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UK Tech Companies Win Big At Global ICT Excellence Awards

techUK member Electron and UK NGO Internet Watch Foundation win at WCIT global awards.

At the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), techUK member Electron was one of five winners of the 2017 Emerging Digital Solutions award, whilst UK NGO Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) won the 2017 Public Sector Award.

On the final day of the WCIT2017, the World Information Technology and services Alliance (WITSA) announced that seven private and public sector organisations from five different countries were selected to receive the 2017 WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards.

The Public Sector award was accepted by techUK’s CEO, Julian David, on behalf of the IWF, at the Gala Awards Ceremony in Taiwan on Tuesday 12 September. Julian commented:

“We’re delighted to see the WCIT recognise the IWF’s achievements to date, as well as its ongoing commitment to protect citizens around the globe. techUK works closely with the foundation to achieve our common goal of ensuring that children, adults and businesses alike are able to enjoy the benefits of the online world in a safe and secure way.”

About techUK member, Electron receiving the Emerging Digital Solutions award, Julian added “Electron is redefining the way technology can meet the infrastructure needs of tomorrow’s energy markets. The organisation is fully deserving of this prestigious award and we wish them continued success”

Full Details on the awards ceremony and winners can be found here.

About Electron

Electron is a team of blockchain, energy and e-trading professionals using decentralised technology to advance the shared infrastructure of the energy markets. They design efficient, robust and innovation friendly systems to support the Industry’s transition to smart grid infrastructure and new market norms of decarbonisation, decentralisation, digitalisation and democratisation.”

About IWF 

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is a non-profit organisation. They work globally to make the internet safer. They help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. And they offer a place for the public to report these images anonymously.

They also work with the internet industry across the world to help them protect their customers, staff and services.


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