As social distancing guidelines are likely to remain in place in July, we have taken the decision to postpone the DCS Awards to 28th October 2021. By postponing to this date we feel we will be able to deliver maximum value for everyone concerned and provide once again, a fantastic gathering for the data centre industry, in person. We may have to go some way to beat the record interest in last year’s DCS Awards (300 nominations from 200 companies, across 33 categories), but we very much hope that the DCS Awards 2021 will see us return to our London location, for a physical, if Covid-compliant event.
While the DCS Awards 2020 took place virtually, and were a great success, there’s no doubt that getting the industry together for a night of celebration, comedy and dancing – not necessarily all at the same time or intentional(!) – in London has to be the way forward, if at all possible.
So, we’re re-opening nominations with some key dates outlined below, culminating in the Awards Dinner late October.
As ever, we’re looking to recognise and congratulate data centre industry innovation – whether it be projects, products, services or corporate or individual excellence. The Awards’ categories cover both the facilities and IT aspects of the data centre, reflecting the gradual convergence of the two disciplines as a prerequisite for digital transformation. The achievements of vendors, their business partners, staff and customers are the focus of the 33 Awards categories. This year, for the first time, we’ve included a specific energy efficiency/sustainability innovation award.
HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED?
Right now, it’s time to get nominating! Whether you want to nominate your own company, staff members and/or customers, we’re sure there’s at least one category which is just right for you across the 33 project, innovation and various other categories.
It’s also a good time to look at our sponsorship and marketing opportunities, as they work alongside the nomination and voting process. The sooner you’re involved, the sooner we can start promoting your company. You’ll see we have a range of packages, and we’re confident that the innovations we introduced as part of the virtual awards will continue to add value ahead of this year’s physical event. So, zoom interviews, extensive social media promotion, magazine interviews all offer great visibility, alongside the more obvious marketing activities on the Awards’ website itself, and the associated marketing email campaign.
Finally, while October might seem a long way away, make sure you put the date in your diary and make sure to reserve a table – we think that there just might be some pent up demand for an evening of celebration. And we promise that the DCS editor will not be telling any jokes – we’ll leave that to the professional comedian! And, we can guarantee a substantial meal that avoids any mention of scotch eggs, plus great post-Awards entertainment late into the night.
THE DCS AWARDS ARE BACK IN (LONDON) TOWN!
Free PR opportunities with 5 months of marketing utilising the DW portfolio.
Position your product or service as an innovator in your field.
An award win, shortlisting or nomination acts as a 3rd party endorsement.
Over 300 industry leaders attend the gala awards evening.
Nomination is free of charge and voting is done by the readership of the Digitalisation World Stable of publications.
Gain an advantage on your competitors.