Philadelphia Business Journal Honors Unisys Software Engineer Brittney Burchett as a "Tech Disruptor"
Award recognizes leadership in using social media and other innovative methods in driving engineering projects
BLUE BELL, Pa., April 15, 2016 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that Brittney Burchett, a software engineer at the company's Malvern (Pa.) Technology Center, has been recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal as one of its "2016 Tech Disruptors."
Burchett and fellow winners were honored at a ceremony in Philadelphia on April 14.
The honor recognizes Delaware Valley technology professionals – frequently unsung – who are "working hard on projects that have lasting impact on the Philadelphia business community."
Burchett received the honor for the positive impact she has had on Unisys' Malvern-based software engineering organization in a tenure of only four years. In that time, she has taken the lead in introducing novel and beneficially disruptive ways of working to the organization.
Burchett has formed multiple teams to take new product ideas generated within Unisys Engineering and nurture them through the innovation process.
In 2015, she led a five-month long initiative with West Chester, Pa. technology incubator Walnut St. Labs to develop a friendly user interface (UI) and user experience for the Unisys Stealth™ solution. Stealth is award-winning Unisys security software that uses identity-based micro-segmentation techniques and encryption to help organizations mitigate attacks and hacker incidents by rendering devices, data and end users undetectable on networks.
The initiative featured a contemporary twist on the traditional collaborative "hackathon" software-coding project – a prototyping competition that used social media to recruit and coordinate development teams. The competition was open to anyone who was interested, from 14-year-old STEM Academy students to the West Chester commissioner's office, and drew 90 participants.
"I'm gratified to be recognized along with these visionary technology leaders," said Burchett. "I believe that great ideas can come from anywhere, and I'm continually energized by the opportunity to draw on communities both inside and outside Unisys to develop and deliver great software products."
"Brittney richly deserves this award," said Unisys Chief Engineer Jim Thompson, also a past Philadelphia Business Journal technology honoree. "Brittney's vision, energy and creativity are major assets as we evolve the way we engineer our software products to meet our clients' continually changing requirements. She is taking the lead in creating an innovative engineering culture that enhances our organization worldwide and yields tangible benefits for the clients we serve."
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