IT LEADER prize is awarded to companies and CIOs for their achievements that matter most for innovative technology development and proliferation. The IT LEADER prize award ceremony is a memorable event, which annually brings together IT industry leaders, managers of large Russian and global vendors, and journalists from major mass media.
Draw attention to organizations and persons who exert powerful influence on development of information technology
Inspire people to drive and encourage activities contributing to prosperity in Russia and EMEA
Promote integration of innovative and economic EMEA achievements into the global economy
At this stage, the IT LEADER Prize Organizing Committee and the Expert Council draw a draft nominee list based on pre-approved categories and criteria. Candidates can submit applications for the Digital Superstar special category themselves.
In regular categories, the winners are selected by popular and expert online voting. The winner in the Digital Superstar Special Category is selected solely by Expert Council member voting.
In regular categories, the IT Leader Prize is awarded to the nominees with the highest number of unique votes. In case of equally divided votes, the Organizing Committee, Expert Council, and Advisory Council make a special decision. In the Digital Superstar Special Category, the IT Leader Prize is awarded to the nominee with the highest number of the Expert Council member votes.