In our Meet the Winners series, we’re speaking with some of those who walked away from the 2022 Digital Revolution Awards with one of our sought-after trophies.
Simon Chalfont is Technical Director at Intelogy, who won this year’s Digital Transformation Project of the Year. His team was acknowledged for the Power Platform solution they provided to London’s Air Ambulance team, an auditing tool that has given the organization the power to reduce time wasted on admin and use that time where it counts the most—dealing with patients.
We were incredibly honored to receive our award for Digital Transformation Project of the Year but hearing so many stories of other nominees and winners who have contributed to diversity and inclusion employment, as well as bringing technology skills to minority and disadvantaged groups, was truly humbling. I was particularly impressed by the story of Cognizant Assist and how they assembled a team of volunteer developers and iterated so quickly to respond to the immediate challenge that the pandemic brought. They were very worthy winners.
In a word: try! When we first considered putting ourselves forward for this award, we felt a little bit unworthy, because as far as we were concerned, we’d just done our job. Helping organizations realize the full potential of their investment in Microsoft Cloud is what we do. It was only when we took a step back and appreciated how our contribution to transforming how London’s Air Ambulance ensures that they are ready to respond when called upon, that we realized that there was something worth celebrating. So, what you might think is business-as-usual can be pretty special—so don’t feel shy in coming forward and just try.
Celebrating success in the cloud is hugely valuable. We all know how transformative the adoption of cloud technology has been in terms of helping organizations move faster and achieve more. What the Digital Revolution Awards do is shine a light on aspects that may go unnoticed at times. I’m a big believer that the cloud is a great leveler. When you think about our area of focus, Microsoft 365 and Power Platform, then to consider that this same technology stack serves the largest multinational conglomerate enterprises right through to small business and charities, you begin to realize that barriers that previously existed are long gone. What was previously the reserve of the few, is now very much in the hands of the many. Demonstrating and celebrating what can be achieved in the cloud should, I hope, inspire others to follow and go further.
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