Categories: Personal excellence

CIO of the Year
Awarded to a CIO, IT director or other board-level IT executive. The winner will be an individual who has consistently demonstrated excellence in leadership, innovation and quality in the use and promotion of IT in their organisation to deliver business growth or public services. The size of the organisation is immaterial.

Young IT Professional of the Year
Awarded to an IT professional under the age of 30, or who turns 30 in 2017, in any discipline, who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and achievement in their work, and through their quality and professionalism stands out in their organisation as a high performer in the application and management of IT. Credit will be given for high achievement early in the career, but those still in an apprentice programme should enter the "IT Apprentice" category.

IT Manager of the Year
Awarded to an individual responsible for any aspect of IT delivery but especially roles in areas such as Business Analysis, Security & Governance, project / programme management or consultancy. They will have delivered tangible benefit to their organisation, meeting key objectives for budget, timescales and service. 

IT Service and Support Professional of the Year
Awarded to an individual providing IT service, support or training to users of IT systems, who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and commitment, meeting key objectives for quality, customer satisfaction and delivery of agreed service levels. This category covers areas such as training, help desk, information content development or project support. The award is open to all staff - not just senior management - to ensure the full range of IT skills is recognised.

Business Analyst of the Year
Awarded to an individual responsible for the definition of requirements and solutions for improving business processes and systems, reducing their costs, enhancing their sustainability, and quantifying potential business benefits. They may also conduct methodical investigation, analysis, review and documentation of business functions and processes.

IT Apprentice of the Year
Awarded to an individual who is participating in an IT apprenticeship programme that involves part-time formal study to gain IT qualifications, together with paid work experience to enhance skill and understanding. The apprenticeship must be on-going in March 2018.

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