U.S. Chamber Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services Launch Digital Empowers Awards Program

May 15, 2019

Nominations Now Open to Honor Technologies and Innovations Driving Positive Social Impact

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today began accepting nominations for the inaugural Digital Empowers Awards, which will recognize innovation-driven products, partnerships, and technologies solving critical social and environmental issues. 

“On a daily basis, we see how technology transforms lives and impacts communities,” said Marc DeCourcey, senior vice president for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “The Digital Empowers Awards are an opportunity to honor those that are building a better world.”   

The Digital Empowers Awards will be presented in five categories that demonstrate how the private sector leverages technology for social good: Connected Society, Future of Work, Industry Frontiers, Social and Cultural Impact, and Tech for Good in Emerging Economies. 

Additionally, the Digital Empowers Awards will feature Passion, Purpose, Pitch!, a pitch competition to be held at the 2020 Digital Empowers Summit. Finalists will have the opportunity to market their social enterprise or start-up ideas with the opportunity to win a cash prize and a bundle of technology solutions from TCS.

The nomination period is open until March 2020. The nomination process is open to any size business, industry association, governmental entity, or nonprofit organization. A committee of experts will review the applicants and select a winner in each category. Further details on eligibility criteria are available here. Winners will be announced at the 2020 Digital Empowers Summit. 

The awards are part of the Digital Empowers partnership between the Chamber Foundation and TCS.  Through a series of six regional forums, original research, two national summits, and the awards program, Digital Empowers showcases how organizations are leveraging new technologies and digital innovations to increase access and equity among individuals and underserved communities.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.