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Is your IT innovation worthy of an award?

An award to recognise the Best Internet of Things Project of the Year has been added to the 2016 UK IT Industry Awards, run by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and Computing which launched yesterday. The new addition reflects the ever changing nature of the profession.

The annual Awards are renowned as the Oscars for the IT profession, providing a platform to showcase and celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. Entrants can be organisations or individuals involved in IT across the public, not for profit and commercial sectors.

Paul Fletcher, Group CEO, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, explains: “Our role at BCS is to make IT good for society as it contributes to every aspect of our daily lives. Our UK IT Awards are a fantastic way of recognising and celebrating significant developments within the industry. Each year, it’s a real pleasure to meet the winners at this spectacular event and see how much the awards mean to them, as individuals, to their organisations and to society at large. 2016 is promising to be exceptional and with the new Internet of Things category now included, there are even more opportunities to shine, so make sure you are part of this year’s success story.”

In total there are 25 categories that focus on the contribution of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months.

Last year, the Awards saw both large and small organisations picking up awards in recognition of their contribution to the profession. Winners included; the Cystic Fibrosis, BT, British Gas, Royal Mail and the Met Office among others.

Stuart Sumner, Editor of Computing, says: We are very excited to be hosting the UK IT Industry Awards with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. To win one means a great deal for those involved. Rigorously judged, these prestigious awards recognise innovation, demonstrate professionalism and set a benchmark of achievement as well as showcasing the talent in our profession.”

Entry is via an online application process and initial judging will take place in August. In September, finalists will be invited to give presentations or an interview with an expert panel of judges drawn from across the industry. The winners will be announced at a gala evening event at the Battersea Park Events Arena, London on 16 November.

Full details of how to enter are available at: www.bcs.org/industryawards

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