Awards 2016

Winners 2016

Award sponsors were;
  • Bank of Ireland
  • ByrneWallace
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • FIT ICT Association Professional
  • Irish Software Innovation Network
  • ISA Software Skillnet
Full list of winners:

ISA Digital Technology Company of the Year: Movidius
ISA Person of the Year: Karl Flannery
Emerging Company of the Year: LogoGrab
Outstanding Achievement In International Growth: eShopWorld
Technology Innovation of the Year: KantanMT
Digital Technology Services Project of the Year: Storm Technology & Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Multinational Corporation Initiative of the Year: Accenture Ireland - 'Women on Walls' campaign
Excellence in Talent Development: Openet
Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year: Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

Movidius was named the Irish Software Association (ISA) Digital Technology Company of the Year at the annual Irish Software Awards at the Mansion House, Dublin. The event was sponsored by Bank of Ireland, ByrneWallace and Enterprise Ireland. Movidius, an Irish machine-vision chip maker whose technology gives sight to smart devices, is powering artificial intelligence (AI) in cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) and drone applications by companies like Google, DJI, FLIR, and Lenovo.

Movidius, which was co-founded by Seán Mitchell and David Moloney in 2005, employs 180 staff across its global operations. Earlier this year the company announced plans to create further 100 jobs in Dublin. In September it was revealed the tech giant Intel plans to acquire the company in a multimillion-euro deal.

Karl Flannery, business leader, technology enthusiast and CEO of Storm Technology was named ISA Person of the Year 2016. For over 20 years Karl has been firmly committed to advancing the profile and needs of the Irish software and digital technology sector in the national and international arena. He is currently chair of the Industry Advisory Board for Knowledge Transfer Ireland and is chairing one of the delivery teams for the government’s ICT Action Plan for Jobs.

Karl has over 30 years' experience in the ICT industry, starting his career in the area of integrated voice and data terminals with Nortel. In 1995, Karl co-founded Storm Technology. Since then he has taken the company from a start-up operation to a well respected, profitable company, which focuses on technology solutions for the enterprise based on the Microsoft platform. Storm Technology has a team of over 90 staff and operates out of Dublin and Galway.

Other award winners on the night were LogoGrab, eShopWorld, KantanMT, Storm Technology, Accenture Ireland, Openet, and the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC).
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