Digital Awards 2016 – HEC students advise jury on the most innovative IT projects

Presented for the first time on 14 January 2016, the Digital Awards pay tribute to the most innovative IT projects in French-speaking Switzerland, ranging from digital processing to cutting-edge technologies, as well as innovative approaches to their successful implementation. As part of its partnership with the Department of Information Systems of HEC Lausanne, Digital Circle, called on Master of Information Systems students to advise its jury on the type of innovations expected from an IT project. They were then asked to write an article on this subject for the magazine ICT Journal (February 2016 issue).

Active in French-speaking Switzerland since last year, Digital Circle is the brainchild of 13 CIOs representing the region’s economy. It offers a forum to all players in the world of digital innovation, be they IT managers, start-ups, IT vendors, professors or students. “We are proud and delighted that our students were able to take part in this difficult exercise. As an academic partner of Digital Circle, we’re making the most of this platform not only to dialogue with professionals, but also to develop the required skills for digital innovation,” notes Christine Legner, director of the Department of Information Systems at HEC Lausanne.