MCO (MyComplianceOffice) named Technology Ireland Company of the Year 2022
MCO (MyComplianceOffice) has been named the Digital Technology Company of the Year at the Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards. This year marked the 30th year of the prestigious Technology Ireland Awards which celebrate the best and brightest of Ireland’s technology companies. MCO were among 12 winners on the night.
Marking the announcement, Technology Ireland Director Una Fitzpatrick said: “MCO demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the competitive landscape. MCO’s leadership team drove the execution of a multiyear strategy, consistently expanding capability and ultimately achieving the global reputation they now have in what is a highly complex compliance sector. MCO has grown from a small niche player to a global enterprise leader in the financial services software market, and the company truly encompasses what it means to be the Digital Technology Company of the Year.”
Other award winners at the black-tie gala Awards Ceremony in the Mansion House, Dublin, were Protex AI, Nutritics, FINEOS, Gabadoo, Foodprint by Nutritics, Fujitsu Ireland, Fidelity Investments Ireland, STEM Passport to Inclusion, and OpenIreland at CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin.
EY Ireland sponsors the prestigious Digital Technology Company of the Year Award. Marie Treacy, Technology Sector Leader and Partner with Platinum Awards sponsor EY Ireland, commented: “On behalf of EY I would like to send our warmest congratulations to this year’s Technology Ireland Award winners. The calibre of entrants right across the board this year was truly outstanding and the mix of winners from both FDI businesses and indigenous Irish-owned firms speaks to the dynamism and diversity of the sector here in Ireland. These winning businesses are testament to the resilience of the sector and indeed, it is in times of challenge that their creativity and innovation is most required. Our winners and finalists alike have shown their dedication to thinking differently, driving positive change and to continued excellence in the technology space in Ireland, something we should all be enormously proud of.”
Geraldine Magnier was named Person of the Year at the Awards Ceremony. Geraldine is a stalwart of the Irish Technology Sector, with extensive involvement across all facets of the sector. Geraldine is Co-founder and Director of Idiro Analytics.
Una Fitzpatrick said: “As well as being an ardent advocate of the ethical use of AI, Geraldine is a wonderful champion of Irish tech SMEs and in her role as Vice Chair of the Small Firms Association continuously lobbies the Government for a ‘Small Business Strategy’ and is a regular contributor in many fora including national budget submissions, government task forces and the National Economic Dialogue.’’
Lorna Martyn, Ireland Regional Chair and SVP Technology, Fidelity Investments, and Chair of Technology Ireland said: “For the last 30 years, the Technology Ireland Awards have provided a platform to amplify excellence in the Irish technology sector, many of the winning alumni are now global success stories. The membership as a collective connect, share knowledge and influence policy to build the capability and talent that makes Ireland a global technology powerhouse. Fidelity Ireland is proud to be a long-standing member of Technology Ireland and we are delighted to once again sponsor the Tech 4 Good - Product/Service Award recognising an exceptional product or service benefitting broader society. Today’s award winners may be the next global success stories.”
MCO provides compliance management software that enables companies around the world, large and small, to reduce their risk of misconduct and provide proof of regulatory compliance. With clients in over 100 countries and employees around the world, the company is committed to delivering affordable, easy-to-use, compliance technology.
Full list of winners:
• Technology Ireland Company of the Year: MCO (MyComplianceOffice)
• Technology Ireland Person of the Year: Geraldine Magnier
• Emerging Company of the Year: Protex AI
• Outstanding Achievement in International Growth: Nutritics
• Technology Innovation of the Year: Protex AI
• Digital Technology Services Project of the Year: FINEOS
• Women in Tech Initiative of the Year: STEM Passport to Inclusion
• Tech 4 Good – Product/ Service Award: Gabadoo
• Tech 4 Good – Community Award: Fujitsu Ireland
• Tech 4 Good – Sustainability Award: Foodprint by Nutritics
• Excellence in Talent Development: Fidelity Investments Ireland
• Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year: OpenIreland at CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin
Commenting on the recent global slowdown in the technology industry, Una Fitzpatrick outlined: “The tech sector has grown at a phenomenal rate of 30% the past two years. However, we are now seeing this rate of growth slow. This slowdown in the global technology sector has been forecasted, and we in Technology Ireland flagged this to Government in our budget submission in August this year. The technology sector is still growing in Ireland albeit at a slower rate, with many companies still choosing to locate, invest and hire here. There is significant demand for tech talent amongst many member companies, in particular the Irish tech SMEs”.