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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 and Sourcing Awards 2018.

For a third time, the awards 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 sourcing and technology industry in Bulgaria.

The Innovation, Technology and Sourcing 2018 Awards will be hosted at a one-night event, succession to a Conference on Digitalization and Innovation, organized by the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association.

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Awards cycle

Entries Open: April 16th, 2018
Entries Close: Entries must be received no later than 23:59 pm on
May 25th, 2018
Winners will be announced during the Innovation, Technology and Sourcing Awards Gala Dinner on June 8th in INTERNATIONAL Hotel & Casino, Front Beach Alley, Golden Sands Resort, Varna, Bulgaria

VENUE

WHERE

Varna, Bulgaria
Golden Sands

WHEN

June 8th, 2018

HOTEL & TRANSPORT

INTERNATIONAL Hotel & Casino, Front Beach Alley, Golden Sands Resort, Varna 9007, Bulgaria

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 2017 and March 2018.
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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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.

Categories

Innovation in Technology

2018 winner: Programista

The Innovation in Technology Award is open to Shared Service Centers (SSCs) and R&D Centers, software development- and ICT companies willing to demonstrate creativity through the development and implementation of innovative solutions. Using innovation in technology should achieve improvement and  enhancement of  business performance and customer service.  The innovation should not be limited to development of a new technology as well as an improvement of the performance of the existing one or adding a new feature to an existing technology.

Judges will compare how well each submission has performed in the areas INNOVATION, BUSINESS CHALLENGE, IMPACT, PROJECT OVERVIEW and RESULTS ACHIEVED.

Technology Employer of the Year

2018 winner: Experian Bulgaria

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.

Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year

2018 winner: Bulpros

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).

Shared Service Center of the Year

2018 winner: Cargill

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).

Bulgarian Technology City of the Year

2018 winner: Burgas

Technology Business Building of the Year

2018 winner: Polygraphia Office Center 

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.

IT Product of the Year

2018 winner: Programista

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.

IT Project of the Year

2018 winner: Lirex

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).

Software Company of the Year

2018 winner: EPAM

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.

 

Startup of the Year

2018 winner: Cargotec

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.

The Most Innovative Workspace of the Year

2018 winner: ScaleFocus

The Most Innovative Workspace of the Year Award is given for providing innovative technology-enabling capabilities to the employees and improving the office space in such a way as to provide enhanced work experience and employees collaboration. Aiming at introducing the sustainable approach of managing the work environment, this award will certify not only the most creative interior design, but also the office that promotes the employees well-being, including healthier setting, cost effective and energy saving processes.

Participating in the Most Innovative Workspace of the Year is a great opportunity to showcase your office space an employer branding tool. The winner will be an organisation that created a workspace, which encourages the building positive relations between employees, inspires their happiness, and increases their productivity.

Judges will compare how the companies has performed in the following criteria – design of the workspace in terms of sustainability and usability; introduction of innovative technologies to support the workflow and enhance the collaboration; employees well-being and satisfaction in using and occupying the facility.

 

Research and Development Center of the Year

2018 winner: ScaleFocus

The Research and Development Center of the Year Award is open to organizations pioneering new frontiers for future Innovation consistent with the organization’s long-term objectives. This category is for R&D activities performed both domestically and internationally. The R&D center may be acting as a single business unit or as a part of a larger company and performing both basic and fundamental research and development activities. Judges will compare how well each submission has performed in the areas R&D capacity, R&D intensity, partnerships and R&D achievements.

Innovation in Business Processes and Operations

2018 winner: Experian Bulgaria

The Innovation in Business Processes and Operations Award recognizes the implementation of innovations in business processes and operations to improve operational performance and/or to demonstrate commitment to the development and the future of the industry through continuous service innovations. The innovation can include changes in the process of the services, improvement in the internal business system, changes in the tools and methods used for delivering the service.

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.

Judges
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Erik-Wilhelm Graef Behm

Area & Investment Manager at Business Region Göteborg ICT

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Sebastiano Toffaletti

Secretary General, European DIGITAL SME Alliance

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Peter Ivanov

Manager, Entrepreneur and Virtual Teams Expert

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Tim Cole

Author, Blogger, Redner, Moderator, Trainer, Anlayst http://www.cole.de/

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Marek Grodzinski

Associate Partner and Global Business Services Practice Leader at EY Business Advisory in CSE Region

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Octavio Brito

Private, Wealth & Commercial Clients Technology, Deutsche Bank AG

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Wiktor Doktór

CEO, Pro Progressio Foundation

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Eleanor Winn

Unleashing brilliant global talent on the world of outsourcing

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Chris Halward

Director of RQV Consulting

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