Tuesday 6 July London


Celebrating Emerging Talent

Congratulations to all our 2021 nominees!

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Nominees for the 2021 Rising Stars Awards are here! The next step is for all nominees to answer a few questions for the categories that they've been nominated for. Deadline is Friday 14 May at 5pm. 
After this, a shortlist will be published and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 6 of July in an awards ceremony.

Computing is delighted to announce that nominations are open for the 3rd Rising Stars Awards which celebrate the emerging talent in digital. Here we recognise and identify the sector's future leaders, as well as shining the spotlight on the organisations and individuals that help to foster and develop new talent in the industry.

In these unprecedented times as the UK and many other countries navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals are facing a unique and unforeseen set of challenges, working from home, balancing work, coping with personal and family stress while continuing to make great contribution to their businesses.

 We hope that the Rising Star Awards provide an opportunity to focus on all of the positives in people's hard work and determination over the last year. Nominating a colleague is a great way to recognise and celebrate their successes with them, which is ever so important during these challenging times.

Do you work with someone who is a rising star in the IT space? Or perhaps there’s someone in your midst who has been a role model or mentor to those who are beginning their career in the sector?

If so, we are ready to celebrate their achievements at the Computing Rising Star Awards. The Awards are not about young versus old; they are about celebrating and recognising the achievements of those at the beginning of their career in the sector - shining a spotlight on their success and championing the organisations that do the most to develop new talent in the digital industry.




2021 Categories

Company of the Year

Analyst of the Year

Cloud Apprentice of the Year

Apprentice Engineer of the Year

Security Apprentice of the Year

Innovative Developer of the Year

Mentor of the Year

Unsung Hero of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year

Digital Person of the Year

Training Scheme of the Year

Cloud Profesional of the Year 

DevOps Engineer of the Year

Security Specialist of the Year

E xcellence in Support Award

Team of the Year

Apprentice of the Year

Rising Star of the Year - Large Organisations

Rising Star of the Year - SME

Rising Star of the Year - Not-for-Profit

Rising Stars Awards 2021


Lead Technical Cloud and Security Architect
UK Home Office
Director of Innovation & Transformation
London Southbank University
Former IT Director - Europe
The Walt Disney Company
Programme Lead
Head Of Information Security,
Wellcome Trust
Research Director
CIO Automation, Global Operations
HarperCollins Publishers
Information Security Transformation Manager
Covea Insurance
Platform Lead, Transaction Banking Technology, Commercial & Private Banking,
Chief Technology Officer
Head of Information Technology,
Saunderson House
Chief Technology Officer
The Financial Times
Editorial Director,
Delta Site Editor

Contact Us

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Vanessa Aguilar
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(+44) (0)207 484 9917
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Yasmin Yelle
Event Co-Ordinator
+44 (0) 207 484 9716