10 May 2017
Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) has been shortlisted for Digital Council of the Year in the Digital Leaders DL100 list for 2017. This UK-wide list highlights the leading champions of digital transformation, promoting effective, long-term digital change across government and industries. The public can now vote for the ultimate winners across a range of award categories.
The independent list recognises 100 people and organisations across the UK who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors. These 100 finalists will now compete for the public vote in one of 10 categories. This year's list is made up of individuals and organisations with 50 private sector, 29 from the public sector and 20 from the non-profit sector.
Leading by example, the DL100 list has a 50/50 gender split, recognising the diversity in digital transformation roles and the leading women across the industry. A figure not seen commonly on many industry lists. Nine UK regions are represented in this year's list reflecting the national reach of the Digital Leaders Community. Outside of London and the South East, the strongest regions were Scotland, the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside, the South West and the East of England.
Andrew Grant, Chief Executive of Aylesbury Vale District Council, said: "Here at AVDC we're ensuring the future happens for us, not to us. Our commitment to forward-thinking digital transformation ensures we provide our customers with the best possible service. By using the right digital approach we're becoming ever-more flexible and efficient and I'm delighted that our hard work has been recognised in this shortlist."
Lord Francis Maude of Horsham, Chair of Digital Leaders, said: "The Digital Leaders 100 list 2017 is once again highlighting the progress that has been made in digitally transforming the UK across all sectors. Our Digital Leaders community have pulled out all the stops to let us know about the hidden heroes, quietly getting on with the UK’s digital transformation without themselves seeking recognition. It's great to see such a strong list from outside London this year reflecting our own national programme and the growing importance that digital transformation has in organisations irrespective of size or sector."
The final list order and category winners will be announced at the DL100 Awards Dinner at St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel on 22 June 2017. To vote in the DL100 and find out more, go to: www.digileaders100.com