Videnda took the gong for specialist distributor of the year at the Tech Excellence Awards, last night.
The Awards were presented at a gala event held at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin, where a crowd of almost 500 luminaries from the technology sector gathered to celebrate a year of innovation and commercial success.
Also recognised on the night were Viatel for company of the year, Justin Keatinge of Version 1 for person of the year, and Prospr in the rising star category.
Esat Digifone, Digicel and Communicorp founder Denis O’Brien was also on hand to receive a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the growth of the technology industry in Ireland.
A special presentation was made to Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland to celebrate 30 years in Ireland.
Finally, the award for multinational of the year was accepted by Intel, represented on the night by country manager for Ireland Colin Mac Hale.
The Awards were adjudicated by industry experts Eoin O'Driscoll (Forfas), Dr Jim Mountjoy (Euristix), Tom McCarthy (HelmAG), Peter McManamon (Parthus Technologies), Dr Seán Baker (IONA Technologies), and Karl Flannery (Storm Technology).
Eoin O'Driscoll, chairman of the Tech Excellence Awards judging committee and chairman of the Tyndall National Institute, said: "The evidence of top class talented individuals and companies that can compete on any world stage is so encouraging. Recognising their excellence is so important to help them continue to flourish and keep Ireland ahead of other jurisdictions. The Tech Excellence Awards has shown yet again that Ireland is investing in its talent and in its IT Infrastructure. The technology sector in Ireland is showing leadership and marketing prowess and increasing its reputation globally."
Billy Huggard, operations director of Tech Excellence Awards organiser, Mediateam, said: "The quality and number of entries have raised the benchmark yet again. The evidence of best business practice with deep technical know-how was abundant in the entries this year. I can’t stress enough our gratitude and thanks to our sponsors, new and old, for their participation is so important to the continued success of this exclusive annual get together.”
From left to right: Sean Holohan (Managing Director, Videnda), Shane Humston (Sales & Marketing Manager, Videnda), Ewa Duraj (presenting the award on behalf of Olive Media), Greg Clausen (Head of IP Surveillance, Videnda), and Liam Fahy (Operations Director, Videnda).