Rose Kane Quinn, a Software Engineer at Belfast-based Neueda has been named ‘Young IT Professional of the Year’ by the BCS Chartered Institute for IT.
The prestigious accolade is presented annually to an IT professional under the age of 35 in recognition of high levels of achievement early in their career. Rose was singled out for the honour thanks to her outstanding contribution to the IT industry, innovative problem-solving and commitment to quality and professionalism.
Brendan Duffy, Chief Technology Officer at Neueda, said:
“Neueda’s ethos is to create a culture where our people can reach their full potential by finding solutions to the problems they are most passionate about. Rose specialises in making technically complex concepts easy to understand and is fast becoming a recognised expert at ‘telling stories’ with data.
“Amongst her many achievements, Rose recently led a Neueda team to victory in the OpenDataNI Challenge 2017. She and her colleagues created a resource named ‘Gaff Game’ which has already been hailed as the top teaching resource to help students excel in A-Level Software Systems Development.
“We are extremely proud of the contribution Rose has made to our company and the local IT industry overall. The benefit of her innovation is already tangible in helping educate and inspire the next generation of tech talent.
Speaking after receiving her award, Rose said:
“I’m both delighted and surprised to win this award. It’s an honour to be recognised by the BCS Chartered Institute for IT at such an early stage in my career and I’d like to thank the judging panel for this.
“Since joining Neueda in 2016, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a group of exceptionally skilled professionals. The company has given me the chance to work on challenging projects across a wide range of areas including education, psychometric testing and social media sentiment analysis.
“I get great satisfaction from seeing how digital technologies can transform the projects we work on and look forward to taking on many more challenges with Neueda in the future,” said Rose.