CENSIS Board member Sharon Moore has been awarded the MBE for her services to women in technology based industries in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018.

As Technical Leader for Travel and Transportation at IBM, Sharon designs technical solutions in the sector, incorporating engagement, IoT and analytics technologies. She also takes responsibility for growing IBM’s technical community within this industry.

Sharon has long been a passionate advocate for supporting equal access to opportunities for men and women in the IT industry. She is the Scotland Lead for BCSWomen (British Computer Society) since 2012, and Deputy Chair since 2016, providing support for women at all stages of their technology careers. She joined the Board of CENSIS in 2015.

Widely recognised by her peer group as a leading light in the Scottish technology sector, Sharon was named Inspirational Woman in Leadership at the inaugural Scottish Women in Technology (SWiT) Awards in 2017.