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Excellence Awards

The 17th Annual Excellence Awards recognizes the organizations making a significant contribution to the acceleration of digital transformation throughout the industry, across six key categories.

A final round of independent judging will take place to determine a winner in each category, to be announced during DTW24 - Ignite on Tuesday, 18 February at 5:30 PM on the Studio Stage. View session.

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Meet the finalists:

For leadership in realizing next generation autonomous networks.

  1. Controllable and Trusted Network Optimization: ZTE & China Mobile
  2. Knowledge Graph and Telco Ontology Innovation: Telstra
  3. Revolutionizing 5G with Jio Platforms’ Automation Suite: Jio
  4. Vodafone: Cognitive Intelligence & Automation Solution (CIAS) for Global NOC: Celfocus & Vodafone
  5. IOH Autonomous transformation: Huawei & Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison
  6. Revolutionizing O&M: Vodafone Elevates Autonomous Networks to New Heights of Efficiency: Huawei & Vodafone
  7. Future mobile network optimization: AI empowers digital twins of wireless scenarios: Huawei & China Mobile

For mastering differentiated developer and customer experiences including partnered solutions.

  1. Virgin Media O2: Netcracker & Virgina Media
  2. Autonomous Care for Fixed & Mobile Services: etisalat by e& and Nokia
  3. AI-SENSE, Unleashing the Power of User Insight: Nokia & China Unicom
  4. Goodbye caches! The UK’s first real-time omnichannel experience with 360-degree view enables customers and 3UK to manage all account types across all channels with a single log in: Amdocs & Three UK
  5. Per-Customer AI/ML-enabled Experience Scoring System” Drives Customer Loyalty and Positive Business Outcomes and Technology Customer Experience Index (TCEI): Huawei & stc
  6. CelcomDigi's Innovative, Predictive and Proactive Approach to Service Differentiation: Ericsson & Celcomdigi
  7. Contact Center Digitalization-Excellence in customer Experience!: Ethio Telecom

For achieving outstanding business-impacting results through application of the Open Digital Architecture (ODA).

  1. Winning the Telco-as-a-Platform Strategy: A Platform-centric Approach to Axiata’s Digital Transformation utilizing OpenAPIs and Open Digital Architecture: Axiata Digital Labs & Axiata
  2. ODA Adoption in stc Digital Transformation Program: Ericsson & stc
  3. DarkNOC - Service Management Transformation: Infosys & BT Group
  4. Building an assembled IT architecture with TM Forum’s ODA to support the B2C and B2B for business convergence and sustainability: Huawei & China Mobile
  5. Jawwy Architecture Evolution: Digital Transformation Program: Celfocus & Jawwy
  6. Transforming Bell Canada: Customer 360 with ODA: Bell Canada

For achieving significant business impact through artificial intelligence (AI) innovations.

  1. LLM-based Network O&M Innovative Application: Huawei & China Unicom
  2. Unlocking the Potential of Automatic Speech Recognition: stc
  3. TOBi - Vodafone Ireland's virtual assistant: Celfocus & Vodafone
  4. Spark NZ - B.R.A.I.N: Snowflake & SparkNZ
  5. Viettel Machine Learning Platform: Viettel
  6. VNPT's eKYC: VNPT (Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group)
  7. China Mobile and Nokia innovate GenAI for Autonomous Network Operations: Nokia & China Mobile

For pioneering double-digit business growth.

  1. DTN IoV Operation Management (D-VOM): Nokia & China Mobile
  2. T-Mobile Platform: Netcracker & T-Mobile
  3. Solutions Hub Orchestrator Platform: Technische Universitat Dresden & Vodafone
  4. etisalat by e& Privacy-Centric Data Monetisation: etisalat by e& and Novatiq
  5. Moments platform enabling Global hitss to bring B2B2X healthcare services in Mexico using ODA framework: Tecnotree & Global Hitss
  6. Digital twin technology creates a new paradigm for precise planning of high-speed railway mobile communications: ZTE & China Mobile

For outstanding innovations positively impacting people’s lives or protecting our planet.

  1. Beyon Solar Park Project: Almoayyed International Group & Beyon
  2. Elisa Distributed Energy Storage: Elisa
  3. Mobile connectivity provides data to protect the lives of those who protected ours: Optiva & Onward Ops
  4. EcoSync: Revolutionizing Environmental Data Integration for Sustainable Impact: Pyramid IT Consulting & Nature Labs
  5. Green Network and Ocean Care to Create a Clean, Safe Environment and Well being for the People of Jiangsu: Huawei & China Mobile
  6. Axian Telecom accelerates financial inclusion of the underserved communities in Africa, one country at a time: Torry Harris Integration Solutions & Axian