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Oxford Computer Science Alumni Nominated for BCS UK IT Industry Award

Posted: 24th September 2010

Computer Science  graduate Anne-Marie Imafidon has reached the final of the British Computer Society (BCS) & Computing UK's annual IT Industry Awards.

Anne-Marie submitted a project she’d been working on as part of the Requirements Engineering element of her Maths and Computer Science degree at Oxford, in order to reach the final ten in the Business Analyst of the Year category.  The nominated project saw Anne-Marrie tackling real-world computing problems for opticians Dollond & Aitchison.

Anne-Marie is "very happy" to have been nominated, and commented "I received some of the highest marks from my degree for this project, but I never thought it would get this level of recognition. It was a big surprise! I'm really grateful to Marina Jirotka who led the course for all her help and guidance." Anne-Married added "It's really exciting and has fuelled my love for computer science.  It just shows anyone can achieve anything if they give it a try. "

The UK IT Industry Awards are a benchmark for excellence throughout the computer industry. The Awards focus on the contribution of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months.  The Judging Day takes place on Friday 1st October at the Madejski Stadium, Reading.

Robin Booth, Publishing Director of Computing said: “I would like to add my congratulations to the finalists. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and to be announced as a finalist is a great achievement."

Anne-Marie who now works for Deutsche Bank in London has worked for a number of blue chip companies ranging from Hewlett-Packard to Lehman Brothers, and Dollond & Aitchison (Boots). She volunteers her weekends and holidays working with the Excellence in Education programme which supports inner city children in education and was recently named one of the top 100 Future Leaders in the UK.