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Future Digital Awards


New Categories Added to our Future Digital Awards for Commerce & Fintech 2017.

Due to popular demand from applicants we have added AI & Automation in Fintech and Blockchain as new categories in the Fintech section of our Commerce & Fintech Awards.

Application deadline: August 22nd 2017
Application form. Download the application form here.

Every year Juniper Research identifies organisations that have made outstanding contributions to their industry, and who are positioned to make a significant impact in the future.

Our awards currently cover two key sectors:FDA-Purple.jpg

  • Commerce & Fintech: Digital Banking, Digital Coupon, Money Transfer & Remittance, Mobile Payments, Ticketing, Fintech  -
    covering both online and mobile platforms.
  • Technology & Innovation: Smart Wearables, Smart Homes, Digital Health, Automotive & Telematics, Emerging & Disruptive Technologies,covering both online and mobile platforms.  
The awards are decided by a panel of expert judges based on a number of criteria, including: Product features and user benefits; Innovation; Commercial partnerships; Commercial launches; Certification and compliance; Potential future business development.

The winners of the Future Digital Awards for Technology & Innovation 2017 are as follows:

Smart Wearables – Best Consumer Product
  • Winner – Willow Willow Pump
    • Highly Commended – LVL LVL Hydration Monitor

Smart Wearables – Best Platform/Technology
  • Winner – Valencell-STMicroeletronics SensorTile
    • Highly Commended – Lumo Motion Science Platform

Smart Homes – Best Consumer Product
  • Winner – Cujo LLC Cujo
    • Highly Commended – Security Drone

Smart Homes – Best Platform/Technology/Service Offering
  • Winner – Amazon Alexa
    • Highly Commended – Samsung SmartThings

Digital Health – Best Consumer Product
  • Winner – DIABNEXT Clipsulin
    • Highly Commended – Healthimation WhyWAIT
Digital Health – Best Platform/Technology
  • Winner – Practo Health Practo
    • Highly Commended – Reflexion Health VERA

Automotive & Telematics – Best Consumer Product
  • Winner – Tesla Tesla Autopilot 2
    • Highly Commended – BlackBerry QNX SDP 7.0

Automotive & Telematics – Best Technology/Service Offering
  • Winner – IBM Watson IoT for Automotive
    • Highly Commended – Daimler smart ready to drop

Best Emerging & Disruptive Consumer Product
  • Winner – LEGO Boost
    • Highly Commended – Merge Holo Cube

Best Emerging & Disruptive Consumer Technology/Platform
  • Winner – Welltok CaféWell
    • Highly Commended – Facebook Messenger Platform

Quotes from the Winners

Cujo collects Best Smart Home Consumer Product Award
“We at CUJO are honoured to be recognised by Juniper Research”, said Einaras Gravrock, Founder, CUJO IoT Security. “This award validates our vision to provide AI-powered internet security for home users. It also furthers our mission to educate consumers about the growing threats of IoT hacking and personal cybersecurity.”

DIABNEXT takes Best Digital Health Consumer Product Prize
“DIABNEXT is honoured and thrilled that our CLIPSULIN product is this year’s winner of the Best Digital Health Consumer Product”, said Sam Chen, Director, USA & Canada, DIABNEXT. “We are proud to be recognised by such a highly-regarded organization as Juniper Research. Our interactive diabetes management solution, with a built-in AI assistant, will bring convenience and peace-of-mind to the diabetes community for the first time ever.

Valencell & STMicroelectronics triumph as Best Smart Wearable Platform or Technology
“Valencell is delighted to be honoured for our innovations in clinically validated wearable optical sensing technology and a biometric roadmap that the marketplace can truly believe in”, said Dr Steven LeBoeuf, President & Co-Founder, Valencell Inc.

"The Juniper Research Best Smart Wearable Platform/Technology award is a powerful endorsement of the value of Valencell's Benchmark solution and the exceptional accuracy of ST's MEMS sensor technology integrated into SensorTile,” said Tony Keirouz, Vice President Marketing and Applications, Microcontrollers, Security, and Internet of Things, STMicroelectronics. “We combined SensorTile and Benchmark to enable wearable makers to quickly and easily develop the perfect product for any application that integrates highly accurate biometrics and this award confirms our achievement."


The winners of the Future Digital Awards for Commerce & Fintech 2016 are as follows:

Digital Banking - Best System Solution
  • Winner –  EdgeVerve 
    • Highly Commended –  Bankable

Digital Banking - Best Consumer Offering 
  • Winner –  Fidor
    • Highly Commended – N26

Digital Coupons - Best Platform/Technology 
  • Winner – Giesecke & Devrient Convego
    • Highly Commended – Vodafone

Money Transfer & Remittance - Best Solution, Mobile
  • Winner – Econet Wireless Zimbabwe & Mahindra Comviva   
    • Highly Commended – TransferWise

Mobile Payments -  Best Contactless Technology/Solution
  • Winner – Giesecke & Devrient
    • Highly Commended – Gemalto
Mobile Payments -  Best Consumer Offering
  • Winner – Apple Pay
    • Highly Commended – Android Pay

Ticketing -  Best Ticketing Solution
  • Winner – Bytemark
    • Highly Commended – Gemalto

Ticketing - Best Consumer Offering
  • Winner – Gemalto Celego
    • Highly Commended – Moovel transit’s Rider App

Fintech - Best Fintech Innovation
  • Winner – Chain
    • Highly Commended – Circle

Quotes from the Winners

Chain Wins Inaugural Award for Best Fintech Innovation
"We're very grateful to be recognized for our work on the Chain protocol," said Devon Gundry, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Chain. "Working closely with our industry partners, we set out to invent a new format for financial assets that would dramatically change the pace of innovation in banking, payments, and capital markets. The Chain protocol is the culmination of that collaboration. It is the product of years of research, design, and engineering that we believe will reshape financial services.”

ByteMark Takes Ticketing Solution Prize
“It is a great honour to receive Juniper’s award for Best Ticketing Solution,” said Micah Bergdale, CEO, Bytemark. “Being recognized in the overall Ticketing Solution category exemplifies the growing importance of mobile technology in passengers’ daily lives. This award validates how Bytemark is revolutionizing the transit ticketing experience for both passengers and transit operators.”

Mahindra Comviva Triumphs in Mobile Remittance and Transfer Solution Category
"We are honoured to win this award,” said Srinivas Nidugondi, SVP Mobile Financial Solutions, Mahindra Comviva. “This recognition confirms Mahindra Comviva’s position as the leading innovators in the mobile money space and that Econet Wireless is the right partner for our continued growth in Africa.”

EdgeVerve Awarded Best Digital Banking System Solution
“Digitization of the world is changing the way banking is done,” said Andy Dey, President, Customers & Operations, EdgeVerve. “Banks globally are focused on getting their digital transformation right to sustain and grow their revenues in this dynamic environment. To help banks achieve the digital transformation successfully, we have built the industry’s most comprehensive and advanced digital banking solution suite. Today, Finacle solutions are powering digital transformations for banks in 94 countries. This award further reinforces our leading position in this space.”





Recent Winners

Category: Automotive & Telematics 2017 - Best Consumer Product
Stream: Technology & Innovation
Winner: Tesla - Tesla Autopilot 2

Tesla - Tesla Autopilot 2

Also highly commended in this space was BlackBerry - QNX SDP 7.0
Judges' comments: Tesla’s ‘V2’ of its Autopilot software represents the world’s first commercially-available Level 4 autonomous vehicle solution, and is a significant step up from its previous iteration. Highlighting a requirement for progress on the legislative front, the company’s efforts currently provide the benchmark for others to set a goal towards.
Category: Automotive & Telematics 2017 - Best Technology/Service Offering
Stream: Technology & Innovation
Winner: IBM - Watson IoT for Automotive

IBM - Watson IoT for Automotive

Also highly commended in this space was Daimler - smart ready to drop
Judges' comments: IBM’s substantial investment into Watson is beginning to pay off, with this service providing an array of machine learning powered solutions for players across the automotive landscape. The company’s partnerships, focus on artificial intelligence and comprehensive service offering secure its position as a leader in this space.
Category: Best Emerging & Disruptive 2017 Consumer Product
Stream: Technology & Innovation
Winner: LEGO - Boost

LEGO - Boost

Also highly commended in this space was Merge - Holo Cube
Judges' comments: The Lego boost provides a simple and engaging product to engage children in coding, with clear and tactile results that will help engage a wide audience. The elegance of the idea, combined with the power of the Lego brand, will help the Boost to become one of the first established children’s robotics tools in the market, with a strong potential to be teaching aids as well as toys.
Category: Best Emerging & Disruptive 2017 Consumer Technology/Platform
Stream: Technology & Innovation
Winner: Welltok - CaféWell

Welltok - CaféWell

Also highly commended in this space was Facebook - Messenger Platform
Judges' comments: Welltok has combined machine learning, natural language processing and the ability to combine and contextualise multiple data sources to deliver a highly personalised approach to digital healthcare. The platform represents the next stage in healthcare delivery; moving beyond simple data presentation, it actively attempts to help the end-user achieve his or her goals through various means.
Category: Digital Health 2017 - Best Consumer Product
Stream: Technology & Innovation
Winner: DIABNEXT - Clipsulin

DIABNEXT - Clipsulin

Also highly commended in this space was Healthimation - WhyWAIT
Judges' comments: More convenient diabetes monitoring is one of the biggest challenges in healthcare today. CLIPSULIN’s solution is simple to use and applies AI and machine learning in a novel way to drive real predictive benefits to the end user. That the product is designed to integrate with multiple epipens gives a strong open platform for multiple healthcare providers to use to track and anticipate their insulin usage.
Category: Digital Health 2017 - Best Platform/Technology
Stream: Technology & Innovation
Winner: Practo Health - Practo

Practo Health - Practo

Also highly commended in this space was Reflexion Health - VERA
Judges' comments: Practo’s platform is a strong way to drive healthcare engagement in regions where contact with healthcare providers is difficult to arrange and providers are sparse. The app will help make healthcare accessible and convenient for consumers, as well as providing a platform that other healthcare services can easily engage to reach customers.
Category: Smart Homes 2017 - Best Consumer Product
Stream: Technology & Innovation
Winner: Cujo LLC - Cujo

Cujo LLC - Cujo

Also highly commended in this space was - Security Drone
Judges' comments: Cujo’s solution for consumer cybersecurity in the age of the smart home is something that has been sorely missed in the industry until now. The home is no longer a series of individually protected PCs, but a network of embedded, headless and traditional devices: Cujo’s simplified set-up, flexible business model and machine learning driven threat detection model provides consumers with a unique solution to securing their network.
Category: Smart Homes 2017 - Best Platform/Technology/Service Offering
Stream: Technology & Innovation
Winner: Amazon - Alexa

Amazon - Alexa

Also highly commended in this space was Samsung - SmartThings
Judges' comments: Amazon has, for the second year running, proven that its approach to the smart home is key in driving market traction. With more than 10,000 skills available, Alexa has tapped into developer innovation by means of investment, incentives and, crucially, an open platform. This in turn has led to a wide variety of vendors choosing Alexa over other voice assistant platforms: competitors will undoubtedly struggle to match Alexa’s pace.
Category: Smart Wearables 2017 - Best Platform/Technology
Stream: Technology & Innovation
Winner: Valencell-STMicroeletronics - SensorTile

Valencell-STMicroeletronics - SensorTile

Also highly commended in this space was Lumo - Motion Science Platform
Judges' comments: Wearables sensors are becoming increasingly complex, as the need for more complex measurements to drive stronger insights is required. A key part of this is heart-rate tracking, and the Valencell-STMicroelectronics benchmark reference design will accelerate the development of a new and accurate form of heart-rate tracking, pushing these advanced metrics into devices that go beyond the wrist and into a whole range of devices.
Category: Smart Wearables 2017 - Best Consumer Product
Stream: Technology & Innovation
Winner: Willow - Willow Pump

Willow - Willow Pump

Also highly commended in this space was LVL - LVL Hydration Monitor
Judges' comments: The Willow Wearable Breast Pump brings technology miniaturisation to solving a genuine consumer problem. The device enables unparalleled convenience while using the pump, letting lactating mothers carry on their normal lives uninterrupted.
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