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
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
sponsored by Olive Learning
Presented by Tom Moriarty, Olive Learning
Rising Star 2018
sponsored by DataSolutions
Fiona Edwards-Murphy, ApisProtect
Presented by Maurice Mortell , Equinix
IT Professional of the Year (individual or team)
sponsored by FIT ICT
HSE/HBS/eHealth Ireland, Associate Professional
Presented by George Ryan, FIT
Managed Security Service Provider of the Year
sponsored by TechTrade
Presented by Billy McInnes, TechTrade
Company of the Year 2018
sponsored by Interxion
Presented by Tanya Duncan, Interxion
Professional Development Award
sponsored by TechPro
Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet
Presented by Paul Hearns, TechPro
Lifetime Achievement Award
sponsored by Intellicom
Presented by Niel Wisdom, Intellicom
Digital Strategy Partner of the Year
sponsored by TechCentral.ie
Presented by Niall Kitson, Techcentral.ie
Data Centres Innovation Award
sponsored by Commvault
Presented by Aaron Kinsella, Commvault
Vertical Market Specialist of the Year
sponsored by Juniper & Agile
Presented by Niall Dunne, Juniper
Startup Award 2018
sponsored by Schneider Electric
Presented by Vladimir Tichy, Schneider Electric
Distributor of the Year
sponsored by Grenke
Presented by Orlagh O’Connor, Grenke
IoT Innovation of the Year
sponsored by Damovo
Presented by Michelle Murray, Damovo
Enterprise Partner of the Year
sponsored by CMS Distribution
Presented by Patrick Healy, CMS Distribution
IT Architect of the Year (individual or team)
sponsored by CPL (in association with IASA)
Presented by Keith O’Connor, CPL
Private Sector Project of the Year
sponsored by Fujitsu & Square One Distribution
Ergo & BWG
Presented by Kevin O’Dowd, Square One Distribution
Cloud Partner of the Year
sponsored by Microwarehouse
Presented by Rory Wilson, Microwarehouse
The Hibernia Award
sponsored by Intel
Presented by Colin MacHale, Intel
Managed Service Company of the Year
sponsored by Citrix
Presented by Ken Nelson, Citrix
SME Project of the Year,
presented by Jim Gregg
Presented by Jim Gregg, ICS
Digital Edge Award,
sponsored by Ervia
An Garda Síochána
Presented by Ashling Cunningham, Ervia
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