The Enterprise Blockchain Awards

The Enterprise Blockchain Awards

Every year, the blockchain community honors the finalists and winners of the Enterprise Blockchain Awards (EB Awards). These innovators, advocates, and researchers are making a measurable difference within their organizations and across industries ripe for blockchain disruption. Now in its third year, the EB Awards recognize their stewardship of this technology.

On November 16, 2021, the winners of the 2021 EB Awards were announced at a live and dynamic virtual gala featuring extraordinary hologram technology. Produced by the Blockchain Research Institute and MCI Canada, the event included production partners ARHT Media and Dorier Group, and was sponsored by Blockchain Technology Partners, FedEx, and Prophecy DeFi. The 2021 EB Awards recognized the exceptional leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and service providers driving global enterprise blockchain transformation.

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2021 Enterprise Blockchain Awards Winners and Finalists

After careful deliberation, the EBA Judging Committee shortlisted 31 finalists under 10 award categories. Winners of the 2021 EB Awards were revealed at the virtual awards gala on November 16. On behalf of the EBA Judging Committee, we would like to congratulate the award finalists and winners and extend our thanks to everyone that submitted an award nomination. The finalists and winners for the 2021 EB Awards are as follows:

 

Blockchain Frontier Award

Formerly the “New Frontier in Blockchain Research Award,” the Blockchain Frontier Award is an individual award. It honors a person—an educator, a researcher, a scientist within an organization or institution—who has made exceptional gains in advancing our knowledge of the transformative power of blockchain technology. This person has greatly influenced blockchain research and education.

 

Blockchain Frontier Award

  • Winner: Dr. Wendy Charles, Chief Scientific Officer, BurstIQ
  • Damian Straszak, Senior Developer, Aleph Zero Foundation
  • Phantom Seokgu Yun, Founder and CEO, Sovereign Wallet Network; Project Lead, MetaMUI

 

Blockchain Leadership Awards

These awards honor people who have shown exceptional leadership in a blockchain collaboration or implementation within an enterprise, an industry, a government, or a multistakeholder organization. These individuals have gone above and beyond the job description to spearhead blockchain initiatives within an enterprise or ecosystem.

 

Public Leadership Award

  • Amélie Arras, Marketing Director, Zumo
  • Sandeep Nailwal, Co-founder and COO, Polygon (Previously Matic Network)
  • Winner: Elizabeth M. Tanner, Esq., Director, Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation

 

Corporate Leadership Award

  • Billy Sebell, Head of Ecosystem Development, XinFin
  • Winner: Dr. Andreas Dittrich, Head of Blockchain Solutions Center, T-Systems MMS, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Ícaro Avelar, Lawyer Specialist in Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Cryptocurrencies

 

Entrepreneurial Leadership Award

  • Winner: Ken Ebert, CTO, Indicio
  • Chakradhar Kommera, CTO, RubiX Network
  • Frank Ricotta, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BurstIQ

 

Enterprise Transformation Awards

These awards celebrate enterprise applications of blockchain technologies. They recognize companies, government agencies, or nongovernmental entities using distributed ledgers, smart contracts, or digital assets to transform themselves and their industry, supply chain, or ecosystem. The awards showcase the tangible and long-term change that these organizations are working to achieve.

 

Organizational Transformation Award

  • Allianz Technology SE
  • T-Systems MMS, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Winner: TOKO Limited

 

Ecosystem Transformation Award

  • Ernst & Young + Others
  • Winner: Shinhan Bank
  • Tencent

 

Blockchain Services Awards

These awards celebrate providers of blockchain technologies and services. They recognize companies, government agencies, or nongovernmental entities delivering blockchain solutions to transform their clients’ operations, supply chains, or ecosystems. They give us an opportunity to showcase the tangible and long-term change that blockchain service providers are working to support.

 

Infrastructure Award

  • BurstIQ
  • Winner: Tata Consultancy Services
  • Zuellig Pharma

 

Tools & Middleware Award

  • Winner: Champ Titles
  • Indicio & SITA
  • Morpheus.Network

 

Blockchain Entrepreneurship Awards

These awards recognize start-up companies or technology projects delivering innovative blockchain applications, protocols, or platforms. Their solutions address the implementation challenges that users face in business, government, and nonprofit contexts.

 

Industry Applications Award

  • Winner: Astrella by AST Private Company Solutions
  • BurstIQ
  • Yieldly Finance

 

Provenance & Sustainability Award

  • Winner: aXedras AG
  • Blockforce
  • Data Gumbo
  • Sovereign Wallet Network

2020 Highlights

2020 winners

Blockchain Leadership

Honouring executives who have championed blockchain for their industries and organizations:
Ecosystem

  • Victoria Lemieux, University of British Columbia

Enterprise

  • Marley Gray, Microsoft

Entrepreneurship

  • Laura Bailey, CULedger

Innovative entrepreneurship in blockchain

Recognizing a start-up that provides innovative blockchain solutions to support enterprises in the journey to transform their businesses:
Industry solutions

  • BurstIQ

Supply Chain Applications

  • Chainyard

Technology & Platforms

  • Workwolf

Enterprise blockchain transformations

Recognizing companies embracing blockchain to transform their organization, based on a commitment to drive innovation:
Industry solutions

  • Solve.Care

Financial services

  • Provenance

Technology & Platforms

  • IBM Blockchain

Blockchain research 

Recognizing a researcher/academic who leverages blockchain technology to push boundaries of new business models:

Academic

  • Dr. Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan

Enterprise 

  • Fujitsu

2019 Highlights

2019 winners

Blockchain Leadership

Honouring executives who have championed blockchain for their industries and organizations:
Enterprise & industry leadership

  • Dale Chrystie, FedEx

Governance & policy leadership

  • Tonya M. Evans, University of New Hampshire School of Law

Community & ecosystem leadership

  • Bernie Moreno, Ownum

Innovative entrepreneurship in blockchain

Recognizing a start-up that provides innovative blockchain solutions to support enterprises in the journey to transform their businesses:
Enterprise solutions

  • Kaleido

Industry solutions

  • Power Ledger

Public sector services

  • Voatz

Enterprise blockchain transformations

Recognizing companies embracing blockchain to transform their organization, based on a commitment to drive innovation:
Industry services & solutions

  • IBM

Financial services

  • Quorum

Healthcare solutions

  • University Health Network

New frontier in enterprise blockchain research 

Recognizing a researcher/academic who leverages blockchain technology to push boundaries of new business models:

  • Eden Dhaliwal, Outlier Ventures

Young leaders 
Celebrating individuals under 19 who are pioneering their own blockchain innovations:

  • Alishba Imran