Headline Sponsor

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic, growing business unit of Amazon. Since early 2006, AWS has provided companies of all sizes with an infrastructure platform in the cloud. Using AWS, companies can requisition compute power, storage, and other services—gaining access to a global computing infrastructure that is the backbone of Amazon.com’s multi-billion dollar retail business. At AWS, we’re committed to providing developers and their companies with the tools and services they need to be successful.

Today, AWS provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. Key benefits for our customers are our low-cost flexibility on development platform and language, security, agility, and instant elasticity. Whether you are running applications that share photos or support the critical operations of your business, you need rapid access to flexible and low-cost IT resources. Here at AWS, you’ll experience unparalleled ownership and impact on our products and be empowered to innovate and deliver. Come and build the future with AWS!

Find out more at AWS.

Premium Sponsors

Alix Partners

For nearly forty years, AlixPartners has helped businesses around the world respond quickly and decisively to their most critical challenges – circumstances as diverse as urgent performance improvement, accelerated transformation, complex restructuring and risk mitigation.

These are the moments when everything is on the line – a sudden shift in the market, an unexpected performance decline, a time-sensitive deal, a fork-in-the-road decision. But it’s not what we do that makes a difference, it’s how we do it.

Tackling situations when time is of the essence is part of our DNA – so we adopt an action-oriented approach at all times. We work in small, highly qualified teams with specific industry and functional expertise, and we operate at pace, moving quickly from analysis to implementation. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients until the job is done, and only measure our success in terms of the results we deliver.

Our approach enables us to help our clients confront and overcome truly future-defining challenges. We partner with you to make the right decisions and take the right actions. And we are right by your side. When it really matters.


BMC - 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 fast track digital business from mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond.

Find out more at BMC.

Frank Recruitment Group - Recruitment Partner

Frank Recruitment Group is a global leader in staffing for IT professionals. Since 2006, we’ve helped to connect businesses of all sizes with permanent and contract workers; from start-ups in need of a single developer to international enterprise clients building a complete team in a new country.

We launched with a simple mission: to become the experts in recruitment for niche and emerging technology markets. Over a decade later, we have nine brands working out of 16 offices in eight countries and more than 1,600 employees dedicated to finding the very best talent.

Our nine distinct brands are aligned to the fastest-growing areas of digital and IT innovation and are the undisputed market leaders in their respective niches. Our brands cover Microsoft technologies (Dynamics, Azure and Stack), Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, NetSuite, ERP, ServiceNow, MarTech and emerging technologies, SAS and data science, web and mobile development, and more. By maintaining a specialist focus, our consultants build an in-depth knowledge of their products and their markets, which means an expert resourcing service for our clients.

For more information on Frank Recruitment Group and its niche IT recruitment brands visit FRANK Recruitment Group.


The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL).

Find out more at Oracle.


Salesforce is the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM), bringing companies closer to their customers in the digital age. Founded in 1999, Salesforce enables companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies—cloud, mobile, social, internet of things, and artificial intelligence—to connect to their customers in a whole new way. The Salesforce Customer Success Platform includes industry-leading services spanning sales, service, marketing, commerce, communities, collaboration and industries, all on a single trusted cloud platform. The company is ranked #1 on Fortune’s World’s Best Workplaces list, and Forbes has ranked the company one of the world’s most innovative companies for eight years in a row. For information, please visit www.salesforce.com/uk/.

Six Degrees Group


At Six Degrees we enable people’s brilliance. Whether it’s our people, our clients or our charity partners, we use technology as an enabler to drive positive change.

We support organisations that span the public and private sectors, and our passionate people combine technical expertise and deep sector-specific knowledge to innovate, craft and manage the right solutions for organisations ranging from small local businesses right the way through to government departments.

With such a varied range of clients it’s important that our teams are made up of a diverse mix of individuals, all of whom utilise their unique skills, experience and approach to build long-term partnerships through exceptional services that match our clients’ needs.

That’s why we’re sponsoring the Women in IT Awards, a global awards series that champions women working in technology and matches our commitment to learn daily, challenge boundaries and act passionately.

YOOX-Net-a-Porter Group

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, two companies that have revolutionized the luxury fashion industry since their birth in 2000.

Uniquely positioned in the high growth online luxury sector, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP has an unrivalled client base of more than 3 million high-spending customers generating around 1 billion visits worldwide. The Group has offices and operations in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Japan, China and Hong Kong and delivers to more than 180 countries around the world.

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is a unique business with an unrivalled offering covering all luxury fashion customer segments, through its multi-brand in-season online stores NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER; its multi-brand off-season online stores YOOX and THE OUTNET; and its numerous ONLINE FLAGSHIP STORES “Powered by YNAP”.

Editorial content is at the core of the modern e-commerce experience and the ultimate reference point for global consumers in the fashion space, whether online or offline – anytime, anywhere and on any platform. The Group’s media and publishing division creates award-winning content for its titles including, but not limited to, PORTER, PORTER Digital, The Daily and The Journal, which connect with consumers in a unique and authentic way.

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is the e-commerce partner of choice for leading fashion & luxury brands, designing and managing ONLINE FLAGSHIP STORES, offering their latest collection on the Internet. With over 18 years of experience in global luxury e-commerce, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP offers brand partners a wide range of services, including creating and developing the creative concept, innovative interface design, state-of-the-art technology and R&D, high-precision global customer logistics, unrivalled customer care, international web marketing and e-commerce strategy development.

Award Sponsors


Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs have enabled intelligent computing in more than 130 billion chips worldwide. More than 70% of the world’s population are using Arm technology, which is securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. This technology combined with our IoT software and end-to-end connectivity, device and data management platform enables customers to derive real business value from their connected devices and data. Together with our 1,000+ technology partners we are at the forefront of designing, securing and managing all areas of compute from the chip to the cloud.



BP is a global energy business, involved in every aspect of the complex energy system that drives our world. Almost 75,000 BP people work across over 70 countries serving millions of energy customers. From deep sea to desert, from rigs to fuel retail sites and research centres, BP delivers light, heat, and mobility solutions for a changing world, and tracks, trades and delivers the world’s energy in real time. BP began in 1908 with the discovery of oil in Persia. In 2016, sales and other operating revenues were $183 billion, while underlying replacement cost profit was $2.6 billion.

BP is delighted to be a sponsor of Women in IT. At BP we believe in acknowledging, valuing and leveraging our similarities – and our differences – for business success. Diversity and Inclusion is one of our priorities helping our employees to reach their full potential and deliver their best performance.

For more information: https://www.bp.com/

DAZN Group

About DAZN Group

DAZN Group is the digital leader in global sports media and one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world. Headquartered in the UK and with almost 3,000 employees in over 30 countries, our businesses touch every aspect of the way fans engage with sports from broadcast planning and production through to content distribution and commercialisation. DAZN Group consists of two distinct consumer and B2B brands: DAZN and Perform. The consumer division is home to DAZN, the world’s first pure-sport live and on-demand streaming service, as well as some of the most popular sports websites, including Goal.com and Sporting News. DAZN is leading the charge to give sports fans around the world access to sport anytime, anywhere. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, just one affordable price for access on all devices including TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN is live in the USA, Canada, Japan, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is launching in Spain and Brazil in early 2019. Visit https://media.dazn.com for more information.


DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 300,000 companies and 200 million users in 188 countries to send, sign and manage agreements and collect payment – fully digitally – anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign and Go to keep life and business moving forward.

For more information: https://www.docusign.co.uk/ 

Fast Hosts

Fasthosts has been a leading UK web hosting provider since 1999. Offering everything from domains and email to dedicated servers and next-generation cloud services, Fasthosts gives businesses, developers and IT professionals everything they need to manage and control their online space. 

State-of-the-art UK data centres enable Fasthosts to keep over 400,000 websites and more than a million domains running smoothly, and ensure that over 42 million emails are delivered safely each day. Superb levels of connectivity, uptime and security are always guaranteed, making Fasthosts the ideal partner for anyone who needs a reliable and high-performance online presence.

All Fasthosts services can be self-managed through a user-friendly control panel, and with 24/7 technical support, expert help and guidance is always available online and over the phone. By focusing on the needs of customers, employing great people and constantly innovating, Fasthosts combines the latest internet technology with outstanding service.



HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. With around 3,900 offices in both established and emerging markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfill their hopes and realise their ambitions.

We serve around 38 million customers worldwide through our four Global Businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 67 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.

For more information: https://www.hsbc.co.uk/

NFU Mutual

In 1910, seven farmers from the Midlands launched a scheme to entice new members to the Farmers’ Union, by offering insurance at a cost price. Soon, NFU Mutual became an integral part of the British countryside, instrumental in promoting the community’s collective prosperity.

At the end of the last century, we began insuring individuals and businesses outside the farming industry.  This expansion has seen our growth accelerate and now makes us one of the country’s leading insurers. Our values underpin our product range, from investments and pensions, to life assurance and risk management. With over 300 local branches nationwide, we’re big on local presence. NFU Mutual is a national insurer with over 900,000 customers, but it’s how we interact with our customers that sets us apart. We understand the importance of personal service, which is why we have a network of agents, who are familiar with local businesses and can give them the care and attention they need, quickly and efficiently.

Our IT department underpins our ability to offer this service and aims to support the growth and development of the business as we look forward to the future.


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.


SAP Concur

SAP Concur

SAP® Concur® solutions simplify expense, travel, and invoice management for greater visibility and control. For more than 20 years, these leading, innovative solutions have kept customers a step ahead by delivering time-saving tools, connected spending data, and a dynamic ecosystem of diverse partners and apps. User-friendly and business-ready, SAP Concur solutions unlock powerful insights that help businesses reduce complexity and see spending clearly, so they can manage it proactively.


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.

The Economist

The Economist is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our content through a range of formats, from our weekly international print editions to VR Experiences. The objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world are our hallmarks.

With a growing global circulation and a reputation for insightful analysis on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current-affairs publications. 

The Economist’s Digital Solutions team is a passionate group of digital professionals who deliver a myriad of digital products, serving both our readers and The Economist’s businesses. The DS team has a strong cross-functional mix of skills, from product managers to data scientists, collaborating on Agile teams developing products, platforms and concepts. Each person plays a pivotal role in delivering innovation and growth.


Veritas Technologies empowers businesses of all sizes to discover the truth in information—their most important digital asset. Ninety-seven percent of Fortune 100 companies rely on Veritas today.

Veritas enables organizations to harness the power of their information, with solutions designed to serve the world’s largest and most complex heterogeneous environments.

For more information: https://www.veritas.com/abstraction

Event Partner

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.


SailPoint is the leading provider of enterprise identity governance solutions. Our team of visionary industry veterans launched SailPoint to empower our customers to efficiently and securely govern the digital identities of employees, contractors, business partners and other users, and manage their constantly changing access rights to enterprise applications and data. Our open identity platform provides organizations with critical visibility into who currently has access to which resources, who should have access to those resources, and how that access is being used.

After Party Sponsor

Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers develop cloud-native applications, integrate existing and new IT applications, and automate and manage complex environments. A trusted adviser to the Fortune 500, Red Hat provides award-winning support, training, and consulting services that bring the benefits of open innovation to any industry. Red Hat is a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and communities, helping organizations grow, transform, and prepare for the digital future.

For more information: https://www.redhat.com/en


Media Partners

CodeFirst: Girls

Code First: Girls, is a multi-award winning social enterprise which works with companies and women to increase the proportions of women in tech. They do this by running free coding courses for young women, paid courses for men and women, by advising companies on tech talent, and by running a community of 6000+ women who are interested in tech.

They are the largest provider of free in person coding courses for women in the UK. Over the past 3 years they’ve delivered £2.5 million+ worth of free tech education, taught 6000+ women how to code for free, and have helped companies to recruit and train better tech talent in their firms.

Hire Stem Women

Hire STEM Women is a student recruitment platform, that is passionate about helping people secure jobs within science, technology, engineering and math fields. We are very much focused on diversity and providing students with support to ensure they have the tools they need to get a role within STEM.

TechTalent Charter

tech talent charter logo

The TTC is a commitment by organisations to a set of undertakings to deliver greater gender diversity in the tech workforce of the UK.  Signatories of the charter make several pledges in relation to their approach to recruitment and retention and to work together to really move the dial on diversity.  It already has over 275 signatories across the sector and is supported by the government in its UK Digital Strategy.  The government also announced at the start of 2018 that all government departments will become signatories in their own right.  Find more about the TTC and see which companies which have already joined here.

Women Who Code

Women Who Code is the largest and most active community in the world dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We empower engineers with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued. WWCode has garnered a membership exceeding 137,000, executed more than 7,000 events around the world, and has a presence in 20 countries.

There are exclusive opportunities for firms to be event sponsors. Sponsors achieve intense brand positioning, benefitting from far-reaching exposure before, throughout and after the event.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact joe.aspis@bonhillplc.com or sarah.beaman@bonhillplc.com

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