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Awards

ANNUAL OUTSOURCING CONFERENCE
INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY & SOURCING AWARDS

June 16th, 2017 / Burgas, Bulgaria

Awards overview

The Bulgarian Outsourcing Association (BOA) and the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM) invite all businesses in the sourcing and technology sector to enter a submission to the Innovation Technology & Sourcing Awards 2017. For the second time the awards will honor the efforts of Bulgarian sector companies, investors and local governments for leading best practice and business excellence and for creating favorable business environment for the growth of the sourcing and technology industry in Bulgaria. The 2017 Innovation Technology & Sourcing Awards are aimed at recognizing the success, business growth and leadership of the businesses in the sourcing and technology sector.

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Awards cycle

Entries Open: May 8th, 2017
Entries Close: Entries must be received no later than 23:59 pm on
June 2nd, 2017
Winners will be announced during the Innovation Technology & Sourcing Awards Gala Dinner on June 16th in Grand Hotel Primoretz, Burgas

Rules and Costs

All members of BOA and BASSCOM are eligible to submit entries to multiple categories free of charge. Non-members entry fee is 120 levs + VAT. This fee will allow you to submit multiple entries.
All companies providing sourcing, business and technology services as part of their portfolio, all Shared Service Centers (SSCs) and R&D Centers, software development and ICT companies are eligible to submit entries.
All submissions should correspond to information and projects on-going at any time between January 2016 and March 2017.
All companies are allowed to submit more than one entry and in multiple categories.
If a company is submitting the same entry in more than one category, please make sure it is tailored to the specific criteria and requested information in the category entry form.
An entry form is required for each submission. Please supply all data requested in the entry form. The more complete data you provide, the better the Board of Judges can evaluate your entry.
You are encouraged to provide your official corporate presentation for reference.
Please include visuals where applicable as words (characters) in pictures will not impact the character count.
Please note that texts in tables will be included in the character count. The maximum total number of characters are indicated for each field in the entry form.
Factors such as conflicts of interest will be taken into consideration before submissions are released to the Judges.
Judges will treat submissions as highly confidential.
The Judges’ decision is final.
For further queries please contact awards@outsourcinginbg.com.

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Innovation in Technology

The Innovation in Technology Award is open to outsourcing, business and technology services as part of their portfolio, Shared Service Centers (SSCs) and R&D Centers, software development and ICT companies which encourage and implement innovations to deal with business challenges, to improve operational performance and/or to demonstrate commitment to the development and the future of the industry through continuous service innovations.
Judges will compare how well each submission has performed in the areas BUSINESS CHALLENGE, PROJECT OVERVIEW, RESULTS ACHIEVED and CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, consistent with the organization’s long-term objectives.

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Technology Employer of the Year

The Technology Employer of the Year Award is for outstanding management of the company’s most important asset, its PEOPLE, as demonstrated by the company’s LEADERSHIP, HUMAN RESOURCE FOCUS, CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, BUSINESS RESULTS and CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, consistent with the organization’s long-term objectives.

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Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year

The Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year Award is for supplier’s ability to deliver business value to clients, implementing industry best practices and contributing to the sustainable growth of the sector in the country.

Judges will compare how well the candidates have performed in the areas INNOVATION, HUMAN CAPITAL, TALENT MANAGEMENT, GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS & CUSTOMERS and CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR).

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Shared Service Center of the Year

This Shared Service Centre of the Year Award is open to all Shared Service Centres (SSC) operating in Bulgaria. The category recognizes the SSC’s ability to deliver business value to its clients, implementing industry best practice and contributing to the sustainable growth of the sector in the country.

Judges will compare how well the candidates have performed in the areas SCOPE OF SSC, SERVICES EMPLOYEES & TALENT MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION and CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR).

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Bulgarian Technology City of the Year

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Technology Business Building of the Year

The Technology Business Building of the Year Award is for achievements of the real estate investors and owners properties and projects which stand out as leaders not only within their own areas but also within the technology business as a customer and the country investment community.

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IT Product of the Year

The IT Product of the Year Award is open to sourcing, technology, R&D Centers software development and IT companies which are owner of the product. Judges will compare the SUCCESS OF THE PRODUCT, INNOVATION/DISRUPTION and MARKET.

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IT Project of the Year

The IT Project of the Year Award is open to sourcing, technology, R&D Centers software development and IT companies. Judges will compare the TECHNICAL CHALLENGE, QUALITY, IMPACT and SIZE OF THE PROJECT – TEAM AND BUDGET (the size will not be the main evaluation criteria).

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Software Company of the Year

The Software Company of the Year Award is for significant business and software development achievements. This category s open only to companies which can prove a minimum of 50% of their activities are related to software development.
Judges will compare how well each submission has performed in the areas INNOVATION, HUMAN CAPITAL, TALENT MANAGEMENT, GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS & CUSTOMERS and CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, consistent with the organization’s long-term objectives.

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Startup of the Year

The Young Company/Startup of the Year Award is for companies that are operating on the market for up to 3 years at the moment of this application.
Judges will compare how well each submission has performed in the areas GROWTH or POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH, INNOVATION/DISRUPTION, MARKET and TEAM, consistent with the organization’s long-term objectives.

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Judges
Bulgarian Outsourcing Association
Roy Rachamimov

Associated Director, Strategic Initiatives Management group at EY

Bulgarian Outsourcing Association
Erik-Wilhelm Graef Behm

Area & Investment Manager at Business Region Göteborg ICT

Bulgarian Outsourcing Association
Peter Ivanov

Manager, Entrepreneur and Virtual Teams Expert

Bulgarian Outsourcing Association
Sebastiano Toffaletti

Secretary General, European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Bulgarian Outsourcing Association
Octavio Brito

IT Governance, Regulatory & Compliance and Vendor Management

Bulgarian Outsourcing Association
Stefan Bumov

Co-founder and COO at HeleCloud

Bulgarian Outsourcing Association
Ben Randal

Joint CEO and CCO at • I / O

Bulgarian Outsourcing Association
Dr. Pradeep.K.Mukherji

President & Managing Partner at Avasant

Bulgarian Outsourcing Association
Kanth Krishnan

Co-founder & VP Solutions Delivery, Intrigo Systems

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WHERE

Primoretz Grand Hotel
Burgas, Bulgaria

WHEN

Friday
June 16th, 2017

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Gala Dinner

The Awards VIP Gala dinner will honor the efforts of Bulgarian sector companies, investors and local governments for leading best practice and business excellence and creating favorable business environment for the growth of the outsourcing industry in Bulgaria. The awards ceremony hosts state officials, diplomats local government officials and 100 VIPs of the leading outsourcing companies, investors across industry sectors, telecoms, banks, financial services providers, legal firms, real estate companies, facility managers, HR/executive search agencies, recruiters, consultancy companies, commercial, logistics and transport companies.

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