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2023 Hall of Fame

Ally of the Year

This award is for professionals who are not Black and have shown a commitment to championing Black professionals within the tech sector.

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

App of the Year

This award recognises the best applications that have made an impact within the last year.


BTA Gaming Award

This award recognises those who are making an impact and are championing diversity within the gaming sector.

Stephanie Ijoma – Founder, NNESAGA

Developer of the Year

This award is for professionals within the tech sector with Developer roles.

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


Diversity Champion

This award is for those who are actively helping improve and increase the level of diversity within the tech industry.

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


Employee of the Year

This award is open to anyone working for a business who is not a director or shareholder.
A business is only as good as its employees and this award recognises employees who are making an outstanding contribution within their workplace.

Lesley Jonas-Nartley – Senior Managing Consultant, IBM


Employer of the Year

Those entering this award will need to demonstrate how they are driving diversity within the tech industry at their organisation.



Entrepreneur of the Year

This award celebrates an individual who has given everything to guiding their business to success within the last year.

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

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Fintech of the Year

This award recognises innovators who have made an outstanding contribution to financial technology.

Sarah Wernér – Co-founder & CEO, Husmus

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Honorary Woman of the Year

To celebrate International Woman’s Day, this will be an honorary award recognising the outstanding achievement of a Black woman working in the tech industry.

Sharmadean Reid MBE – Founder, The Stack World

Innovation Champion

This award celebrates those individuals going above and beyond to drive innovation within the tech sector.

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

The Lifetime Achievement award is an award granted to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the technology profession.

Tom Ilube – CEO, Crossword CyberSecurity


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Rising Star

This award recognises young professionals under the age of 30 who demonstrate passion,
innovation and commitment to energising and driving progress in the technology sector.

Elizabeth Obisesan – Software engineer, Microsoft


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Social Good Award

This award is open to those who are successfully applying tech to a social cause.

Obed Yeboah – Founder and CEO,