John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is pleased to learn that Wiley colleagues are the recipients of the IT Project Team of the Year Award in the Organisational Excellence Awards category of the UK IT Industry Awards 2013. Organised by Computing and the BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT – the Awards are an annual celebration of the very best IT professionals working in the UK, and are seen as the benchmark for outstanding performance throughout the UK computer industry. This year’s award ceremony, held at the Battersea Park Events Arena, featured 25 categories which covered project, organisation, technology, and individual excellence.
The Award was presented by comedian Jimmy Carr and Paul Harvey of Computing to Wiley’s Freddie Quek, Director of Engineering – Strategic Initiatives, who led the winning team made up of 53 colleagues across 11 offices in 5 countries. The prize was awarded for the successful transition of the American Geophysical Union’s 22 journals and over 550 books to Wiley Online Library, including over one and a half million pages of legacy content and 37,000 alert subscribers. The award entries were judged on professionalism, successful use of IT, excellence and innovation.
David Clarke, MBE, Group Chief Executive Officer of BCS said: “Congratulations to all the winners and those who were highly commended in the 2013 awards. The Awards recognise the professionalism and innovation that exists in IT. The quality of applications we received this year was excellent, but the winners stood out as exceptional and inspiring, and should be very proud of their success.”
“Although this was a technology project, the success was down to Wiley colleagues with a ‘can do’ attitude and achieved through strong business and technology collaboration” said David Aldea, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Global Research, Wiley. “The project itself became a model of inter-departmental co-operation and teamwork by virtue of the sheer effort and immense capability of the various teams in meeting this challenging assignment.”