UKCA early bird discount ends next week

Cloud Pro

24 Jan, 2019

If you’ve got a cloud success story to share, now is the time to share it as there is just one week left to go before the early bird discount for the UK Cloud Awards ends.

Although the window for entries is open until 22 February, you can benefit from a big discount on the application fee if you get your submissions in by the end of the month.

Now in their sixth year, the awards – which are hosted by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) in association with Cloud Pro – showcase and celebrate the great and the good of the UK’s cloud industry. Whether that’s vendors, customers or individuals who are leading the way and demonstrating the power of cloud computing. 

The awards will take place on 16 May 2019 at the prestigious County Hall in London.

Entries will be scrutinised by an expert panel of judges, headed up by cloud expert Jez Back as head judge.

“The UK Cloud Awards have rightly earned their spot as one of the most credible and innovative events in the technology awards calendar, so I am delighted to assume the mantle as head judge this year,” Back said.

“To ensure that we can keep pace with the industry we have included new categories focused on next-generation technologies, such as AI, and emerging techniques such as DevOps. We also wish to look to the future, so have introduced a new individual category to showcase the diversity and emerging talent of our future leaders by creating Best Cloud Newcomer.”

Award categories are:


  • Most Innovative Enterprise Product
  • Most Innovative SMB Product
  • Best Cloud Platform Solution
  • Cyber or Security Product or Service
  • Best FinTech Product or Service
  • Best Data Management Product or Service
  • Best AI/ML Enabled Product or Service
  • Best Cloud Enabled End User Experience


  • Public Sector Project/3rd Sector Project
  • Private Sector Enterprise Project
  • Private Sector SMB Project
  • Best DevOps & Function as a Service Implementation


  • Best Cloud Service Provider
  • Best Cloud Managed Service Provider
  • Cloud Migration Partner/Technical Collaboration Project


  • Best Newcomer of the Year
  • Cloud Visionary of the Year

Alex Hilton, CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum, added: “The UK Cloud Awards celebrate all the innovation this industry can offer and the whole event, from the number of attendees to the number of nominations, grows year-on-year. The Awards’ popularity owes much to our stringent and entirely independent judging process, designed to ensure that we can really identify the best of the best. 2018 was a record year for the UK Cloud Awards, and I have no doubt that we can raise the bar again this year.”