BT has a winning night at UK IT Industry Awards

Young IT Professional of the YearA young researcher at BT Innovate & Design (BTID) has scooped the top prize at this year’s UK IT Industry Awards.

Alex Healing was named Young IT Professional of the Year for his work on BT’s SATURN security project.

It’s a new online security tool that could help lead the fight against cyber attacks and experts predict it could help them target hackers and cyber criminals.

The success of Alex in winning the award topped a glittering night for BT, which was named as a finalist in more than a third of all the awards – more than any other company at the event.

“It goes without saying that I’m over the moon to win this award for my work on the SATURN project,” said Alex speaking after the event in London, which is backed by Computing and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

“To me the award is a milestone marking the first stage of my career in technology and is a great recognition of my drive to innovate and to contribute to the success of my team,” he said.

It’s a point echoed by Tim Whitley, managing director of BT’s research and development campus at Adastral Park in Suffolk.

“Everyone at BT is incredibly proud of Alex’s achievement. And we are delighted with the fact that BT had more innovations recognised on the night than any other company. This is testament to the work done more broadly at Adastral Park and across BT. We will continue to innovate and continue to develop products and services that make a real difference to our customers,” he said.