In partnership with

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides businesses with secure, reliable, low-cost, scalable, global, cloud infrastructure. Millions of active customers in 190 countries, including Netflix, News UK, AON, and The Financial Times rely on AWS to run both critical existing enterprise applications and new cloud-native applications. Learn more: http://aws.amazon.com.

Premium sponsor


Salesforce enables companies to connect to their customers in a whole new way, leveraging the combined power of cloud, social, mobile, data science, and IoT technologies. With its innovative Customer Success Platform, Salesforce sets the global standard for customer relationship management, engagement, and intelligence by integrating sales, service, marketing, community, analytics, IoT, and app development in a trusted cloud for businesses of every size and industry. For more information, visit www.salesforce.com

Diversity partner


BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that enable businesses to transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. Our Digital Enterprise Management solutions are designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond. BMC digital IT transforms 82 percent of the Fortune 500 and serves more than 10,000 customers worldwide.

Award sponsors

Direct Line Group

Direct Line Group

Across our host of market leading brands, Direct Line Group is an organisation that is always evolving. We have a clear mission: to make insurance easier and better value for our customers. As we continually adapt to protect an ever-changing Britain, we’ll shape the future together.

We are defined by our optimism and curiosity – about our amazing brands, the incredible potential of digital technology, and change itself. Through Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and our partnerships arm, Brand Partners, we bring great insurance solutions to life. Each brand sets an example for our industry to follow.

It is people who power our evolution. People with open minds, thirst for learning, and a desire to develop and share knowledge. People who love having genuine conversations with customers, colleagues and those in their community.

We embrace diversity and find inspiration and value in everybody’s individualism. In our welcoming, inclusive and dynamic workplace, we adapt and thrive together, to make insurance so much easier for everyone.

 With open minds and open hearts, we love taking on big challenges. And with a wide range of careers to explore, at Direct Line Group everyone can grow and make a real difference.

EOL IT Services

Established in 1996, EOL was founded to create a professional, well managed business to deliver Data Security & IT Asset Disposition Services.   EOL remains an outstanding provider in this sector, where data security is paramount to ensure organisational ‘Chain of Custody’ objectives and integrity.  As client’s expectations of provision has increased, EOL has grown alongside them, offering international and global services to the same exacting standard.   Our spread of clients across sectors include Financial Services, Banking, Facilities, Law, Health and the Public Sector and keeps growing.  Wide ranging IT Lifecycle Services, with unique client driven requests are delivered.

EOL’s accreditations extend beyond what is currently regarded as “standard” within our industry and investment in quality and compliance ensures our exceptional reputation continues.

To maintain high standards over client data security, these services are complimented by our dedicated team, delivering outstanding operational support every time.

EOL has now gone one step further.

Designing and developing the DATARAZE product.  A unique, fully auditable, on-premise, secure data destruction product.  EOL has delivered both service and solution beyond others expectation and vision and Data Controllers have never before had the opportunity to comprehensively monitor and report on occurrences of data destruction before DataRaze.


Communication is changing the way we live and work. Ericsson plays a key role in this evolution, using innovation to empower people, business and society. We provide communications networks, telecom services and support solutions, making it easier for people across the globe to connect.

We recognize that women in IT are often underrepresented, so by 2020 we want 30% of our organization to be women, cultivating an environment where women are visibly empowered and recognized.

Informed Solutions

Informed Solutions provides award winning, independent digital transformation, advanced data analytics and systems integration services.

Central to all our working relationships are the enduring core principles of Innovation, Excellence and Integrity. Since 1992, these values have made Informed a highly trusted advisor and supplier to the public and private sectors across 40 countries.

The Company takes pride in its reputation for delivering innovative, high performing solutions. It is supported by a global collaboration and service delivery platform that brings together world class experts across our offices in Manchester, Edinburgh, London, Sydney and Melbourne, as well as a strong alliance network of leading technology and service partners.

Informed are a recognised leader in delivering complex digital transformation programmes and winners of the prestigious SME Digital Leader of the Year Award. We deliver major digital transformation programmes, including those for the Ministry of Justice’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Agency, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the whole of government Environmental Data Portal in Australia.

We are committed to investing in building the digital and leadership skills needed for the future: sponsoring, supporting and inspiring the next generation of talented individuals through our talent development framework, academic alliances and cross-industry initiatives, including the highly regarded Women in IT Awards.


KPMGKPMG in the UK is a leading provider of professional services, including audit, tax and advisory specialisms – delivering integrated solutions to our clients’ issues. In the UK, we have over 12,000 partners and staff working in more than 20 offices. Being part of a strong global network of member firms gives us a truly global mindset. With passion and purpose, we work shoulder-to-shoulder with you, integrating innovative approaches and deep expertise to deliver real results.



All Kinds of People create all kinds of success

Rolls-Royce delivers excellence in the air, on land and at sea. We’re a leading name in engineering, and we enable and encourage all of our people to realise their ambitions and pursue their passions. Together we’ve set land-speed records, developed the world’s most efficient aero-engine, designed industry-leading eco-friendly ships and powered advanced nuclear submarines.

We think about diversity the way we think about innovation – they’re both essential to our business.  An inclusive culture and diverse workforce is vital for the future of our company, creating competitive advantage by attracting, retaining and developing the best and brightest people.  Women are well represented in Rolls-Royce global IT: 50% of our IT global leadership team is female.

As a business committed to equality and diversity, we’re proud to sponsor the Women in IT awards. 

To learn more about Rolls-Royce, visit www.rolls-royce.com.



At Schroders, asset management is our only business and our goals are completely aligned with those of our clients – the creation of long-term value to assist them in meeting their future financial requirements.

We manage £375.0 billion (€433.5 billion/US$487.1 billion)* on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world, invested in a broad range of active strategies across equities, fixed income, multi-asset, alternatives and real estate.

We employ over 4000 talented people worldwide operating from 37 offices in 27 different countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, close to the markets in which we invest and close to our clients.

Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business.



YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is the world’s leading online luxury fashion retailer. The Group is a Global company with Anglo-Italian roots, the result of a game-changing merger, which in October 2015, brought together YOOX GROUP and THE NET -A-PORTER GROUP; the two companies had revolutionized the luxury fashion industry since their birth in 2000.

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is a unique business with an  unrivalled  offering  including  multi-brand  in-season  online stores NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER,  and multi-brand   off-season online stores YOOX and THE OUTNET, as well as numerous ONLINE FLAGSHIP STORES, all “Powered by YNAP”. Through a joint venture established in 2012, YOOX NET -A-PORTER GROUP has partnered with Kering to manage the ONLINE FLAGSHIP STORES of several of the French group’s luxury brands.

Uniquely positioned in the high growth online luxury sector, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP has an unrivalled client base of more than 2.5 million high-spending customers, 27 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and combined 2015 net revenues of €1.7 billion. The Group has offices and operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong and delivers to more than 180 countries around the world. YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange as YNAP.

For further information: www.ynap.com.


Event Partners

Accenture Security

Accenture Security offers holistic strategies and solutions to help clients prevent, intercept and remediate security risks, providing the resilience required to drive, high performance and growth. With a focus on outcomes and the tight integration of security strategies with business goals, Accenture innovates with advanced, intelligent solutions that preempt, detect and respond to threats with agility. Accenture has more than 20 years of experience helping corporations and governments across the globe use security to both defend organizations against malicious threats and empower them to operate new business processes and drive innovation while maintaining acceptable levels of risk.  @AcccentureSecure

Equal Experts

Equal Experts is an award-winning agile consultancy, specialising in simple software solutions for big business challenges. We use highly productive working methods to deliver innovative software for a wide range of public and private-sector clients.

We never compromise on expertise – our talented software consultants typically boast at least 10 years’ experience – but crucially,  our values are just as important to us. Because we trust our teams’ ability to deliver, they have full autonomy and our support to do the right thing by their client and colleagues (even if that means going against our own short-term interests).

This respectful, grown-up approach delivers work that our teams and our clients can both be proud of – and it’s helped Equal Experts to be recognised on Glassdoor as an exceptional place to work.


Recruitment Partner

Frank Recruitment Group

Frank Recruitment Group

Frank Recruitment Group (FRG) is an award-winning specialist technology staffing business that employs more than 1,200 employees from its offices in EMEA (London, Newcastle and Berlin), US (New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas), and APAC (Melbourne, Singapore). 

The business operates six market leading global recruitment brands, focusing primarily on products within the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Client Relationship Management (CRM), Big Data and Software Development segments.

 Nigel Frank was established in 2006 and focuses on recruiting Microsoft Technology professionals. Its second core brand, Mason Frank, places Salesforce professionals and was launched in 2010. In 2014, the company launched two additional brands: Churchill Frank, which focuses on Big Data solutions; and Washington Frank, which specializes in staffing opportunities in emerging cloud technologies.

 2016 saw the launch of two further brands; Anderson Frank, which specialises in NetSuite recruitment and Pearson Frank which places Java and PHP developers.

For more information on Frank Recruitment Group and its niche IT recruitment brands visitwww.frankgroup.com

To find out how you can support the Women in IT Awards through sponsorship, please contact:

Joe Aspis
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7250 7950
Email: Joe.Aspis@vitessemedia.co.uk