Which European companies have best used tech to pivot their businesses during the pandemic? © Getty Images

Over the past extraordinary 18 months, the need to safeguard staff and customers from coronavirus has been paramount.

But, at the same time, the need to think creatively to make products and services available in new ways has pushed leaders to seek technological solutions. Technology adoption has accelerated to such an extent that some analysts believe seven years’ progress has been made since the second quarter of 2020.

Nominate a Tech Champion

Click this link to our online entry form. There are short questions to answer, and the judges will take the answers into consideration when making their choices.

The Financial Times, in conjunction with Workday, wants to identify those European companies and organisations that have best used technology to pivot their businesses to new ways of working.

We are inviting companies, their employees and other stakeholders to nominate companies and organisations that have made an outstanding use of technology in the face of the pandemic.

A panel of judges will then select the best examples from different sectors and name them “Tech Champions of 2021”. We invite entries from the following sectors:

Those companies and organisations selected as “Tech Champions of 2021” will be showcased online and in a magazine in November, with stories of their innovation, perseverance and technical ingenuity.

Judging criteria
Number of customers and employees involved in ‘tech pivot’
Creativity in thinking
Tangible benefit for community/society 
Tangible benefit for employees
Speed of adoption of new technological solution
Tangible benefit for customers and stakeholders
Collaboration with internal and external partners 
Tangible benefit for company and owners
Cost vs benefit analysis

To make a nomination, please click this link to our online entry form and fill it in. There are five short questions, and the judges will take these answers and their own assessments into consideration. Entries must be submitted by September 6, 2021.

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