Irish companies’ clean sweep at it@Cork Leader Awards

it@Cork Leaders Awards 2014
Pictured: Robert Cosgrave and Sarah O'Regan, Learnlode; Donal Cahalane, TeamWork.com; Deirdre Carwood, KPMG; and Denis Collins, it@Cork

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24 November 2014 | 0

Indigenous technology companies swept the board at the eighth annual it@Cork Leaders Awards, held at Cork County Hall on 20 November.

There were winners across several different categories including Technically Write IT (high potential start-up) and Treemetrics (best technology SME).

CIX took home the award for IT department transformation project, while LearnLode were awarded the in the new one to watch category for early stage start-ups.

Colaiste Choilm was honoured with the excellence in education award.

“From SME indigenous businesses to multi-nationals, the IT sector is critical to economic growth. Our vision to align a collaborative team and focused cluster strategy across industry, government, public sector and academia is unique in Ireland. The pedigree of our Leaders Awards nominees and winners, especially from the SME and indigenous sector, clearly demonstrate the value and relevance for Ireland Inc,” said Denis Collins, chair of it@Cork, European Tech Cluster.

“From schools to IT departments, start-ups and business leaders, our award recipients showcase how the region is a thriving hub for innovation and technology and we will continue to cultivate and recognise this through the annual Leader Awards,” said Norma O’Callaghan, chairman of the it@Cork Leaders Awards committee.

“The it@Cork Leader Awards have always honoured organisations, individuals and performance across a number of categories. This year we will focus on the full spectrum of the technology ecosystem in Cork by adding new categories including best technology SME and the one to watch.”

Full list of winners:

High potential start-up: Technically Write IT
Best technology SME: Treemetrics
IT department transformation project: CIX
One to watch: LearnLode
Excellence in education: Colaiste Choilm

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