It is awarded to individuals where their contribution to computing is seen in terms of major importance to the overall development of computing, with substantial personal recognition through peer review over a substantial and sustained career. This could include furthering the principles expressed in the BCS Strategy of Making IT good for society.

BCS receives nominations from a wide cross section of members.

Awards of this calibre enhance the reputation of BCS, by association with such world class figures from our industry and ensure it continues to be a much sought-after award.

The nomination process is now closed.