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Codec shortlisted in 2 Categories for Belfast Telegraph IT Awards 2021

Published by: Sinead Woods
Published date: 1st Nov 2021

Codec are proud to announce we have been shortlisted in 2 categories at the forthcoming Belfast Telegraph IT Awards taking place on Nov 5th in the MAC Belfast:  IT Woman of the Year and Covid Response Categories.

Business Consultant with Codec, Christina Matier has been shortlisted in the IT Woman of the Year category and Queen’s University Belfast in the Covid Response category.

Christina has been nominated and shortlisted based not only on her outstanding contributions within Codec and the customers she works with but also for her contribution to the support of women within our chosen charity partner, Ruhama.

Ruhama is an Irish non-profit organisation that offers a nationwide support service to women impacted by prostitution, sex trafficking and all forms of commercial sexual exploitation. As part of these services, they offer an education and development programme to clients.

Ruhama’s Education and Development Coordinator, Dr Anne O’Keeffe, commented:

“I am delighted to support Christina’s nomination. Week in, week out, the team at Ruhama tells me how amazing she is. I have heard how completely learner-centred her approach is, how much thought, time, and energy she has been putting into the project, – both the sessions themselves and in the programme design and development.  A huge thanks to Christina for supporting Ruhama service users gain vital skills and confidence; for opening minds and doors to new possibilities, for being a positive women role model in the ICT sector.   I cannot overstate how important this work is for our service users. It is work that truly makes a difference.”

Codec were shortlisted in the Covid Response category for working in partnership with Queens University Belfast to deliver several innovative solutions including:

  • An online portal for COVID campus contact tracing.
  • A mobile application for asymptomatic test booking of staff and students.
  • Azure Windows Virtual Desktop which delivered secure access to over 130 specialised applications for students.

“The incredible united effort by the Queen’s community in response to COVID 19 demonstrates our commitment to delivering positive impact on society.  We are enormously proud of the collective strength and determination to make a difference to those who need it most.” Professor Stuart Elborn, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences.

Using the platform jointly developed by QUB and Codec, the University supported the Department of Health, by increasing the capacity of COVID-19 diagnostic testing in Northern Ireland. This dedicated contract tracing, booking, and testing platform ensured the staff and students were protected as much as possible during the crisis.

We wish our entrants the very best of luck at the awards ceremony taking place Friday 5th Nov.