iMasons Awards 2020
10/23/2020
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The iMasons awards program showcases and amplifies the outstanding contributions of leaders in the digital infrastructure industry who have led by example and achieved tangible and sustained results. As part of our 2020 Award program we will be honoring four different categories of awards:

  • IM100 Awards
  • Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award
  • Education Champion Award
  • Sustainability Champion Award.

2020 IM100 Awards

The vision of iMasons is to Unite the Builders of the Digital Age by enabling our global membership to Connect, Grow, and Give Back. Our four strategic industry priorities to – increase Awareness, enhance Education opportunities, champion Diversity & Inclusion, and inspire Sustainability are embodied by our members, as well as other industry leaders.

As we look to inspire our future generation to pursue technical careers, we invite you to nominate those individuals who are making a difference in digital infrastructure. The IM100 Awards recognize and celebrate the 100 individuals who are contributing to the digital infrastructure industry in meaningful and measurable ways.

2020 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award

One of the most pressing challenges we face in the digital infrastructure industry is attracting and retaining talent – there simply aren’t enough available, qualified people in the current talent pool to build and operate the systems and continue the pace of technological innovation. Fortunately, we needn’t look far for a solution: women and other underrepresented groups represent a huge and relatively untapped pool of tech talent.

Infrastructure Masons are committed to expanding diversity and inclusion by promoting a culture of awareness in our industry. The Infrastructure Masons launched The Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award in 2018 to recognize and celebrate achievers in diversity and inclusion so their contributions become visible, rewarded and amplified throughout the industry.

The aim is to change the image of the industry and convince underrepresented groups to consider a career in IT and attract a wider group of people to the industry. As a result, both shortlisted entrants and winners of the 2018 and 2019 awards have continued their great work and are encouraged to do more. We are excited to present the Infrastructure Masons Diversity and Inclusion Champion 2020 Award to celebrate industry leaders whose work has made significant and sustained impact for underrepresented groups.

2020 Sustainability Champion Award

In 2019 iMasons launched the Sustainability Champion Award to recognize individuals who are moving the needle on digital infrastructure sustainability.  We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Award.

2020 IM100 Awards

  • Nomination does not require iMasons membership.
  • Can be self-nominated or nominated by others.
  • Technologist, executive or entrepreneur who is a thought leader, influencer, or significantly contributes to the digital infrastructure industry.
  • Must work in the Digital Infrastructure Industry
  • Show impact in a minimum of 2 of our 5 strategic priorities - Industry Awareness, Education, D&I, Sustainability and Technical Innovation
  • Involvement / outreach / leadership in the digital infrastructure community.

2020 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Awards

  • The award recognizes individuals that have both demonstrated leadership and have gone above and beyond to support diversity and inclusion. Particular consideration will be given to individuals who have shown to be bold, daring and ambitious over a sustained period of time with demonstrable results.
  • We’ll be considering those who have delivered initiatives or acted as role models that celebrate the individual and foster greater diversity. This is a global award and we welcome entries from any strand of diversity that is relevant in your area of the world, including but not limited to:  gender, age, thinking styles, ethnicity, religion, race, experiences, nationality, race, culture, sexual orientation and physical abilities.
  • Nominees MUST have a direct role in the digital infrastructure industry.
  • Submissions MUST be for an individual, not a group or a company.
  • Nominations MUST come from an individual or group of individuals who have been directly impacted by the work of this nominee. No personal submissions.
  • Nominee’s efforts MUST demonstrate tangible and sustained results.
  • Examples: Nominees can be individuals/leaders from any type of organization in the industry from start-ups, small/medium/large companies, charities or other organizations in the infrastructure industry.
  • Nominees actions can be, but are not limited to, recruitment, retention, and/or implementing policies or programs enabling career opportunities and/or advancement for any underrepresented groups. Actions can also be about making a product or service more inclusive and accessible.

2020 Sustainability Champion

  • Nominee MUST have a direct role in the digital infrastructure industry.
  • Submissions MUST be for an individual, not a group or a company.
  • Nominations MUST come from an individual or group of individuals who have direct knowledge of the work of this nominee. No personal submissions.
  • Nominee’s efforts MUST demonstrate tangible and sustained results for at least 3 years.
  • Examples: Nominees can be individuals/leaders from startups, small/medium/large companies, charities or other organizations in the infrastructure industry. Nominee’s actions can be, but are not limited to, improving energy efficiency of infrastructure, increasing use of renewable energy through direct generation or PPAs, improving public policy regarding GHGs and DCs, etc.