The Trustworthy Computing Awards are awarded to those Microsoft employees who exemplify the principles of Trustworthy Computing, making significant contributions to privacy, security, and reliability through technology innovation, business value, and increased customer trust.
To qualify, nominees must meet one or more of the following core criteria:
The submission should break with conventional processes and go beyond marginal improvements in prior or existing products, services, or tools. Innovation should be demonstrated through feedback from colleagues, customers, or partners, and/or benchmarks against previous versions or new return on investment (ROI) measurements.
Business & Customer Value
The work should demonstrate substantial, quantifiable business value and significant customer impact, either internally or externally. Ideally, the submission should have measurable impact on customers’ or partners’ fiscal outcomes.
Submissions should demonstrate an enhanced trust in Microsoft among external audiences or should enable trust among internal stakeholders. This can be demonstrated through the increased reliability, strength, or security of the company. Ideally, the submission has increased positive perceptions worldwide that Microsoft is a trusted and trustworthy company. This can also be through a technology or practice that exemplifies our commitment to improving the overall trustworthiness of the ecosystem.
2012 AWARD CATEGORIES
Focused on taking a more proactive approach to innovation in security; positively impacted customer awareness, perception, and satisfaction through thoughtful and intentional security communications, guidance, training or information.
Promoted customer privacy through deploying features that enable customers to control the collection or use of their personal information, instituting new internal processes or practices that support privacy compliance, or evangelizing privacy awareness and best practices either internally or externally.
Improved reliability from a customer perspective, working with the industry to drive advances across the board in delivering computing experiences exceeding our customers’ ever-rising expectations. As with security and privacy, reliability is not an isolated process within Microsoft.
Acted respectfully, responsibly, and with the highest integrity with our customers, partners, vendors, co-workers, media, and stakeholders around the world. Built trust through the proliferation of meaningful, open, and mutually beneficial relationships with global customers. Contributed to worldwide citizenship efforts, geopolitical, market or world readiness initiatives, or to TwC pillars or programs by demonstrating that we are listening and responding to customer needs worldwide.