BCS announces winners of UK IT Industry Awards 2010

12 November 2010

Projects including the roll out of super broadband, a network to connect remote communities and a system that ensures that unattended workstations are secure were among the winners of the 2010 UK IT Industry Awards, run by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and Computing magazine. The winners were announced last night at a glittering dinner at Battersea Park Events Arena by Jon Culshaw.

The annual Awards provide a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. In total, the Awards feature 25 categories which cover: project, organisation, technology and individual excellence. The categories are open to organisations and individuals involved in IT across the public, not for profit and commercial sectors.

David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, said: “This has been another exceptional year for the Awards, with winners drawn from a wide range of industries, once again highlighting that IT is truly embedded in our society and brings tremendous benefits to all aspects of life from industry, healthcare through to entertainment and security.

“As the Chartered Institute for IT, we offer our congratulations to all those who took part and in particular, the medallists and winners. To qualify as a finalist is terrific; to win is an absolutely fantastic achievement in these highly contested Awards.” 

The Awards featured the first Digital Inclusion Achievement Award, supported by Race Online 2012, which was won by Finerday.com, Mobilelite. The innovative winning entry offers an easy to use free, secure, accessible communications platform for people of all ages to share messages, photos, memories, weblinks and more. It works across all hardware, including the set top box and was designed to appeal to all generations, bridging the intergenerational digital divide. The platform also delivers valuable personalised care and e-services.

Robin Booth, Publishing Director of Computing comments: “On behalf of Computing, I would like to congratulate the winners and medallists on their achievements. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and as a result truly celebrate innovation and best practice in IT today.”

Organisational Excellence Awards

  • Digital Inclusion Achievement of the Year
    Finerday.com  Mobilelite Ltd
  • IT Department of the Year
    Yorkshire Water Services Ltd
  • IT Employer of the Year
    UK Fast
  • IT Supplier of the Year
    McKesson UK
  • Small IT Department of the Year
    Newport City Homes
  • Small IT Supplier of the Year
    SICL Ltd

Individual Excellence Awards

  • Business Analyst of the Year
    Marie Atallah, Allianz Insurance plc
  • CIO of the Year
    Darrell Stein, Marks and Spencer plc
  • Developer of the Year
    Charlie Wilkinson, Portal Technology Systems Ltd
  • IT Manager of the Year
    Mike Gale, National Grid
  • IT Service and Support Professional of the Year
    Rob Hobart, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Young IT Professional of the Year
    Meri Williams, Procter and Gamble

Project Excellence Awards

  • Business Project of the Year
    Network records generation for Home Counties, BT Openreach
  • Community Project of the Year
    Community Broadband Project, NYnet Ltd/North Yorkshire County Council
  • Environmental Project of the Year
    Devon County Council Car Park Management System (CPMS), MSM Software
  • IT Project Team of the Year
    Radical Website Improvement Programme, Vangent Ltd (with Southwark Council)
  • Public Sector Project of the Year
    Shift To On Line Patient Records, St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Small Business Project of the Year
    CreditPal, Future Route

Technology Excellence Awards

  • Business IT Innovation of the Year
  • Consumer IT Innovation of the Year
    Changing Personal Injury claims processing , ISO
  • Infrastructure Innovation of the Year
    Neverfail 6.2 from Security, Neverfail Group
  • R&D Achievement of the Year
    QuickLive Platform, Portaltech
  • Security Innovation of the Year
    Secure Walk-Away, Imprivata
  • UK IT Achievement of the Year
    Test Data Management Troubles: The Data Dilemma, Grid-Tools Ltd

Outstanding Contribution to UK IT

  • Geoff McMullen

The full list of winners and medallists can be found on the UK IT Industry Awards website.

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