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Camgrain announced as this year’s Columbus Digital Champion

25 October, 2017
Camgrain announced as this year’s Columbus Digital Champion

Columbus has announced that Camgrain, a farmer owned central storage co-operative, has been crowned as this year’s Columbus Digital Champion. The award was set up to recognize Columbus customers’ transformation achievements and aspirations in the new “disrupt or die” landscape.

All award submissions were judged on a number of criteria including the level of innovation, digital transformation and anticipated business benefits. The three finalists then had to present their digital transformation plan to a team of Columbus specialists.


The winning entry receives a free digital proof of concept project with Columbus, to be developed over the next few weeks. The proof of concept will utilize the Microsoft Cognitive Services Suite to show how vehicle routes can be quickly adapted in real time in reaction to weather, traffic or any other unexpected event. The benefits will include improving gross margins by increasing operational efficiency of transport planning and execution, and improved customer experience through sustained attainment of on time in full delivery.    


Andrew Wingate, Systems & Information Manager, from Camgrain commented, "Camgrain are delighted to receive the 'Digital Champions' award from Columbus. The adaptive transport planning proof of concept project will be a major accelerator for our digital roadmap. To be working on this project directly with experts from Microsoft & Columbus is a great honour.  


Investment in digital technology is essential to business success. Working with Columbus enables Camgrain to stay informed of emerging technologies and at the same time have access to the tools and talent to transform our investment into effective digital solutions.”


Chris Green, Columbus Marketing Director, “We have many customers who are on the road to digitally transforming their business. This award is to highlight not just the achievements that our customers have already made, but to also recognise our customers’ desire and intentions to digitally transform in the future. Camgrain are dedicated to the continual improvement in their business, through technology, and submitted an extremely compelling entry. We are all very excited to be working with Camgrain on this project and we are confident it will be a great success.” 

Categories: Digital Transformation