The 2020 Business Innovation Brief MVP Awards!

Business Innovation Brief brings together the best content from hundreds of industry thought-leaders. These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts as judged by our readers, award committee, and our machine intelligence and social media. We will recognize the posts that provide the highest value to industry professionals - useful and actionable information, that is tactical or strategic in nature, providing either long-term or short-term value.

Check out the 2020 MVP Award Winner Acceptance Speech Compilation:



Awards will be given for articles covering the following categories. Click on the categories below to view the winners!

Audience Size

Every day, our articles are read by an audience of over 78,000 people on our site and newsletter. We use our machine intelligence and social media, bolstered by our editorial team, to curate this content.

But 2020 is coming to an end and we want to know: of all of our articles, which are the best of the best? Our machine intelligence, social media, and editors can get us close. But we want that extra special touch that comes from beloved reader feedback.

You can represent these 78,000 readers. Cast your vote and let us know what you like to see!

Judging Criteria

We're judging posts that we see to provide the highest value to industry professionals. Does your article include useful and actionable information? Is it tactical or strategic? Does it provide short- or long-term value? Those are the types of questions our judges will be asking themselves.


Submitting content for consideration

Articles must have been published between October 18th, 2019 and October 13th, 2020 to be eligible.

Nominations are open until October 13th. After that, our panel of judges will review the nominations and narrow them down to a list of finalists for each category.


Finalists will be announced on November 11th. Once finalists are announced, we will open up voting to our readers. Voting ends on November 23rd. Winners will be announced on December 4th.

Program Committee

Meet our expert panel of judges!

Donald Fan

Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

Donald Fan serves as senior director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion in Walmart Inc. In that role, Donald has been responsible for leading various functional areas at different times, including strategy development, marketing & communications, analytics, business insights, program design & implementation, and stakeholder relations. Prior to it, Donald worked in Walmart Information System Division with various technical and analytical roles. Donald provides thought leadership in innovation, diversity, equity, inclusion, workforce transformation through published articles, public speeches, and panel discussions at various venues. In addition to multiple accolades, Donald was recognized as one of 2019 Top 15 Champions for Global Diversity. Donald is also serving as board director of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) and Leadership Board of Diversity MBA Magazine. He is also serving on the Catalyst Expert Community, Advisory Board of the National Association of Female Executives, Advisory Board of LinkedIn, and Business Intelligence Board of the Chief Learning Officer Magazine. Donald taught college in China before he came to the United States for graduate studies.

Nick Skillcorn

Innovation Leader: Manager & Creativity Expert, Coach, Author, TEDx Speaker, Digital Business Strategist & Intrapreneur

Nick is the CEO & Founder of Improvides Innovation Consulting he helps companies become better at generating and executing the right ideas, and turning them into innovations.

Nick is an Author, Creativity Coach and Innovation Consultant with over a decade's experience in enhancing creativity and managing large-scale innovation projects.

Nick work with the world's leading companies to build their innovation capabilities and success rates. I help them achieve this by helping them develop their corporate and leadership innovations capabilities, give their teams the techniques and tools to evaluate and refine ideas and execute innovation projects, and actually improving people's creativity to generate the ideas (Yes, it can be done).

Nick is Frequently voted as one of the top innovation bloggers in the world, he consults with some of the world's largest organisations on how to improve creativity.

This helps them break through their creative challenges and find avenues for growth they didn't see before, earning them more money and recognition as leaders of innovation.

Tristan Kromer

Founder and CEO, Kromatic

Tristan Kromer is the founder of Kromatic works with innovation teams and leaders to create amazing products and build startup ecosystems. He has worked with companies from early stage startups with zero revenue to enterprise companies with >$1B USD revenue. (Unilever, Swisscom, Salesforce, Fujitsu, LinkedIn) With his remaining hours, Tristan volunteers his time with early stage startups and blogs at Kromatic Blog.