June 27th 2018 | Edinburgh

Timeline:

15 Jan
' Nominations Open '
27 Apr
' Nominations Close '
21 May
' Shortlist Announced '
27 Jun
' Awards Dinner & Ceremony '

Judges

Anne Moises

Chief Information Officer, The Scottish Government 

Anne Moises is Chief Information Officer for the Scottish Government. Her responsibilities include the development and maintenance of the infrastructure that supports the Scottish Government and a number of its agencies and associated bodies, providing ICT systems, services and support to some 10,000 customers from Lerwick to London - and to the Scottish Government office in Brussels. A Fellow of the British Computer Society and a qualified PRINCE2 and MSP practitioner, Anne is the Government`s Head of the ICT Profession, and is responsible for the professional oversight and development of some 400 ICT staff. With over 20 years ICT experience, Anne`s career covers mainframe systems, software design and development, design and implementation of enterprise architecture, project and programme management, service delivery and helpdesk, and IS strategy development.

Nicola Graham

Head of ICT, Aberdeenshire Council and Chair of Socitm Scotland

Nicola has worked in ICT for the past 20 years having graduated from Napier University.  Her career spans retail, finance, outsourcing and the public sector.
 
She joined Aberdeenshire Council as Head of ICT in 2011, with a remit to bring about change to the ICT service.  Since 2011, Nicola has led the ICT service through a transformation programme, implementing new technology, strengthening the skills of the ICT Team and developing a strong focus on working across the Council and with external partners.  Nicola is now a key player in developing the Aberdeenshire Councils approach to Digital Services and bringing innovation to the rural North East – from Mountain to Sea.
 
Nicola is the current chair of SOCITM Scotland and a member of the Local Government Digital Strategy Board.  In addition to this Nicola sits on the Information Sharing Board (ISB) and has a keen interest in improving services through better use of data.

Martyn Wallace

Chief Digital Officer – Scottish Local Government Digital Office

Martyn leads the new Scottish Local Government Digital Office which was set up in 2016 to look at creating and delivering innovative digital solutions to help councils with the challenge of balancing their budgets whilst still delivering critical front line services.

Before joining the office Martyn’s career has been in the tech sector where he has worked for companies including Capita Secure Digital Solutions, Telefonica O2UK, BlackBerry, Computacenter and Compaq. Throughout his career Martyn has worked with multiple private and public sector clients where he has helped advise, design, procure and implement solution within technical areas such as Internet of things, Cloud Services, Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms (MEAP), Big Data and Managed Security Services. He has also seen and worked with new emerging trends, products and Technologies which have come to market in the last few years such as Drones, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality.

Claudette Jones

Chief Information Officer, University of the West of Scotland 

Claudette Jones has been the Chief Information Officer at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) since leaving the City of Edinburgh Council in September 2016.

At UWS Jones is responsible for the delivery of IT and digital services transformation for the University’s 16,000 students across 5 UK campuses and world-wide. Leading an in-house team to deliver a transformative student success experience in a 21st Century University environment and enabling increased research activities.

At the City of Edinburgh Council, Jones was responsible for IT and digital across the corporate and education services for 18,000 staff and 40,000 school children. Jones oversaw the procurement of the £186m contract with CGI to transform IT and digital services for staff and citizens which also targeted access for SMEs to the Council’s IT budget. As part of the deal all Secondary schools in Edinburgh each received 1GB of scalable bandwidth, and major efficiency savings were contractually guaranteed for the effective use of the newly procured technologies. 

Christopher Wroath

Director of Digital Transformation, NHS Education for Scotland

A 30 year public sector information specialist, having worked across the health, culture and communication sectors. While employed by the Cabinet Office Christopher worked with the newly formed Government Digital Service and their development and application of Cloud and Agile based services.

He is currently working in the Scottish NHS transforming a disparate and complex information landscape into a single unified environment putting individual members of the NHS and social care workforce at the centre of wholly redesigned services. This involves defining and delivering the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) vision for a comprehensive digital transformation by implementing dynamic change through innovative and agile approaches to technical, cultural and organisational challenges by leading the design and in house build of Turas, the NES digital platform.