The 7th IDC Future Enterprise Awards (FEA) honored trailblazing organizations and individuals in China for their outstanding achievements in digital transformation. Recognizing innovation and sustainability, these winners showcased exemplary strides in steering the business landscape towards a more digital-centric future.
GAC Group emerged as the recipient of the prestigious Future Enterprise of the Year award, a testament to their successful implementation of the GAC Digital Accelerator (GDA) 1.0 Program. This strategic initiative, launched in 2020, spearheaded over 130 projects leveraging the GAC Cloud, resulting in significant digital economic gains of 17 billion RMB. Notably, their achievements include streamlined automobile finance scaling to 46 billion RMB and an impressive increase in mobile travel users in the Greater Bay Area to 18 million.
Ms. Li Chengjie from Mengniu Group clinched the CIO/CDO of the Year award for her exemplary leadership in integrating advanced technology into business operations. Under her guidance, Mengniu’s Smart factory witnessed a fourfold improvement in efficiency, while AI-powered forecast accuracy soared by 75 percent. This innovative approach not only fortified the company’s competitive edge but also set new industry standards.
The IDC Future Enterprise Awards, an emblem of digital prowess, extended accolades to various groundbreaking initiatives:
Baowu Industrial Internet Platform XIN 3PLAT by China Baowu Steel Group Corporation bagged the title of “Best in Future of Connectedness.” This platform revolutionized operations by integrating data aggregation and comprehensive services, harnessing technologies like big data, cloud computing, and AI.
ArGo Precisive Service Project by Bank of China Software Center earned recognition as the “Best in Future of Customer Experience.” This bespoke service solution focused on enhancing customer experience through intelligent and digital strategies, resulting in significant efficiency improvements.
Sinopec Data Service Platform by China Petrochemical Corporation was awarded the title of “Best in Future of Digital Infrastructure.” This platform, with its “cloud-first” approach and leveraging of big data technology, centralized and monetized data while enhancing analysis and usage capabilities.
K8m Alliance Chain by Great Wall Motor secured the accolade for the “Best in Future of Industry Ecosystems.” This blockchain-based automotive industry platform fostered collaboration and trust among various industry partners, driving cost reduction and business growth.
Mengniu AISM Platform by Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy (Group) Company Limited was lauded as the “Best in Future of Intelligence.” This AI Service Management platform optimized enterprise efficiency across multiple domains, offering accessible nutritional health services and significantly boosting work efficiency.
Cloud-Native Intelligent Operations Platform by Chery Jaguar Land Rover was recognized as the “Best in Future of Operations.” The integration of traditional manufacturing with intelligent technologies set new standards, resulting in cost reduction and efficiency gains.
Intelligent Inspection System of Distribution Network UAV Based on Cloud-Side Collaboration by Electric Power Research Institute of State Grid Hunan Electric Power Company Limited was commended for its innovation, doubling the defect discovery rate compared to manual inspections while significantly reducing defect identification time.
The awards also acknowledged McDonald’s China for its “Innovative Digital Gameplay” through the McDonald’s App, emphasizing digital innovation and its positive impact on customer experiences and business growth.
Moreover, the awards celebrated the remarkable contributions of WeBank Co., Ltd. with the “Special Award for Digital Native Business.” As China’s premier digital bank, WeBank’s technological prowess has facilitated inclusive finance and elevated service efficiency.
Additionally, the awards honored various initiatives in sustainability, smart cities, and digital policies that have significantly contributed to societal and environmental well-being.
The IDC Future Enterprise Awards not only recognize exemplary achievements but also underscore the critical role of digital transformation in fostering innovation, sustainability, and growth across industries in China.