AKQA Future Lions launches Tom Bedecarré School of the Year Award

AKQA Future Lions has launched the Tom Bedecarré School of the Year Award in honour of Tom Bedecarré, AKQA’s Chairman Emeritus. Ajaz Ahmed, CEO of AKQA, said: “Tom Bedecarré’s incredible career is defined by his ability to nurture, guide and develop the next generation of leaders and innovators. Tom has made a unique and lasting contribution to AKQA, for which I will always be immensely grateful. Through his relentless dedication to entrepreneurship and inclusivity, Tom is a brilliant leader who has mentored creators and students to reach the highest peaks…

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AKQA recognised as the 9th Most Loved Workplace in the World by Newsweek

AKQA has been certified and recognised by Newsweek as a Top Ten Global Most Loved Workplace. The certification is backed by analysis from the Best Practice Institute. Newsweek commented: “AKQA’s culture is built on trust, recognition and accountability for living the company values. The culture calls for actions over words, stresses transparency and respect, and encourages collaboration and growth. Employees are empowered to create their own work through the AKQA Framework. There are ample opportunities for employees to collaborate with the aim of making the customer’s life better.” Ajaz Ahmed,…

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Future Lions 2023 Roars for a Safer Planet

Future Lions, AKQA and Cannes Lion’s annual global competition which celebrates young people’s bold and progressive ideas, is now open for entries. This year’s Future Lions theme is a call for young people to protect what is most important about our home planet – life itself. Celebrating its 17th year, AKQA is proud to announce Volvo Cars as the official client partner and Forbes CMO Network as the media partner for Future Lions 2023. Feeling safe is about much more than physical safety. The rise in awareness of mental health…

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AKQA’s founder honoured with the 2022 Spear’s Impact Award

Ajaz Ahmed, founder and CEO of AKQA, has been honoured with the Spear’s 2022 Impact Award recognising the impact of his philanthropic contribution and charitable fellowship ajaz.org. Edwin Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Spear’s, said: “Ajaz Ahmed has been a steady, quiet philanthropist for some time. With his work and rapid progress on ajaz.org in the last year, he is taking his giving to the next level, in a thoughtful and considered way. Spear’s is delighted to recognise this work with the 2022 Impact Award.” The Spear’s Impact Award is given to…

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AKQA wins the Fast Company World Changing Idea Award for Action Audio innovation

Action Audio is a world-first system for augmenting live sports with sound, designed to give people who are visually impaired the ability to follow games in real-time, using data from a ball monitoring computer vision system with a 3D sound design system. Launching during the finals of the 2021 Australian Open tennis tournament and available throughout the 2022 Australian Open, Action Audio sets a new standard in sport accessibility. The code can be applied to other sports, such as cricket and football, which creates an paralleled opportunity to open access…

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