Globoforce takes top prize at ISA awards

Tom Morrisroe was named Irish Software Association Person of the Year for 2015 (Image: Gary O' Neill)

23 November 2015

Globoforce, provider of cloud-based human capital management services, has won the ISA Digital Technology Company of the Year title at the annual Irish Software Awards in Dublin.

The company employs over 170 people in Ireland in HCM, which provide employees with the ability to recognise and rewards the good work of colleagues. In doing so, it helps companies build a strong culture of employee recognition and engagement.

“Globoforce is a truly pioneering company,” said Paul Sweetman ISA director  presenting the award, “which has transformed how companies can acknowledge and recognise the work of their employees. The company has also established itself as a thought leader in employee recognition through their WorkHuman conference, which brought together prominent figures such as Arianna Huffington and Rob Lowe, to address how to create a better workplace, focused on the needs of employees. Globoforce’s platform is widely used by Fortune 500 companies across the world.”

The other top honour went to Tom Morrisroe, chairman of WildTribe, who was was named ISA Person of the Year 2015. Morrisroe is a serial entrepreneur and technology investor. He was the founder of The Now Factory, which delivered analytical services to the world’s largest telecommunications operators. The Now Factory employed more than 200 people, helping clients in managing more than 500 million telecom subscribers worldwide by 2013, when IBM acquired the company. Morrisroe was also co-founder of Arantech, where he guided the company to the number one market position in Customer Experience Management, securing key global contracts and building revenues in excess of €25 million by 2008, at which time the company was acquired by Danaher.

“I wish to congratulate Globoforce on attaining the prestigious accolade of ISA Digital Technology Company of the Year,” said Cronan McNamara, founder and CEO, Creme Global, and chair, ISA. “This year, we received an influx of extremely talented and worthy nominations. The quality of entrants proves to investors at home and abroad that a wealth of knowledge, expertise and incentives exist in Ireland.”


Category winners:

  • ISA Digital Technology Company of the Year: Globoforce
  • ISA Person of the Year: Tom Morrisroe
  • Outstanding Achievement in International Growth: Asavie
  • Digital Technology Services Project of the Year: S3 Group
  • Emerging Company of the Year: Silvercloud Health
  • Technology Innovation of the Year: Drop
  • Excellence in Talent Development: FINEOS
  • Multinational Corporation Initiative of the Year: IBM Ireland
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year: Trinity College Dublin



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