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DIGITAL CHAMPIONS AWARD 2019

THE DIGITAL X INITIATIVE’S QUEST TO FIND GERMANY’S MOST DIGITAL SMES

The Digital Champions Award (DCA) is Germany’s largest cross-industry award for digitalization. Deutsche Telekom and WirtschaftsWoche have teamed up to provide a platform for SME digital success stories in the form of the Digital Champions Award.

We have made it our goal to award prizes to trailblazing national and regional projects as a way of highlighting how businesses are consistently and innovatively implementing digital solutions. And we are looking for those that channel their own courage to give others courage, and whose innovative spirit inspires SMEs.

The PRELIMINARY DECISIONS for the Digital Champions Awards 2019 took place in six regions across Germany, and the grand finale was the National Digital Champions Award 2019, held as part of the central event, DIGITAL X.

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LOOKING BACK AT THE DIGITAL CHAMPIONS AWARD 2019

COLOGNE WELCOMES EUROPE’S LEADING DIGITALIZATION INITIATIVE

On October 29th & 30th 2019, Cologne was the place to be for all things innovation and transformation, with 160 top international and national speakers presenting the various facets of digital transformation through inspiring keynotes, intense talks, and future-oriented panels.

Following DIGITAL X’s tour through six German regions during the first half of the year, which saw it show businesses of all sizes how to seize the opportunities offered by digitalization, the event series culminated in the official prize-giving ceremony of the Digital Champions Award 2019. More than 20,000 people attended the grand finale in Cologne.

IMPRESSIONS 2019

The winners of the Digital Champions Award 2019 were announced as part of the DIGITAL X event in Cologne on October 29th. Use this DIGITAL X platform, the future portal for SME decision-makers, to find out all there is to know about the most digitalized SMEs in the various categories.

DIGITAL CHAMPIONS AWARD 2020

Despite or perhaps because of all the restrictions, 2020 has shown once more how important digital technology is for business, administration and society. The Digital Champions Award (DCA) from Telekom and WirtschaftsWoche recognizes SMEs who are consistently and innovatively implementing digital solutions in their businesses. They are inspiring others to establish a digital infrastructure, extensively digitalize business processes and develop new, digital business models.

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WHAT OUR WINNERS HAD TO SAY

„The award motivates us to continue putting all our efforts into the digital transformation of our company and becoming one of the leading digital mobility providers.“
Alexander Sixt
Member of the Executive Board, Sixt SE
„At the start it still wasn't clear to us just how many opportunities digitalization offered. It’s a similar case for many companies. With strong partners by our side and brave allies at the company, we got there: Today, our smartly networked industrial doors are used all over the world. We are the first in our industry to achieve this. “
Jörg Fischer*
Technical Director at global market leader Hörmann KG *Pictured on the right, together with presenter Klaus Plath, Head of SME Sales at Telekom
„Emergency doctors are an important topic in Brandenburg. I believe that we can use video transfer technology and connectivity to find a simple solution. The trick is to shorten treatment-free intervals. This means that we are simply saving time with our solution to provide patients with access to medical aid and I think that’s a really exciting thing.“
Michael Weisel
CEO, Peiker Solutions, FTI Engineering Network GmbH