The nominees for the first annual BT Inspired IT Awards have been announced. The awards, set up by research company iReach, were created to acknowledge the role of IT managers and their teams for delivering business value through the inspired use of IT in Ireland.
The list of nominees contains some of Ireland’s leading companies from all industries including AIB, Pfizer, Failte Ireland, Musgraves and Coillte. Each company will be hoping to win their industry category as well as the coveted title of Inspired Project of the Year at the awards ceremony due to take place in the Burlington Hotel on Wednesday 26 October.
As well as IT companies, the list contains top names from financial services, travel, retail, distribution, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries as well as state-run companies.
Oisín Byrne, managing director of iReach, stated: “We are delighted at the response we’ve gotten in the first year of the awards. There were so many great projects submitted that we had a hard time finalising the shortlist. Having such big names involved is really a tribute to the importance of IT departments in modern business.”
While the awards recognise the excellent work being carried out in all industries by Irelands IT professionals, it is also an opportunity for the IT industry to give something back to Irish society. All proceeds from the awards event will be donated to Barnardos children’s charity.
The full list of nominations in each category are:
Financial services: AIB, Hibernian, IIB Homeloans, Allianz, EBS Financial Services, FBD, Friends First, Standard Life
Government: Vhi Healthcare, Coillte, Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Irish Prisons, IB Solutions, Local Government Computer Services Board, Rail Procurement Agency
Telecoms, Media and Technology: Idiro Technologies, National College of Ireland (Microsoft), CMS Peripherals, Osmosis, Alchemy Software, Datapac, Cable & Wireless
Retail and Distribution: DHL, Musgraves, Campus Oil, Advance Pitstop, Brown Thomas, Arnotts, Shop Direct, Irish Stock Exchange
Manufacturing and Pharmaceuticals: Clonmel Healthcare, Schering Plough, Qualceram Shires, Pfizer, Stryker Orthopaedics, Läepple, GN ReSound
Travel and Transport: Gohop.ie, Jurys Doyle GroupLimerick Travel, Failte Ireland, Aircoach, O’Callaghan Hotels, Thrifty Car Rental
By Ian Campbell