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IT Award 2019

BCS IT Industry Awards (Mauritius Section)
This competition modelled on the prestigious annual BCS (UK) IT Industry Awards is the benchmark for outstanding performance throughout the computer industry in Mauritius. It focuses on various areas which have witnessed brilliant and innovative contributions in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 24 months.
The BCS IT Industry Awards (Mauritius Section)

The award ceremony was held on Saturday 19th October 2019 at the Salle des Fetes, Plaza, Rose Hill.

The following dignitaries attended the event.

Mr Paul Fletcher, BCS Group Chief Executive
Mr. Iqbal Boolaky BCS Regional Manager for Mauritius
Directors of Parastatal and Private Organisations
Distinguished Sponsors
Key Players from the IT Industry
Board members of the Mauritius Section
BCS Members
Past IT Industry Award winners

This year’s IT Award also marked the 30 years of BCS in Mauritius and the 15th Year of the BCS (Mauritius Section).

The Chair of the section, Mr Veeshal Seeballack,  talked about the achievements of the section and how BCS is making IT good for society, both locally and at International Level.

The Regional Manager, Mr M Iqbal Boolaky made a history of how he lived the 30 years of BCS in Mauritius. He shared his experiences, difficulties and hard work to get the BCS to the status as it is today.  He also talked of the criteria and standard of these prestigious Awards in Mauritius. These competitions are based on the same footing as the IT Industry Awards of UK.  

Iqbal said that in the past years BCS were offering only Three(3) awards but this year the number of awards has been increased to nine(9). He said that the entries were of very high quality and it has been a challenge to finalise on the winners.

Mr Paul Fletcher FRSA, FBCS - BCS Group Chief Executive

Paul joined BCS in 2014 after ten years at RM Education where he was an Executive Director and Group Managing Director of the Education Technology Division.

He is responsible for the leadership of all functions of the organisation including finance, membership, marketing, education outreach, information systems, operations, customer services. He led a review of strategy to refocus BCS back to its’ underlying charitable purpose of “Making IT Good for Society”.

In his speech, Paul said ” Organisations of all shapes and sizes are now more reliant on technology than ever before. The way we work, interact and transact is changing very rapidly, and the transformation being wrought by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, blockchain, cloud and other technologies makes IT the most exciting place to be right now”.

He also said “IT is about people. And BCS wants qualified, ethical, people – those who are skilled and trustworthy – to lead the charge in developing these opportunities. To support this, we developed Chartered Status for IT professionals (CITP). This is the benchmark which we established to give IT professionals the opportunity to be recognised in the same way as many other professions such as Accounting, Law or Medicine”.

The BCS Awards

All BCS awards are evaluated under the following criteria:

Professionalism: Consistently meeting or exceeding challenging objectives to ensure the successful use of IT and demonstrating a quality approach through personal values and working practices.

Innovation: Used innovative approaches, working practices or technologies to enhance their organisation.

Role Model: Provided an example to peers or colleagues or the Mauritian society of the importance of the role of IT in the organisation and the standards expected of IT professionals.

Measurable Success: Has delivered quantifiable benefits to the organisation or community through involvement with IT initiatives in the past year and can demonstrate personal development to enhance their ability to succeed in future. “SFIA+” (The Skill Framework for the Information Age) is used by the BCS as a reference for skills assessment.

The BCS IT Industry Award 2019  - Winners

    Category: Personal – 4 Awards



      Young IT Professional of the year

      Avinash Tharvesh Takoory

      BCS Graduate of the year

      2nd Runner up – Monish Boodooa
      1st Runner up – Manpreet Doorgah
      Winner –    Priyesh Rughooa

      Digital Professional of the year

      Tahirah Aichah Aukloo

      CIO / CTO of the year

      Shateeaum Sewpaul

    Category: Technology – 2 Awards



      Mobile App of the year

      Azina Nazurally

      Business IT Innovation of the year

      Citizen Support Unit (PMO)

    Category: Organisational – 2 Awards



      Best Place of Work of the year

      DHL (Mauritius)

      Best Service Company of the year

      Citizen Support Unit (PMO)

    Category: Woman in IT– 1 Awards



      IT Woman of the year

      Varshakumaree DEELAH-BEENODE
      Vashinee Beemul

On the occasion of the 30 years, BCS Mauritius Section has honoured its distinguished personalities who offered Long term support to the BCS. The Awardees are:

Most distinguished BCS Course Provider for continuous long service


Most distinguished BCS Professional Member


Most distinguished BCS Supporter for continuous Jury member from the Public sector


Most distinguished BCS Supporter for continuous Jury member from the Public sector


Most distinguished BCS Supporter for continuous Jury member from the Private sector

VIDIA MOONEEGAN of Ceridian Mauritius

Most distinguished BCS Professional Member for continuous service rendered to all members of the Society


Finally, Paul Fletcher, announced that the BCS is glad to confer the BCS LONG SERVICE AWARD to its Regional Manager in Mauritius. The Certificate of Long Service was offered to both Mr M Iqbal Boolaky & Mrs Aisha Boolaky.


The 30 years anniversary cake was cut by Veeshal Seeballack, Paul Fletcher and Iqbal Boolaky to end the complete the event. A buffet dinner followed and all guests were gifted with a BCS branded Aluminium bottle and the 30 years lapel pin.



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