Fenergo named Technology Ireland Company of the Year 2020

November 26, 2020

Fenergo was today named Technology Ireland Company of the Year at the annual Technology Ireland Awards, this year taking place virtually. The event was hosted by Jess Kelly, Technology Correspondent with NewsTalk and supported by platinum sponsors EY, and gold sponsors Fidelity Investments, Workhuman and Enterprise Ireland. 

Fenergo is the leading provider of digital transformation, customer journey and client lifecycle management (CLM) solutions for financial institutions. Its software digitally transforms and streamlines end-to-end CLM processes - from regulatory onboarding, data integration, client and counterparty data management, client lifecycle reviews and remediation, all the way to client offboarding.

Marking the event, Technology Ireland Director Una Fitzpatrick said: “Fenergo is recognised for its in-depth financial services and regulatory expertise, community-based approach to product development and out-of-the-box rules engine.  They also closed an $80 million investment round earlier this year. Fenergo is a business that truly encompasses what it means to be the Technology Ireland Company of the Year.”

Other award winners at the event were Swift Comply, FINEOS, City Swift. TEKEnable, VMware. AWS, Microsoft and NearForm Covid19 Tracker.

Commenting on the winners, Marie Treacy, Partner and Technology Sector Lead, EY Ireland said: “On behalf of all of us at EY, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to each of the winners on their fantastic achievements. In spite of a challenging year, the calibre of this year’s entries and winners was second to none and demonstrates the resilience and drive of all the fantastic businesses and workers in Ireland’s thriving technology sector. Technology has really taken centre stage in the business ecosystem this year, and we’ve seen entire industries overturned through the use of cutting-edge technologies. In the midst of a very difficult year, it’s heartening to be involved with such a dynamic and energetic sector.’’

Edel Creely was named Person of the Year at the awards.  Edel is a hugely successful entrepreneur who co-founded Trilogy Technologies over 10 years ago with the company being acquired by Arkphire last year. Edel is now the Managing Director of Arkphire Services. 

Una Fitzpatrick added: ‘’Edel has been a prominent advocate for the indigenous tech sector in Ireland for many years. She is a previous Chair of the Irish Software Association, the forerunner to Technology Ireland, and a major contributor to the sector over the years through her work on the ISA Council and various working groups. She has served on the Government’s ICT Skills Action Plan for Jobs Steering Group and represented the industry on a number of Advisory Panels for Enterprise Ireland in the areas of High Potential Start-up and Software Sector Strategy.  And as a Board Member and recent President of Ibec, Edel continues to be a strong representative for the Irish technology sector.”

Jonathan Hyland, Chief Technology Officer at Workhuman and Chair of Technology Ireland, said: ‘’As everyone will know this has been a disruptive year like no other and if "necessity is the mother of invention," coronavirus forced many around the world to rethink our daily lives and it has been imperative to digitally transform our places of work and education to be able to operate effectively. I am delighted to see so many examples of this throughout the award finalists and winners this year.”

Tech4Good award sponsor Lorna Martyn, Head of Technology, Fidelity Ireland said: “Given the challenges all facets of society are experiencing this year, it is heartening to see the positive impacts our industry is making through Tech4Good. We are overwhelmed by the response and quality of applications and they truly reflect the dynamic technology sector in Ireland.”

Reflecting on this year’s Technology Ireland awards, David Byrne, Manager, Digital Technologies at Enterprise Ireland said: “The quality of applications this year was extremely high, showing the strength and diversity of how Irish companies are competing in international markets and growing even under the constraints of Covid.” 

Silver sponsors for the event included FIT ICT Associate Apprenticeships, Technology Ireland Software Skillnet, Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet.

Full list of winners:
- Technology Ireland Company of the Year: Fenergo
- Technology Ireland Person of the Year: Edel Creely, Managing Director Arkphire
- Emerging Company of the Year: Swift Comply
- Outstanding Achievement in International Growth: FINEOS
- Technology Innovation of the Year: City Swift
- Digital Technology Services Project of the Year: TEKenable
- WomenInTech Company Initiative of the Year: VMware
- Excellence in Talent Development: AWS
- Tech4Good CSR Award: Microsoft (DreamSpace)
- Tech4Good product/service award: NearForm Covid19 Tracker