Definition of Categories


1. World’s Top 10 Innovative Leaders in Business of the Year 2016

Candidates for the World’s Top 10 Innovative People in Business of the Year 2015 were collected from China, US, Japan, Korea, UK, Thailand, India, Russia and Malaysia, based on the research on the development of digital business all over the world. The committee collaborates with digital business associations and institutions of these countries and request lists of candidates from them. Meanwhile the committee’s call for nominations/self-recommendations opens worldwide. Judging meeting will be held by the committee after the submission deadline arrives to select winners according to the following criteria. The final result will be announced at the awards ceremony in Silicon Valley in April, 2017.

Judging Criteria:

The candidate has a personal influence in the industry;
He/she keeps innovating with creative spirit;
His/her business innovation produced commercial and social values;
He/she has global vision and a win-win mind;
He/she is recommended by at least one local digital business related association of his/her country;
He/she is in charge of the markets of three countries or districts of his/her company;
He/she holds the top position in the company in his/her country;
He/she received national awards for business people before.

2. China’s Most Innovative People in Business of the Year 2016

· China’s Top 10 Innovative Leaders in Business of the Year 2016

This award honors the best individuals who have promoted innovations of Chinese businesses, who lead in their specialty area with forward thinking, who keep pace with the times, dare to challenge authorities, and eventually become one of them.

Judging Criteria:

The candidate holds the position of CEO/COO/CFO/CMO or an equal/senior one;
He/she has a personal influence in the industry;
He/she leads the industry with forward and innovative thinking;
He/she has a good public image with great credibility;
He/she is a respected and loved leader of great charm at work;
His/her business innovation produced commercial and social values;
His/her company’s businesses cover at least three cities in china.

· China’s Top 10 Innovative Pioneers in Business of the Year 2016

This award honors influential rising stars who have made great contributions in business and played a big role in the management/service/technology/policy/product innovation of his/her company, to meet the needs and address the problems affecting business development.

Judging Criteria:

The candidate holds a management position;
He/she has gained rapid recognition and achieved personal influence in the industry with great working efficiency during the past year;
He/she led an innovation project in this year which reached great outcomes;
The business innovation he/she promoted produced commercial and social values;
As a pioneering leader, he/she has great charm and is devoted to nurturing an innovative culture in his/her company;
He/she has a good public image with great credibility.

· China’s Top 10 Innovative Talents in Business of the Year 2016

This award honors best marketers with creative business mind of the year who have developed new marketing concepts, means, channels, etc. to serve the needs of clients or the development of the company’s digital business.

Judging Criteria:

The candidate works for a marketing agency of any kind, including but not limited to advertising agencies, PR companies, media or brands;
He/she boasts one of the best marketing cases of the year that has gained favorable reviews from the industry;
The marketing cases he/she led in and the business ideas he/she put forward produced commercial and social values;
He/she is able to embrace the latest technologies or concepts and create new marketing methods, channels or content out of them;
He/she has a good public image with great credibility.

· China’s Top 10 Innovative Product Managers in Business of the Year 2016

This award honors the best product managers with innovation consciousness who have effectively led the team in the product development to satisfy the clients and help achieve the company’s goals.

Judging Criteria:

The candidate holds the position of product manager with three years of working experience;
He/she would improve and perfect products using innovative technologies or concepts from the perspective of users;
He/she combines the characteristics of a craftsman and an artist in the way of upgrading products;
He/she boasts at least one successful product praised by the industry;
His/her business innovation produced commercial and social values;
He/she has a good public image with great credibility.