ESET launches a global search for ‘Heroes of Progress’, looking for the most progressive minds of the 21st century

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Nominations are now open for people around the globe to nominate  their ‘Heroes of Progress’

ESET, a global leader in digital security, today announces the launch of a new initiative, ‘Heroes of Progress’ – where it will be searching for visionary thinkers who have contributed to progress across a variety of industries, with technology at the core of the progress made. Behind all forms of progress sits a team of brilliant, often maverick, creators that ensure great things happen. ESET is on a mission to find these progressives and shine a light on the unsung heroes that keep the world turning. 

Nominations will open on 11th May and close on 26th June 2022 through ESET’s website The entries, made through a 300-word executive summary, must outline examples of best-in-class work by the nominees that have made an impact through technology. This includes any technology invented, adopted, and improved, which advanced industries, society, or communities. To qualify for the award, nominees must work within at least one of the below fields, be actively involved in the work they are nominated for, and be over the age of 18. 

The 15 different categories will include the following industries: 

1. Arts & Creative industries

2. Business

3. Digital security

4. Education

5. Energy & Sustainability

6. Financial Services

7. Food & Agriculture

8. Healthcare & Life Sciences

9. Logistics industry

10. Manufacturing 

11. Research & Development 

12. Science

13. Sport

14. Smart Cities, IoT & IT industry

15. Transport & Travel industries 

An expert judging panel headed up by ESET’s Chief Business Officer, Ignacio Sbampato will review all applications. The list of the unsung agents of change worldwide will be launched in September 2022. 

Ignacio Sbampato, CBO commented: “If we imagine for a moment what losing the contributions of history’s creative thinkers would mean to today’s technology, it becomes clear why their efforts need to be applauded. That is why ESET places immense importance on the development of science, and the technology, research, and corporate responsibility initiatives that our business pursues with our colleagues, customers, partners, and the communities in which we operate. We are excited to start our search for true Heroes of Progress, so we can celebrate all their amazing achievements across the world and shine a light on the progressive minds helping make our planet a better place.”

All nominations can be submitted on ESET’s website: 

To find out more about ESET’s take on progress, please visit 

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