Friday marked our sixth year as headline sponsor of the Dot ie Net Visionary Awards. We are delighted to be involved in an awards programme that celebrates both digital innovation and digital innovators. The Dot ie Net Visionary Awards are always a great night and this year was no different as over 300 attendees from a wide range of sectors gathered to celebrate the various winners and projects.
The 2016 Dot ie Net Visionary Winners 2016 are:
|OVERALL NET VISIONARY WINNER||Joan Mulvihill, CEO of the IIA|
|IIA Hall of Fame Inductee 2016||Des Traynor, Intercom|
|Best in Universal Design||SPUNOUT.ie|
|Best Website Design – ‘most joyous to look at and splendid to use’||The Friday Agency for www.stpatrickscathedral.ie|
|Best Web Development Agency||Square1.io|
|Best Cloud Service to Optimise Business Performance||Bizimply|
|Best Mobile Service or Application||DPD Parcel Wizard|
|Best Internationally Scaling Irish Business||Roomex|
|Best Start-up- the one to watch for 2017||Wia|
|Best eCommerce Execution by a Retailer||iClothing|
|Best International Newcomer – ‘Welcome to the neighbourhood’||Optimal Workshop|
|Best Social Media Campaign||The Friday Agency for www.TDer.ie|
|Best Brand Marketing – seamless integration of online and offline messaging||RTE for The 1916 Commemoration|
|Best Use of Video and Imaging Tools for Digital Marketing||Glanbia for BSN Supplements|
|Best Use of Technology to make the world a better place||www.spunout.ie|
|Best Innovation for Financial Services||TransferMate|
|Best Innovation in Health/Medical||Beats Medical|
|Best Innovation for Agri- Food Sector||Glanbia’s www.mymilkman.ie|
|Best Innovation in Technology for Learning||Doodle Creative|
We were particularly delighted to see our Internet Day panellists Bizimply pick up the award for Best Cloud Service to Optimise Business Performance. We can’t wait to hear them speak on the 27th October. Click here for more information and to book your tickets.
The other big news of the evening was that after seven years, Joan Mulvihill will step down as the CEO of the Irish Internet Association. Joan has played a pivotal role in helping drive education across Irish business around technology as well as campaigning tirelessly on key issues affecting over 40,000 people directly employed in the Irish technology and start up community.
The Awards marked a fitting end to seven years as the CEO of the Irish Internet Association. Under her leadership the IIA has played a pivotal role in representing the needs and key issues of members and the wider business community nationwide. From the start Joan Mulvihill set out a bold goal to ‘make Ireland a leading web-enabled economy’. With a legacy that includes the hugely successful Digitise the Nation programme, the NSAI Swift 10 for Cloud Adoption, MyECommKit for ecommerce adoption, the award winning public affairs campaign that led on Skills Shortage as well as Ireland’s inaugural Open Data week, Joan has played a crucial role in both reflecting and understanding the changing nature of the technology industry.
David Curtin, CEO of IE Domain Registry (IEDR) commented: “This is our sixth year as headline sponsor of the dot ie Net Visionary Awards and we are delighted to partner again with the IIA to celebrate digital innovation and digital innovators.
One of the main reasons why the dot ie Net Visionary Awards are so important is that it showcases our industry leaders, and it also lets other Irish businesses visualise the endless possibilities that the digital economy presents.
At IEDR, we would also like to recognise the contribution of Joan Mulvihill to the success of these Awards over the years, and even more important, her contribution to the wider IIA and its vital work in promoting technology amongst all sectors of the Irish business community. Her work has been invaluable in driving-on this objective and we wish her every success for the future.”