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Leaders Awards: 10 November (Nominations Open)

Tech Industry Alliance

Leaders Awards: 10 November (Nominations Open)

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Celebrating Leaders of Excellence & Innovation

The 2023 Tech Industry Alliance Leaders Awards will take place on the 10th of November in Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork and was officially launched by Minister Michael McGrath.

For over 16 years, the Leaders Awards have recognised those who have excelled in the technology sector in the South West region of Ireland. From global multinationals to schools and start-ups, the Leaders Awards recognise those who have showcased their unique talents in the use of technology in their respective organisations and businesses.This year, the Tech Industry Alliance Leaders Awards will be celebrating “Leaders of Excellence & Innovation” in the South West.

The leaders’ awards categories are currently open to applicants, with judging taking place virtually in the coming weeks. Each year there is a significant increase in the volume and quality of applicants, and we anticipate another extraordinary year. Winners will be announced at the gala dinner awards night and there will be lots of networking, celebrating, and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

We strongly encourage members, the general public, and the tech community to actively participate in this extraordinary awards ceremony by submitting nominations. Whether you nominate someone else or choose to self-nominate, all nominations are welcome and highly encouraged.

Nominations will remain open until October 6th, 2023. Following that deadline, a judging panel consisting of expert industry representatives will evaluate all nominations for each category to select finalists and winners who truly stand out.

The 2023 Tech Industry Alliance Leaders Awards are split into ten categories, the first eight are open to the public for nominations. Categories include:

  1. Tech Start Up of the Year
  2. Tech Scale Up of the Year
  3. Multinational of the Year
  4. Excellence in Education
  5. Smart Technology Innovation Award
  6. Tech Industry Alliance Skillnet Best Learning Workplace Award
  7. Diversity, Inclusion & Social Impact Award
  8. Environmental Sustainability Award
  9. Tech Person of the Year
  10. Chairperson Award

The Tech person of the Year award will be selected by the Tech Industry Alliance Executive Board and goes to an individual who has demonstrated many years commitment to the tech industry in the South West region.

The Chairperson Community Award is nominated by the Chairperson of Tech Industry Alliance. This award focuses on giving recognition to a particular group or project that has positively influenced the Tech community in the South West region of Ireland.

To find out more about each category and submit a nomination visit: Leaders Awards Nominations 2023. 


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Start Time: 7.00pm (begins with a drinks reception)

Dress Code: Black Tie

Event MC: Anton Savage

Anton is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and communications advisor. He has presented numerous Current Affairs and Magazine TV and Radio Programmes, including The Sunday Business Show, IrelandAM, The Tonight Show, The Last Word, Savage Sunday and the PPI Gold-Medal winning Anton Savage Show. 







Excellence in Education Award:

Excellence in Education award winner will get €5,000 to promote STEM activities within their school for teachers and students, kindly sponsored by Trend Micro. Previous winners include: Nagle Community College and Mayfield Community School.







Event Sponsors:

 Tech Industry Alliance Skillnet | Trend Micro | KPMG | Cork Smart GatewayCork County Council | Grant Thornton | Barden | Enterprise Ireland | DeloitteMTUREEdI  | Fuzion Communications | Kinsale Spirit Company


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Date And Time

10-11-2023 @ 19:00 to
10-11-2023 @ 23:30

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