The Up Group hosted the sixth Digital Masters Awards on Tuesday 17th September, and what a spectacular night it was! The Tate Modern was the perfect venue to host 500 C-level executives, investors and entrepreneurs to celebrate the extraordinary individuals who are truly driving the digital sector.
The evening began with speeches from The Up Group CEO, Clare Johnston, and a Partner at Accel, Luciana Lixandru highlighting the strength and depth of the European tech ecosystem before handing over to noted tech presenter, Nikki Dean, to lead the remainder of the ceremony.
The winners were chosen by an esteemed judging panel made up of 26 influential venture capital and private equity investors, chaired by Peter Read from Vitruvian Partners. The coveted Green Cube trophies were awarded to 11 highly talented leaders in their field with Clare Gilmartin, CEO of Trailine.com, being awarded CEO of the Year, and Amy Cole from Instagram walking away with the award for Rising Star.
The winners of the 2019 Digital Masters Awards were determined by an extraordinary panel of judges.
Each has made his or her mark on the digital economy through inspired leadership, creativity, bold risk-taking and a dedication to improving the world through technological innovation.
To be shortlisted by this distinguished panel is a mark of enduring excellence in your field; to win, a recognition that you’re amongst the very best in the world at what you do.
The Digital Masters Awards are subject to a three-part selection process.
1. Through industry nominations and extensive canvassing of market opinion, across functions, seniority, sector and location, a longlist is compiled in each of the categories.
2. From the longlist, The Judging Panel select a shortlist of individuals in each of the twelve categories who have performed outstandingly well in their respective fields during the previous 12 months.
3. Each of the shortlisted candidates are further scrutinised by the judges during an afternoon of deliberation and discussion to determine the top three, including a winner and two runners up, in each category.