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IC4 shortlisted by ISA for Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year

Shortlist announced for Irish Software Awards 2015

The Irish Software Association (ISA) has released the shortlist of 26 indigenous technology companies that are vying for the title of Digital Technology Company of the Year at the ISA Awards to be held in Dublin on 20 November.

Five companies have been shortlisted for ISA Digital Technology Company of the Year; Fenergo, Asavie, Qstream, Globoforce, and Ocuco. Between them, these Irish companies employ over 850 people.

In the Emerging Company of the Year category (sponsored by William Fry), six younger and highly innovative companies, Sedicii, Bizimply.com, InvoiceFair, SilverCloud Health, The Hire Lab and Beats Medical will battle it out for the top prize.

Other categories include, Outstanding Achievement in International Growth (sponsored by Enterprise Ireland), Technology Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Bank of Ireland),

Technology Services Project of the Year (sponsored by Tenego Partnering), and the Excellence in Talent Development Award (sponsored by the ISA Software Skillnet).

The work of four academic institutions and researchers has also been recognised with the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at DCU, the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing & Commerce (IC4) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) also nominated for Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year.

In addition, a selection of foreign direct investment (FDI) companies have been shortlisted in the Multinational Initiative of the Year (sponsored by FIT ICT Associate Professional), having shown a solid commitment to supporting the growth of the industry as a whole in Ireland.

Paul Sweetman, Director of the ISA said: “The software and digital technology sector in Ireland is thriving. Year-on-year, stellar companies are entering the Awards and 2015 is no exception. I would like to extend my congratulations to all of the companies that entered the Awards. It is the tireless efforts of those working in these companies that bring Ireland to the fore of the global technology sector”.

Following publication of shortlisted entries, all companies will present to eight independent panels of judges, composed of CEOs and founders of successful Irish software and digital technology companies.

Almost 70 tech companies and organisations from across Ireland entered this year’s awards and winners will be announced at the annual awards event on 20th November in Dublin. The keynote speaker for the Awards is US based founder and CEO of Automattic Inc. Matt Mullenweg. Sharon Ní Bheoláin, Journalist and Broadcaster is MC for the evening.

The full list of the shortlisted companies can be found on www.software.ie/awards

You will find the official press releases here and here.

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