31 January 2018 | Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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





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.

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 storesNET-A-PORTERMR PORTER; its multi-brand off-season online stores YOOX and THE OUTNET; and its numerous ONLINE FLAGSHIP STORES “Powered by YNAP”.Through a joint venture established in 2012, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP partners 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 3 million high-spending customers, over 840 million visits worldwide and consolidated net revenues of € 2.1 billion in 2017. 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 listed on the Milan Stock Exchange as YNAP.

For further information: www.ynap.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.

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 seven market leading global recruitment brands, focusing primarily on products within the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Cloud Enablement & Integration, Big Data & Analytics and Software Development.

Nigel Frank, established in 2006, focuses on recruiting Microsoft Technology professionals. Mason Frank is the largest global Salesforce recruitment specialist with 160 consultants focused purely on Salesforce recruitment. Churchill Frank specialises in Big Data, SAS, Analytics and Machine Learning. Anderson Frank is a NetSuite specialised brand, Pearson Frank focuses on Java, PHP, iOS, Android and Web Development, Washington Frank is a niche mid-market ERP Recruitment Provider and FRG Tech Consulting is a niche Cloud Enablement and Integration specialist recruitment business.

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

Award sponsors

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



Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK’s vehicle buying process and its primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster. Auto Trader listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is now a member of the FTSE 250 Index.

The marketplace brings together the largest and most engaged consumer audience. Auto Trader has over 90% prompted brand awareness and attracts circa 60 million monthly cross platform visits each month, with circa 70% of visits coming through mobile devices.

The marketplace also has the largest pool of vehicle sellers (listing more than 430,000 cars each day). Over 80% of UK automotive retailers advertise on autotrader.co.uk.



Barclays strategy is to build on our strength as a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank, anchored in our two homes markets of the UK and US, with global reach.

Barclays UK is a personal and business banking franchise including UK retail banking operations, our UK consumer credit cards business, our UK-based wealth offering, and smaller business.

With 24 million retail customers, and one million business banking clients, we are a pre-eminent UK financial services provider.

Within Barclays UK Technology, our strategy is to harness digital & data to become the hub of our Customers & Clients wider ecosystem.



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.

Browne Jacobson

Browne Jacobson are at the forefront of legal developments in the technology sector, and have incomparable expertise in advising on large scale, business critical and complex transactions for innovative early stage businesses through to multinational, high profile organisations.

Our technology practice are on the steering committee for the Tech Talent Charter (TTC), bringing together industries and organisations to drive diversity and address gender imbalance in technology roles across the UK.


Ciena is a network strategy and technology company known for its commitment to customer success. With 25 years of industry leadership, we support more than 1,300 of the world’s largest, most reliable networks. Our technology is complemented with a high-touch consultative business model. We’re committed to developing and applying technologies that facilitate openness, virtualization, automation, collaboration, and a common experience. Technologies that offer the greatest degree of choice deliver the most rewarding customer experiences and business outcomes.


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.



Expedia Affiliate Network is the partner-focused arm of Expedia, Inc. We work with some of the world’s leading airlines, travel agencies and loyalty organisations to boost their revenues and increase customer loyalty. We do this by providing such companies with access to world-class accommodations via highly robust, cutting-edge technology, that’s specifically designed to deliver conversions, fast.  All of our solutions are wrapped-up with industry-leading B2B support, analytics and integration services.

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.



Reimagine healthcare with us

IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

IQVIA has approximately 55,000 employees in more than 100 countries, all committed to making the potential of Human Data Science a reality, and we are actively hiring.

Join our Real-World Insights (RWI) Technology team, where we’re rethinking how to provide the knowledge, tools, evidence and communications to help our clients improve human health outcomes.

Innovating new study options | Applying advances in machine learning | Collaborating with providers and payers |Scaling evidence investments


Through all of our work, we are committed to bringing our clients value across the clinical and commercial lifecycle through a deeper portfolio of real-world solutions.

It’s an exciting time to reimagine what’s possible and an exciting time to be working in RWI Technology at IQVIA.

Currently recruiting for our offices in London, Brighton, Warsaw, Ottawa & PA (US):

Snr Statistician / Data Scientist: R1005029 l Manager, Data Science & Machine Learning: R1004623 l Snr Data Scientist / Associate Principal: R1002965 l Big Data Engineer: R1004083 l EU GDPR Lead: R1009906 l Manager, RWI Technology Sales & Solution: R1004246 l

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. We invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward.


For more job information and opportunities, please visit: https://www.iqvia.com/events/2017/11/real-world-insights-team-events


Moving healthcare forward. Together. We invite you to join IQVIA™






KPMG 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.


NatWest serves customers in England and Wales, supporting them with their personal, private, and business banking needs. NatWest helps customers at all stages in their lives, from opening student accounts, to buying their first home, setting up a business, and saving for retirement.

Alongside a wide range of banking services, NatWest offers businesses specialist sector knowledge in areas such as manufacturing and technology, as well as access to specialist entrepreneurial support.

NatWest has been running MoneySense, an impartial financial education programme for 5–18 year-olds, for more than 21 years. By the end of 2018, NatWest will help another 1 million young people to understand and take control of their finances.

NFU Mutual

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.


You choose it. You live it. You make it happen. To get the best from it, you need the best opportunities. That’s why opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.

Opportunities for you to grow as an individual, to build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything. And we’re proud, based on the opportunity we offer, that students have voted us the number one Graduate Employer in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey for the last 14 years.

At PwC you’ll be working at the forefront of emerging technologies. From Artificial Intelligence to Augmented Reality, Blockchain to Drones, Robots to the Internet of Things, and 3D printing to Virtual Reality, we’re on top of the megatrends. New technologies are emerging all the time, and we’re helping our clients to explore how they can harness and use them to their organisations’ advantage.

We recognise that to bring value to our clients, we need to provide the best advice around technological innovation. With us, you’ll be at the forefront of new initiatives and explore emerging technologies and trends to help businesses. Whether that’s helping clients understand how technology can help them unlock their potential and protect their businesses, or using big data to provide insight and help steer strategy, this could be the right opportunity for you.

Because we offer so many different technology services we need people with different experiences to help us deliver them effectively. That’s why people join us from all kinds of degree backgrounds.

Take the opportunity of a lifetime. Join PwC.





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 is the world’s largest business software company – founded in 1972 and headquartered in Walldorf, Germany. Our mission is to Run Simple, using our technological and business know-how to make the world a better place. SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. At SAP, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of our culture ensuring equal opportunity for all our employees. We are incredibly proud EDGE has named SAP the first global technology company certified for Gender Equality. Today, 25% of our managers and leaders are women, that number will reach 30% before 2020.


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.

Sky Betting

Sky Betting and Gaming; An award-winning Sunday Times Top 100 company to work for two years running.

Our commitment to innovation has helped us more than double our size over the last 2 years alone, and we’re not stopping there. We’ve created a place to work that has no boundaries. Somewhere you can grow, be challenged, and be well rewarded as part a 1300-strong group of amazing colleagues in an open, democratic and fun environment.

Put simply, we’re the kind of team that you really do want to be part of!


Tech Talent Charter

Tech talent charter

The Tech Talent Charter is an employer-led organisation bringing industries and organisations together to drive diversity and inclusion and to address gender imbalance in tech roles.  Signatories of the charter make a number of pledges in relation to their recruitment and retention approach. Although it is very much an employer-led initiative, the TTC is supported in the government’s policy paper on the UK Digital Strategy and is directly supported by the DCMS.  Together we aim to deliver greater diversity in the tech workforce of the UK, one that better reflects the make-up of the population.




Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European market leader in payment and transaction services. Worldline’s forward-looking innovations and services enable companies to reach their end customers in a targeted way and to offer them modern and seamless services. With more than 45 years’ experience, Worldline is a major player in the B2B2C field. Worldline supports all companies and public administrations in this ever-changing market and makes a major contribution to their success. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model based on a growing global portfolio and which includes comprehensive support. Worldline’s activities are divided into three business areas: Merchant Services, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, and Financial Services including equensWorldline. Worldline employs more than 9,400 people worldwide and generates an annual turnover of €1.5 billion. Worldline is an Atos subsidiary. www.worldline.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

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