BIMA 100 Nomination

BIMA 100 - A Career Defining Moment.



People, technology and what’s next for your business.


Whenever we talk about tech, its benefits always seem just around the corner. The reality, however, is that you don’t need to wait to bring the future to your business. At the BIMA Conference, you’ll learn what’s achievable now.

Lessons from the Future brings together acknowledged experts from across BIMA’s councils and think tanks as well as some of the industry’s biggest gamechangers for a series of inspirational stories and practical masterclasses, built on three themes:

The Future of Experience will examine new approaches to customer experience, personalisation, service and product design across sectors including health, manufacturing, retail, travel and more. And we’ll ask how companies can deliver richer experiences that exceed the expectations of increasingly sophisticated consumers.

The Future of Collaboration will explore the tech and dynamics behind how humans and machines will work together. It will consider the nature of team collaborations, new economic models and the nature of work itself. 

The Future of Communication will examine what’s in store for automation, authenticity and trust.

Dive deeper

  • We'll kick off each theme with an inspirational keynote
  • Then, take a deeper dive using masterclasses, case studies and explorations to consider how Ai, blockchain, talent, diversity and more will influence each theme, and affect you
  • Use The Future of Networking to get closer to the experts during breaks

Our judging panel is made up of former alumni, thought leaders and industry innovators.


  1. CEOs & Leaders

    People whose outstanding leadership within an organisation has created an environment where their people are genuinely leading the charge in defining the future of our industry. Open to all: big, small, tech to creatives, consultancies to brands etc. Nominate

  2. Champions for Change

    BIMA champions a diverse, inclusive tech and digital world. Our changemakers are the people finding new ways to make it a reality. This category is about the people who are using their professional skills or resources to achieve social good, to change industry cultures for the better, or to bring new and more diverse talent into our industry and give it the support to flourish. Nominate

  3. Client Services and Project Management

    This category is for the people whose energy and ideas have led to new and different ways of working with clients or suppliers, delivering profitable growth for both parties. Nominations are welcome from either side of the client/supplier fence and may include anyone in a client services, client relationship or project delivery role. Nominate

  4. Creatives and Designers

    The digital designers, art directors, videographers, copywriters, UX and UI specialists (for example) who have developed products, services, campaigns or experiences that are challenging convention. Nominations in this category recognise the people whose combination of creative originality and exceptional execution has seen them push boundaries, deliver a category-defining moment, or surprise and delight clients or consumers. Nominate

  5. Entrepreneurs and Visionaries

    For those who excel in innovation. Nominees in this category will have developed and/or launched a new tech, product or digital venture that has (or is about to) significantly progress an industry as we know it or have influenced the brand or the business where they work, leading to significant, measurable change in the organisation and setting a new bar within their sector. Nominate

  6. Marketing Directors and CMOs

    Celebrating the brand side marketers who are transforming their brands by building exceptional in-house digital capabilities, or by leveraging the latest technology in a way that delivers exciting new products, services, campaigns or experiences that are making a positive difference to their business. Nominate

  7. Rising Stars

    Celebrating the future leaders of our industry. Nominations are open to anyone aged 30 or younger. They are ‘ones to watch’ – earmarked for success because of the influence their ideas or work are having in their organisation or the wider world. Nominate

  8. Strategists and Consultants

    Recognising the people who have applied digital insight and/or technological innovation at either an organisational or product/service level to shift perceptions, solve business problems or, in some cases, bring about complete organisational transformation. Nominate
  9. Students and Apprentices

    Open to any apprentice or student who is studying full or part time or on an apprentice scheme. Nominees will be making an impact on the industry now, perhaps via the organisation with which they work; perhaps via their ideas or innovations. This isn’t a recognition of potential – it’s an acknowledgement of real achievement over the past year. Nominate

  10. Tech Trailblazers

    People who are using emerging technology to bring innovative ideas to life - to create digital and physical experiences in the real world; and/or people who are using data in ground-breaking ways to enable new services. Nominate


Who can nominate/be nominated?

Any BIMA member can nominate someone for the BIMA 100. The person you nominate does not have to be a BIMA member. Each category is open to brands, charities, agencies, startups, academic institutions, tech companies and freelancers.

When do nominations open?

Nominations for the BIMA 100 open 11 January 2019.

How do I nominate?

Nominations are made by online application. To nominate please click here.

Who decides?

We invite a selection of industry experts to judge the nominations. The chair and judges change each year, so if you’d like to be considered for a judge’s role, please let us know.

OXO Tower

The Ceremony

The BIMA 100 will be announced at a prestigious celebration in London at the stunning OXO Tower on the 8 May 2019. It’s one of the biggest nights in the digital industry’s calendar, attended by (amongst others) the top 100 brightest digital stars, judges and the new inductee(s) to the BIMA Hall of Fame, who are also announced and interviewed on the night.

The full list of BIMA 100 members is published on the evening in hard copy and digital formats.


BIMA 100 Class of 2018

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