HRSE, ATD ME, and NIES - in Nigeria, Egypt, UAE, India, KSA, Italy, Spain, Sudan, and the UK. Additionally, he has achieved a record by speaking 8 times at TEDx. Due to his expertise as a Judge at global business and sustainability awards, he has been featured on several blogs giving tips regarding judging and competing:  The Stevie Awards BlogBrilliance Awards Blog & GULF Sustainability Awards Blog.

Throughout his diverse career journey, he has received awards from different entities. Earlier in 2023 he was awarded by the International Visitor Leadership Program (
IVLP) in USA, funded and organized by the  US Department of State. In 2022, he was shortlisted as one of the top 5 CHROs in the Middle East at the Future Workplace Awards in Dubai. He has also received awards for his creative writing achievements: in 2010 he was one of the winners of Sea of Words Literary Award organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation with his short story “The Island”, and in 2012 he was selected to participate in the World Event Young Artists (WEYA) Festival in the UK with his short story “Revolution of Pirates”. As a Marketing & Branding innovator, Dr. Mahmoud has recently been working on delivering three new major solutions related to creating “in-house influencers”: (1) converting customers to advocates; (2) developing and promoting employees to become company social media influencers and brand ambassadors; (3) developing both employees and customers to volunteer in the organization’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropy initiatives.

On being invited to be a Chair, Dr. Mahmoud told us, “I have been judging for The Stevie Awards since 2019, and the effort and time I put into judging with each round impacts my experience, knowledge, and ambition. Yes, I get inspired by all the positivity and success stories, that contribute not only to my professional life, but to my passion as a human being. It is delightful to witness the continuous evolution of our limitless human race.”

 

 

New Product & Technology Awards Judging Committee

 

Chair: Balagopal Ramdurai, Vice President – Products & Technology, Vectramind Corporation, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Balagopal Ramdurai is a digital innovator and product creator with over 15 years of management experience in building innovative digital products for FinTech, Health Tech, and Retail industries. Mr. Ramdurai has been instrumental in creating award-winning industry products covering Digital Banking platforms and payments, and to currently spearheading customer experience platforms for the Healthcare industry.

Mr. Ramdurai has been working as Vice President – Products & Technology with Vectramind Corporation, a technology company headquartered in Dubai, UAE, since 2019. He has been on the judging panels of various awards committees, including the Stevie Awards, for the past few years, and has also been a mentor to Tech startups across the globe.

With a keen interest in emerging technologies, Mr. Ramdurai has been a speaker at various technology conferences and has published research articles on the benefits of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare.

 

Topics: Middle East Stevie Awards

Stevie® Awards Announces New Representative in Turkey

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Fri, Feb 16, 2024 @ 03:11 PM

Çağatay Kayabaş, President of Business Awards Consulting is the New Representative

To reach organizations around the globe, the Stevie® Awards invites select individuals in several nations and territories to represent the Stevie Awards. Representatives play a large role in introducing the eight (soon to be nine) Stevie Awards competitions in their respective regions, as well as assisting potential entrants and Stevie winners with their nominations and answering any questions about the process.

Today, we are excited to spotlight the efforts of one of our long-time partners, Çağatay Kayabaş, President of Business Awards Consulting. Çağatay has just been announced as the official Stevie Awards representative in Turkey. 

Business Awards Consulting is a company providing end-to-end award consultancy, from setting up the strategy to all operational details for both corporate and individual clients. Operating for more than 10 years, Business Awards Consultancy is widely known in Turkey and is also operating in the Netherlands as a representative of Stevie Awards.

Kayabaş commented: "We have collaborated with Stevie Awards for many years and we’re so proud to be a member of the team as a representative in Turkey. With our experience, network, and reputation in Turkey, we will work harder than ever to increase the awareness of the great benefits of winning a Stevie Award." Each year the Stevie Awards recognizes hundreds of high achieving Turkish organizations. 

Stevie Awards President Maggie Miller said: "We are thrilled to have Çağatay on the Stevie Awards team to help reach outstanding organizations in Turkey. With his experience and extensive network, we know he will spread the message on what winning a Stevie Award can do for brand recognition, employee happiness, and company growth. We look forward to working together on international Stevie Award competitions."

Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations, honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them. Stevie Awards representatives work across the globe to discover and help innovative companies and leaders enter the global arena and elevate their brand recognition.

This year in March, we will launch a ninth Stevie Awards program, the Stevie Awards for Technology Excellence. This international awards program will celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of individuals, teams, and organizations shaping the future of technology across all industry sectors. Organizations worldwide will be eligible to enter—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Learn more and sign up to receive updates on the inaugural program.  

Contact Information: 
Mr. Cagatay Kayabas
Business Awards Consulting
+90 533 210 61 60
Email: awards@kuzeygelisim.com

Topics: International business awards

Early-bird Tickets Available for 7th Annual Women|Future Conference

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Thu, Feb 08, 2024 @ 01:00 AM

If your 2024 goals include expanding your personal and professional network, achieving better business outcomes, and getting equipped for unexpected business changes ahead, you don’t want to miss the 2024 Women|Future Conference!

The mission of the 7th annual Women|Future Conference, hosted by the Stevie Awards, is to foster connections and professional and personal development through insightful sessions, workshops, and networking. 

This year’s conference will take place virtually on July 23, 2024. Early birds save over 50% at just $10 per ticket. Attend for our lowest price now through March 26 by visiting our registration page.

Sessions and activities are tailored to ambitious professionals looking to learn and share what’s working in their organizations, troubleshoot the challenges they collectively face, and make meaningful connections. 

Whether you're a female entrepreneur, small business owner, executive, or employee, this event caters to women at every career stage, offering insights and inspiration to fuel your journey forward.

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Learn From and Network With Top Women Business Leaders and Professionals
In 2018, the first annual Women|Future Conference was presented by the Stevie Awards to complement the highly successful Stevie® Awards for Women in Business program. The conference was created to give high-achieving women professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and small business owners a place to come together, share ideas, and network.

Speakers typically range from changemakers at Fortune 500 companies to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Previous speakers include female executives and leaders from Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, John Hancock, Pinterest, Macy’s Inc., SAP North America, Talkspace, and others.

Why You Should Attend
You can expect discussions about everything from how to utilize mentorship as a path to professional and personal development, gain traction through public relations, and how technology affects human behavior.

While the 2024 agenda will not be released until next month, below is a glance at what attendees can expect to see. You can also explore the 2023 agenda and read top highlights from the program to see what topics and speakers were featured last year.

➡️ Interactive Sessions — Past session topics include:

  • Branding, PR, and Marketing for Small Woman-Owned Businesses
  • How to Leverage Stevie® Awards to Establish Credibility and Boost Your Company's Reputation
  • How to Utilize Networking and Mentorship as a Path to Professional Growth
  • Turning Your Passion or Side Hustle into Profit
  • Tips on Starting and Running a Business
  • Women in Leadership and Professional Development
  • Women in Tech - How Technology Affects Human Behavior

➡️ Meaningful Connections — Women around the world attend the conference year after year to collaborate, build relationships, and gain fresh perspectives on how to drive their businesses forward. Speakers and attendees make lasting connections in the form of business partners, mentors, and even friends. 

➡️ Diverse Perspectives —  In any given session, you may find yourself in the company of an online business owner, the founder of a non-profit, a lawyer, an engineer, a publicist, and a CEO.

 

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Two Grand Stevie® Award Winners Announced in the 2024 Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Feb 07, 2024 @ 05:00 AM

DHL Group and INFLOW Network will be celebrated at an awards gala on 2 March. A Third Grand Stevie Winner to be announced at ceremony.

The Stevie® Awards have announced two Grand Stevie Award winners in the fifth annual Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards. Grand Stevie winners will be presented their awards at a gala banquet at the Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, 2 March.

The Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, sponsored by the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is an international business awards competition open to all organizations in 18 nations in the Middle East and North Africa. The focus of the awards is recognizing workplace innovation in all its forms.

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This year more than 1,000 nominations were considered in the judging process by more than 150 professionals, whose average ratings determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners announced earlier in January. For a complete list of the 2024 Stevie Award winners, visit https://MENA.StevieAwards.com.

In addition to the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards, the organization with the most award points from the most nations (total number of points conferred by total Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins across the world) and the highest-scoring nomination are awarded the Grand Stevie Awards, which cannot be applied for directly. A third Grand Stevie winner, the Premier Grand winner who has the highest number of award points in the competition, will be announced at the award ceremony.

The Grand Stevie Award winners are:

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR (MULTINATIONAL): DHL Group earned 45 award points on behalf of its operations in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. They won 10 Gold, three Silver, and six Bronze Stevie Awards in categories including Customer Service Department of the Year, Achievement in Customer Satisfaction, Achievement in Growth, Conferences & Meetings - Healthcare & Wellness Event, and Best Business Technology Pivot, among others. DHL Express is a division of the German logistics company DHL Group, providing international express mail services. DHL Global Forwarding is a division of DHL Group that provides freight forwarding and supply chain solutions to businesses worldwide.

HIGHEST-RATED NOMINATION OF THE YEAR: The entry “UEFA Champions League Final Istanbul 2023 - Football on the Bosphorus,” submitted by the INFLOW Network, USA, received the highest average score from Stevie Awards judges (9.14 out of 10) in this year’s competition. The nomination won the Gold Stevie for Most Innovative Advertising or Marketing Agency of the Year. INFLOW Network is a global company specializing in influencer marketing, digital advertising, social media management, digital strategy, and content, working with different nations worldwide including the Middle East. INFLOW Network focuses on influencer collaborations to help brands reach their target audiences. It also helps brands manage their digital assets and create social media campaigns to reach their target audiences effectively.

“We are thrilled to announce the 2024 Grand Stevie Award winners. DHL Group and INFLOW Network embody the breadth and quality of nominations we welcomed to the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards in 2024,” said Maggie Miller, President of the Stevie Awards. “As businesses adapt and grow, the judges were impressed by how creative, resourceful, and skilled the Grand Stevie winners have been in moving their organizations forward over the last two years. We look forward to celebrating Grand Stevie Award winners at the gala on 2 March.”

Complete information about the 2 March awards banquet in Ras Al Khaimah is available at https://stevieawards.com/mena/tickets

If you, as a press representative, are interested in covering the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards award ceremony on 2 March in Ras al Khaimah, UAE, please contact us at help+MENA@stevieawards.com.

The sixth edition of the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards will open for entries in September 2024.

Topics: Middle East Stevie Awards

Stevie® Awards Introduces Identity Verification Tool

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Feb 06, 2024 @ 11:47 PM

We are excited to announce a significant step forward in ensuring the continued integrity of the Stevie® Awards programs—the introduction of our proprietary identity verification tool. This tool will be instrumental in determining the authenticity of selected program entrants and potential judges with customized identity verification software.

Why This Matters:

Each year, the eight (soon to be nine) Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations from organizations of all types and sizes in more than 70 nations. During the judging period of all competitions, each entry is reviewed and rated by no fewer than five judges. More than 1,000 professionals worldwide participate in Stevie Awards judging each year. Many judges are invited by Stevie Awards staff, while others apply to judge through an open application form for evaluation.

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We are committed to providing our community with the assurance that both Stevie Awards applicants and judges are qualified individuals who truly represent themselves and their organizations. Maintaining the integrity of the Stevie Awards evaluation and judging processes is of utmost importance to us. This multi-faceted identity verification tool serves as a robust solution to uphold the standards of excellence we stand for.

Key Features of the Identity Verification Tool

Work Email Address Alternatives: For selected entrants who are unable to provide a work email address or who hail from smaller organizations that may not be easily verified online, our tool steps in to facilitate the verification process.

Streamlined Verification for Smaller Organizations: Recognizing the unique challenges faced by smaller organizations, the tool offers a seamless verification process, eliminating hurdles that may arise from limited online visibility.

Documented Proof of Legitimacy: In cases where additional verification is required, selected entrants and potential judges may be requested to upload documented proof of the organization’s incorporation or registration. This includes a copy of the organization’s current business license, ensuring that the Stevie Awards are recognizing and celebrating legitimate businesses.

Official ID Upload: Entrants and judges whom we believe need to be verified will be prompted to upload an official form of identification, such as a the image of a driver's license or a passport photo page. The identity verification tool utilizes facial recognition technology to conduct a face-matching check, ensuring the accuracy and legitimacy of each participant.

How to Use the Tool:

Entrants and potential judges whom we assess should complete the process will find the tool user-friendly, guiding them through the verification process step by step. Not all entrants or judge applicants will be prompted to use this tool. The Stevie Awards team is available to help anyone who finds themselves needing assistance with the identity verification process.

Questions? Email us at Help@Stevieawards.com.

Strategien für den Erfolg - die Award-Kategorien für Marketing

Posted by Jana Novatscheck on Tue, Feb 06, 2024 @ 06:01 AM

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Um Produkte und Dienstleistungen erfolgreich zu vermarkten, ist eine umfassende, kundenorientierte Unternehmensführung entscheidend. Das Marketing bildet dabei einen integralen Bestandteil des unternehmerischen Gesamtprozesses, indem es darauf abzielt, die Bedürfnisse und Erwartungen von Kunden sowie anderen Interessengruppen zu erfüllen. Eine effektive Marketingstrategie erfordert sorgfältige Planung und Ausführung, um als leistungsstarke operative Technik zu fungieren, die die Kaufentscheidungen maßgeblich beeinflusst. Damit avanciert das Marketing zu einem zentralen Erfolgsfaktor, der Unternehmen im Wettbewerb einen entscheidenden Vorteil verschafft.

Die Kategorien im Bereich Marketing sind für Unternehmen und Organisationen, die ihre Wettbewerbsfähigkeit im dynamischen globalen Markt bewahren, Veränderungen schnell erkennen und zukunftsfähig agieren.

Hier erhalten Sie Ihre Teilnahmeunterlagen

In diesen Kategorien honorieren die German Stevie® Awards herausragende Marketing-Leistungen:

  • Marketing-Kampagne des Jahres - Branchenkategorien:
    ob Landwirtschaft, Gesundheit, Lebensmittel, Finanzen, Reisen, Medien, Transport u.v.m. - in diesem Bereich findet sich für jede Branche das Passende, um Nominierungen für Marketingleistungen einzureichen
  • Marketing-Kampagne des Jahres – Sonderkategorien
    - Brand Experience des Jahres - Business-to-Business
    - Brand Experience des Jahres - Verbraucher
    - Engagierteste Community des Jahres
    - Jugend-Marketing-Kampagne des Jahres
    - Markendesign - Produktmarke 
    - Markendesign - Unternehmensmarke
    - Markendesign - Logo 
    - Markendesign - Verpackung 
    - Markendesign - Produktdesign
    - Markteinführung des Jahres
    - Marketing-Kampagne des Jahres für kleine Budgets
    - Mobile-Marketing-Kampagne des Jahres
    - Online-Marketing-Kampagne des Jahres
    - Virale-Marketing-Kampagne des Jahres

  • Kategorien für Marketing-Expert:innen
     - Marketing- oder Werbeagentur des Jahres
     - Marketing-Abteilung des Jahres
     - Marketing-Team des Jahres
     - Marketing-Manager:in des Jahres
     - Marketing-Fachkraft des Jahres (keine Führungskräfte)

Eine vollständige Liste der Award-Kategorien für Marketing finden Sie hier.

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Diese Unternehmen stachen bei den German Stevie® Awards 2023 durch ihre Leistungen im Bereich Marketing hervor

Zu einem der Gewinner im Bereich Marketing gehörte im vergangenen Jahr We are Family für BARMER mit der Kampagne "DURCHBLICKT!".  Ein Ziel der Kampagne war es, die digitale Gesundheitskompetenz von Schüler:innen, Lehrkräften und Eltern zu stärken. Auf einem Webportal wurden spezifische Unterrichtsmaterialien für Lehrkräfte, darunter Videos von Influencer:innen zu Gesundheitsthemen, gebündelt: Fortbildungsangebote für Lehrkräfte und die Auszeichnung von Schulen als Kompetenzzentren fördern nachhaltig die Expertise in digitaler Gesundheitskompetenz; Schüler:innen und Eltern erhalten zielgruppenspezifische Informationen und die Möglichkeit zum Expert:innen-Austausch in Webinaren.

Das ZDF konnte ebenfalls im Bereich Marketing mehrere Preise gewinnen. Darunter mit der Kampagne „Becoming Charlie“, für welche TikTok- und Instagram-Creator:innen Videos und Posts zum Thema Non-Binarität produzierten. Das ZDF setzte hierbei bewusst auf Creator:innen mit persönlichem Bezug zur Identitätsfindung, um Themen wie Non-Binarität und individuelle Identität authentisch auf breiten Plattformen wie TikTok und Instagram zu präsentieren. Die Kampagne umfasste informative Inhalte auf reichweitenstarken Accounts sowie ein persönliches Video von Brix Schaumburg und Fabian Grischkat, das in der Community positiv aufgenommen wurde.

Eine vollständige Liste der Marketing-Gewinnenden finden Sie hier. 

Sie oder Ihr Marketingteam haben in den vergangenen Jahren Großes geleistet? Nutzen Sie Ihre Chance und bewerben Sie sich bei den Marketing Awards der German Stevie Awards 2024 

Topics: German Stevie Awards, marketing award, Wirtschaftspreis, German Stevie Awards 2024

Regen Power Generates Steady Growth While Providing Sustainable Energy Solutions

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Mon, Feb 05, 2024 @ 11:31 AM

23 spotlight Square-Feb-05-2024-04-27-01-5020-PMStevie-winner Regen Power is a renewable energy solution provider meeting the power requirements of residential, commercial, and off-grid markets in Australia and internationally since 2003.

They provide renewable energy engineering design, consulting, and training in Australia and overseas, and have more than 40,000 residential clients in Perth, providing an 8% market share and significantly reducing CO2 emissions.

With a strong emphasis on innovation, Regen has deployed various off-grid solutions for the mining sector as well as for resorts across the country. Outside of Australia, they have commissioned ground-mounted, utility-scale solar farms in Malaysia and Vietnam. Regen Power is also proud to have installed the largest floating solar power plant in India.

Amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Regen Power proactively launched the "Regen Solar Academy”, an online training program that equips individuals with the necessary skills for employment in the solar industry. These initiatives played a crucial role in expanding market share and driving profitability for the company.

Regen has become a household name in Western Australia and is an upcoming brand in eastern states, as they have extended business to New South Wales, South Australia, and Queensland, contributing increased sales margin and market share. 

Strategic Entrepreneurship Regen power winner
Managing Director Nikhil Jayaraj won a Gold Stevie® Award for Best Energy Entrepreneur. Nikhil's journey at Regen Power began in 2010, where he then steadily progressed to Managing Director. With his efforts, he has greatly contributed to transforming Regen into a thriving commercial enterprise.

Under Nikhil's leadership, Regen Power has become a renowned brand in Australia. With over 40,000 solar installations totaling 200MW, they generate 800,000 units of clean energy daily, equivalent to planting six million trees annually and avoiding significant carbon emissions. His visionary approach also led to the commercialization of HybridGen, a patented next-gen variable-speed diesel generator integrated with solar, wind, and battery technology.

Recognizing the need for innovation, Nikhil drove Regen to invest more in research and development, securing grants from the Australian Research Council. He also delivered a keynote presentation at the World Renewable Energy Conference in 2022 to expand awareness.

Nikhil's commitment to education and mentorship is reflected in his mentorship of 50 students. He is also committed to his own learning, as evidenced by his pursuit of a PhD on the topic of "Transition towards solar energy storage: A multi-level perspective." His research aims to guide electricity retailers, customers, and manufacturers in embracing sustainable energy solutions.

Regen continues to create value for customers in the field of solar power through innovation, sustainable organizational approach, and research. Through collaboration, they continue to create new technological solutions to resolve challenges related to the renewable industry in Australia.

Regen Power won two Gold Stevie Awards for Fastest-Growing Company of the Year in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, and for Best Energy Entrepreneur in The 2023 International Business Awards®.

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Topics: International business awards