Journeyman Jacob Jones has won the prestigious 2016 Pinkerton Award, the WCIT's highest honour for serving Journeymen. Jacob saw off stiff competition from his fellow Journeymen to win a financial settlement that is awarded on the proviso that it spent on a professionally advancing activity and we look forward to hearing about how Jake has got on in a future edition of MonITor, the WCIT magazine. Members of the Company may click here after login, “Are social skills suffering with faceless communication; do we assume too much, that the recipient understands what we actually mean?” Jake will be formally awarded his prize by the Master Sir David Wootton at the WCIT Partners’ Dinner at Mansion House, the historic home of the Lord Mayor of London, on 11th July.
Notes on the Pinkerton Award:
The Pinkerton Award is named for John Pinkerton, a pioneering member of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and the creator of the world’s first business computer in 1951. Successful Pinkerton Award winners have in the past used their prize money to learn Chinese for business, advance their programming capabilities and to gain professional industry certifications. The Award recognises the digital leaders of tomorrow, with past winners having gone on to a wide variety of highly respected and senior-levels roles both within and without the IT Industry. Entrants are typically self-motivated high achievers and the independent competition rewards those who put in the extra effort. The Pinkerton Award welcomes new sponsorship opportunities from philanthropists or commercial organisations seeking to be associated with this valuable enterprise; anyone wishing to find out more about the Pinkerton Award or about the Journeyman Scheme for mentoring young professionals should contact the Scheme’s Secretary Edward Wolton at firstname.lastname@example.org.