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Belfast Telegraph IT Awards: Proud to celebrate IT professionals

Joel Cuddy, Louise Smyth, Gemma Roberts, Juliann Deegan, Roisin Byrne and Daniel Gough of Hays
Joel Cuddy, Louise Smyth, Gemma Roberts, Juliann Deegan, Roisin Byrne and Daniel Gough of Hays

Hays Specialist Recruitment are delighted to be supporting the inaugural Belfast Telegraph IT Awards this year, celebrating the impact individuals have had on the fastest growing sector in Northern Ireland by sponsoring the IT Professional of the Year category.

The advances being made in IT and digital technology are having huge impacts on both society and the workplace, generating unprecedented and constant change.

Increasing levels of automation and the growing adoption of artificial intelligence and robotics software across many industries are transforming the world of work - today, it's no longer something that we can talk about happening in the future, as the time is now.

IT professionals are on the front line of this automation revolution, with almost half (46%) of technology respondents in our latest What Workers Want report, "Mindset Key for Digital Change", saying that they are currently involved in automation projects.

With so many technology professionals involved in automation, it comes as no surprise that their overall sentiment towards it is overwhelmingly positive.

And 90% of technology professionals think we should embrace automation in the workplace.

In a media landscape that is increasingly dominated by headlines highlighting the perceived risk that automation poses to jobs, this positive mindset of technology professionals is more important in its influence than ever. The impact an individual can have cannot be underestimated in this ever changing and evolving sector, which is why Hays has chosen to sponsor the IT Professional of the Year category.

Roisin Byrne, IT director at Hays, understands better than most the value one individual can bring to a team. She says: "Here at Hays, we work to match IT professionals with organisations that will allow them to excel. Because of this, I experience first-hand the incredible results one individual can deliver, and so am delighted to be involved in recognising IT professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their field."

To purchase tickets to the IT Awards, click here.

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