Woman in Technology (W.I.T.) Award

The Woman in Technology (W.I.T.) Award – in partnership with FemTechGlobal – will award an outstanding woman for her distinguished leadership and inspiring work in making a positive impact in the financial services industry.

From changing business practices through technology, to delivering implementations, to innovating and crafting fintech solutions, the W.I.T. Award recognises the initiative and dedication leadership demands, and the progress it inspires.

The W.I.T. Award celebrates the spirit of inclusion, diversity, and creativity.

Together, FemTechGlobal and Banking Technology look forward to lauding the woman who exemplifies these values in action, be it in banking, fintech, consulting and policy-making, or operations.

The W.I.T. Award recognises that leadership is not designated by title or role, but by action, inspiration, and service.

Jo Edwards,
Senior IT Leader, Virgin Money

Highly Commended
Anna Doherty, Technology Managing Director, JP Morgan


  • Wendy Collins, Managing Director, Global Strategic Partnerships, London Stock Exchange Group 
  • June Felix, President of Verifone Europe, Verifone
  • Reetika Grewal, Head of Payments Strategy and Solutions, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Chett Matchett, Managing Director Business Innovation, ATB Financial
  • Wendy Redshaw, CIO Collaborative Technology Solutions, Deutsche Bank
  • Kaushalya Somasundaram, Global Head of Fintech Partnerships, HSBC Bank
  • Susanne Steidl, Managing Director at Wirecard North America & Executive Vice President Issuing Services, Wirecard
  • Catherine Wines, Co-Founder, WorldRemit

Tech Leadership Award

The Tech Leadership Award will go to an individual – a man or a woman – for leading and playing an instrumental role in devising and/or delivering the technology strategy to support the key business objectives of an organisation.

The award is open to all industry participants worldwide – those working for a bank/financial institution, technology or services provider, consultancy firm, or self-employed.

The award will laud an outstanding person for his/her distinguished leadership and professional contribution to the industry’s betterment.

From changing business practices through technology, delivering implementations, to innovating and crafting fintech solutions, the Tech Leadership Award recognises the initiative, hard work and dedication leadership demands, and the results it achieves.

Leadership is not designated by title or role, but by action, inspiration and service.

The Tech Leadership Award is sponsored by Cyber Execs, a cyber security and executive recruitment consultancy, trusted to deliver bespoke cyber consultancy, Project management, executive and IT recruitment services.

Nick Ogden,
Founder and Executive Chairman, ClearBank

Highly Commended
Sigga Sigurdardottir, Chief Customer and Innovation Officer, Santander UK


  • Oliver  Blower, CEO, VoxSmart
  • Ezechi Britton, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Neyber
  • Alexandra Foster, Head of Insurance, Finance, Payments & Post trade, Global Banking & Financial Markets, BT
  • Natasha Kyprianides, Group Head of Digital Banking & Innovation, Hellenic Bank
  • Lucia Pino-Garcia, Global Head of Technology for Fixed Income, Commodities, Currencies and Liquidity, JP Morgan
  • Julian Sawyer, COO, Starling Bank
  • Angelique Schouten, CEO at Ohpen UK, Ohpen
  • Hank Uberoi, CEO, Earthport

IT Team of the Year

Short and sweet: this award will go to the IT team that has made the best contribution to the business through the successful delivery of an IT project and has demonstrated excellent teamwork.

Celebrating people that make things happen!

Global Research Technology (GRT),
JP Morgan

Highly Commended
Transitional Service Agreement (TSA) Exit Project, Latitude Financial Services 


  • Core Banking Phase 3 & 5, DBS Bank 
  • dbPalace, Deutsche Bank  
  • Digital Transformation Team, Banco BPI
  • Technology Division, HSBC India


Other Banking Technology Awards:

Judged Awards

Judged Awards

Editor’s Choice

Editor’s Choice