2005 Awards Presentation Dinner

In keeping with tradition the 2005 BCS IT Professional Awards dinner was an impressive event as the crème de la crème of the British IT profession descended on the London Hilton Park Lane for the highlight of the industry calendar on Thursday 29th September 2005.

Presentation Dinner 2005 

This year's awards honoured an even broader spectrum of professionals than in previous years as medallists, winners, sponsors, judges and the media came together to recognise the skills and cutting edge attributes which have driven the industry over the past year.

The evening began in style with a champagne reception which provided an opportunity for guests to network. Following the reception guests were called in to dinner amid the spectacular surroundings of the Hilton's Grand Ballroom for a fabulous dinner prior to the commencement of the awards ceremony.

Charles Hughes, BCS President-elect; welcomed guests to the event, and told them that the awards honour excellence, professionalism and innovation, and they celebrate the new face of the British IT tradition while helping to spotlight our often underestimated profession. He went on to say that the Awards recognise the contribution of the IT business, and the individuals within it, to the UK's economic prosperity, business efficiency and public services.

Following dinner Ken Olisa, Chairman and CEO of Interregnum, the Technology Merchant Bank, gave a very relevant but also amusing speech, highlighting the UK IT successes in the1960s, and relating them to the opportunities that now arise in this second wave of computing.

The 2005 BCS IT Professional Awards were hosted by the broadcaster Angela Lamont who was greatly impressed with the calibre of the medallists and winners this year.

During 2005 the industry made some significant gains and these were exemplified by this year's medallists and winners in a ceremony which built on the successes of previous years. The IT Professional Awards are the marker by which the IT industry is judged, and considering this year's crop the profession is blossoming.

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