BCX announces Digital Innovation Awards 2021 winners

BCX announces Digital Innovation Awards 2021 winners

The winners of the 2021 BCX Digital Innovation Awards have been announced. The awards strive to recognise digital innovation excellence in South African large, medium and small enterprises.

BCX says this year’s awards received an incredible 61 entries, of which there were 45 SME entries and 16 large enterprise entries. This marked the highest number of entries for the awards since its inception in 2019.  

The BCX Innovation Centre of Excellence was tasked with shortlisting the Top 20 entries. The Top 20 comprised of the Top 10 SMEs and the Top 10 large enterprises.

Shortlisted candidates were then invited to an online presentation masterclass and thereafter were invited to deliver a 7-minute pitch to a panel of five expert judges to determine who would take first, second and third place in each category.

Speaking on the awards, BCX CEO Jonas Bogoshi said, “COVID-19 left an indelible mark on our lives and livelihoods, yet it has allowed us to make incredible technological leaps and bounds. This year’s entrants have proven beyond doubt that South Africa is more than capable of playing on a global stage, and most importantly, there is so much scope for technology to create solutions that can move our economy forward. Quite evidently, our entrants gave the esteemed judges a very hard time this year.” 

The following were announced as the winners of the BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2021:

The 2021 Digital Innovation Award: SME category

  • Winner: 911 Response 24 – Leaders in first responder and on-demand service technology
  • 2nd place: Technovera – Pelebox Smart Locker
  • 3rd place: Pargo – Pargo Pickup Points

The 2021 Digital Innovation Award: Corporate category

  • Winner: RTT Logistics – RTT On-Demand Solution
  • 2nd place: Old Mutual Limited – Comma Insure
  • 3rd place: Old Mutual Limited – SMEgo

“We’d like to congratulate all the winners and runners-up on finding reasons to believe by investing in research and resources to drive meaningful change in business and our society. We look forward to seeing these innovations grow in scale and impact,” Bogoshi concludes.