Real IT Awards 2018


Hosted by the Corporate IT Forum (CITF) since 2004, the Real IT Awards (RITA) are recognised for their independence and focus on celebrating team effort. They are specifically designed for large organisations from different industries and sectors with similar challenges within business technology.


The entry process is even more straightforward this year, designed for busy people keen to acknowledge the excellent work carried out within their Technology departments. It's free to enter, please download the entry form and guidelines to find out more!


Healthy Competition Drives New Ideas in IT

Tony Porritt of SABIC speaks about the Real IT Awards in an article on LinkedIn.

The Celebration

This exclusive and celebratory evening will involve fabulous entertainment and networking in the heart of London.


More about The Celebration


What makes the Real IT Awards special is that the judges are selected from your peers. They are therefore impartial and independent from any vendor / supplier interests. Of course we make sure judges do not sit on panels evaluating their own company's submissions.


Our distinguished judges are recognised by the IT community for their ability in Corporate IT leadership and vision.


Judges & Judging


“British Gas is proud to have taken part and won the Operational Efficiency Award at the prestigious and coveted 2016 Real IT Awards. This underpins our vision to be world class in our IT and transformational services and to be recognised by the esteemed Corporate IT Forum is an official recognition of our hard work, IT Strategy and delivery. It was a fantastic night for networking, recognition and meeting the industry peers who share a similar vision, working towards improving the IT landscape across the UK and overseas. Highly recommended and a must attend evening in the calendar for all IT professionals out there who wants to make a difference!”


Avimanyu Sengupta | SAP Development Manager | British Gas


“The Real IT Awards event was an extremely enjoyable event, well organised and an excellent networking opportunity. To be short listed was a great compliment and our partners were thrilled to be recognised by winning awards and showcasing our shared services achievement.”


Ben Goward | Head of Digital | Westminster City Council


"Virgin Media was privileged to win 'Partnership of the Year’ with our test partners Accenture and since winning the Real IT Award our joint teams have gone from strength to strength and our now seen as flagship services in our respective companies. The motivation the award has given our people has been tangible in addition to significantly growing our reputation across Virgin Media’s technology and business organisation (recognised by our CEO). The evening itself was hugely enjoyable; a great networking event and well organised. Were excited about participating again, and hopefully repeating our success, in the 2017 awards."


Peter Francome | Director of IT Testing Services | Liberty Global