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About The Event

The Black Tech Achievement Awards is set-up to celebrate and acknowledge black role models and innovators within the tech sector and to help illuminate the pathways to greater black representation of the community within the industry. Despite a number of initiatives to increase diversity in the tech sector there is still a notable lack of representation. The BTA looks to provide a platform that champions black leaders within one of the most thriving industries.

WHERE

QEII Centre
London, UK

WHEN

Thursday 13th February
2020


Aims

The UK’s technology sector is growing almost three times faster than the rest of the economy and with tech firms creating an ever increasing number of highly-skilled and highly-paid jobs, opportunities are only set to increase. By championing black achievement within technology the BTA Awards aims to inspire and connect whilst helping to map out a more diverse, inclusive and therefore innovative landscape.


Nominations

Nominations are now closed

The BTA Awards highlights achievements from all those working within the tech sector, from rising stars to experienced innovators and progressive corporations. The closing date for nominations was January 10th 2020. Take a look below at this year’s nominees below.


Awards Host

David McQueen is a dynamic international speaker, facilitator and presentations coach. David has worked around the world for corporate, third sector and education, sharing his thoughts with audiences on personal development and effective presentation skills.

He has been the pitch coach for Sir Richard Branson’s VOOM Pitch competition for the last 5 Years and has been a television presenter for the UK’s Channel 4 and Virgin Media Pioneers Entrepreneur Channel. He’s worked with JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Barclaycard, Virgin Group, BP, Shell, Northern Trust, Getty Images, ASDA and Prezi to name a few.

A natural storyteller, he is passionate about showing others what good speaking and presentation looks like. He helps his clients to become better speakers and presenters, whether in leadership, sales, pitching for investment or, even, convincing your staff to stay motivated and driven.


Nominees

SOCIAL GOOD AWARD


Ashley Ainsley
– ColorinTech
Kayleigh Oliver
– Junction 5 Studios
Amara Lalemi-Jacobs
– JP Morgan


ENTREPENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD


Ernest Kouassi
– Kouassi Holding
Mansata Kurang
– VR Revival Studios
Efua Akumanyi
– Furnishful


Timothy Amoo
– Fanbytes

Kofi Asiedu-Berchie
– Asiedu Information Systems and Technology (AiST)

RISING STAR AWARD


Shoola West
– Whitehat
Matheus Covre De Menezes
– JP Morgan
Philip Ndikum
– Self-employed Data Scientist


Jennifer Opal
– BT Group
Kahti Demba
– IBM UK
Jamaal Brathwaite
– Jobseekrs


EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD


Accenture
Goldman Sachs

DIVERSITY CHAMPION AWARD


Dawn Osbounre
– Adobe
Shiela Paulin
– IBM
Tamika Kalule
– JP Morgan


APP OF THE YEAR AWARD


BYP
Cashmere App
Trim-it App


EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD


Paul Asare-Archer
– 02 (Telefonica)
Maria Purcell
– Facebook

BTA GAMING AWARD


Adam Campbell
– POC in Play
Jay Ann Lopez
– Black Girl Gamers

Location

QEII Centre,
Broad Sanctuary,
Westminster, London
SW1P 3EE

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