June 27th 2018 | Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh

Timeline:

18 Jan
' Nominations Open '
4 May
' Nominations Close - New Extended Deadline '
25 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.

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.

Ritchie Somerville

Data Innovation Director, The University of Edinburgh

Ritchie has performed a wide range of different roles across local government, from Town Planning, Business Planning, Programme & Project Management to IT and Digital.  

Previously Programme Strategy Manager for Edinburgh’s Connected Capital Programme, part of the Urban Broadband Fund, in 2013 he was appointed as Planning, Strategy and Relationship Manager to develop the ICT and Digital Strategy for the City of Edinburgh Council – Empowering Edinburgh.  

Appointed as Innovation and Futures Manager at the City of Edinburgh Council in 2016, he supported the Council and its partners in the development of the Regional City Deal.  He contributed to the BEIS-sponsored Science and Innovation Audit for South East Scotland, led by the University of Edinburgh, and subsequently assisted in the development of the Data Driven Innovation Programme, now part of the Regional City Deal.  He has been seconded full-time to the University since summer 2017.

A co-founder of the Edinburgh Living Lab, he is a former Board Member of Digital Leaders Scotland, a Board member of the Cities Standards Institute, and a BSI Committee Member on Smart Cities.  He is also an Associate of the Association for Project Management (AAPM), a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (MILM) and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).  

Liz McGettigan

Director of Digital Library Experiences, Solus UK 

Liz is an award-winning Library and Information Specialist and a leader in the future vibrant and innovative library transformation movement, recognized for integrating technology, people, social and business strategies into effective new business models.

Named as one of Scotland’s Top Tech 100 2017 driving the digital agenda in Scotland - putting libraries, information and innovative technology on the map and recognized as one of the Scotsman’s top 10 Digital Disruptors 2016.

Previously as Head of Libraries and Information Service for the City of Edinburgh, Liz led a team to deliver Edinburgh’s first fully-online council service, social media suite and 24/7 interactive portals and apps taking the service from very poor to best in the UK.

Passionate about digital and social inclusion and creating physical and virtual space for sharing, learning and collaborating Liz also initiated Edinburgh’s innovative digital participation project.

This year on International Women’s Day Liz was honoured to be named as one of Scotland’s Women of Inspiration.  Advisory Board member for Internet Librarian International and a former Member of the Institute of Informatics and Digital Innovation Advisory Board at Edinburgh Napier University.

Passionate about leadership, learning and inclusion and especially the future and potential of libraries in their communities.

Liz has presented her work around the world from Australia, US, Singapore and Buenos Aires to Paris and Amsterdam.