Interview: BJSS, UK IT Industry Awards finalist

'We’re proud of having two incredible projects and partners represented as finalists'

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Interview: BJSS, UK IT Industry Awards finalist

Using and shaping IT for success is more important than ever - no matter the industry.

As companies and consumers explore technologies and trends like artificial intelligence, green technology and cloud native, IT professionals find themselves once again at the bleeding edge of change.

We'll be celebrating the many, many ways IT professionals have achieved success at the UK IT Industry Awards at Battersea Evolution on 8th November.

Technology and engineering consultancy BJSS and its partners are finalists in two categories - Healthcare Sector Project of the Year and Public Sector Project of the Year.

BJSS collaborates with some of the world's leading organisations to deliver complex, innovative technology, engineering, and industry solutions that millions of people use every day.

We talked to the BJSS team to find out why they've entered and what they're celebrating this year.

Computing: Please provide some background on BJSS for our readers. How do you stand out?

BJSS was created when a team of talented software engineers had a shared vision of delivering IT solutions in a better way. We focus on the technical excellence of our people and a client-obsessed delivery culture.

For almost three decades we've delivered high quality, world-class technology solutions to the world's leading companies. Customers trust us to deliver their complex technology solutions.

What one company achievement in the last 12 months are you most proud of?

We're genuinely proud of having two incredible projects and partners represented as finalists at the UK IT Industry Awards with our partners Care Fertility and DVSA. Through collaboration and versatility, we've submitted two great projects in the healthcare and public sectors: two important sectors here in the UK. While both very different projects, they both play a role in making lives better.

Working with Care Fertility, a market leader in embryo selection, was an incredible journey. Care came to us to find a way to find a way to improve and accelerate the process of embryo selection during IVF using the power of artificial intelligence (AI).

The project saw BJSS data scientists and technologists work alongside Care Fertility embryologists and healthcare experts to collectively develop, test, and deliver Care's original proposition, all within 18 months.

The project has helped transform the role of the embryologist as the tool drastically frees up approximately six months of embryologist time per year - allowing more time for patient treatment.

By increasing the reproducibility and reliability of the embryo selection process and the accuracy of predictions, Care Fertility can ensure they give patients their best chance of having a child.

The DVSA tasked us with the opportunity to transform its heavy vehicle testing operations. The Commercial Vehicle Service (CVS) project enabled an exit from the DVSA's old legacy IT estate (in line with Government Policy and GDS guidelines), into an all-new user-centric platform that has revolutionised the service for internal users and customers.

The legacy IT system provided customers with a very limited overview of their business with DVSA and Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) owners could not access live data about the vehicles tested at their sites. This meant that information and data gathering was reliant on email and contact centres.

Together with DVSA and Kerv Digital, a new Commercial Vehicle Service (CVS) solution was developed using of Microsoft Dynamics technology, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, alongside a set of greenfield AWS apps to DVSA processes.

The CVS project fundamentally transformed DVSA's commercial vehicle testing processes, providing a near real-time end-to-end service, from testing the vehicle to billing across five core applications.

DVSA staff now have the tools to do their jobs more effectively, and the new platform is future-ready to stay secure and up to date with new vehicle technologies constantly emerging, ultimately ensuring heavy vehicles are road worthy and the roads become safer.

What are you working on this year?

We're always working towards delivering the best outcomes for our partners and that will continue as we head into the autumn/winter period. We have a commitment to delivery excellence which has helped us succeed in the most demanding and complex environments and we're confident of delivering more future innovations over time.

Why are events like the UK IT Awards important to the IT industry?

It's no secret that the tech industry is right there at the front of innovation. There's a constant wave of new technologies and products being developed and produced not just for businesses, but for us as people. Many technological advancements are aimed at improving the quality of life, and the UK IT Industry Awards is a spotlight to recognise and celebrate many of those very innovations, while inspiring future innovations.

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