CEO of the Year
Honors a top executive who is leading their utility with a focus on the future.
Who’s eligible? Current CEOs or top executives of utility companies or equivalent responsibility.
Technology Executive of the Year
In less than a lifetime, technology has changed almost every facet of day-to-day life for consumers and businesses alike. The Technology Executive Award honors the executive who has used new technology, approach, or thinking to solve a problem.
Who’s eligible? Utility executives primarily responsible for technology, for example: Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Innovation Officers, or equivalent responsibility.
Customer Executive of the Year
The Customer Executive of the Year Icon Award recognizes an executive who has done exemplary work on behalf of their customers. Whether it’s implementing a new program, project, solution, technology, or just doggedly acting in the customers’ best interest, we want to honor those who are working to make things brighter for utility customers.
Who’s eligible? Utility executives primarily responsible for customers and customer service. Example titles include Chief Customer Officer, Customer Service Officers, Customer Officers, or equivalent responsibility.
Customer Innovation of the Year award
Honors a project, program, or initiative that has significantly impacted utility customers for the better.
What’s eligible? Utility technology projects, customer programs, new innovations – something new that has improved service for customers.
Innovation of the Year
An innovative project, solution, or policy that has drastically impacted business outcomes or day-to-day operations of the utility for the better.
What’s eligible? A utility technology project, pilot, program, or something else implemented within the awards period.
Utilities Vanguard of the Year
The Utilities Vanguard Award, sponsored by IBM, celebrates a vanguard in the industry. It recognizes a utility that has solidified itself as a market leader by moving fast and maximizing business transformation benefits with their IT strategy. These leaders’ journeys should be upheld as inspiration for others in the industry.
What’s eligible? Utilities that are leading the industry through business transformation their IT strategy. Companies within the industry that are leading the way, leveraging the latest approaches and technologies.