Digital First 500

Digital First 500 research project will be the industry’s most comprehensive repository that documents the world’s 500 foremost and visionary organizations as they pursue a range of digital transformation initiatives. The goal of the project is to recognize their vision, trials, and tribulations along with their achievements before a global audience.


Your company is invited to participate as a marquee or co-sponsor of the project with the goal of helping CXOs connect with a tech-savvy crowd for professional support and networking as well as discussing pertinent issues on digital transformation while boosting their awareness of different technology options available.

Apps Run the World invites you to nominate organizations that have successfully completed a digital transformation through the application of digital and disruptive technologies on [email protected]

 

Company Industry Employees Revenue Country Vendor Old Product New Product Market When
Barker and Stonehouse Specialty Retail 400 $85.0M United Kingdom Microsoft Legacy Applications Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP 2017
Berry Bros. & Rudd Beverages 450 $100.0M United Kingdom SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
British Airways Airlines 45000 $15.17B United Kingdom SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2018
British Land PLC Real Estate 650 $639.0M United Kingdom Microsoft Legacy Applications Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP 2017
British Medical Association Nonprofit Organizations 600 $106.0M United Kingdom Microsoft Legacy Applications Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP 2017
Dixons Carphone Diversified Telecommunication Services 43000 $14.00B United Kingdom SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Renewable Electricity 3000 $400.0M United Kingdom SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Fuel Card Services Internet Software & Services 500 $100.0M United Kingdom SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Furniture Village Retailing 1000 $323.0M United Kingdom Microsoft Legacy Applications Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP 2017
Games Workshop Retailing 1713 $209.0M United Kingdom Microsoft Legacy Applications Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP 2017
Global Brands Group Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods 6390 $495.0M United Kingdom Microsoft Legacy Applications Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP 2017
Gtech Electrical Equipment 600 $100.0M United Kingdom SAP Legacy Applications SAP Business One ERP 2017
L3 Commercial Training Solutions Airlines 700 $100.0M United Kingdom SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Steelite International Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure 1000 $155.0M United Kingdom Microsoft Legacy Applications Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP 2017
Towergate Insurance Insurance 5000 $430.0M United Kingdom Microsoft Legacy Applications Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP 2017
Travelopia Internet Software & Services 6000 $1.37B United Kingdom SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Waterlogic International Food Products 500 $100.0M United Kingdom IFS Industrial and Financial Systems AB Legacy Applications IFS ERP ERP 2017
Aggregate Industries Construction & Engineering 4000 $400.0M United Kingdom SAP JD Edwards EnterpriseOne SAP ERP ECC 6.0 ERP 2017
Alliance Pharma plc Pharmaceuticals 182 $136.0M United Kingdom Microsoft Legacy Applications Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP 2017
Ann Summers Retailing 1332 $133.0M United Kingdom Microsoft Oracle E-Business Suite Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP 2017
De La Rue Trading Companies & Distributors 3150 $603.0M United Kingdom SAP Sage X3 SAP Business ByDesign ERP 2017
Grant Thornton UK Professional Services 8500 $1.31B United Kingdom UNIT4 Legacy Applications Unit4 Business World On! ERP 2017
Macphie Food Products 650 $72.0M United Kingdom IFS Industrial and Financial Systems AB Legacy Applications IFS ERP ERP 2017
Manchester Metropolitan University Education Services 4500 $620.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Legacy Applications Unit4 Student Management ERP 2017
Northern Gas Networks Electric Utilities 2658 $200.0M United Kingdom SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Open GI Internet Software & Services 600 $72.0M United Kingdom SAP Sage X3 SAP Business One ERP 2017
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Europe Pharmaceuticals 600 $132.0M United Kingdom SAP Microsoft Dynamics NAV SAP Business One HANA ERP 2017
PZ Cussons Personal Products 4520 $1.07B United Kingdom SAP Legacy Applications SAP ERP ECC 6.0 ERP 2017
QinetiQ Aerospace & Defense 6114 $1.04B United Kingdom SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Quorn Foods Food Products 650 $100.0M United Kingdom SAP SAP R/3 SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Shropshire Council Government 6500 $270.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Legacy Applications Unit4 Business World On! ERP 2017
Müller UK & Ireland Group Food Products 27000 $7.00B United Kingdom SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2018
Study Group Education Services 3325 $380.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Legacy Applications Unit4 Business World ERP 2017
Trespass Consumer Staples 1378 $113.0M United Kingdom Microsoft IBM AS/400 Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP 2017
University of London Education Services 11000 $299.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Unit4 Business World Unit4 Business World On! ERP 2017
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Education Services 900 $80.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Legacy Applications Unit4 Business World ERP 2017
Accenture Professional Services 449000 $34.85B Ireland SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2016
Arquia Banca Diversified Financial Services 170 $20.0M Spain SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2016
Ballance Agri-Nutrients Chemicals 728 $547.0M New Zealand SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2016
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals 50000 $21.14B Germany SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2016
Burra Foods Australia Food Products 187 $230.0M Australia SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2017
Cencosud Retailing 140000 $8.10B Chile SAP SAP ERP ECC 6.0 SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2016
Choví Food Group Food Products 250 $40.0M Spain SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2016
CITIC Dicastal Automotive 6400 $3.84B China SAP Legacy Applications SAP Leonardo PaaS 2017
Commerzbank Diversified Financial Services 48743 $9.94B Germany SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2017
Delaware Professional Services 1800 $263.0M Belgium SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2016
DEUTZ Construction & Engineering 3754 $1.48B Germany SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2017
JFE Steel Corporation Metals & Mining 43874 $30.00B Japan SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2016
L’Occitane en Provence Personal Products 8500 $1.32B Switzerland SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2017
Mercedes-AMG Automotive 1400 $7.70B Germany SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2017
Mercy Health Care Providers & Services 44000 $5.00B USA Kronos Legacy Applications Kronos Workforce Central HCM 2017
Microsoft Internet Software & Services 124000 $89.95B USA SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2016
Moderna Therapeutics Life Sciences 550 $910.0M USA SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2016
Providence St. Joseph Health Health Care Providers & Services 114000 $23.00B USA SAP Legacy Applications SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Analytics and BI 2017
Rostelecom Diversified Telecommunication Services 170000 $5.23B Russia SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2016
Swiss Federal Railways Road & Rail 33000 $9.25B Switzerland SAP Legacy Applications SAP HANA Streaming Analytics Analytics and BI 2017
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Education Services 3000 $500.0M India SAP Oracle E-Business Suite SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2016
Vectus Industries Limited Building Materials 1300 $75.0M India SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2015
Buckinghamshire New University Education Services 932 $65.0M UK UNIT4 Agresso Unit4 Business World ERP 2017
Cheshire West and Chester Council Government 11386 $708.0M UK UNIT4 Oracle E-Business Suite Unit4 Business World On! ERP 2017
Arm Limited Internet Software & Services 6250 $1.35B United Kingdom SAP SAP ERP ECC 6.0 SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Associated British Ports Marine 1500 $550.0M UK SAP SAP ERP ECC 6.0 SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
BAE Systems – Maritime Services, UK Aerospace & Defense 3500 $1.49B UK SAP IFS ERP SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2018
Centrica Electric Utilities 33138 $28.02B UK Workday SAP HCM (HR) Workday Human Capital Management HCM 2015
City Football Group Sports 800 $627.0M UK SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2016
Kuehne + Nagel Air Freight & Logistics 76000 $22.40B UK SAP SAP ERP ECC 6.0 SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Liberty Speciality Markets Insurance 1700 $200.0M UK SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Peak Scientific Oil and Gas 500 $100.0M UK SAP Legacy Applications SAP Business One ERP 2017
Pets at Home Distributors 6000 $1.11B UK SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Seqirus UK Pharmaceuticals 2000 $200.0M UK SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2018
Thomas Cook Airlines Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure 22000 $11.94B UK SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2018
Transport for London Transportation 23478 $2.00B UK SAP Oracle E-Business Suite SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Welcome Break Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure 4500 $834.0M UK SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2017
Welcome Break Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure 4500 $834.0M UK SAP SAP ERP ECC 6.0 SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Grupo Q Automotive 2400 $500.0M El Salvador SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2016
Brooks Brothers Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods 5500 $900.0M USA SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2014
Telefónica Diversified Telecommunication Services 125000 $11.95B Spain SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2015
Terumo BCT Manufacturing 6000 $839.0M USA SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2016
Tokio Marine HCC Insurance 2500 $2.30B USA Pegasystems Legacy Applications Pega 7 Platform PaaS 2015
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Banks 39540 $14.12B Australia Pegasystems Legacy Applications Pega 7 Platform PaaS 2015
pladis Global Food Products 26000 $6.00B UK SAP SAP ERP ECC 6.0 SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation Automotive 369124 $264.70B Japan SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
Indus Motor Corporation Automotive 5000 $784.0M Pakistan SAP SAP ERP ECC 6.0 SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2016
Teva Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals 51792 $22.39B Israel SAP Oracle E-Business Suite HRMS SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2017
Arvato Financial Solutions Professional Services 68463 $4.43B Unated Kingdom SAP Oracle ERP Cloud SAP Model Company ERP 2017
Cintas Professional Services 42000 $5.32B USA SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2016
Sberbank Diversified Financial Services 270000 $15.37B Russia SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2017
Chimelong Group Co. Ltd. Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure 10000 $950.0M China SAP Legacy Applications SAP Cloud for Customer CRM 2017
KENGEE Food & Beverages 3000 $500.0M China SAP Legacy Applications SAP S/4 HANA ERP 2017
MINISO Co. Ltd. Retailing 10000 $1.80B Japan SAP Oracle HCM Cloud SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2017
Penti Retailing 3000 $600.0M Turkey SAP Legacy Applications SAP Leonardo PaaS 2017
Apleona GmbH Real Estate 22000 $2.00B Germany SAP SAP HCM (HR) SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2017
CaixaBank S.A. Banks 37304 $1.49B Spain SAP SAP HCM (HR) SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2017
Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. Banks 96892 $7.35B Italy SAP Legacy Applications SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central HCM 2017
Palladium Hotel Group Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure 12000 $600.0M Spain SAP Legacy Applications SAP Marketing Cloud CRM 2017

Nomination Criteria

Criteria for organizations to be selected as finalists of Digital First 500 are as follows:

  • Direct submission from any end-user organization
  • Nominations from ARTW researchers
  • Nominations from our panel of business and technology experts
  • Nominations from technology vendors, service providers, and other key stakeholders
  • Nominations from

Digital First 500 Hub

Starting Fall 2018, ARTW will also produce Digital First 500 Hub, a three-hour gathering of prequalified CXOs and IT leaders in major cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, allowing for open exchanges of digital transformation, Cloud innovation trends and expert opinions from a slate of thought leaders including finalists from the Digital First 500 project.

In addition to interactive content available on the ARTW website, the project will feature a conference, live events, community-building efforts through continuous delivery of eBooks, podcast interviews, video segments, digital transformation best practices, and business-process modernization case studies across a spectrum of online channels developed by Apps Run The World and its content partners.

Digital First 500 Sponsorship Opportunity

  • Digital First 500 is a dynamic research and event series designed to foster a better understanding of the latest digital transformation initiatives being undertaken by some of the most visionary companies and their business and technology executives.
  • Your company is invited to participate as a marquee or co-sponsor of the project with the goal of helping CXOs connect with a tech-savvy crowd for professional support and networking as well as discussing pertinent issues on digital transformation while boosting their awareness of different technology options available.
  • Attendance will be limited to pre-qualified CXOs and technology leaders in a major city in order to ensure exclusivity while maximizing interaction to achieve a lively discussion and follow-up engagement.
  • Digital First 500 will expand the dialogue further by creating follow-on podcast interviews with some of the participants as well as a guest blog from the sponsor(s). Designed to sustain the interest in the topics being discussed at the event, all of these multimedia assets will be published on Apps Run The World Super Site, which currently attracts millions of unique visitors each year as well as other syndicated outlets like CFO Thought Leader and Middle Market Executives.

Benefits For Sponsors

  • Brand engagement and community building among Digital Enterprises
  • Align product and marketing strategies with digital transformation initiatives being formulated, deployed and updated by CXO, IT and LOB executives
  • Maximize exposure continuously through Apps Run The World and its content partners