The Applied Intelligence Awards

Recognizing excellence in emerging tech

The Applied Intelligence Awards, a coming together of the IoT World Awards and the AIconics, is a benchmark for industry excellence.

Recognizing excellence in emerging tech
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2022 Winners

Technology Leader of the Year

Dev Singh, Qualcomm

Dev Singh
Senior Director, Business Development and Head of Autonomous Robotics, Drones and Intelligent Machines, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Dev Singh is responsible for leading and managing the robotics and intelligent machines within Qualcomm Technologies’ IoT business unit.

As robotics, drone, and intelligent machine lead, Dev has overseen countless launches of world-changing, next-generation technology, including the Qualcomm Flight Platform, which powered the Mars Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter on the first-ever Mars flight.

While the platform was not originally developed for space travel, it had the high power and unique features that NASA/JPL required, including powerful autonomous operation features, making it the best choice to tackle challenges of this historic flight. 

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AI/IoT Application of the Year


Connected operations cloud for drivers

Distracted driving kills thousands of people in the U.S. annually. Through the use of IoT sensors, AI-enabled cameras, and a cloud platform, Samsara helps organizations prevent these incidents at scale.

AI detections for behaviors such as phone usage, tailgating, and distracted driving trigger in-cab alerts to correct and coach driver behavior in real time, helping to prevent incidents before they occur.

In a recent customer analysis, users of Samsara video-based safety and telematics solutions together saw a 63% decrease in crashes within the first 12 months.

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The Positive Impact Award

Nick Abbatiello, Dell Technologies
Dell Technologies 
Accepted by Nick Abbatiello,
Sr. Distinguished Engineer

The judges were particularly impressed with:

  • The millions of pounds worth of sustainable, recycled and renewable materials used in products and packaging, especially last year’s launch of PCs containing tree-based bioplastic upcycled from the paper-making industry and ocean-bound plastic.
  • The strong commitment that by 2030, Dell Technologies will reuse or recycle an equivalent product for every product purchased and that 100% of packaging and more than half of product content will be made from recycled or renewable material.
  • The work being done in communities around the world to increase digital inclusion through access to technology, skills and collaborative networks that foster digital transformation and tech-enabled innovation.

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Technology Leader of the Year

The Technology Leader of the Year should be able to showcase outstanding success in the field of AI, IoT, or Quantum Computing by demonstrating innovation and leadership. This award celebrates the performance of those who have driven meaningful change or spearheaded innovative projects within the global technology ecosystem.

AI/IoT Application of the Year

The AI/IoT Application of the Year will be an outstanding project which has fueled business growth and change. Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate the combined powers of the two technologies as they merge, but we’re also interested to hear about standalone technology applications too!

The Positive Impact Award

The Positive Impact Award will recognize an organization or individual within the tech sector who is driving forward initiatives that positively impact business, society, and the environment. This award highlights actions that will lead to a greener, fairer, and more sustainable future. 

Celebrating success in the tech industry

Achieve industry-wide recognition, boost your company profile, and showcase your brand and products.

The Applied Intelligence Awards are run in a collaboration with three great publications; IoT World Today, AI Business and Enter Quantum, so even making the shortlist provides global exposure to you or your projects. Those on the shortlist will also receive complimentary tickets to Applied Intelligence Live!, previously The AI Summit & IoT World Austin, this November, so you can soak up the knowledge, network, and then join the rest of the shortlist for celebratory drinks.

The winners will be announced on the morning of Day Two of the event. They will receive trophies, bragging rights and an exclusive interview with our Editorial team.

2022 Winners

Leader of the Year

IoT World Series on Twitter: "We are delighted to announce the winner of  the @IoTWorldSeries Awards, Enterprise Leader of the Year is Siddhartha  Kulkarnni, Head of Equipment IoT, @Maersk. Thank you to

Siddhartha Kulkarnni, Head of Equipment IoT, Maersk

Siddhartha’s entry showed him to be a visionary leader with great business and technology acumen. He built an IoT system that helped Maersk transform from a shipping organization to a logistics organization. And then extended the digitization landscape to assets deployed across multiple business domains (container, vessels, terminals, and warehouses) while managing a multi-billion-dollar asset base effectively.

IoT Deployment of the Year

Digi International Pilot Project with Chicago Transit Authority and City  Tech Wins IoT Deployment of the Year Award | Digi International

Chicago Transit Authority Pilot Project / Digi International

Amid the COVID-19 restrictions, public transit agencies are managing highly variable ridership as well as ensuring they provide healthy, safe transportation. In response to this, City Tech and the Chicago Transit Authority deployed an IoT smart transit pilot on the 79th Street bus route to provide real-time insights on occupancy to help transit agencies proactively meet demand, reduce both passenger crowding and wait times, and provide a safe, socially distanced rider experience.

We ran the UK edition of the Awards in June and were delighted to crown Ben Dias, Director of Data Science and Analytics at EasyJet and Ana Echeverri, Director - Services Subscriptions for IBM as AI Innovators of the Year.

Read about it here.

I work for an agency, can I nominate a client?

Of course! Nominate now.

Can I nominate multiple people/projects from the same business?

Yes, providing each nomination is unique this is fine. What we do not allow is duplicate nominations (same name, same reasoning multiple times) – this will not give you more chance at being shortlisted and may results in the nomination being disqualified.

Is there a deadline for nomination?

Yes, nominations will close at midnight on Sept 7, 2022. There is no opportunity for extension.

Our Sponsors

Industry Partner

  • IBM
  • Government of Canada

Diamond Sponsors (IoT)

  • Chunghma Telecom Co.

Gold Sponsors (AI)

  • Cambridge Consultants
  • Soul Machines

Gold Sponsors (IoT)

  • SuperMicro