Tech Excellence Awards 2017 winners announced
18 May 2017 | 0
Edel Creely, group managing director at Trilogy Technologies and vice president of Ibec, was honoured with the person of the year award at the 2017 Tech Excellence Awards.
Held for the first time at the Citywest Hotel, more than 600 people from 800 companies across Ireland attended the black tie gala celebrating the continued strides made by the technology sector and its growing importance to the economy.
Also honoured on the night were Movidius founders Sean Mitchell and David Maloney who received the entrepreneur of the year award.
The rising star award went to Nuritas founder Dr Nora Khaldi for her work applying artificial intelligence to the analysis of food ingredients.
Microsoft received the inaugural Hibernia Award recognising multinationals for longstanding contribution to the Irish tech sector.
Company of the year went to industry stalwart CMS Distribution, who also took home the channel programme of the year award.
The Tech Excellence Awards were adjudicated by industry experts Eoin O’Driscoll (chairman, Tyndall Institute), Dr Jim Mountjoy (mentor), Tom McCarthy (chairman, Advisory Council on Science, Technology & Innovation), Peter McManamon (Atlantic Bridge), Dr Seán Baker (chairman, Incaplex), Louise Nicolls (head of technology & innovation, Brown Bag Films), and Cronan McNamara (CEO, Creme Global).
Billy Huggard, operations director at Tech Excellence Awards organiser Mediateam, said: “These Awards are now positioned recognise professionalism among individuals and companies in the technology sector in Ireland but they also provide the only occasion where we can all come together and enjoy the company of all our friends in this most energetic of industries.
“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:
Entrepreneur of the year
Sean Mitchell & David Maloney, Movidius
IT project of the year (private sector) sponsored by Schneider Electric
IT project of the year (public sector) sponsored by Citrix
eHealth Ireland part of the HSE
IT project of the year (SME) sponsored by Xerox
The Digital Edge sponsored by Equinix
Orion Health with Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Digital strategy partner of the year sponsored by TechCentral
Start-up award sponsored by eir
Professional development award sponsored by Extra.ie
Data centres innovation award
Channel programme of the year sponsored by TechTrade Live
Vertical market specialist of the year sponsored by Juniper Networks
Communication excellence sponsored by Olive Learning
Total Import Solutions
Distributor of the year sponsored by Grenke
Reseller of the year sponsored by CMS Distribution
Enterprise reseller of the year sponsored by Econocom Financial
Cloud partner of the year sponsored by Microwarehouse
Rising Star sponsored by DataSolutions
Dr Nora Khaldi, Nuritas
IT architect of the year sponsored by ICS & IASA
IT professional of the year sponsored by FIT ICT Associate Professional
The team at St.Vincent’s University Hospital & Servelec
CIO of the year sponsored by Viatel
David Cadenhead, Cityjet
The Hibernia Award sponsored by Canon
Managed security service provider of the year
Managed service company of the year sponsored by Interxion
Company of the year sponsored by Azlan Tech Data and Avnet Technology Solutions
Person of the year sponsored by Keppel Data Centres
Edel Creely, Trilogy Technologies