Tech Excellence Award Winners 2017

The 2017 Awards were presented at a Gala Dinner in Dublin’s Citywest Hotel on Thursday May 18

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Person of the Year
Edel Creely, Trilogy Technologies

Presented by Gary Watson, Keppel Data Centres

Sponsored by Keppel Data Centres
WINNER

Person of the Year

Edel Creely is Group Managing Director at Trilogy Technologies and Vice President of IBEC.
Edel has worked in the IT industry throughout her career over 25 years. As Group Managing Director, Edel Creely has led Trilogy Technologies to become one of the leading IT managed services providers.
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IT project of the year (private sector)
CPL

Presented by Vladimir Tichy, Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric
WINNER

IT project of the year (private sector)

This award recognises a major IT project in Ireland which demonstrates all the strategic and operational benefits of good technology at work in Irish enterprises.

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IT project of the year (public sector)
eHealth Ireland part of the HSE

Presented by Graham Frazer, Citrix

Sponsored by Citrix
WINNER

IT project of the year (public sector)

EHealth Ireland part of the HSE addressed a major issue in the misdiagnosis of Epilepsy which is a Global issue. The Lighthouse team in Beaumont Hospital in collaboration with eHealth Ireland, Ergo, RCSI, Beaumont Hospital and Epilepsy Ireland, sought a major collaboration between software engineers, neurologists and genetic scientists the results being worldclass use of technology putting the patient at the centre.
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IT project of the year (SME)
Trilogy Technologies

Presented by Alan Doherty, Xerox

Sponsored by Xerox
WINNER

IT project of the year (SME)

The solution delivered by this project has taken Credit Union plus on a journey from unmanaged, poorly performing, insecure ICT platform to an enterprise class corporate IT environment. The Hybrid cloud infrastructure is robust, scalable and dynamic which delivers vastly improved services on a 24/7 basis. Business continuity was also enhanced with a co-located data centre solution.
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The Digital Edge Award
Orion Health with Temple Street CUH

Presented by Maurice Mortell , Equinix

Sponsored by Equinix
WINNER

The Digital Edge Award

This new award recognises an outstanding application of digital tech combining mobility with connectivity, collaboration and communications delivering enhanced business performance. This is where the client and service provider deliver a “Digital Edge”
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Digital Strategy Partner of the Year
Strata3

Presented by Niall Kitson, TechCentral.ie

Presented by TechCentral
WINNER

Digital Strategy Partner of the Yea

This award recognises the company which can demonstrate outstanding excellence in the competitive ever changing dynamic of our digital world.
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Start Up Company of the Year
CloudRanger

Presented by Liam Donnelly, eir

Sponsored by Eir
WINNER

Start Up Company of the Year

This category exemplifies the entrepreneurship and inventiveness that is growing among our companies and individuals.

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Professional Development Award
Sonalake

Presented by Christian Jago-Byrne, DMG Media Ireland

DMG Media Ireland
WINNER

Professional Development Award

This Award recognises those organisations that have set new standards in professional development.
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Data Centres Innovation Award
Equinix

Presented by Louise Nicholls, Brown Bag Films

Presented by Brown Bag Films
WINNER

Data Centres Innovation Award

This award recognises excellence in the operation and running of a data centre.
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Channel Programme of the Year
CMS Distribution

Presented by Frank Quinn, TechTrade Live

Sponsored by TechTrade Live
WINNER

Channel Programme of the Year

This Award recognises those organisations that have excelled in creating a value proposition and enabled the capacity to provide market reach and deliver tangible results.
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Vertical Market Specialist of the Year.
Eyrco Communications

Presented by Niall Dunne, Juniper Networks

Sponsored by Juniper Networks
WINNER

Vertical Market Specialist of the Year.

This Award recognises companies that demonstrate exceptional business development in a particular niche sector or vertical market.
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Communication Excellence
Total Import Solutions

Presented by Dylan Kavanagh, Olive Learning

Sponsored by Olive Learning
WINNER

Communication Excellence

This award category recognises outstanding communications for marketing or content campaigns and initiatives by the technology industry.
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Distributor of the Year
Data Solutions

Presented by Orlagh O’Connor, GRENKE Leasing

Sponsored by GRENKE Leasing
WINNER

Distributor of the Year

Companies who work proactively with their trade customers to support and grow their businesses define excellence in this field of business. This Award is voted on by the readers of Tech Trade.
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Reseller of the Year
Agile Networks

Presented by Patrick Healy, CMS Distribution

Sponsored by CMS Distribution
WINNER

Reseller of the Year

This Award focuses on the business excellence of the IT Reseller.
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Enterprise Reseller of the Year
Logicalis Ireland

Presented by Ciaran Hynes, Econocom Digital Financial

Sponsored by Econocom Digital Financial
WINNER

Enterprise Reseller of the Year

What makes a great IT Reseller. This category Awards the business qualities of partnership and technical ability in the Enterprise sector.
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Cloud Partner of the Year
Novosco

Presented by Rory Wilson, Microwarehouse

Sponsored by Microwarehouse
WINNER

Cloud Partner of the Year

Recognising the new normal of Enterprise IT, the Cloud partner must demonstrate a true understanding of the business of their clients constantly adding value and competitive advantage.
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Rising Star of the Year
Dr Nora Khaldi, Nuritas

Presented by Michael O’Hara, Data Solutions

Sponsored by Data Solutions
WINNER

Rising Star of the Year

This Award seeks to recognise achievements made by a recent entrant in helping create a truly successful company.
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IT Architect of the Year.
Singlepoint,

Presented by Jim Gregg, ICS

Sponsored by ICS / IASA
WINNER

IT Architect of the Year

This Award which recognises an outstanding IT architecture project undertaken by an individual or a team. This Award is supported by IASA Ireland the professional body for business, software, data infrastructure and enterprise architects.
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IT Professional Team of the Year
St.Vincent’s University Hospital & Servelec

Presented by Edel Hesnan, FIT ICT Associate Professional

Sponsored by FIT ICT Associate Professional
WINNER

IT Professional Team of the Year

The IT Professional Team of the Year Award is presented to the IT TEAM which has proved that technology in business is more than just an operational expense, but one, that can deliver competitive advantages. Outstanding IT professionals in our customer base drive us to deliver more innovative and cost-effective solutions. Recognising that fact, this award applauds the technology profession.
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CIO of the Year
David Cadenhead, CIO at Cityjet.

Presented by Damien McCann, Viatel

Sponsored by Viatel
WINNER

CIO of the Year

This Award recognises outstanding stewardship by the CIO in implementing and integrating IT within the Business to drive growth, strategic benefits and market success.
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The Hibernia Award
Microsoft Ireland

Presented by Philip Brady, Canon.

Sponsored by Canon
WINNER

The Hibernia Award

This unique Award recognises the contribution made by a non-indigenous company to the Technology Industry in Ireland.
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Managed Security Service Provider of the Year
Integrity360

Presented by Anne Sheehan, Vodafone Ireland

Sponsored by Vodafone
WINNER

Managed Security Service Provider of the Year

Integrity360 now in their 10th year is a leading cybersecurity specialist in Ireland and achieving strong consistent growth in the UK. Through their managed they take over the discovery and assessment of the network as well as daily management, remediation and compliancy requirements being able to leverage proven and tested tools and automation to de-risk the IT department and make security manageable and relevant.
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Managed Service Company of the Year
Ergo

Presented by Tanya Duncan,Interxion Ireland

Sponsored by Interxion Ireland
WINNER

Managed Service Company of the Year

The winner here will have shown outstanding performance utilising the latest technology to deliver client services to exacting standards.
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Company of the Year
CMS Distribution
Presented by Peadar Kane, Technology Solutions

Sponsored by Azlan Tech Data and Avnet Technology Solutions
WINNER

Company of the Year

The IT Company of the Year is presented, quite simply, for demonstrating excellence in the business of information and communications technology.
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Entrepreneur of the year
Sean Mitchell & David Maloney, Movidius
Presented by Billy Huggard, TechExcellence Awards

Sponsored by TechExcellence Awards
WINNER

Entrepreneur of the year

very special new Award “The Tech Entrepreneur of the Year”. It was with great excitement that we learnt that after winning our Tech Exporter of the Year at last year’s Awards these guys sold their company to Intel for something guessed to be in the region of 350 million; give or take.
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