2015 Women in IT Awards

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Women in IT Awards recognises the achievement of women in the IT and technology sectors and last night they celebrated their annual awards. The Grosvenor House Ballroom played host to the ceremony and the nominees and their guests enjoyed a champagne reception, dinner and entertainment alongside networking.

The awards were hosted by Maggie Philbin, who has presented BBC shows such as Tomorrow’s World and Bang Goes The Theory. Comedian Holly Walsh entertained the crowd and Betty Webb attended as a special guest. Webb is a World War II veteran and represented the women who helped to crack the Enigma and Lorenz ciphers.

Winners included:

  • Helen Lamb, Fujitsu – Business Leader of the Year, sponsored by Zayo
  • Emer Timmons, BT Global Services – Woman of the Year, sponsored by Salesforce.com
  • Anna Barsby, Halfords – CIO of the Year, sponsored by EMC
  • Tesco – Private Sector Deployment of the Year
  • Network Rail – Advocate of the Year

The judges for the awards included Carrie Hartnell, Associate Director for TechUK; Susan Cooklin, CIO of Network Rail; Emma McGuigan, Managing Director for Accenture Technology UK/I; and Paul Clarke, Director of Technology at Ocado, amongst others.

You can now nominate candidates for the 2016 Women in IT Awards, which will take place on 28th January 2016.

To view all of the winners and to find out more about the awards, including next years nominations, click here.

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