Shining a spotlight on the technology companies of Ireland
Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the technology sector, today launched the 27th Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards. The Technology Ireland Industry Awards are designed to honour the best and brightest of Ireland’s technology companies. Ireland has fostered a thriving indigenous technology sector while attracting many of the leading multinational technology companies to base their European headquarters here.
Speaking at the launch, Director of Technology Ireland, Una Fitzpatrick said: “The annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards, now in their 27th year, recognises and celebrates those companies who have achieved exceptional success and developed innovative digital technologies, across eight award categories. With the indigenous digital technology companies growing exports by 6% to €2.2bn in 2018, we expect this year’s awards to be hotly contested.”
2018 saw the introduction of a new award category, ‘’Women in Technology – Company Award’’ that recognises where a tech company had demonstrated a strong commitment to attracting, retaining and developing women across its workforce. This award led to the development of the ‘Business for Digital Tech Women’ initiative which was launched earlier this year. Business for Digital Tech Women has the ambitious aim of accelerating national action on gender balance, across businesses which employ ICT workers.
Speaking at the launch, Jonathan Hyland, Chief Technology Officer at Workhuman and Chair of Technology Ireland, said: “A continued commitment by industry is needed to increase the participation of women in senior roles and leadership positions. Increasing the number of women in technology has the potential to broaden the talent pipeline, boost company performance and foster more inclusive workplaces”.
Platinum sponsor EY Ireland are delighted to be involved with these Awards and sponsor of the Digital Technology Company of the Year Award. EY are privileged to work with some of the most innovative and dynamic companies operating in this country. Digital innovations at the intersection of computing power, artificial intelligence, voice, augmented and virtual reality are transforming markets and business models at a breath taking pace. EY understand that for clients these changes present an unprecedented opportunity to drive growth by harnessing transformation and putting digital at the heart of their business. That’s why these awards that acknowledge outstanding performance and technical innovation are such a strong fit for EY.
The awards are supported by platinum sponsor EY Ireland gold sponsors Bank of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Workhuman.
Technology Ireland, together with Award sponsors EY Ireland, Bank of Ireland, Workhuman, Enterprise Ireland, FIT ICT Associate Apprenticeship, Technology Ireland Software Skillnet, and Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet, are urging all Irish software and digital technology companies to submit their own entries for the Awards by the 30th of September. Entry is free and not restricted. To submit an entry, visit the dedicated awards website.
The awards will take place in The Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin on 22 November 2019 and will be attended by 500 leading influencers and decision makers in the digital and software technology sector.
The 8 categories are:
· Digital Technology Company of the Year
· Emerging Technology Company of the Year
· Technology Innovation of the Year
· Outstanding Achievement in International Growth
· Digital Technology Services Project of the Year
· Women in Technology Company Award
· Excellence in Talent Development Award
· Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year