The Leading Infocomm and
Digital Media Professional Society in Singapore

Criteria for IT Leader Awards

The judging panel of the IT Leader Awards is made up of distinguished judges from the business, public sectors and academia. The panel will evaluate and decide on the award recipient(s) based on the judging criteria described below. The Panel's decision are final.                    

IT Leader of the Year

Eligibility: Open to all

Great leaders should be recognised as role models for others to emulate. The importance of strong leaders cannot be overstated. This Award recognises individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in various capacities, exemplifying professionalism, business acumen, entrepreneurship, mentorship and skill in community relations.                    

Award Criteria:

  1. Led major innovations or breakthroughs in infocomm and digital media

  2. Have track record as a leader in the infocomm and digital media industry with a minimum of 10 years of experience

  3. Within the 10-year period, demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of sustained superior performance (as indicated by awards/recognition by employer(s), external organisations, etc.)

  4. Made outstanding contributions to the infocomm and digital media industry

  5. Contributed beyond personal realm of immediate business interest

 
Entrepreneur of the Year

Eligibility: Individual who establishes a successful,prominent and sustainable infocomm and digital media business enterprise in Singapore

In order to turn their business vision into reality, entrepreneurs have to master a wide skill set - innovation, business acumen, leadership, calculated risk-taking... and that is just the beginning. This Award recognises entrepreneurs who have overcome odds to stand out among competition. It motivates and encourages those in our midst who are similarly working hard to build up their companies.

Award Criteria:  

    Established a successful, prominent and sustainable infocomm and digital media business enterprise in Singapore

  1. Pioneered a new approach, business model, product or service and created a culture of innovation within the organisation

  2. Showed outstanding performance as the owner/operator of the infocomm and digital media business enterprise with a minimum of 5 years of experience. The business should record sustainable financial performance (as indicated by the strength of financial performance and/or industry valuation)

  3. Within the 5-year period, demonstrated a minimum of 3 years of sustained superior performance (as indicated by awards/recognition by employer(s), external organisations, etc.)

  4. Over the past 5 years, demonstrated a track record in raising financial capital, attracting investors, and outstanding company performance (if applicable)

  5. Professional of the Year

    Individuals with high levels of skill in their specialised domains can be instrumental to raise the competency and/or recognition of our industry. This Award recognises professionals who used their expertise in next generation technologies to deliver an outstanding contribution and impact to society through their life-changing products or solutions.

    Award Criteria:

    1. Demonstrate a high level of skill in his/her profession

    2. Promote and champion the profession to a wider audience

    3. Made significant contributions in Next Generation technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analytics, immersive media)

    4. Developed life-changing solutions or products that have positively impacted the community

    5. Made a positive and tangible impact on the infocomm and digital media industry with a minimum of 5 years of experience

    6. Within the 5-year period, demonstrated a minimum of 3 years of sustained superior performance (as indicated by awards/recognition by employer(s), external organisations, etc)

    7. Received professional designations, awards and other forms of recognition

    8. Taken part in volunteer work or community service related to the industry

                                                                            

    Hall of Fame

    Each industry is built on the backs of movers and shakers who have enriched the community with their sustained efforts over the years. Recognising their achievements, this Award honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the local infocomm and digital media industry over an extended period of time.  

    Award Criteria:

    1. Nominated by the Selection Committee

    2. Helped to shape the development of infocomm and digital media in Singapore            

     

    Youth of the Year                   

    Bringing fresh perspectives into the industry, youths hold the power to shape the future of the industry and our nation. This Award recognises young people who have shown sustained commitment to infocomm and digital media, and made a difference with their contributions

    Award Criteria:

    1. Aged 30 years and below (as of 1 January 2019)

    2. Made outstanding personal contribution to the industry in school, an institute of higher learning and /or a community in Singapore

    3. Developed new infocomm and digital media-based resources, services or applications OR added value to existing infocomm and digital media based resources, services or applications (eg new features)

    4. Instilled a passion for infocomm and digital media amongst his/her peers

    5. Take action to develop innovations in infocomm and digital media into a business venture with potential commercial value

    6. Won infocomm and digital media related awards at the local and/or international level              


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