it@cork Leaders Awards 2019 #TechLeaders19


Pictured at the launch of #techleaders19 are (l-r), Jerry Sweeney – Founder & MD Cloud CIX, Catherine Halpin – Director of Global Support VMware, Padraig Curran – Founder & CTO Grid Beyond, Laura Hughes – Program Manager – McAfee 

The it@cork Leader’s Awards (#techleaders19) is an annual event that recognises achievement, innovation and commitment to the tech sector in the region.  From global multinationals to schools and start-ups, the awards recognise those who have delivered outstanding results in the use of technology in their respective organisations and businesses.

The Awards, which are in their 13th  year, are now open to applicants, with judging to take place in early October. It will culminate in a gala prize-giving ceremony to be held at the Rochestown Park Hotel on October 18th.

The it@cork Leaders Awards categories are split into 8 different categories:

  1. *Tech Person of the Year (Winner 2018: Linda & Dan Kiely)
  2. The One to Watch (Winner 2018: Smarttech247)
  3. MNC of the Year (Winner 2018: McKesson)
  4. Excellence in Education (Winner 2018: Gaelcholaiste Mhuire (A.G))
  5. Tech Start Up of the Year (Joint Winners 2018: Altada & GetVisibility)
  6. Smart Technology Innovation Award (Winner 2018: GridBeyond)
  7. Corporate Social Responsibility Award (Winner 2018: VMware International (Cork))
  8. **it@cork Skillnet Best Workplace Award 

*Tech Person of the Year Award’ is the only category that is nominated by the Board of it@cork and the ultimate winner is selected by a panel of 4 judges.

**’it@cork Skillnet Best Workplace Award’  is new for 2019 and replaces Technical Training Programme of the Year Award from 2018

Eligibility Criteria & Judging Process 

We would encourage anyone interested in submitting a nomination to review the attached ‘Leaders 19 Reference Document’ before making a nomination.

it@cork Leaders19_Reference Doc.

Towards 2020 

It@cork have chosen the theme for this year’s Leaders Awards to be ‘Towards 2020’, which is a celebration of all the previous winners who have contributed immensely to the tech industry in the region, and a nod to the present and future leaders who will bring the Irish tech industry into the next decade.

An exciting addition to this year’s initiative is the opening of the new it@cork Tech Leaders Hall of Fame, into which all previous winners of the prestigious Tech Leader of the Year award will be inducted.


Nominations for #techleaders19 are now open.  it@cork encourages the general public, the tech community and interested parties to nominate companies and providers that they believe are worthy of recognition.

You can nominate companies by clicking on the links below.

Note: You can self-nominate, and / or be nominated by others.

Nominations are open until September 18! 

You can nominate companies and/or providers by using the following links:

Tech start up of the year

One to Watch Award

Multi National Company of the Year Award

Excellence in Education Award

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Smart Technology Innovation Award

it@cork Skillnet Best Workplace Award

Sponsorship of #TechLeaders19

Sponsorship opportunities for #TechLeaders19 are now open!

Please take a look at the attached sponsorship pack for further information.

For sponsorship inquiries please contact: 


Tickets are on sale now!

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Please follow us on twitter (@itcork) and Linkedin (it@cork) for regular updates.

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    October 18, 2019 12:17
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    October 18, 2019
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