ITCC Innovation Award

Innovation Award BadgeHave you or your team created a product, service or initiative that resulted in a positive impact to your company or the IT certification industry? Was it a project that helped improve the customer or test candidate experience or resulted in candidates more accurately being able to demonstrate their skills and abilities? Then it's time to share your story and gain recognition for your leadership. Nominations will be accepted December 1st, 2019 through January 31st, 2020 for the Information Technology Certification Council's (ITCC) 2020 Innovation Award.

 

Submission Qualifications

  • Implementation of an innovative test, process, or service within the past two years
  • The product, service, or initiative must produce value for one or more stakeholders within the IT certification industry, such as, but not limited to:
    - Increased security of a test
    - Resulted in a new method for evaluating competencies
    - Improved convenience or market access to your certification program
    - Enhanced the respect and demand for certified professionals
  • Open to companies and individuals in the IT certification industry (ITCC membership is not required)


Submission Process

Participants must write a brief abstract of 1,000 words or less responding to each of the statement/questions below. Please consider and carefully address each point. A follow-up presentation and interview will take place if the submission is selected as a finalist.

  • Description of the innovation
  • Description of the genesis of the innovation
  • Describe the value or benefits from the innovation to the various stakeholders
  • Provide the measurable results
  • What lessons were learned as a result of this innovation

The written submission and contact information should be emailed to info@itcertcouncil.org.


Judging Criteria

Each criteria is judged on a 10pt scale in the following areas:

  • How strategic was the genesis of the innovation? Address a known weakness or threat, expand on a strength or opportunity, expand market share, develop a new product, service a new client base, etc.
  • What was the level of innovation? Was it to improve an existing process/product/service or create a new process/product/service, was it an application of existing technology in the market or new technology, was it a high-risk exploration or a low risk exploration.
  • What values or benefit did it create for one or more stakeholders? How did your innovation bring value to those who hold some influence over the certifications you build? How does it benefit them while still being a benefit to the individual certified professional?
  • How well do the measurable results demonstrate an impact of the innovation? Provide hard data. Show how numbers of certified professionals improved due to your innovation, or how much time or effort was saved. Be as specific with numbers as possible.
  • How valuable were the lessons learned for the industry? Versus for the organization or the individuals involved.
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Read about past winners: 

2020 Winner

2019 Winner

2018 Winner

2017 Winner

 

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