The awards run by IT recruitment company Talent International, have a judging panel including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, EY New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year Dan Radcliffe, and Sir Richard Branson.
LEAPIN Digital Keys was selected as one of two finalists in the Best Digital Business (SME) category which aims to recognise businesses achieving outstanding results or growth through an innovative or uniquely creative approach.
LEAPIN Digital Keys has delivered its SDK/API to lock manufacturers in Germany, China, and Australia, and it has orders to soon rollout its digital keys product to over 8000 rooms in hotels across Europe. "Hilton and Starwood hotels are leading the way with digital keys and digital check-in roll-outs", says CEO/Co-Founder of LEAPIN Digital Keys, Steve Dunn, "but what makes our product unique is that guests are not limited to the chain hotel booking channels to use digital keys, they can still book at their favorite Online Travel Agency such as Expedia and use their smartphones to open their room door, and bypass the reception desk",
Two winners from the five categories - which will see five Asia Pacific awards given and two United Kingdom awards - will also win four days on Necker Island picking the brains of one of the world's foremost entrepreneurs - Sir Richard Branson.
The awards, now in their third year, aim to 'kick start a few heroes of the tech sector' says Richard Earl, Talent International managing director.
Earl says the technology sector is driven by many fantastic yet unheralded individuals and organisations who are inventive, inspirational and passionate about making a difference.
"Our intention and purpose is to champion these people across the globe", Earl says.
The awards will be presented by Branson in Sydney on Friday.