Winners of IT Industry Awards announced

LONDON (12 November 2020) — There were 31 lucky winners announced at the 2020 UK IT Industry Awards run by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Computing. The event, hosted by Irish comedian Ed Byrne Phillips, was held remotely on 11 November at a virtual conference attended by thousands.


Speaking at the opening of the event, Adam Thilthorpe, Director for Professionalism at BCS said: "Tech and IT professionals have risen to the challenge of the past eight months magnificently, helping colleagues, friends and family adapt to this digital transformation.


"During the COVID-19 pandemic IT has also been at the forefront of the most high-stakes decisions that affect us all - from the COVID-19 test and trace programme - through to exam results.


"I was impressed by the incredible range and breadth of the shortlisted entries for the 2020 UK IT Industry Awards."


Stuart Sumner, Editor of Computing, added: "The UK IT Industry Awards provide a platform for the entire IT profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence.


"The fact that we managed to hold the 2020 UK IT Industry Awards remotely is testament to the power of our industry to step up and do what needs to be done in difficult and trying times.


"A huge thank you to all the winners and those who were highly commended on their achievements."


The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged by both representatives from BCS and other IT leaders from the industry.


Here's a list of the winners and highly commended:


Best place to work in IT 2020
Winner: NWIS
Highly Commended: LogicMonitor


IT Project Team of the Year
Winner: Kainos | BJSS & DVSA
Highly Commended: Global


IT Team of the Year
Winner: Thames Water
Highly Commended: Lloyds


Services Company of the Year
Winner: GFT
Highly Commended: Tony Harris Integrations Solutions


Development Team of the Year
Winner: Sage
Highly Commended: QBE


Specialist Vendor of the Year
Winner: Xalient
Highly Commended: AddIn365


Business Analyst of the Year
Winner: Dan Clipsom - Arup
Highly Commended: Doug Murray- Roke Manor Research


IT Apprentice of the Year
Winner: Thomas Smith - IBM
Highly Commended: Jonathan Heywood (Jonny) - HMRC


Inspirational Individual of the Year
Winner: David Germain - RSA Group
Highly Commended: John Beaumont - Thames Water


DevOps Engineer of the Year
Winner: Fabio M. Diniz - Morgan Stanley
Highly Commended: Kate Marshall - IBM


IT Service and Support Professional of the Year
Winner: Cheryl Hartley- HMRC
Highly Commended: Alison Rooney -Sovereign Housing Association


Rising Star of the Year
Winner: Thomas Davidson - IBM
Highly Commended: Sarah Ng - Bank of England


Operational Leader
Winner: Sal Parker- Sovereign Housing Association
Highly Commended: Ken Bourn - Bank of England


AI / ML Project of the Year
Highly Commended: Thames Water - Leak detection


Best Public Sector IT Project
Winner: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)| Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
Highly Commended: Catapult (The Maritime & Coastguard Agency)


Best Charity (Third Sector) IT Project of the Year
Winner: RNLI
Highly Commended: Workday Adaptive and Halo


Best Use of Cloud Services
Winner: Thames Water
Highly Commended: HMRC


Best User Engagement Project of the Year
Winner: Tempcover Ltd
Highly Commended: Thames Water


Digital Transformation Project of the Year
Winner: Driver Vehicle Agency (DVA) Northern Ireland
Highly Commended: NewDay


Healthcare Project of the Year
Winner: Made Tech on behalf of the London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Highly Commended: UCL Centre for Digital Public Health in Emergencies


Police / Defence Forces Project of the Year
Winner: Field Army| British Army
Highly Commended: Defence Business Services (part of the Ministry of Defence)


Emerging Technology of the Year
Winner: FYLD
Highly Commended: BT/Ulster University


Business IT Innovation of the Year
Winner: IFS
Highly Commended: Yudu Sentinel


Cloud Innovation Provider of the Year
Winner: C365Cloud
Highly Commended: WANDisco


Infrastructure Innovation of the Year
Winner: Bridgeworks


Mobile Technology of the Year
Winner: Hermes
Highly Commended: Autocab - iGo


Security Innovation of the Year
Winner: Darktrace
Highly Commended: Netacea


UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award
Winner: Word up (Geeks)
Highly Commended: Vestemi


IT Vendor of the Year
Winner: Thoughtworks
Highly Commended: BigHand


Sustainable Organisation of the Year
Winner: BT
Highly Commended: Techbuyer


CIO of the Year
Winner: Andrew Brockway -
Highly Commended: Charles Forte - MOD