Congratulations to our volunteer Steve Smith, ‘Tech Volunteer of The Year’ finalist, 2017 Ability Net Tech4Good Awards!

Photo of Steve Smith opening a newly refurbished IT learning centre

Steve is one of the finalists in the Tech4Good Awards who are all using digital technology in imaginative and inspiring ways to change the world for the better. The judges will select winners in eight categories, to be announced at an awards ceremony on 11 July.

All finalists are also eligible for the People’s Award – visit the Vote Page to find out more. Every online vote, tweet and re-tweet counts. Voting closes 5pm Friday 07 July.

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Just one of the amazing testimonials that Steve has received

“Steve has simply blown us away with his IT expertise, cheerful assistance and endless patience. He has been so incredibly generous, not just with his time, but also his willingness to call on his wider networks to request support on our behalf…..Because of Steve’s skills and advocacy, not only do we have a fully-modernised learning suite that works seamlessly, we also have two amazing digital whiteboards which have made our group IT sessions so much more engaging and energetic for the people taking part.

To say that Steve has been generous beyond the scope of the role is a total understatement; however he is such an unfailingly positive person that we never feel uncomfortable about asking him for help, even though we probably should by now! He is a thoroughly deserving winner in our view.” Fundraising Manager, Blenheim CDP

About Steve

In addition to his “day job” as a CTO Steve supports a number of good causes with pro-bono IT advice, Steve

  • volunteers with CITA (14 projects in the past year!)
  • works directly with a number of charities on a long-term basis, and
  • as Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Information Technologistso acts as a mentor
    o speaks about his experiences at career events, and
    o helps a wide range of charitable organisations with IT advice and guidance

All this activity fulfills a long-held desire to put something back into the community through the industry that has brought him so much pleasure.