At a gala dinner in the D4 Berkeley Hotel in Dublin, the best of the Irish ICT industry were recognised and rewarded for their achievements.
The annual ICT Excellence awards, once again ably hosted by Marty Whelan, recognised outstanding achievements in the ICT sector, despite challenging economic and business conditions.
Covering private and public sector, for large and small businesses, individuals, companies and projects, the awards are given on the judgement of an independent panel of experts, including Joe Kilgannon, engineering manager, Intel Ireland, Tom McCarthy, chief executive, IMI, Eoin O'Driscoll, managing director, Aderra, Peter McManamon, partner, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Dr Jim Mountjoy, chairman, ICT Ireland and Dr Sean Baker, co-founder IONA Technologies.
A full list of the short lists and winners, along with pictures from the night can be seen at the official site,
The big winners on the night were public IT project winner Deloitte for a solution delivered to the Arts Council to replace paper grant applications with an electronic system, private IT project winner Ergo for an Investec solution that allows it to quickly and flexibly enter new markets and green IT project winner VMware for a virtualisation project for the Belfast Health Trust that saw CO2 reductions of 2,440 tonnes.
IT Professional of the year went to Irish Life Corporate Business and HR Access for the strategic partnership between the two that has delivered a market leading on line pension management system.
IT Company of the year went to VMware, while Young IT person of the Year went to Patrick Cosgrove for his continuing work high profile work in the ICT sector, despite his relatively tender age of just 26.
Industry Person of the Year went to Michael Daly, country general manager of IBM, who announced his retirement after 25 years.
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