Sir Tim Berners-Lee recognised for his contribution to IT
Sir Tim Berners-Lee was recognised for his outstanding contribution to UK IT at the UK IT Industry Awards held last night at a prestigious ceremony at Battersea Park Events Arena. The audience of over 1,300 guests watched Sir Tim accept the Award via a special video message from his office at MIT.
In total there were 26 presentations at the Awards which are a venture between BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Computing, merging the BCS IT Industry Awards and the Computing Awards for Excellence to create one platform for the entire profession to showcase and celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence.
There were a diverse range of winning projects and organisations. These included a project that enables the virtual exploration of underwater sites (VENUS), an IT project for Comic Relief by Carrenza and a project by Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust which aims to improve patient safety by re-engineering transfusion processes.
David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of The Chartered Institute for IT, said: This years Awards have been exceptional. I was delighted to take part in the judging day and witness firsthand the quality of the winners and medallists. To qualify as a finalist is terrific, to win is an absolutely fantastic achievement, and I offer my heartfelt congratulations to all those who took part. They not only provide examples of best practice but also demonstrate how IT is enabling todays information society from entertainment to healthcare, manufacturing to retail.
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