Dublin, 01 September 2023: Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the technology sector, today launched the 31st Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards. In an era defined by unprecedented technological advancements, the Awards stand as a testament to the pivotal role technology plays in shaping the future. They also serve as a platform to recognise those driving this progress, fostering collaboration to promote further growth and innovation.
Commenting on the launch of the Awards, Director of Technology Ireland, Una Fitzpatrick, said: “These Awards recognise and celebrate companies that have developed innovative technologies and advancements across 11 award categories and are instrumental in ensuring the success of the sector is acknowledged and further promoted.
The recent challenges facing tech employers and employees in Ireland has undoubtedly posed a significant challenge and has created difficulties and uncertainty for many. Bearing these challenges in mind, the technology sector has a proven track record of resilience and adaptability in times of uncertainty and strain, which has been demonstrated over the past few years.
Ireland’s position as a global tech-hub means that we have a greater responsibility to ensure those working in the industry receive the recognition and support required to rebuild, grow, and prosper. These Awards offer a significant opportunity to express appreciation for those paving the way.”
Platinum sponsor EY Ireland will sponsor the prestigious Technology Company of the Year Award. Marie Treacy, Technology Sector Leader and Partner with EY Ireland commented: “EY Ireland is really proud to once again partner with Technology Ireland and to sponsor the Digital Technology Company of the Year Award. These awards are not just an opportunity to celebrate a brilliant cohort of leaders in the technology sector at the forefront of technology, innovation and thinking, but also serve as a global showcase, highlighting Ireland as a vibrant and dynamic global hub for technology and innovation.
Digital transformation is now central to the operation of organisations large and small, and it is innovative and agile companies that will continue to power this transformation and shape the future. Moreover, the potential of AI to positively impact organisations and society means that now is a more exciting time than ever and ensuring this potential is harnessed successfully, ethically and for the benefit of all will be key.”
Technology Ireland, together with Award sponsors EY Ireland, Fidelity Investments, IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, FIT The ICT Talent Pipeline, Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet and Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet, is urging all Irish based software and digital companies to submit their own entries for the Awards by 1 October 2023. Entry is free and not restricted. To submit an entry visit: https://www.ibec.ie/technologyireland/industry-awards
The 11 categories are:
Open to indigenous (Irish-owned) technology companies only:
- Digital Technology Company of the Year
- Emerging Company of the Year
- Outstanding Achievement in International Growth
- Technology Innovation of the Year
- Digital Technology Services Project of the Year
Open to indigenous and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) technology companies:
- Tech 4 Good – Product/Service Award
- Tech 4 Good – Community Award
- Tech 4 Good – Sustainability Award
- Women in Tech Company Initiative
- Excellence in Talent Development
- Outstanding Academic Achievement
The black-tie Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 17th November 2023 in the Mansion House, Dublin 2.
Note to editors:
Launch photos available from Conor McCabe (email@example.com /+353857057255).
Pictured at the launch of the 31st Technology Ireland Annual Industry Awards are L-R:
David Byrne, Department Manager, Digital Technologies, Enterprise Ireland
Marie Treacy, Technology Sector Leader and Partner, EY Ireland
Dónal Travers, Head of Technology, Consumer and Business Services, IDA Ireland
Una Fitzpatrick, Director, Technology Ireland
The judging panels for the Technology Ireland Industry Awards are composed of 33 judges, across 11 independent panels, representing the entire spectrum of the digital & software technology sector; CEOs, CFOs, & entrepreneurs; from start-ups to internationally trading organisations, sponsors and state agencies.
About Technology Ireland
Technology Ireland is an Association within Ibec, which represents the ICT, Digital and Software Technology Sector. The Association is a pro-active membership organisation with over 270 member companies located throughout Ireland. We advocate on behalf of Ireland’s indigenous and foreign direct investment (FDI) technology companies to Government and policy makers.