More than 600 UK IT industry leaders gathered at London’s Park Lane Hilton last week to celebrate with the winners of the British Computer Society’s IT Professional Awards, widely regarded as the Oscars of the UK IT industry.
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BCS president John Ivinson said the awards recognised the ingenuity and managerial skills that enabled IT to increase business efficiency and improve customer service. The winners were:
Lifetime achievement award: John Leighfield
Public sector and not-for-profit organisations: i-Bio UK, Department of Trade & Industry
Financial and related services: IT integration, Royal Bank of Scotland
Commerce and industry: Profit Protection.Net, Marks & Spencer
Applications: Prophet, Speed-trap
Services: Bacstel IP, Bacs
Systems: Pixology Iriss, Pixology
Social contribution: London congestion charging scheme, Capita Business Services
Young practitioner of the year: James Bailey, Eclipse Internet
IT trainer of the year: Jit Parmar, Informatics Group
IT consultant of the year: Gill Hunt, Hunt Lancaster
Marval IT service manager of the year: Anne Davies, Zurich Financial Services
Quality manager of the year: Nick Mundy, Zurich Financial Services
Business analyst of the year: Mark Jessop, McDonalds Restaurants
IT developer of the year – applications: James Heydon, Zurich Financial Services
IT developer of the year – infrastructure: Mark Orford, Liverpool Direct
IT director of the year: John White, Royal Bank of Scotland
The BCS business achievement award: IT integration, Royal Bank of Scotland
The BCS technology award: Prophet, speed-trap.