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Future Digital Awards

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

  • Fintech & Payments: 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.

Fintech & Payments 2018

Judging is now in progress with results to be announced in September.

Technology & Innovation 2018 Winners:

Smart Wearables – Best Consumer Product
  • Winner – Jacquard Google
  • Highly Commended – Omni Smart Cycling Helmet Corus
Smart Wearables – Best Platform/Technology
  • Winner – Firstbeat Firstbeat Technologies OY
  • Highly Commended – Infini-tex Infini-tex
Smart Homes – Best Consumer Product
  • Winner – Aura Cognitive Systems Corp.
  • Highly Commended – Nokia Sleep Nokia
Smart Homes – Best Platform/Technology/Service Offering
  • Winner – Duplex Google
  • Highly Commended – Z-wave 700-Series Sigma Designs
Digital Health – Best Consumer Product
  • Winner – MyEye 2.0 OrCam
  • Highly Commended – AliveCor AliveCor Inc.
Digital Health – Best Platform/Technology
  • Winner – BPMpathway 270 Vision
  • Highly Commended – Deep 6 AI Deep 6 AI
Automotive & Telematics – Best Consumer Product
  • Winner – Quanergy LiDAR Quanergy
  • Highly Commended – Audi AI Traffic Jam Pilot Audi
Automotive & Telematics – Best Technology/Service Offering
  • Winner – Argus Cyber Security Suites Argus
  • Highly Commended – DRIVE Xavier Nvidia
Best Emerging & Disruptive Consumer Product
  • Winner – Light L16 Light
  • Highly Commended – Project Trillium arm
Best Emerging & Disruptive Consumer Technology/Platform
  • Winner – Duplex Google
  • Highly Commended – Computer Vision Bot

Quotes from the Winners

Jacquard by Google collects Best Smart Wearables Consumer Product Award
"Our goal with Jacquard is to bring the power of information and control to you in ways that are magically simple, like an easy swipe or tap on your sleeve. We’re excited to have won this Future Digital Award and look forward to the continued expansion of our Jacquard platform." - Ivan Poupyrev, Director of Engineering for Jacquard by Google

Quanergy LiDAR takes Best Automotive & Telematics Consumer Product Prize
“This award from Juniper Research is a testament to the hard work our team has put into developing the world’s most affordable and reliable LiDAR technology,” said Dr. Louay Eldada, CEO and co-founder of Quanergy. “With momentous strides made in the autonomous vehicle space, Quanergy continues to deliver innovative solutions, including our S3 solid state LiDAR sensor, that will enable self-driving cars to reach mainstream consumers and roadways.”

BPMpathway scoops Best Digital Health Platform Award
“Gaining recognition as the ‘Best Digital Health Platform’ from an independent organisation such as Juniper Research means so much to us and helps to justify the investment and trust our business partners have put in us to date.” - Martin Gossling, CEO & Co-founder, 270 Vision

Firstbeat wins Best Smart Wearables Platform/Technology
“It’s an honor for Firstbeat to be recognized by Juniper Research for our work in wearables,” said Firstbeat CEO and co-Founder Joni Kettunen, Ph.D. “Key to our success has been our partnerships with the premier wearable brands who rely our physiological analytics to create excellent products with great user experiences. As a result, millions of people around the world are using Firstbeat analytics every day to make better health, fitness, and wellness decisions. We are happy to accept this award as proof of the importance of our mission.”

Aura wins Best Smart Homes Consumer Product
“Being recognized as the Best Smart Home product truly is an honor and testament to the future we envision for smart households across the world,” said Taj Manku, CEO and co-founder, Cognitive Systems. “With the number of smart home devices expected to grow exponentially in the next few years, we are committed to bringing our proven WiFi Motion™ technology to all devices and are working closely with leading WiFi chipset manufacturers to make this a reality and get one step closer to our vision of “The Cognitive Home.”


Commerce & Fintech 2017 Winners:

Digital Banking – Best System Solution
  • Winner – Temenos RetailSuite retail banking solution
  • Highly Commended –Infosys Finacle Mobile Teller Solution
Digital Banking – Best Consumer Offering
  • Winner – DBS digiBank 
  • Highly Commended – Monzo
Money Transfer & Remittance – Best Solution, Mobile
  • Winner – HomeSend (eServGlobal, Mastercard, & BICS joint venture)
  • Highly Commended – Currencycloud
Mobile Payments – Best Contactless Technology/Solution
  • Winner – Infosys Finacle Mobile Payments Offering 
  • Highly Commended – Giesecke & Devrient Convego Air and Wearable Enablement Platform
Mobile Payments – Best Consumer Offering
  • Winner – Paytm
  • Highly Commended – Mahindra Comviva EcoCash
Ticketing – Best Solution
  • Winner – Rambus HCE Ticket Wallet Service & HCE Ticketing App
  • Highly Commended – Wizway Solutions
Fintech – Best Fintech Innovation
  • Winner – Adyen Adyen Payment Platform
  • Highly Commended – Kreditech Monedo
AI & Automation in Fintech – Best Solution/Platform
  • Winner – Kasisto KAI Banking
  • Highly Commended – Zest Finance Zest Automated Machine Learning (ZAML)
Blockchain - Best Solution/Platform
  • Winner – IBM IBM Blockchain
  • Highly Commended – Microsoft Project Bletchley

Quotes from the Winners

Rambus Takes Ticketing Solution Prize
"Rambus is delighted to be recognised for our innovative HCE based ticketing solution." said Russell McCullagh, Managing Director of the Rambus Ticketing Group. "Winning the Future Digital Award for Best Ticketing Solution from Juniper Research is a powerful endorsement of this industry first solution.”

Infosys Finacle Claims Mobile Contactless Solution Award
“This award is a testimony of our ability to deliver market leading digital banking solutions globally,” said Rajashekara V. Maiya, Head of Product Strategy, Infosys Finacle. “Digitization is transforming every facet of banking. At Infosys Finacle, we deliver a comprehensive suite of digital banking and payments solutions to help banks consistently innovate and stay ahead of the curve.” 

Kasisto Wins Inaugural AI & Automation Prize
"Kasisto is honoured that our conversational AI platform, KAI Banking, is this year's winner of the AI and Automation in Fintech: Best Solution / Platform," said Dror Oren, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Kasisto. "It's been a spectacular year for us working with financial institutions such as DBS Bank, Mastercard, and Wells Fargo, to name a few. Together, we are creating entirely new banking experiences that engage customers and deliver business results."

Recent Winners

Category: Digital Banking 2017 - Best System Solution
Stream: Fintech & Payments
Winner: Temenos


Also highly commended in this space was EdgeVerve
Judges' comments: Temenos Core Banking solution is modular and enables easy integration with existing systems allowing for progressive upgrades. Temenos continues to innovate by offering a highly competitive and agile retail banking platform solution, innovations which are augmented further by the continued development of its product suite.
Category: Digital Banking 2017 - Best Consumer Offering
Stream: Fintech & Payments
Winner: digiBank


Also highly commended in this space was Monzo
Judges' comments: The first mobile-only bank to launch in India, DBS-owned digiBank delivers cutting edge technological innovations to its customers ranging from biometrics to AI-enabled virtual assistants. The company has acquired 1.5 million new users in India via its e-wallet and digiSavings solution, and is currently expanding across other emerging markets.
Category: Money Transfer & Remittance 2017 - Best Solution
Stream: Fintech & Payments
Winner: HomeSend


Also highly commended in this space was Currencycloud
Judges' comments: HomeSend, a joint-venture by Mastercard, BICS, and eServGlobal, won the award for its industry leading end-to-end digital payments hub, enabling cross-border money transfer between mobile wallets, cards, bank accounts or cash outlets. HomeSend is well positioned to provide commercial advantages to both consumers and service providers, via a cost effective and low-risk approach.
Category: Mobile Payments 2017 - Best Contactless Technology/Solution
Stream: Fintech & Payments
Winner: EdgeVerve (Finacle)

EdgeVerve (Finacle)

Also highly commended in this space was G&D
Judges' comments: EdgeVerve continues to maintain its leading position in technology innovation in Digital Commerce and Fintech. EdgeVerve won this award for its Proximity Pay Edge Solution and Sound-based Contactless Payments technology in partnership with ToneTag. The company has substantial expertise in digital innovation and transformation of service providers in the financial industry. We were really impressed with ToneTag’s technology, which leverages sound wave based technology to enable contactless and cashless payments through any device.
Category: Mobile Payments 2017 - Best Consumer Offering
Stream: Fintech & Payments
Winner: Paytm


Also highly commended in this space was Mahindra Comviva
Judges' comments: India’s mobile payments marketplace is booming in large part because Patym has developed and deployed an easy to use, easy to fund service which encourages and enables mCommerce. It has proved immensely popular – it has now achieved over 180 million registered users – while transaction volumes have soared.
Category: Ticketing 2017 - Best Ticketing Solution
Stream: Fintech & Payments
Winner: Rambus


Also highly commended in this space was Wizway Solutions
Judges' comments: Rambus won the Ticketing award for its complete end-to-end HCE Ticketing solution addressing all commercial needs for transit operators ranging from the back office to the consumer app. Rambus’ solutions including its HCE Ticketing App, a configurable mobile ticketing application, and its HCE Ticket Wallet, an out-of-the-box solution for transit operators, scored highly in terms of product features and innovation.
Category: Fintech 2017 - Best Fintech Innovation
Stream: Fintech & Payments
Winner: Adyen


Also highly commended in this space was Kreditech
Judges' comments: In payments, the ability to enable payments anywhere, anytime is increasingly critical. Adyen’s end-to-end service streamlines the payments process for merchants, obviating any need for third party involvement. Meanwhile, its RevenueAccelerate tool suite has the potential to become a key mechanism in reducing card rejection rates and improving efficiencies. The company has become a major disruptive force in the payments sphere.
Category: AI & Automation in Fintech 2017 - Best Solution/Platform
Stream: Fintech & Payments
Winner: Kasisto


Also highly commended in this space was Zest Finance
Judges' comments: Kasisto won the award for its KAI Banking solution, a self-learning conversational AI platform with a deep inherent financial knowledge. KAI, offered as a customisable and easy to integrate out-of-the-box solution, is set to become one of the greatest game changers in the fintech industry. Kasisto scores highly not just for technology innovation, but also for its future prospects amongst banks.
Category: Blockchain 2017 - Best Solution/Platform
Stream: Fintech & Payments
Winner: IBM


Also highly commended in this space was Microsoft
Judges' comments: When we asked enterprises that were either considering deploying or were in the process of deploying blockchain which company they believed to be the market leader in the blockchain space, one company stood out from the field: IBM. IBM was a highly innovative early mover in the blockchain space, while its product range is extensive and enables deployment across an array of key verticals.
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.
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