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2018 fdm everywoman in Technology Awards

 

 
 
 

 

 

This event is over. However, nominations for the 2019 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards are now open.

The annual Awards programme uncovers and celebrates the most inspirational women in technology working within STEM industries, demonstrating the vast range of career opportunities that the sector has to offer for women.

This year’s programme will have a focus on celebrating and identifying role models to help inspire tomorrow’s world. 

Our recent study revealed that the second factor cited by women in technology as the biggest cause of the gender gap in tech was lack of female role models for young girls. Importantly for organisations, access to female role models is a huge factor in retention. Being able to “see what they can be” is the number one factor cited by women in our study for why they stay in their roles.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Supported by the most forward-thinking brands, which are committed to celebrating the skills, innovation and leadership of women, our women in tech awards champion and celebrate women who are achieving career success and the companies that are supporting them to do so. Entrants can be at any stage of their career, including young students or apprentices passionate about the future of technology and high-flying senior women well established on the career ladder.

WHY NOMINATE?

The FDM everywoman in technology awards are free to enter and past winners and finalists, ranging from rising stars to entrepreneurs to senior corporate leaders, go on to become ambassadors for women working in the technology sector, ultimately encouraging more women and young girls to consider a career in this innovative and fast moving sector.

New category awards for 2018 are the International Inspiration Award, the Apprentice Award and the Male Agent of Change Award, awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in technology. 

 

Categories

  • Academic Award
    This is awarded to a woman in academia who has made an outstanding contribution to technology and science and whose work has made or has the potential to make a significant long-term impact in STEM. This could include using technology to enhance and support research and teaching, achieving technological breakthroughs or leveraging one’s position to significantly encourage more talent into stem subjects.
     
  • The One to Watch Award
    This is awarded to girl aged 11-18 who is actively encouraging girls to study STEM subjects at school-level. This award seeks to identify young game-changers and is open to inspirational students.
     
  • The Apprentice Award
    This is awarded to a young woman apprentice who is a game-changer and is excelling in her early career.
     
  • Rising Star Award
    This is awarded to a woman aged under 26 who is excelling in her technology career, making a valuable contribution to her organisation.
     
  • Digital Star Award
    This is awarded to a woman who is excelling in a digital role. This could include innovative digital content, social media, web development or developing online solutions.
     
  • Software Engineer Award
    Awarded to a woman who has made a significant difference to the art of software engineering. She has built something new, shifted the art of the possible and is moving the profession forward.
     
  • Team Leader Award
    This is awarded to a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success. She is leading a team of up to 100 employees.
     
  • Start-up Founder Award
    This is awarded to the most inspirational female founder of a start-up business (under 24 months old).
     
  • Entrepreneur Award
    This is awarded to an owner/operator of a technology business whose vision and talent will inspire others to start their own technology related venture (over 24 months old).
     
  • Innovator Award
    This is awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.
     
  • Leader Award
    This will be awarded to the woman operating in a senior technology role within her organisation. She will be making a contribution to the strategic direction of the business. She is leading a team of over 100 employees.
     
  • Male Agent of Change Award
    This is awarded to a male agent of change for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.
     
  • International Inspiration Award
    This is awarded to an individual, male or female, for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology based outside of the UK.
     

WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED?

Supported by the most forward-thinking brands committed to celebrating the skills, innovation and leadership of women in tech, the Awards champion and celebrate women who are achieving career success and the companies that are supporting them to do so.

The awards are also an excellent opportunity to engage clients and motivate teams in an inspiring setting. To find out more about corporate hospitality or how your company can get involved with the awards contact seema@everywoman.com.

 

KEY DATES:

Nominations Open: 1 August 2017

Nominations Close: 16 October 2017

Judging Day: 11 December 2017

Awards Ceremony: 8 February 2018

When and where
Date: 
8th February 2018
Start time: 
6:45PM
London Hilton on Park Lane
22 Park Lane
W1K 1BE London
United Kingdom
GB
Nominations
Nominations

Nominations have now closed.

 

 

  

Finalists
This year's finalists are:
Academic Award – sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group

Awarded to a woman in academia who has made an outstanding contribution to technology and science and whose work has made or has the potential to make a significant long-term impact in STEM.

Jeni Brown

Jeni Brown, IT Training Manager, London School of Economics and Political Science, from London

 

Geraldine Murphy

Geraldine Murphy, Head of Teaching and Learning, London School of Business and Management, from Leicester

Steph Scott

Steph Scott, Physics Teacher, Newcastle High School for Girls, from Newcastle Upon Tyne

 

The One to Watch Award – sponsored by Computacenter

Awarded to a girl aged 11-18 who is actively encouraging girls to study STEM subjects at school-level.

katie Griffith

Katie Griffiths, King Edward VI School, from Stratford-upon-Avon

Anna Ionaescu

Anna Ionescu, Anglo European School, from Brentwood, Essex

Jess Scott

Jess Scott, Newcastle High School for Girls, from Newcastle Upon Tyne

 

The Apprentice Award *New for 2018* - sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Awarded to a young woman apprentice who is a game-changer and is excelling in her early career.

Sophie Caffrey

Sophie Caffrey, Technical Apprentice, Leonardo, from Luton

Marie Foster

Marie Foster, Junior ALM Tools Engineer, BP Plc, from London

Shannon Lynch

Shannon Lynch, Chassis Engineering Degree Apprentice, Jaguar Land Rover, from Coventry

 

Rising Star Award - sponsored by T-Systems 

Awarded to a woman aged under 26 who is excelling in her technology career, making a valuable contribution to her organisation.

Katharine Burton

Katharine Burton, Assistant Vice President; Analyst Programmer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, from London

Kimberley Norris

Kimberley Norris, Senior Systems Engineer/Pilot Officer, Lockheed Martin/RAF Air Cadets, from Portsmouth

Harley Reiss Slaven

Harley Reiss Slaven, Test Engineering Manager – Global Test Support, Rolls-Royce, from Glasgow

 

Digital Star Award - sponsored by CGI 

Awarded to a woman who is excelling in a digital role. This could include innovative digital content, social media, web development or developing online solutions.

Saija Mahon

Saija Mahon, Founder CEO, Mahon Digital Marketing, from London

Carrie Anne Philbin

Carrie Anne Philbin, Director of Education, Raspberry Pi Foundation, from Cambridge

mily Walters

Emily Walters, Head of Digital Experience, Sopra Steria, from Edinburgh

Software Engineer Award – sponsored by NATWEST 

Awarded to a woman who has made a significant difference to the art of software engineering and has built something new, shifted the art of the possible and is moving the profession forward.

Shilpa Arora

Shilpa Arora, Senior Engineer, American Express, from West Sussex

Rosie Lickorish

Rosie Lickorish, Software Engineer, IBM UK Ltd, from Southampton

Kirsty Tidmarsh

Kirsty Tidmarsh, Senior Software Engineer, Department for Work and Pensions, from Widnes

 

Team Leader Award - sponsored by American Express 

Awarded to a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success and is leading a team of up to 100 employees.

Tanja Lichtensteiger

Tanja Lichtensteiger, Business Systems Development Manager, Leeds Beckett University, from Leeds

Mandy Loadma

Mandy Loadman, Change & IT Programme Manager, Aviva, from Norwich

Nicola Ryan

Nicola Ryan, Director, Global Virtual Sales and Customer Success, Cisco, from London

 

Start-up Founder Award 

Awarded to the most inspirational female founder of a start-up business (under 24 months old).

Kiran Bhagotra

Kiran Bhagotra, CEO & Founder, ProtectBox , from Belfast

Louise Doherty

Louise Doherty, CEO, PlanSnap, from London

Gemma Milne

Gemma Milne, Co-Founder, Science: Disrupt, from London

 

Entrepreneur Award 

Awarded to an owner/operator of a technology business whose vision and talent will inspire others to start their own technology-related venture (over 24 months old)

ill Hodges

Jill Hodges, CEO & Founder, Fire Tech Camp, from London

Georgina Nelson

Georgina Nelson, CEO & Founder, TruRating, from London

Mary O' Brien

Mary O' Brien, CEO & Co-Founder, VideoDoc, from London

 

Innovator Award - sponsored by Equiniti 

Awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.

Amanda Adams

Amanda Adams, Cryptography Architect, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, from Chester

Julie Bretland

Julie Bretland, CEO & Founder, Our Mobile Health, from London

Pip Wilson

Pip Wilson, CEO, Amicable, from London

 

Leader Award - sponsored by BP 

Awarded to the woman operating in a senior technology role within her organisation, leading over 100 employees and making a contribution to the strategic direction of the business.

Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy, in her role as Digital Delivery Director, NHS Digital, London 

hobana Rajamani

Shobana Rajamani, Director, Quality Engineering and Assurance Practise, Cognizant Technology Solutions, from London

Debbie Vavangas

Debbie Vavangas, iX Executive Partner, IBM iX , from London

 

Male Agent of Change Award *New for 2018* - sponsored by VMware 

Awarded to a male agent of change for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.

Freddie Norton

Freddie Norton, Acting Head of Fellowship and Experts, Apps for Good, from London

Russ Shaw

Russ Shaw, Founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates, from London

DR Will Whittow

Dr. Will Whittow, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University, from Loughborough

 

International Inspiration Award *New for 2018* - sponsored by Aviva 

Awarded to an individual based outside of the UK, male or female, for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.

Thierry Delaporte

Thierry Delaporte, Chief Operating Officer & SE Executive Corporate Officer, Capgemini, from Paris, France

Gayathri Mohan

Gayathri Mohan, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility - India, Sopra Steria, from Chennai, India

Marily Nika

Dr. Marily Nika, Engineering Program Manager, Google, from San Francisco, USA

 

 

 

Judges
Judges

Tunji Akintokun MBE

Senior Vice President, NSC Global

Monika Biddulph

VP Planning & Delivery, ARM

Melissa Di Donato

Chief Revenue Officer, SAP

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE

President, techUK

Sheila Flavell

Chief Operating Officer, FDM Group

Rebecca George OBE

Lead Partner, Public Sector, Deloitte LLP

Lindsey Griffiths

Head of Technology Adoption, Digital Innovation, BP IT&S

Vanessa Hackett

Vice President – Technology, American Express

Nicola Lipson

Head of HR, Group IT, Lloyds Banking Group

Audrey Mandela

Co-Founder, Multimap / Chair & Acting COO, Informilo

Emma McGuigan

Group Technology Officer - Communications, Media & Technology, Accenture
Declan O'Gorman, RBS

Declan O'Gorman

Head of Digital & Engineering Services, RBS

Clare Parry-Jones

Sector Director - UK Enterprise, Computacenter

Angela Rixon

Director - Digital Employee Experience, CGI

Christoph Rode

Managing Director, T-Systems Limited
Marta Zarraga

Marta Zarraga

Group Chief Information Officer, Aviva Plc
Partners & sponsors
Partners & Sponsors

Title partner

FDM

The FDM everywoman in Technology Awards showcase the endless opportunities on offer to those interested in a career in the technology sector. The Awards support inspirational role models who are enjoying a successful career in IT and serve to actively encourage and celebrate their achievements in a bid to create gender parity in the industry. FDM and everywoman share a commitment to enabling more girls and women to be inspired and excited by a career in IT and FDM is proud to be the headline sponsor once again. For more information about FDM, please visit www.fdmgroup.com

 

Associate Supporting Partner

techUK

 

Category Sponsor: Academic Award

Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group is proud to extend their relationship with everywoman and delighted to sponsor the  Academic Award at the 2018 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.

Inclusion & Diversity is one of our passions, as is growing and fostering emerging talent through a variety of internal and external schemes.  We see this award as a way of rewarding those that are inspiring and fostering the next generation of talent and leadership through the academic system. 

Category Sponsor: Apprentice Award

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Category Sponsor: Digital Star Award

CGI

CGI is delighted to once again sponsor the Digital Star award. We created this award with everywoman to shine a light on the rising importance of digital innovators and leaders in technology. As a global IT and business process services provider, CGI understands the power of diverse teams and what they can achieve for our business and clients. As such we champion building a diverse talent pipeline and role modelling the exceptional female talent we have, at all levels of our industry in the UK. Diversity enables innovation and we look forward to seeing the innovations this year’s finalists have driven for their organisations.

Category Sponsor: Entrepreneur Award

Fujitsu

Category Sponsor: Innovator Award

Equiniti

To be nominated for an award is an achievement in itself and Equiniti congratulates all nominees and finalists in the Innovator of the Year Award. While it is important that each person takes ownership of achieving their career aspirations and personal development, organisations such as everywoman provide forums to facilitate learning, interaction and stimulation. Equiniti are  delighted to support the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards which recognises the special achievements of women in an industry increasingly relevant to the world we all live in.

Category Sponsor: International Inspiration Award

Aviva

Aviva is delighted to partner with the 2018 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.  Aviva is a strong advocate for promoting diversity and inclusion across its global business and recognises the value women contribute in creating a skilled and innovative workforce.  Our Group Chief Information Officer, Marta Zarraga, is a fantastic role model for women in technology and is proof that gender is no barrier to success.

To further develop and support our women in technology, Aviva is running a number of “Women in Technology” initiatives to develop professional skills, provide mentoring, support and encouragement for female talent, to help inspire them to reach their potential in their technology careers.

Category Sponsor: Leader Award

BP

BP is delighted to sponsor the Leader Award. At BP we believe in acknowledging, valuing and leveraging our similarities - and our differences - for business success. Diversity and Inclusion is important to our business and we are committed to creating a work environment where everyone is treated fairly, with dignity and respect and without discrimination. A diverse and inclusive workplace allows our employees to reach their full potential and deliver their best performance.

Category Sponsor: Male Agent of Change Award

VMware

Category Sponsor: One to Watch Award

Computacenter

Computacenter is proud to sponsor this year’s FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, helping to flood light onto the wealth of talented girls and women that can inspire us all within the technology industry. 

There are still challenges in attracting women to STEM careers, but there are great opportunities at Computacenter and across the industry for women to learn, develop, educate and lead. These awards play a vital role in promoting the role models that are paving the way for others.

Our industry thrives on creativity and innovation, and we are passionate about recognising and enabling women to bring new ideas that can challenge us and push us to be better and do better. The girls and young women who are in education today will shape the future of our industry; that’s why we’re sponsoring the ‘one to watch’ award.

Category Sponsor: Rising Star Award

T-Systems

 

Category Sponsor: Team Leader Award

American Express

American Express is proud to sponsor the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.

We are undertaking an exciting digital transformation to continue engaging customers whenever, wherever and using whatever device they choose. Technology is leading the way, and a diverse workforce is critical to our success. We share your commitment to attract, develop and retain women at all levels.

Media Partner

Computer Weekly

Distribution Partners

                                         

 

 

 

 

                             

 
Book tickets
Book tickets

  

Winners
Winners

The 2018 Woman of the Year

Dr. Marily Nika

Dr. Marily Nika, Engineering Program Manager at Google, based in San Francisco. Marily’s contribution to the UK technology industry is invaluable. She pursued a PhD in Computer Science at Imperial College London, where she founded the first Women in Computing Group. She also founded London Geekettes, a global platform connecting over 2,000 female innovators in technology and has personally mentored over 1,000 women. Her work at Google impacts millions of people, launching voice recognition technologies across all European, Middle Eastern and African languages.

 

 

The 2018 category winners are:

Academic Award – sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group

Jeni Brown

Jeni Brown, Training Manager, London School of Economics and Political Science, from London. She has contributed greatly to LSE's goal of creating globally employable graduates through an innovative IT training programme. Last year saw a 300% increase in attendance in just two years, making it one of the most successful programmes throughout the entire university.

Runners-up
  • Geraldine Murphy, Head of Teaching and Learning, London School of Business and Management, from Leicester
  • Steph Scott, Physics Teacher, Newcastle High School for Girls, from Newcastle Upon Tyne

 

One to Watch Award – sponsored by Computacenter

Katie Griffiths

Katie Griffiths, Student, King Edward VI School, from Stratford-Upon-Avon. 17-year-old Katie created the “I’m Okay” app for teenagers questioning their sexuality and gender. From reading stories about people with similar experiences to understanding LGBT terminology, Katie hopes to remind young people that they are not alone.

Runners-up
  • Anna Ionescu, Anglo European School, from Brentwood, Essex
  • Jess Scott, Newcastle High School for Girls, from Newcastle Upon Tyne

 

Apprentice Award - sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sophie Caffrey

Sophie Caffrey, Technical Apprentice, Leonardo, from Luton, was inspired to pursue engineering after visiting her first-ever Apprentice Open Day at Leonardo. Sophie’s first complete project as an apprentice – designing a Printed Circuit Board – has since been used on every global trial of this product in 2017.

Runners-up
  • Marie Foster, Junior ALM Tools Engineer, BP Plc, from London
  • Shannon Lynch, Chassis Engineering Degree Apprentice, Jaguar Land Rover, from Coventry

 

Rising Star Award - sponsored by T-Systems

Kimberly Norris

Kimberley Norris, Senior Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin & Pilot Officer, RAF Air Cadets, from Portsmouth. At the Royal Navy Maritime Capability Office, she has worked on some of the most challenging programmes including unmanned technology and has led various out-of-work activities devoted to the advancement of women in technology. Kim is also a Pilot Officer with the RAF Air Cadets, volunteering as a STEM ambassador across multiple Squadrons.

Runners-up
  • Katharine Burton, Assistant Vice President; Analyst Programmer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, from London
  • Harley Reiss Slaven, Test Engineering Manager – Global Test Support, Rolls-Royce, from Glasgow

 

Digital Star Award - sponsored by CGI

Carrie-Anne Philbin

Carrie Anne Philbin, Director of Education, Raspberry Pi Foundation, from Cambridge. Raspberry Pi is a high-powered computer designed to help young people all over the world learn computer science. Through her Picademy educator support programme, she has helped train over 2,000 educators and 12,000 adults and encourages teenage girls to embrace making things with technology through her YouTube channels “Crash Courseand The Geek Gurl Diaries”.

Runners-up
  • Saija Mahon, Founder CEO, Mahon Digital Marketing, from London
  • Emily Walters, Head of Digital Experience, Sopra Steria, from Edinburgh

 

Software Engineer Award – sponsored by NatWest

Kirsty Tidmarsh

Kirsty Tidmarsh, Senior Software Engineer, Department for Work and Pensions, from Widnes, who played a key role in enhancing coding standards throughout her entire practice and was central to introducing an integrated telephony platform, saving on considerable supplier costs. Outside work, she created the “Women in Software Engineering Community” dedicated to mentorship and volunteers at “Code Club” – a nationwide network of free after-school coding clubs for children.

Runners-up
  • Shilpa Arora, Senior Engineer, American Express, from West Sussex
  • Rosie Lickorish, Software Engineer, IBM UK Ltd, from Southampton

 

Team Leader Award - sponsored by American Express

Tanja Lichtensteiger

Tanja Lichtensteiger, Business Systems Development Manager, Leeds Beckett University, from Leeds. With 17 years’ experience building systems, Tanja is a natural problem-solver with a clear passion for her team and technology, demonstrated through her determination to secure funding for their training and development. Described as a natural leader, Tanja proactively addresses the gender imbalance in senior management in higher education giving talks for Code First, encouraging girls to pursue IT careers.  

Runners-up
  • Mandy Loadman, Change & IT Programme Manager, Aviva, from Norwich
  • Nicola Ryan, Director, Global Virtual Sales and Customer Success, Cisco, from London

 

Start-up Founder Award

Gemma Milne

Gemma Milne, Co-Founder, Science: Disrupt, from London. Science: Disrupt is the only media outlet focused on science entrepreneurship, which is not linked to another institution, meaning it can be completely unbiased. It produces podcasts, events and editorial, bringing together over 600 academics, entrepreneurs, scientists and Nobel Prize winners. Through Science: Disrupt, Gemma gives women access to role models within the industry.

Runners-up
  • Kiran Bhagotra, CEO & Founder, ProtectBox , from Belfast
  • Louise Doherty, CEO, PlanSnap, from London

 

Entrepreneur Award – sponsored by Fujitsu

Georgina Nelson

Georgina Nelson, CEO & Founder, TruRating, from London. Georgina began her career as a consumer rights lawyer, before spotting a gap in the market for reliable customer ratings. Georgina’s success in bringing TruRating to market in a traditionally male-dominated technology industry is truly impressive. Starting with no knowledge of the technology involved, whilst on maternity leave, she built the world’s first mass point-of-payment consumer rating system.

Runners-up
  • Jill Hodges, CEO & Founder, Fire Tech Camp, from London
  • Mary O' Brien, CEO & Co-Founder, VideoDoc, from London
 
Innovator Award - sponsored by Equiniti

Amanda Adams

Amanda Adams, Cryptography Architect, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, from Chester, who uses her world-class technical ability to protect the bank’s security. She shares eight patents inclusive of variations within the cryptographic space and has written numerous posts tackling complex technical subjects in an accessible language. Outside work, she is a mentor for CoderDojo, which delivers free lessons on coding to children and teenagers.

Runners-up
  • Julie Bretland, CEO & Founder, Our Mobile Health, from London
  • Pip Wilson, CEO, Amicable, from London

 

Leader Award - sponsored by BP

Debbie Vavangas, iX Executive Partner, IBM, from London, who is now an executive partner in an environment where the ratio is 5:1 in favour of men.  Debbie joined IBM as a graduate in 1997 and has since set the example for others, innovating and blazing a trail in ideation, experience and technology. In a single year, her team has built 15 new products, 16 clickable prototypes and scaled 3 products globally.

Runners-up
  • Rachel Murphy, in her role as Digital Delivery Director, NHS Digital, London 
  • Shobana Rajamani, Director, Quality Engineering and Assurance Practise, Cognizant Technology Solutions, from London

 

Male Agent of Change Award - sponsored by VMware

Russ Shaw

Russ Shaw, Founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates, from London.  Tech London Advocates is now an unrivalled community of over 5,000 leaders, united to form the most influential group in tech.  Russ affects change through working groups, which tackle topics of the industry such as immigration, women in tech and LGBT concerns. He is part of the recently launched Digital Skills Partnership, championing a stronger female talent pipeline and development opportunities.

Runners-up
  • Freddie Norton, Acting Head of Fellowship and Experts, Apps for Good, from London
  • Dr. Will Whittow, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University, from Loughborough

 

International Inspiration Award - sponsored by Aviva

Gayathri Mohan

Gayathri Mohan, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sopra Steria, from Chennai, India.  Gayathri is Managing Trustee of Sopra Steria India Foundation which now supports over 75,000 children a year, predominantly from poor backgrounds with limited IT education options. Her Sopra Steria India Foundation Graduate Scholarship Scheme has seen 463 students graduate including 193 engineers and three doctors.

Runners-up
  • Thierry Delaporte, Chief Operating Officer & SE Executive Corporate Officer, Capgemini, from Paris, France
  • Dr. Marily Nika, Engineering Program Manager, Google, from San Francisco, USA

 

Past winners
Past winners

2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards winners

Woman of the year 

Emily Brooke, Founder and CEO, Blaze, from London

 

 

Rising Star Award, sponsored by T-Systems

Gabrielle Corria, Resource and Recruitment Lead, CGI, from Bridgend

 

Team Leader Award, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Silke Eggert, Global Head of Opportunity Programme Management & Demand Management, Vodafone Group Services, from Newbury, West Berkshire.

 

Software Engineer Award, sponsored by American Express

Maxine Glennerster, Senior Developer, Deloitte Digital, from Belfast.

 

One to Watch Award, sponsored by CA Technologies

Ellora James, Wick High School student, from Caithness, Wick.

 

Leader Award, sponsored by BP

Vicky Higgin, Head of Corporate Information Services, National Grid, from Warwick.

 

Academic Award, sponsored by Dell

Semali Perera, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, from Bath.

 

Start-up Founder of the Year Award, sponsored by Barclays 

Sophie Deen, Founder and CEO, Bright Little Labs, from London.

 

Innovator Award, sponsored by Equiniti

Kate Newhouse, CEO, Doctor Care Anywhere, from London

 

Entrepreneur Award, sponsored by ARM Holdings

Sarah McVittie and Donna North, Co-Founders, Dressipi, from London.

 

Digital Star Award, sponsored by CGI

Chi Igboaka, Global Head of Performance Marketing, Travelex, from London,

 

Inspiration Award, sponsored by VMware

Sophie Newton, COO, Brainlabs, from London,