Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the decision was made for the physical Future Stars of Tech Awards ceremony to be cancelled for 2020, however the winners were still announced virtually via social media, with the brightest young female tech talent being recognised.
A shortlist was announced in May for the awards, which aims to promote female participation and prospective advancement within the tech sector. Currently, women occupy just 16% of IT jobs in the UK, as well as less than 14% of CIOs, less than 10% of tech CEOs, and less than 5% of board directors within tech firms.
Maintaining innovation during the pandemic while promoting diversity
The winners of the 2020 Future Stars of Tech Awards are:
Future Star: AI and Machine Learning
Future Star: Automation
Future Star: CTO
Future Star: Cyber Security Leader
Future Star: Data
Future Star: Data Science
Future Star: Developer
Future Star: Digital
Future Star: Diversity Advocate
Olivia Hake, DXC Technology