Kainos Shines at the DL100 Awards
London, UK – 17th June, 2016 – Digital solutions provider Kainos has once again proved victorious at this year’s Digital Leaders awards. The DL100 Awards recognise achievements in the digital industry, celebrating both teams and individuals that are at the forefront of digital transformation.
Kainos’ experienced and highly skilled team helped the company scoop several awards at the ceremony. The company featured in the Overall Winner, Cross Sector Digital Collaboration, Digital Public Sector Innovation and Computer Weekly Editor’s Award categories. It was also runner-up for the Digital Inclusion and Skills Award.
The main award of the year – First Place on the DL100 List and Overall Winner – went to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) for its Share Driving License service, which provides drivers with the ability to view their driving license information online. Kainos was the DVLA’s delivery partner for this project, which also won the Digital Public Sector Innovation award.
Kainos also partnered successfully with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), picking up the award for Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year for the MOT modernisation programme. This combined effort replaced the national mainframe-based MOT system with a more flexible, cost-effective and user-friendly online service. Since going live in September 2015, the service has captured up to 150,000 MOT tests every day and is in constant use by more than 70,000 testers in 22,700 MOT locations across the UK.
The Computer Weekly Editor’s Award was presented to the Vulnerable People Emergency Response by Surrey County Council. This project was delivered in partnership with both Kainos and Skyscape and involved building a data sharing hub to collect data from disparate sources across the region in order to provide immediate and accurate information about people at risk.
Finally, Kainos’ Tech Outreach programme secured the runner-up position in the Digital Inclusion and Skills Award. Working closely with schools and community groups, Kainos helps to increase digital skills, knowledge and confidence to fuel the digital economy. One element of the programme is Kainos’ partnership with the Prince’s Trust, which delivers digital skills training to 400 disadvantaged young people in Northern Ireland every year.
Commenting on the multiple award wins, Russell Sloan, Divisional director at Kainos said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have so much of our work in the public sector recognised by Digital Leaders. Winning these awards highlights the part we are playing in the ongoing digital transformation in the UK, and we’re delighted to be working successfully with such innovative and committed public servants.”