This year, there are 2 sets of awards; Organisational and Individual. In total there are 24 different awards to choose from. We are looking forward to receiving your submissions.
The guidelines for RITA 2022 can be found here
Organisational Awards 2022
Project of the Year (total budget > 250k) This award is for the team whose technology project demonstrates delivering great value to the customer and the stakeholders, effective use of management tools and techniques as well as innovative delivery approaches. Measurements of success, including metrics, are critical components of any submission. For this category the total spend for the project is over £250K. Project of the Year (total budget < £250k) This award is for the team whose technology project demonstrates delivering great value to the customer and the stakeholders, effective use of management tools and techniques as well as innovative delivery approaches. Measurements of success, including metrics, are critical components of any submission. For this category the total spend for the project is over £250K. Operational Efficiency This award will be presented to the organisation that has delivered top quality services or products to their customers, in the most resourceful way possible. Show how efficiencies have been made while at the same time maintaining high quality products and services. Please include metrics to support your submission - these can include time/effort, people and finances. Delivering Excellent Customer Experience This award recognises technology divisions who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to their organisation’s customer experience, anticipating customer needs, tailoring business processes to best serve customers and exceeding their expectations. You will need to demonstrate the steps you have taken to prioritise the customer and to contribute to more customer-centric culture. Best “Tech for Good” Project This award is aimed at organisations who are using technology to achieve positive social outcomes, to meet a social need or challenge. Perhaps you have enhanced access to information, created an environment for people to communicate, developed a product that has enabled better access to care or has enhanced the world we live in. Whatever it is – we want to hear about it!
Outstanding Team of the Year This award will go to a team that set high work standards and was successful in bringing tangible and significant benefits to their business. This category invites submissions from teams that drive best practices, positively impact efficiency, productivity and performance of their organisation and contribute to truly inclusive, positive and collaborative culture. The Start-Up Team of the Year Tell us about how your team have innovated and used the power of technology to create a new business. We want to hear about outstanding initiatives and teams, how you plan to grow and how your start-up team stands out from the rest.
Best Use of New Technologies This award recognizes implementation of a pioneering and transformative technology that has been used to drive overall business performance. Please show clearly how your innovative use of new technology impacts the business. Product Innovation This award will go to the organisation demonstrating the most outstanding product innovation. Please describe how you have implemented a new or significantly improved/redesigned a product. You may have created new functionality or components to make your product stand out from the rest. Transformation of the Year This award recognises an organisation that have truly pushed the boundaries towards transforming their business. Tell the judges about the impact of the work you have done, creating innovation in your workplace and demonstrate how this has led to significant change and transformation. This could be in the areas of customers, employees or processes.
Technology Vendor of the Year This award will recognise outstanding performance, customer satisfaction and innovation. The winner will clearly demonstrate how they have been able to transform customer experience, enhance employee opportunities in the organisation, confirm their investment in technology advancement as well as show a commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion. Sustainability Champion of the Year Sustainability is a key factor for technology. The judges will shine the spotlight on the entry which raises the bar in sustainable practices and sees the real business value from their commitment to sustainability. Tell us how your company has significantly reduced waste, what you are doing to reduce your carbon emissions and what progress you have achieved towards your sustainability targets. Best Cybersecurity Vendor of the Year Cybersecurity is vital to business. Here the judges will be looking for vendors who have developed innovative solutions and can demonstrate meaningful and measurable advances in the field of security for all. Service Organisation of the Year This award will be given to the company which ensures that the voice of customers is always considered, along with demonstrating focus on delivering great customer experiences. Show how you have gone above and beyond and the impact this has had on your customers. Please include some tangible results.
Individual Awards 2022
DevOps Engineer of the Year The winner will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of best practices in operations, they will have excellent problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills and will be able to highlight their knowledge and hands-on experience in agile software development. Cyber Security Professional of the Year This award will recognise an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership, commitment and passion in the field of cyber security. This can cover any area such as awareness training, security governance and risk management, cloud or threat detection. In addition, they encourage, mentor and coach others to develop their skills. Product Developer of the Year This award recognises an individual who puts innovation and creativity at the heart of product development. Demonstrate how a significant contribution has been made to business technology. Trainee of the Year This award will be presented to an individual who is undertaking a traineeship and has shown themselves to be passionate about their work, been productive and able to prioritise and manage their time successfully. Technology Rising Star This award will recognise an individual with less than five years of industry experience who is making a significant contribution in the field of technology. Tell us about the impact the nominee has made, how they are achieving tangible results as well as showing commitment to new ideas and innovation. Diversity and Inclusion Champion Tell us about how this individual has worked hard to ensure inclusivity in their workplace, how they have strived to remove barriers and have proactively raised awareness in any aspect of diversity and inclusion. Project Manager of the Year Nominees for this award will be project practitioners who most effectively demonstrate their technology project management competences regardless of the scale, complexity or type of the project. The judges will focus on how the nominee delivers excellence in project management practice, together with tangible examples of projects that have made a difference. Business Analyst of the Year This award will recognise an individual achievement in delivering business analysis work of the highest standard, by applying effectively business knowledge and skills, as well as developing collaborative relationships. Demonstrate how problem solving has had a strategic impact to the business. Cloud Specialist of the Year Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their capabilities in cloud computing – this could be planning and management of cloud infrastructure, cloud storage or cloud security for example. Please tell us how your cloud expertise has helped your business. Support Professional of the Year Nominees for this award should be able to show how their excellent support skills have contributed to the success of their organisation. Tell us about how the nominee has shown an excellent attitude and commitment to support and how their determination to find solutions has made a difference.