Awards 2016

Award Sponsors

ISA would like to thank all our sponsors, without whom the Software Industry Awards would not take place.
  • Bank of Ireland
  • BryneWallace
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • ISA Software Skillnet
  • FIT ICT Associate Professional
  • Irish Software Innovation Network (ISIN)

Bank of Ireland:
Bank of Ireland is banking partner to some of the leading Irish technology companies including Openet, Fineos and Escher. In addition, Bank of Ireland’s analysis of publically available information in relation to international companies locating in Ireland showed that over 70% chose to work with Bank of Ireland. Bank of Ireland continues to develop its understanding of the technology sector by hiring from the sector, upskilling lenders and engaging with external industry analysts.

Regarded as one of Ireland’s premier technology law firms, ByrneWallace advises a wide spectrum of Irish and international tech companies, across all stages of their development - from start-ups to mid-cap and scaling companies, right through to large domestic and multinational organisations. The firm provides legal advice on a range of corporate matters and has specialist expertise advising on fundraising, data protection, IP and brand protection (contentious and non-contentious), cybersecurity & data privacy, online trading, web development and operational issues, software licensing (entreprise and SAAS licensing), electronic payments and fintech. The firm is the first large Irish law firm certified with the ISO 27001 information security standard and was recognised as one of Ireland’s top legal advisers on equity funding transactions in the tech and med tech sectors during 2015.

Enterprise Ireland:
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.

ISA Software Skillnet:
The ISA Software Skillnet is an enterprise led support body dedicated to the facilitation of training and workplace learning. The network encourages companies with shared training needs to collaborate to achieve their training goals in a cost effective manner. ISA Software Skillnet is the premier source of cost-effective collaborative training for the Irish Software sector.

FIT ICT Associate Professional:
The FIT ICT Associate Professional is a new IT apprenticeship-style (learn & earn) pathway to a career in the technology sector. For this certification programme FIT has produced an innovative syllabus focusing on equipping the IT professionals of the future with the skills to meet the business needs of today and tomorrow. It draws on FIT’s own extensive experience in working directly with IT companies and its close collaboration with government departments and national education and training agencies.

Irish Software Innovation Network (ISIN):
The Irish Software Innovation Network (ISIN) is a free matchmaking and knowledge-brokering service to help software companies to identify and engage with relevant third-level research institutes. Members can create a listing including contact details and information on areas of interest or research. Listings can be viewed by other members, with the goal of encouraging collaboration.The Network will help to form clusters of academics, indigenous software companies and MNC's to address particular problems posed by industry in a collaborative fashion. Within these pages, we help unravel some of the terminology involved in IP Agreements, R&D Tax Credit and what funding solutions and support are available.
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