TribalNet's 2020 Industry Awards

TribalNet’s 2020 Industry Awards

In 2020, we will be recognizing technology teams showing INNOVATION in their solutions, programs and services. Wikipedia describes INNOVATION in this way: Innovation in its modern meaning is “a new idea, creative thoughts, new imaginations in form of device or method”. Innovation is often also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs.

As we think about identifying technology teams that are demonstrating an exemplary level of innovation as Industry Award recipients, we recognize that innovation does not always come in the form of technology, size of budget spend or size of project. Tribes all across the country are demonstrating innovation in a wide variety of ways, and we want our Industry Award nominations to reflect that diversity. That said, we encourage tribes of all sizes and budgets to submit an entry for review by our Advisory Boards.

We hope to uncover stories of tribes finding innovative ways to do much with little and tribes using new, innovative strategies or methodologies to meet the ever increasing demands on the technology teams within tribes. This year, we will be recognizing one team in each of the following categories: Tribal Government/Member Services, Tribal Gaming/Hospitality, Tribal Health.


A few easy steps will get the process started! Select the category of team from the 3 options below. Next, complete either a Recommendation or a Nomination.

Recommendations are due 8/26: Use this option if you DON’T work within the actual team, but you know that they are doing great things. Complete a very short survey and provide the contact information for someone who does work within that team. We will reach out to them for additional details.

Nominations are due 9/15: Select this option if you DO work within the team and you have knowledge of the work/projects specific to innovation and can answer a few detailed questions.

The TribalNet Advisory Boards will review the submissions and will ultimately select an Industry Award recipient from each of the categories below, making these awards especially rewarding as teams are recognized by industry peers!

Tribal Government IT Team
Tribal Enterprise IT Team
Tribal Health IT Team