Last night at the Hilton London Bankside near the iconic ‘Shard’ building in South London, Hitachi Vantara toasted Britain’s trailblazing talent at Computing’s in IT Excellence . The evening commenced with a gripping story by Bonita Norris, the youngest person ever to have summited Mt Everest. After, comedian Zoe Lyons brought us swiftly back down to earth with an hilarious routine that caused table-shaking fits of laughter.

After calming our nerves with fine food, wine and conversation, it came time for awards. Competition was fierce in the Rising Star category among eight strong contenders, including our very own Anya Rumyantseva. Here’s a full list of this year’s winners.

Anya is one of Hitachi Vantara’s most promising young scientists, with a PhD in ocean and earth sciences from the University of Southamption and an undergraduate degree in physics from Lomonosov Moscow University. Before joining Hitachi Vantara, Anya spent just over a year in Bermuda analysing tropical cyclone and evaluating how the thermodynamic state of the ocean impacts the intensity of hurricanes.

Anya might not have taken this year’s award, but that minor setback has only  strengthened her resolve. She is a creative force in our data science team who has recently spearheaded a truly ground-breaking project  – one that holds potential to seriously disrupt the big data analytics world. So watch this space. Anya is one rising star whose brightest days are ahead!



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