UK Cloud Awards welcomes T-Systems sponsorship

EY Foundation comes on board as formal charity partner

The UK Cloud Awards has welcomed T-Systems as its latest sponsor, also naming its formal charity partner as the EY Foundation.

The awards, now in their fifth year, take place at London County Hall on Wednesday, 16 May, with winners to be picked across nearly 20 categories from a shortlist of dozens of organisations.

T-Systems, which focuses on delivering services around SAP HANA, cloud, networks and connectivity and IoT, is sponsoring the projects categories at the event.

These cover Best Public Sector Project, Best Private Sector Project (SMB) and Best Private Sector Project (Enterprise) and most Innovative Emerging Technology.

"We are very pleased to be able to support the UK Cloud Awards, given its role in cultivating innovation and excellence within the industry," said Mark Turner, vice president of IT delivery at T-Systems.

"We are particularly looking forward to the talent in the project categories, and seeing the ways others in the Industry are advancing UK cloud services with their products, projects and offerings to their own customers."

Entries to the awards are now closed, with 25 judges made up of industry experts and veterans from the UK Cloud Awards' founding partners, Virtual Clouds and the Cloud Industry Forum, having picked the winners ahead of Wednesday's ceremony.

Attendees at the event are invited to take part in a fundraising raffle for the EY Foundation, a UK charity established by professional services firm EY that aims to help disadvantaged young people fulfill their work and education ambitions.

"We believe that every employer, regardless of size and sector, plays a vital role in helping young people to realise their potential. We also recognise the huge role that the technology sector will play in our growth and how we scale our offering to support even more young people in the future," said Maryanne Matthews, CEO of the foundation.

"We're therefore very appreciative and excited to not only benefit from the fundraising from this event, but also to have the opportunity to further develop our presence in the technology sector and gain exposure to a brilliant audience."

Alex Hilton, CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum, said: "We are delighted to be able to partner with the EY Foundation for the UK Cloud Awards this year and support the charity's important work from our relatively privileged positions."

T-Systems joins headline sponsor Ingram Micro Cloud, while iland and Zerto are sponsoring the bar.

"The UK Cloud Awards has gone from strength to strength each year, and this would not have been possible without the support of organisations like T-Systems," Hilton added. "The company has helped countless organisations embrace this new era of technology, which is why their sponsorship of the project categories couldn't be more appropriate."

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