Nigel Vaz Honoured as Inductee to BIMA’s ‘Digital Hall of Fame’

  Nigel Vaz Honoured as Inductee to BIMA’s ‘Digital Hall of Fame’

Business Wire

LONDON -- July 25, 2013

SapientNitro, part of Sapient (NASDAQ:SAPE), announced today that Nigel Vaz,
Senior Vice President and European Managing Director, has been inducted into
the British Interactive Media Association’s ‘Digital Hall of Fame’ – a select
group of just 25 creative and technical pioneers honoured for their lifetime
contribution to the digital industry.

In a ceremony on July 24^th 2013 at the prestigious British Academy of Film &
Television Arts in London, Vaz became a BIMA ‘Digital Hall of Fame’ inductee.
He is one of five inductees this year, and joins industry luminaries including
Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, actor Stephen Fry
and acclaimed computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

“It is a huge honour to be inducted into the BIMA ‘Digital Hall of Fame’ and
to sit alongside people who are huge names in the digital landscape, many of
whom are personal heroes of mine and who have changed the way we think and
behave in this always-on, connected world,” said Vaz. “I’m humbled by this
recognition and immensely proud of what it says about SapientNitro, which has
grown from a start-up in the UK a decade ago to become the largest agency in
the UK today, integrating brand communication, digital engagement and
omni-channel commerce.”

BIMA, founded in 1985, is the longest standing digital industry body in the UK
and works to support the British digital industry, share knowledge and best
practice, reward great work and encourage the next generation.

Vaz is joined as an inductee for 2013 by Joanna Shields, CEO of Tech City and
former Facebook EMEA chief; Luke Taylor, global CEO of LBi; Justin Cooke, UK
CEO of POSSIBLE and Matt Brittin, Google’s European VP.

The 25 members of BIMA’s ‘Digital Hall of Fame’ span technologists, designers,
businesspeople, journalists and social entrepreneurs. Vaz becomes one of only
five inductees in the history of the award to be a global agency leader –
alongside Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy Group UK; Ajaz Ahmed,
Founder and CEO of AKQA; Luke Taylor, global CEO of LBi; and Justin Cooke, UK
CEO of POSSIBLE. Of these, Vaz is the only leader of a global independent
agency.

About SapientNitro
SapientNitro^SM, part of Sapient^® (NASDAQ: SAPE), is a new breed of agency
redefining storytelling for an always-on world. We’re changing the way our
clients engage today’s connected consumers by uniquely creating integrated,
immersive stories across brand communications, digital engagement and
omni-channel commerce. We call it Storyscaping, where art and imagination meet
the power and scale of systems thinking. SapientNitro’s unique combination of
creative, brand and technology expertise results in one global team
collaborating across disciplines, perspectives and continents to create
game-changing success for our Global 1000 clients, such as Chrysler, Citi, The
Coca-Cola Company, Lufthansa, Target and Vodafone, in 31 cities across The
Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit
www.sapientnitro.com.

Sapient is a registered service mark of Sapient Corporation.

Contact:

Media Contacts:
SapientNitro
Gaynor Armit
+44 (0) 207 953 3579
gaynor.armit@sapientnitro.com
or
Persuasion Communications
Jane Austin
+44 (0) 203 058 1088
+44 (0) 7989 953938
jane@persuasioncomms.com
 
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