IT Personality Award 2012

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (Mauritius Section),

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Young IT Specialist Award 2012 (Under the age of 30)

IT Personality  Award  2012

The BCS IT Personality awards ceremony was held on Saturday 3rd November 2012 at the Sofitel Imperial & Spa Resort in Flic en Flac. The evening was marked by the presence of the President of the Republic H E Rajkeswur Purryag, the Chief Executive of BCS group Mr. David Clarke, del;egates from BCS (UK & Mauritius) and top key players of the ICT domain in the country.

The President of the Republic talked on the importance of recognising the hard work done by IT Professionals in the making of a modern society. He was happy to mention that the activites of BCS are in line with what great countries like USA and Singapore are doing with IT. He mentioned the STEM policy set up by President Obama in the USA. He praised the work done by the BCS Mauritius Section and expressed his support for more of such professiona events.

Mr David Clarke explained the purpose of IT Awards and how BCS values the IT Profession. He emphasised on the importance of IT in all the professions despite being regarded as a backdoor department in all successful organisation. Hence the importance of recognising and rewarding the worthy actors to all successful economy. He also explained the mechanism of assessing the nominees and the rigid criteria to declare the winners. BCS Awards are internationally recognised and he mentioned Bill gates and Tim Burners Lee as some of the BCS Award winners. He was happy to see that Mauritius Section has maintained the same levels as in the UK for the Awards.

Mr Paul Bunting talked on the new products of Microsoft (Windows 8) and the benefits which Microsoft is offering to BCS members.

Earlier, the Chair of the Mauritius Section, Mr. Sergio Arlapen thanked the audience, the participants and Microsoft for sponsoring the event.

The Masters of Ceremony for the evening were Mrs Naseemah Carim Bacor & Mr Veeshal Seeballack.

The winners are:



IT Personality 2012 Vivek Mathur
Young IT Specialist 2012 Yashnath Issur