The Hut Group, Asos, Ocado and Currys PC World were among the big winners at the 2018 Tech. Awards.
The quartet of retailers picked up prizes during the event, which celebrates the best companies and greatest technological innovations in retail.
Digital transformation is driving rapid change across retail, underpinning strategies and businesses seek to combine the best of offline and online to create truly multichannel operations.
Retailers are increasingly joining forces with tech partners and start-ups to fuel their change agendas and remain relevant to an increasingly demanding consumer base.
Currys PC World was awarded for one such collaboration, with On The Dot, which judges said “gave really impressive results” through its nationwide same-day delivery proposition.
The Hut Group landed the biggest award of the night, as the online beauty business was crowned the Google Cloud Tech. Retailer of the Year.
The Tech. Awards 2018 roll of honour
|Artificial Intelligence Pioneer||DPD||Chatbot|
|Excellence in Digital Marketing||Shop Direct with AWIN and VoucherCloud||Very.co.uk’s multichannel influencer campaign|
|Excellence in the Final Mile||Flytrex||On-demand drone delivery|
|Hermes Excellence in Customer Experience||Hero|
|Personalisation Pioneer||Specsavers||Frame styler|
|Supply Chain Technology Breakthrough||RELEX Solutions||Unified Retail Planning|
|Payments Pioneer||Asos||Payments Platform|
|The DP World London Gateway Supply Chain Disruptor||Stowga|
|Excellence in Mobile||Monterosa||The Love Island App|
|The Jonckers Tech Collaboration||Currys PC World with On the Dot||Taking on Same Day Delivery Innovation|
|Start-up of the Year||Greendeck|
|Tech Team of the Year||Argos||In-Store Digital Overhaul|
|The Game-changer||Amazon||Alexa Skills|
|Tech Supplier of the Year||Yext|
|Tech Pioneer||Paul Clarke, Ocado|
|Google Cloud Tech. Retailer of the Year||The Hut Group|
This year’s winners were decided by an esteemed panel of expert judges and our grand jury, which included renowned retail leaders from across the globe such as head of Tesco Labs Angela Maurer, eBay vice-president Rob Hattrell and Zalando’s Mark Lamik.
You can see the full list of judges here.