Thursday, October 25 11:07:05
Six Irish software companies will vie for the coveted award of Outstanding Company of the Year at the Irish Software Association (ISA) Industry Awards which is expected to be attended by more than 400 firms in Dublin next month.
ISA, the IBEC group that represents the indigenous software sector, today said that Camara, Compliance and Risks, Espion Group, Iquate, Openet, and Terminal Four have been shortlisted for this year's ISA Software Industry Awards.
Between them, the six companies employ 1,125 people.
ISA represents over 150 Irish software companies and the Awards aim to recognise excellence among Irish software and digital technology companies.
Karl Flannery, ISA Chairman and Storm Technology CEO, who is on the judging panel, said the awards 'recognise excellence among Irish software and digital technology companies'.
"They help companies to validate for their customers, employees and investors the breadth of innovation, vision and execution in their enterprises as they scale internationally," said Mr Flannery.
This year's competition attracted a record number of entries and, among the eight categories, is a new award for Gaming Media Company of the Year.
Tom Morrisroe, CEO of the Now Factory which won the Irish Software Company of the Year last year and one of this year's judges, described the calibre of entries received from Irish companies as outstanding.
"In choosing a winner, we are looking for a company that has demonstrated outstanding performance in areas such as technical innovation, sustainability, sales and profitability. Given the growth, drive and talent we have seen from the shortlisted companies, the competition will be close," he said.
The categories for this year's ISA Software Industry Awards are ISA Outstanding Company of the Year; Partnership of the Year; Sales Achievement of the Year; Technical Innovation of the Year; Multinational Corporation Initiative of the Year; Gaming Company of the Year; and Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year.
The Awards, themed 'Innovating, Transforming, Scaling', take place at 7.30pm on November 9 in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin.
Phil Cox, Silicon Valley Bank's Head of EMEA and India and President of the UK Branch, will be the keynote speaker.