Finalists for the ACS Digital Disruptors Awards 2022 have been announced.

ACS celebrates the outstanding tech talent in the Australian industry and recognise the innovators, disruptors, leaders, emerging professionals, and tech superstars who are making a difference.

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Individual Awards

ICT Professional of the Year

The ICT Professional of the Year is a person who demonstrates excellence in their field of ICT. They are conscious and active in their continuing professional development (CPD) and display the highest standards of professional ethics. They also use their technical knowledge and expertise to be a positive role model in the workplace and leading by example, displaying exemplary professional and ethical standards in the workplace.

CXO Disruptor of the Year

The CXO Disruptor of the Year is a business leader who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and is successfully taking their business on a journey of disruption. The individual does not need to have a specific role in ICT teams, however they need to demonstrate that they conduct themselves with professional integrity, are passionate about building a culture of developing and supporting staff, and are embarking on disruptive projects that have a positive impact on staff, clients and/or customers. These projects could be internally or externally focused, and need to have measurable positive impacts on productivity, profitability and/or brand. The nominee must be of the C-suite management level. 

Emerging ICT Professional of the Year 

The Emerging Professional of the Year is awarded to an individual who has established their career in ICT. Who in their youth and limited experience, have demonstrated excellence and a drive towards professional development. They are a role model and an example to their peers and conduct themselves with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. The candidate needs to be under 30 years of age.

Team / Project Awards

Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer

The Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer award recognises a project that uses innovative ways to change how an organisation provides their services to the consumer. The project identifies process improvement, change implementation and management techniques used to deliver the outcome. The project provides a better digitally based experience to the customer with measurable controls and outputs.

  • Corporate
  • Government
  • Not for Profit / NGO

Skills Transformation of Work Teams

A Skills Transformation of Work Teams project requires a team, division or workforce to be developed and upskilled to use new ICT solutions to improve performance, culture, competencies and/or productivity. A successful nomination will demonstrate the use innovative solutions that helped transform the workforce in an ICT-related field.

  • Small Teams (under 100)

Best New Tech Platform

This award is for a startup team that is developing an innovative solution. Either through, posing a threat to the established way of doing things, radically changing the way people can access products and services, creating an ease of services or looking at old problems in a new way. The solution provides a better customer experience through digital disruption with measurable controls and outputs.

ICT Research Project of the Year

The ICT Research Project of the Year has undertaken significant research in their specific field of ICT area of study. Their research has gone through the peer review process with demonstration through citations, publications, grants or conferences. Their research has also had a positive impact on their organisation, the industry and/or the wider community.



Wondering what to expect? Watch the ACS Digital Disruptors Awards 2019 Highlights.