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Celebrating & Acknowledging Black Role Models & Innovators in Tech

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Welcome to the Black Tech Achievement Awards, where brilliance meets innovation. Join us in celebrating the incredible achievements of Black professionals shaping the future of tech.

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 aim to inspire and connect whilst helping to map out a more diverse, inclusive and therefore innovative landscape.

2024 US Host

Jay-Ann Lopez

Founder & CEO of Black Girl Gamers

2024 US Judges

Arlan Hamilton

Founder of Backstage Capital & Runner, Author, Venture Catalyst

Esosa Ighodaro

Co-founder of Black Women Talk Tech

Ken Gibbs Jr.

Executive Vice President, Digital - Ebony Media

India Adams

Product Marketing Manager, Google

Cassandra Illidge

Vice President of Partnerships & Executive Director of the HBCU Photo Archive Grants Program at Getty Images

Pariss Chandler

Founder & CEO of Black Tech Pipeline

2024 UK Host

Remi Burgz

International broadcaster and radio personality

2024 UK Judges

Flavilla Fongang

Founder of Black Rise & GTA Black Women In Tech

Tim Struthers

Head of Programme Brands at Sky Studios

Mark Martin MBE

Co- Founder of UK Black Tech & Assistant Professor in Computer Science & Education Practice

Pamela Aculey

CEO & Founder - Just Like Me Books & MIXD Reality

Marc Abraham

Product Management Leader & Product Director at Backbase

Lynsey Campbell

Head of Customer Success EMEA & LATAM - Netapp

David McQueen

Executive Coach, Facilitator, Board Advisor and International Speaker

Mac Alonge

CEO & Founder, The Equal Group

Who entered in 2023

+ many more!

Why enter?

Elevate Your Story

Be recognised on a national stage for your groundbreaking work.

Connect and Inspire

Join a community of like-minded individuals who are pushing the boundaries of technology.

Promote Diversity

Showcase the diverse talent that makes the tech industry stronger and more inclusive.


Connect with the best Black talent in tech

2023 Hall of Fame

Join the ranks of past winners who have transformed industries and inspired the next generation of tech leaders.

Ally of the Year

Ada Tagoe – Professional Services Delivery Lead, Google Cloud, Google

App of the Year


BTA Gaming Award

Stephanie Ijoma – Founder, NNESAGA

Developer of the Year

Developer of the Year – Catherine Kediemetse Mokgothu, Java Engineer, American Express

Diversity Champion

Tolulope Oke – Global ID&E Customer Engagement, Amazon Web Services

Employee of the Year

Lesley Jonas-Nartley – Senior Managing Consultant, IBM

Employer of the Year


Entrepreneur of the Year

Flavilla Fongang – CEO, 3 Colours Rule & GTA Black Women In Tech

Innovation Champion

Pamela Aculey – CEO and Founder, Just Like Me Books

Inspirational Woman of the Year

Natalie Ojevah – Eagle Labs Diversity and Inclusion Lead, VP, Barclays

Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Ilube – CEO, Crossword CyberSecurity

Enter the awards

Whether you’re a seasoned tech professional or a rising star, the Black Tech Achievement Awards are your platform to shine.
Nominate yourself or someone you admire today!