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.

Confirmed 2018 Real IT Awards Judges

Philip Brown
Group Director of IT

Amey


Mark Bramwell
CIO and Director of Professional Services

SaÏd Business School


Nick Reeks
Director IT, Vendor Management

TATA Steel


Sharon Gilkes
Digital Channel Director

Post Office LTD


Tim Burke
Chief Information Officer

Tullow Oil


David Henderson
Director of Technology and Operations

Global


Steve Lok
Head of Martech and Ops, Mass Digital Acquisition

The Economist


Nathan Bishop
IT Director

Grafton Group


Yiannis (John) Seglias
Group Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO)

Defra


Brigid McBride
Digital Director

HM Revenue & Customs


Tony Porritt
UK App & Infra Manager

SABIC


Christina Scott
Chief Technology Officer

News UK


Mike Croucher
Chief Architect

Travelport


Paul Salmon
Head of IT Business Systems

Jet 2


Chris Barnicott
Chief Technology Officer

SSE


Ignacio Santiago
Chief Information Officer (Managing Director)

EON IT UK Limited


Richard Baylie
Global Chief Information Officer

OCS


Laura Meyer
Chief Information Officer CIO

HarperCollins Publishers


Vincent Kelly
Director of IT

PRS for Music


Mike McMinn
Group IT Director

Marston's PLC


Richard Noyle
Head of Information Technology

Great Western Railway LTD


Mahmoud Shomali
Head of Solution Architecture

Linklaters


Kevin O'Brien
Global IT Director

FitFlop


Brian Ward
Head of Group IT Governance & Security

Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd


Tom Zebedee
Deputy Director Technology

Ofsted


Claire Dickson
CIO Downstream

BP


Jon Townsend
Chief Information Officer

National Trust


Ian Shields
CIO - Senior Director: Digital, Commercial & Supply Chain (Europe & Sub Saharan Africa)

PepsiCo


Wei Wang
Senior Director, EMEA IT

Align Technology


Gareth Hepworth
IT Architecture & Technology Innovation

Xoserve


Ian Fisher
CIO UK & Ireland

DHL


Charles Ewen
Director of Technology and CIO

Met Office