In the year 2015, Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) has introduced a new category of the awards - CTO of the year in World Communication Awards, the most prestigious awards ceremony in the telecom industry. The World Communication Awards are synonymous with innovation, merit and outstanding performance in the telecoms field.

The entry is open to Chief technology officers, or equivalent job titles, at telecoms operators. This category will be assessed by independent panel of judges. The selection of CTO of the year will be based on customer experience, looking at how well the you have improved customer satisfaction and user-centric performance; technology prowess, in terms of future readiness and deployment of forward-looking technologies; and contribution to the creation of compelling, long term and efficient operating models. The entry should focus in particular on achievements during the period 1 November 2014-30 April 2016.

Last year, from 7 finalists, Interoute's Matthew Finnie won the first Best CTO of the year award. Commenting on the win Matthew Finnie said, "It's a great honour to receive this award and I see it as a tribute to the great team of engineers, developers and product specialists we have at Interoute."

To familiarise yourself with eligibility, guidelines and judging criteria, download the category brochure.