Congratulations to all the winners at the 2018 Tech Excellence Awards.

Below you’ll find a link to a press release as well as a link to a Dropbox folder with images from the evening and a winners badge.

 

AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA DIGITAL STRATEGY WINS ON THE DOUBLE AT TECH EXCELLENCE AWARDS

 

MORE THAN 500 INDUSTRY EXPERTS GATHER FOR BLACK TIE EVENT AT CITYWEST HOTEL

 

HIBERNIA AWARD GOES TO ANALOG DEVICES FOR LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTION TO IRISH TECHNOLOGY SECTOR

 

***IMAGES AND WINNERS BADGES DOWNLOADABLE HERE***

 

25 May 2018 – The head of digital services and innovation at An Garda Síochána, Tim Willoughby, was recognised with the person of the year award at the 2018 Tech Excellence Awards held last night at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.

 

Willoughby’s award was the second for the team from An Garda Síochána, which also took home the Digital Edge gong for its integration of communication and collaborative tools to improve operational efficiency.

 

The gala event was attended by more than 500 luminaries from the technology sector, who gathered to celebrate another year of innovation and commercial success at home and abroad.

 

Eoin O’Driscoll received a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the technology sector as entrepreneur, thought leader and advocate.

 

Also recognised on the night were Tom O’Leary of ICON for CIO of the year, and Apis Project’s Fiona Edwards Murphy claimed the rising star award.

 

CMS Distribution was named IT company of the year.

 

Finally, the Hibernia award for contribution to the Irish tech sector by a multinational went to Analog Devices.

 

The Awards were adjudicated by industry experts Eoin O’Driscoll (Tyndall National Institute), Dr Jim Mountjoy (Science Foundation Ireland), Peter McManamon (Atlantic Bridge), Dr Seán Baker (Lero), Louise Nichols (Brown Bag Films), Tom O’Sullivan (Irish Computer Society) and Aisling Cunningham (Ervia).

 

Newest member of the Judging panel, Eriva CIO Ashling Cunningham, said: “The range, diversity and deep technical know-how was so encouraging as was the huge standard in both company and individual entries. It has been a pleasure to have joined the Judging panel and witnessed first hand the dynamic nature of our ever maturing industry.”

 

Billy Huggard, operations director of Tech Excellence Awards organiser, Mediateam, said: “The quality and number of entries have raised the benchmark yet again. The evidence of best business practice with deep technical know-how was abundant in the entries this year.”

 

Full list of winners:


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Person of the Year
sponsored by Keppel DC

Tim Willoughby, An Garda Síochána,

Presented by Gary Watson, Keppel Data Centres

Sponsored by Keppel Data Centres


CIO of the Year
sponsored by Viatel

Tom O’Leary, ICON

Presented by Paul Rellis, Viatel


IT project of the year (public sector)
sponsored by Blueface

eHealth Ireland – Maternity System

Presented by Brendan Gaffney, Blueface

WINNER


Communication Excellence
sponsored by Olive Learning

Three

Presented by Tom Moriarty, Olive Learning

WINNER


Rising Star 2018
sponsored by DataSolutions

Fiona Edwards-Murphy, ApisProtect

Presented by Maurice Mortell , Equinix

Sponsored by Equinix WINNER


IT Professional of the Year (individual or team)
sponsored by FIT ICT

HSE/HBS/eHealth Ireland, Associate Professional

Presented by George Ryan, FIT

WINNER


Managed Security Service Provider of the Year
sponsored by TechTrade

Smarttech247

Presented by Billy McInnes, TechTrade

WINNER


Company of the Year 2018
sponsored by Interxion

CMS Distribution

Presented by Tanya Duncan, Interxion

WINNER


Professional Development Award
sponsored by TechPro

Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet

Presented by Paul Hearns, TechPro


Lifetime Achievement Award
sponsored by Intellicom
Eoin O’Driscoll

Presented by Niel Wisdom, Intellicom

WINNER


Digital Strategy Partner of the Year
sponsored by TechCentral.ie

Logicalis

Presented by Niall Kitson, Techcentral.ie


Data Centres Innovation Award
sponsored by Commvault

Interxion

Presented by Aaron Kinsella, Commvault


Vertical Market Specialist of the Year
sponsored by Juniper & Agile

Glantus

Presented by Niall Dunne, Juniper


Startup Award 2018
sponsored by Schneider Electric
Siren

Presented by Vladimir Tichy, Schneider Electric

WINNER


Distributor of the Year
sponsored by Grenke
DataSolutions

Presented by Orlagh O’Connor, Grenke

Sponsored by Microwarehouse WINNER


IoT Innovation of the Year
sponsored by Damovo

AmbiSense

Presented by Michelle Murray, Damovo

WINNER


Enterprise Partner of the Year
sponsored by CMS Distribution

Datapac

Presented by Patrick Healy, CMS Distribution

WINNER


IT Architect of the Year (individual or team)
sponsored by CPL (in association with IASA)

ActionPoint

Presented by Keith O’Connor, CPL

WINNER


Private Sector Project of the Year
sponsored by Fujitsu & Square One Distribution

Ergo & BWG

Presented by Kevin O’Dowd, Square One Distribution

WINNER


Cloud Partner of the Year
sponsored by Microwarehouse
Digital Planet

Presented by Rory Wilson, Microwarehouse

WINNER


The Hibernia Award
sponsored by Intel

Analog Devices

Presented by Colin MacHale, Intel

WINNER


Managed Service Company of the Year
sponsored by Citrix

Evros

Presented by Ken Nelson, Citrix

WINNER


SME Project of the Year,
presented by Jim Gregg

Ripplecom

Presented by Jim Gregg, ICS

WINNER


Digital Edge Award,
sponsored by Ervia
An Garda Síochána

Presented by Ashling Cunningham, Ervia

WINNER

 

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