The 19th annual Tech Excellence Awards event was held at Citywest Hotel in Dublin. More than 600 luminaries from the technology sector gathered to celebrate another year of innovation and commercial success at home and abroad.

Fastrack to Information Technology (FIT) CEO Peter Davitt was recognised with the person of the year award at the 2019 Tech Excellence Awards

Also recognised on the night were Brendan O’Malley of IBM, who received a career recognition award; Tim Hynes of AIB for CIO of the year; and Expleo’s Rebecca Keenan in the the rising star category.

Trilogy Technologies was named IT company of the year and took the award for professional development.

Finally, the Hibernia award for contribution to the Irish tech sector by a multinational went to Bill Kearney of IBM.

Full list of winners:

Person of the Year

Peter Davitt, FIT

Presented by Gary Watson, Keppel Data Centres

Sponsored by Keppel Data Centres

Company of the Year

Trilogy Technologies

Presented by Billy Huggard, Mediateam

CIO of the Year

Tim Hynes, AIB

Presented by Deirdre McCabe, Viatel

The Hibernia Award

Bill Kearney, IBM

Presented by Ashling Cunningham, Ervia

Career Recognition Award

Brendan O’Malley, Lero

Presented by Neil Wisdom, Intellicom

IT Project of the Year (Private Sector)

Enterprise Defence, a Fastcom Company

Presented by Andrew Cowling, Fujitsu

IT Project of the Year (Public Sector)

Triangle with ESB

Presented by Adrian Foley, Teamwork

IT Project of the Year (SME)

Electricity Exchange

Presented by Julian Hubble, Draytek

Data Centres Innovation Award

Irish Defence Forces

Presented by Tech Excellence Awards judge Louise Nicholls

Digital Strategy Partner of the Year


Presented by Stephen Grant, Softcat

Professional Development Award

Trilogy Technologies

Presented by Declan Rundle, AIB

Startup Award 2019


Presented by Sorcha Cunningham, The Sunday Times

Digital Edge Award


Presented by Niall Kitson,

IT Professional of the Year (individual or team)

ICON Clinical Research

Presented by Edel Hesnan, FIT

IT Architect of the Year (individual or team)


Presented by John Rowley, ICS

Rising Star

Rebecca Keenan, Expleo

Presented by Michael O’Hara, DataSolutions

Managed Service Company of the Year

Presented by James Morgan, Citrix


Managed Security Service Provider of the Year


Presented by Paul Hearns, TechTrade

Cloud Partner of the Year


Presented by Rory Wilson, Microwarehouse

Vertical Market Specialist of the Year


Presented by Paul Hearns, TechPro

Enterprise Partner of the Year


Presented by Brian Mc Tigue, CMS Distribution

IoT Innovation of the Year


Presented by Michelle Murray, Damovo

Communication Excellence


Presented by Ben Kilcoyne, Olive Safety

Distributor of the Year

CMS Distribution

Presented by Orlagh O’Connor, Grenke