|8 Mar 2022
Now in their eighth year, the prestigious UK wide awards recognise and celebrate women, allies and organisations across the UK for their outstanding contribution to the technology industry. The Next Generation Leader of the Year is awarded to a nominee under the age of 30 who has progressed rapidly through their career and demonstrated business value and innovation using technology. It highlights an individual who can deliver effective IT or technology strategies, enhance decision-making with technology, create business value, efficiencies and cost savings, or improve services, through the use of technology; drive new innovation in the industry; or further knowledge, awareness and education around technology.
Hannah Crompton (00-11) is a Data Scientist in bp’s Data & Analytics Centre of Excellence, leading transformational digital projects across the globe including being based in both Oman & Angola. She is passionate about digital enablement, establishing and leading bp’s Foundational Data and Analytics Community, aiming to upskill the whole of bp with the digital tools needed to deliver bp’s strategy. The community now has over 2000 active members. She is also the Reverse Digital Mentor to bp Chairman and Company Secretary which has been a unique opportunity to directly challenge and influence the thinking of the leadership of one of the biggest companies in the world.
Hannah said: “I believe that Innovation is the only way the world can reach net zero by 2050. The pace at which we need to make a change requires an accelerator. Like the microscope was to biological sciences, data analytics provides a new way of looking at the world’s energy usage, enabling actionable insights. Greening companies like bp are critical to drive the recovery to net zero, but we can only do this with the right tools.’
The award ceremony was held at the JW Mariott Grosvenor House, London. On presenting Hannah with her award the Judges described her as an ‘incredible role model’ who is ‘engaging and a champion of data’ and gave the following appraisal of her achievements:
‘She significantly impacted the business by designing and delivering several digital tools, resulting in millions of dollars in additional revenue and substantial cost savings. Her global focus on innovation, automation, end to end traceability and actionable insights has changed how the company works with data.’
Judges praised her endless drive and personal achievements as a pilot and English Channel swimmer, all while rapidly developing and delivering a centralised intelligent fuel supply planning and management app during the UK Fuel Shortage. Her work left the judges inspired. One said: "What living human can do all that. She is fearless in her quest for success and incredible."
On winning the award Hannah said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have won ‘Next Generation Leader of the Year 2022.’ It was such an inspiring evening and I felt so lucky to have been shortlisted alongside such incredibly talented women. A huge congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!”
For more information and photographs from the awards please visit https://www.bonhillevents.com/EN/WITAwardsUK2022/WinnersPage
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