I was delighted to be named Young IT Professional of the Year yesterday in the UK IT Industry Awards. Hosted by BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) and Computing, the awards “provide a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence”.
To be honest I am much prouder that my team at P&G, the Application Management group, were finalists for IT Department of the Year only a year into our existence as a team!
I didn’t get to attend the awards dinner as I was gallivanting around New Zealand on sabbatical, but my awesome team were there and accepted the award on my behalf. The judge’s comments were reported over a crackling mobile phone connection to the North Island of NZ as “An outstanding individual who has made major contributions within her company and to the wider IT community. The judges were blown away by her submission!”
Other coverage: UK IT Industry Awards 2010: and the winners are…, BCS announces winners of UK IT Industry Awards 2010. UPDATE: nice story from University of Bath Computer Science department.