Judging

Guiding Principles
We hold our judges to the highest standards of fairness, accuracy impartiality and integrity. The entire judging process adheres firmly to these guiding principles.

Equal Treatment of all Entries
Judges evaluate every entry with a discerning eye towards project scope and strategic goals. A professional execution under a limited budget is more worthy than a mediocre execution for a well-funded initiative.

It is execution that matters, not total project scope.

Ensuring Impartiality
We make all efforts to avoid conflicts of interest in the judging process (such as inadvertently assigning a judge to evaluate an entry with which he/she is associated).

At least three judges are assigned to each entry at random from within the pool of judges whose expertise is relevant. All judges are screened before being assigned an entry.

All of the judges are expected to and will excuse themselves from judging an entry that may present a conflict of interest.

The Judging System
To evaluate entries, judges utilise a points-based scoring system. Each judge will score each submission within their designated category; scores will then be combined to identify the short list/winner.

It is possible that more than one entry may qualify to win the same category.

Each category winner is scored again by the panel judges against the judging criteria to select the overall winner of a Real IT Award.

Decisions made by judges are final. The judges' decisions cannot be appealed.

The judging for the Special Achievement Award follows a separate process. The shortlist is chosen by the CITF and forwarded for a final decision by the Membership Council.

2019 Real IT Awards Judges

Sabah Carter
Chief Information Officer

News Corp


Laura Dawson
Director of Information Management & Technology

The London School of Economics


Tim Burke
Chief Information Officer

Tullow Oil


Gilberto Rodrigues
IT Director

PepsiCo UK, Ireland & Nordics


Christina Scott
Chief Technology Officer

News UK


Ian Penny
Group Chief Information Officer

Hiscox


Mike Potter
Director, EU Exit Capability

Cabinet Office


Darryl Salmons
Group Chief Information Officer

DS Smith


Michele Hanson
Chief Information Security Officer

Gatwick Airport


Brigid McBride
Programme Director, Digital Change

Ofsted


Claire Dickson
Chief Information Officer Downstream

BP


Dewi Price
Technology Director

REED


Pooja Bagga
IT Director Parcels, Customer Experience and Channels

Royal Mail


Jane Seeley
Head of Distribution Systems & CI

Argos


David Bennett
Chief Technology Officer

Mazars UK


Joanna Davinson
Chief Technology Officer

Home Office


John Harris
Global Chief Technology Officer

Mundipharma IT Services


Allan Jenkins
Group Director of Architecture

TUI Group


Lyndon Hearn
Chief Information Officer - Northern Region

TUI Group


Stuart Walters
Chief Information Officer

BDO UK LLP


Alex Roth
Chief Information Officer

Landsec


Paul Hume
Head of Technology Development

Marston's PLC


Giulio Tedeschi
Deputy Director, Service Operations

HM Revenue & Customs


Sharon Cooper
Chief Digital Officer

The Economist Intelligence Unit


Marcus Würker
Chief Information Officer UK & Ireland

DHL Supply Chain


David Henderson
Chief Technology Officer

Global