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It's time to shine in the Directions EMEA 2022 Awards hall of fame!

Directions EMEA 2022 Awards

With our awards we are honouring partners who've done something extraordinary in our beloved Dynamics Community and wanted to share that with us. After two very successful editions in Vienna and Milan, we decided to step up our game in Hamburg this year.

On top of the very well known
Community Awards
we are launching this year our 
Women in Dynamics Awards

 

Community Awards

Every successful partner realises that our beloved community is what makes us special. It's the backbone of our ecosystem. Our community awards are the cherry on the cake for every partner who has done something extraordinary in the passed year.

Not only has it been proven to be the perfect door opener to develop a partner network for your solution, it's also the the highlight of the year for your team to shine and get the recognition they deserve!

With the Community Awards, we are recognising partners for their innovative technical solutions and their creative commercial approach. There are great prizes to win, but most important this is an opportunity for you (or your colleagues) to get onto the Directions EMEA stage during the keynote to share your story. 

This prize goes the best story about a commercial success within the Dynamic 365 Business Central channel.
The story should not be about the “biggest” impact in terms of numbers, i.e. onboarding the biggest client or selling most licenses. It is more about creativity, embracing new opportunities and adding business value through new business ideas.

With this award we want to encourage and award creativity and “thinking outside the box” in the Dynamics 365 Business Central channel given that we are in the biggest transformation this channel has seen in a decade. An environment like this causes a lot of disturbance and those partners who manage to ride of the storm most successfully are often the ones who move forward, turn challenges into opportunities and make their own success story. We want to identify and share these success stories from across EMEA and let the world know how some of you have come out of the storm in a better place with a new business model, a new market opportunity, or new revenue stream never imagined.

Nominate now!

This prize goes the best story about a technical success within the Dynamic 365 Business Central channel.

The story should not be about the “biggest” impact in terms of numbers, i.e. most lines of code, most localizations or highest number of running pipelines. It is more about innovation, embracing new technologies and implementing new ideas. The Winner of this category is a pioneer, who is doing something today, that most partners will strive to be doing tomorrow.

With this award we want to encourage and award creativity and “thinking outside the box” in the Dynamics 365 Business Central channel given that we are in the biggest transformation this channel has seen in a decade. An environment like this causes a lot of disturbance and those partners who manage to ride of the storm most successfully are often the ones who move forward, turn challenges into opportunities and make their own success story. We want to identify and share these success stories from across EMEA and let the world know how some of you have come out of the storm in a better place with a new business model, a new market opportunity, or new revenue stream never imagined.

Nominate now!

What's new this year?

The community awards are becoming much more community-like!

Visibility

All nominations will be visible during all three days of the conference for all attendees (by conference app and at the dedicated Community Awards Area where all nominations are published).

Networking

Attendees can contact all the nominations via the conference app and meet in-person during the conference. Pass by the dedicated Community Awards Area to meet interesting and innovative people!

Voting

This year the community votes too by using the conference app! 50% of total scoring are made by the jury and 50% by the community itself.

Practical info

Deadline

Deadline for submission of the Community Awards is October 16th.

Much more community-like :-) 

This year the Community awards are becoming much more community-like. The community can vote too by using the conference app! 50% of the total score comes from the jury and 50% by the community itself. 

And what's in it for you?

The Community Award 1st winners of each category will shine on stage during a ceremony at the keynote of Directions EMEA 2022 in Hamburg. This can't get any better? Actually it can! As a bonus, the 1st winner of each category will be invited to a very exclusive and personal 1:1 time during a Coffee with Mike Morton. The perfect occasion to find out everything you always wanted to know about Business Central, but we're afraid to ask. 

Women in Dynamics Awards

Last year we launched Women in Dynamics at Directions EMEA 2021 to promote diversity and inclusion within the international Dynamics Community. At Directions EMEA 2022 in Hamburg, we are proudly presenting the first edition of our Women in Dynamics Awards.

We want to create more awareness and to ignite a change within the international Microsoft Dynamics community and these awards are the perfect way to do this! We are celebrating a Leadership Award, a Rising Star Award and a Diversity and Inclusion award.

This is the perfect occasion to nominate someone from your organization or network who has shown competence, aptitude, leadership and professionalism, more specifically in diversity and inclusion! We are celebrating a Leadership Award, a Rising Star Award and a Diversity and Inclusion award.

 

The Women In Dynamics Leadership Award is given to a manager, director, executive director, or unit lead who exemplifies significant leadership skills such as:

  • The ability to lead, guide and develop staff and successfully manage an efficient and effective unit at the highest level.
  • Has promoted teamwork and collaboration across the Dynamics community.
  • Has worked consistently to improve their unit as a whole. 

Nominees for this award should have demonstrated a combination of the following:

  • Demonstrates high levels of initiative, responsibility, and resourcefulness within the Dynamics community.
  • Develops trust and credibility through open, respectful communication and provides a sense of purpose, vision, and mission for their co-workers and/or staff by investing time and effort in developing others.
  • Positively influences others to build consensus in group, departmental or organizational settings.
  • Manages and/or champions change effectively through formal or informal leadership programs to include Diversity and Inclusivity.

 

We invite you to nominate the rising star (male, female, non-binary) from your network who fits this description perfectly and who deserves to win this award! 

Submit your nomination now!

 

The Women In Dynamics Rising Star Award is to celebrates new, exceptional talent in the Microsoft Dynamics industry. It awards individuals who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence at the very early start of their career.

The Rising Star Award celebrates new and exceptional talent in our industry. It recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the highest levels of excellence in Dynamics at the very start of their careers

The Rising Star Award is open to entries from individuals under the age of 30, active in the Microsoft Dynamics community. They must demonstrate excellence in their work, the industry and amongst their peers.

Rising stars stand out from the crowd and make a real impact on their projects/employer/team, or on the wider industry as a whole.

Guidelines:
Applicants must be under 30 and work in Dynamics.

 

We invite you to nominate the rising star (male, female, non-binary) from your network who fits this description perfectly and who deserves to win this award! 

Submit your nomination now!

The Women In Dynamics Diversity & Inclusion Award is for an individual, team, group, or network who demonstrate excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, either:

  • Internally - by implementing actions to remove barriers and improve working experience and engagement within their companies.
  • For customers - by implementing inclusionary service delivery practices.

Submissions should evidence how the nominee(s) meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Leading positive action to enable all talented employees, regardless of background, to realize their full potential within the Microsoft Dynamics community.
  • Acting as a role model, sponsor, or ally - demonstrating motivation, commitment, and innovation in their approach to championing gender equality.
  • Creating an inclusive culture by challenging gender inequalities and policy bias. For example, by implementing strategies around inclusive recruitment, talent development, performance management, career development and promotions.
  • Demonstrate the impact of, and positive outcomes from, an intersectional approach (viewing personal demographics such as age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social mobility, disability and gender in combination instead of in isolation).
  • Demonstrates positive outcomes arising from their Diversity and Inclusion interventions for individuals and their organizations and can show the potential for scaling up or repeating initiatives in other parts of the Microsoft Dynamics Community.
  • Taking steps to eliminate or reduce incidents of bullying, harassment or discrimination against employees and our community of all genders.
  • Applying evidence and customer insight to tackle Diversity and Inclusion issues effectively to improve community experience.

 

We invite you to nominate an individual (male, female, non-binary) or team in your network who demonstrate excellence in Diversity and Inclusion.

Submit your nomination now!

 

Practical info

Deadline

Deadline for submission of the Women in Dynamics Awards is October 16th 2022. 

What about the jury?

All the nominations will be judged by a panel of people from Women in Dynamics, Microsoft, our Women in Dynamics sponsors and Directions 4 Partners.

And what's in it for you?

Our 3 Award winners will be celebrated at the Women in Dynamics reception on Thursday 10th. November at Directions EMEA 2022 in Hamburg!