The DIZ and DL100

The DIZ is delighted to have been selected as one of the Digital Leaders #DL100 2020 List.

The Digital Leaders DL100 list, backed by Government departments and major UK digital companies is created by public vote, and celebrates the teams and individuals who are working hard behind the scenes to secure the UK’s Digital Transformation.

The independent list recognises 100 people and organisations across the UK who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors. Previously, the list has featured industry names such as: Sam Shah, Martha Lane-Fox, Mike Bracken, Liam Maxwell, Seyi Akiwowo, Kevin Cunnington and Eileen Burbidge.

Ten 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 and Yorkshire and Humberside.

The DIZ has been selected in the Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year category. The Top 3 in each category is determined by public vote followed by a final round of judging to select the category winners. The winners will be announced in October 2020 as part of DL Week.

Robin Knowles, CEO of Digital Leaders, commented:

“We are once again proud to see the incredible recognition of leading female role models in the DL100. As a list that is nominated from our extensive Digital Leaders network, we’re always eager to see new names and faces featured on the list, and to have achieved such a diverse mix of names from all sectors is a huge achievement for the Digital Leaders community. There are few organisations that can claim they have successfully gathered a list with 50/50 representation! We’re extremely excited to see who comes out top in our public vote!”

Councillor Alan Lion, Chair of the DIZ and Epping Forest DC Digital Champion & Lead Member, said:

“This is fantastic news from Digileaders, a globally recognised body. It recognises the partnership work that has been going on across our combined geographies in recent years. The DIZ is looking at how we can develop a smart place across widespread mixed urban and rural economies, rather than focusing on a single town and, as such, is a unique and genuine collaboration driven by District Councils that works across borders and sectors. Being on the leading edge of digital change, we are attracting infrastructure investment and looking at innovative ways to deliver better services for our residents and businesses.”

Councillor Linda Haysey, Vice-Chair of the DIZ and Leader of East Herts District Council said:

Digital is transforming the way we live, work and play. It offers endless possibilities to transform the way we provide services and promote our economic resilience at this very challenging time.

We don’t want our place to be left behind as the digital agenda moves forward and the DIZ is about us coming together to make the most of the opportunities of the digital revolution and manage some of its challenges for the benefit of our people.