Amanda Miotto wins Women in Tech award

Amanda Miotto, QCIF's Griffith University-based eResearch Analyst, won the ICT Professional Award at the 2018 Women in Technology (WiT) Awards in Brisbane last month.

Winners were announced at a gala event on Friday, 14 September, with more than 600 guests gathered at Brisbane’s Royal International Convention Centre.

The awards acknowledge young achievers at the start of their career in ICT or life sciences, to rising stars and industry leaders at the top of their field.

WiT’s announcement about Ms Miotto’s win said: “For the past ten years she has helped researchers achieve and accelerate their outcomes using technology. As lead organiser for the Research Bazaar Brisbane conference, she has been actively involved in training hundreds of researchers in data science. This has built up the technical skillset of our researchers across all of Queensland.”

Ms Miotto, who is also a software developer, said it is “wonderful working in Brisbane with such a strong, vibrant research tech community.”

“My award entry highlighted my community-building work in helping to shape Hacky Hours and Brisbane's Research Bazaar, which I love being a part of as it’s great to see researchers' excitement when they learn a new tech skill.”

WiT, founded 21 years ago, is Queensland’s peak body for women in the ICT and life sciences industries.

The WiT Awards are the biggest and longest-running showcase of their kind in Australia, attracting a record field of entries this year from all branches of ICT and life sciences — including medical researchers, inventors, scientists, computer engineers, start-up innovators, employers and entrepreneurs.

WiT co-presidents Dr Alison Rice and Joanna Field said the WiT Awards were one of the biggest showcases for women in the country. “The WiT Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of Queensland women, many of whom are pushing the frontiers of science and technology worldwide.”

The WiT Awards feature 12 categories—read about all the winners here.

Amanda Miotto (centre) receiving her ICT Professional Award at the 2018 Women in Technology (WiT) Awards in Brisbane.