Over the past 15 years since Alastair Tweedie (co-founder and editor) and I started Housing Technology, it has been incredible to witness how Housing Technology’s subscribers, guests, contributors and customers have all been integral to the evolution of social housing technology.
Since the establishment of Housing Technology in 2007, these key stakeholders have led the transition of housing providers’ IT capabilities, moving from technology being a ‘back-office service’ to becoming the lifeblood that fuels all of their internal and external operations.
From our first edition of Housing Technology in January 2008, our mission has centred around providing our subscribers and clients with valuable IT and business insights, commentary and market intelligence for the social housing sector, mainly in the UK but increasingly worldwide. The Housing Technology community’s commitment to deepening its understanding and actively contributing to the sector’s technological growth has been nothing short of exemplary.
For our part, we’re proud to think that we’ve thoroughly immersed ourselves in the sector and have actively contributed to its technological evolution, either directly through our magazines, reports, market intelligence and events or indirectly through facilitating meetings, collaborations, partnerships and informal networking.
Our readers, guests and clients have played a crucial role in creating a connected and innovative technology community within social housing. They’ve been instrumental as connectors between housing providers and technology suppliers, driving forward the revolution in technology adoption in our sector. These stakeholders have stood out as visionary leaders, passionately addressing the housing crisis through innovative technology solutions.
This year, we’re excited to announce the Housing Technology Awards 2023/24. This initiative, carefully considered and launched after 15 years, is a tribute to the entire Housing Technology community by recognising and celebrating the advances and achievements in our sector.
As we look to the future, the dedication of our clients and subscribers to integrating emerging technologies and acquiring valuable insights remains unwavering. They continue to be trusted sources for housing providers navigating an ever-changing digital landscape.
The introduction of the Housing Technology Awards marks a new milestone on our combined journey, one where we not only observe and report on change but also celebrate the achievements and innovations that are shaping the future of social housing.
Full details of our awards are on housing-technology.com now; please have a look and consider which of your recent projects, implementations and other IT-related programmes you’d like to enter into the awards.
George Grant is the CEO, publisher and co-founder of Housing Technology.