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Irish digital technology sector employs 120,000 people

Written by Robert McHugh, on 1st Sep 2017. Posted in Technology

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Ireland is now "a global powerhouse in digital technology," employing over 120,000 people in a multitude of business and technology roles, with businesses adding approximately 100 new jobs per week over the past five years. This is according to Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the tech sector who are today launching the 25th Annual Software Industry Awards. 
The Annual Technology Ireland Software Industry Awards, now in their 25th year, recognise and celebrate indigenous Irish companies who have achieved exceptional success developing innovative software technologies across eight different competition categories.
The 8 categories are: 
· Digital Technology Company of the Year 
· Emerging Technology Company of the Year 
· Technology Innovation of the Year 
· Outstanding Achievement in International Growth 
· Digital Technology Services Project of the Year 
· Excellence in Talent Development Award 
· Multinational Corporation Initiative of the Year 
· Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year
Additionally this year, a special award will recognise a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) company that enhances the overall development of the tech sector in Ireland.
The winners of each category will be celebrated during the flagship annual award ceremony, which has gained a reputation as one of the most coveted events within the technology sector both in Ireland and overseas. Over 500 leading influencers and decision makers in the digital and software technology sector are expected to attend the event on the 24 November.
Technology Ireland, alongside Award gold sponsors Bank of Ireland, ByrneWallace, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, is urging all Irish software and digital technology companies to submit their own entries for the Awards by the Saturday, 30 of September. Entry is free and not restricted. 

Speaking at the launch, Director of Technology Ireland, Paul Sweetman said, "These awards are a testament not only to the successful entrepreneurship within the technology sector in Ireland, but also to the diversity of innovation among indigenous companies operating in the sector."

He added, "I am always amazed and inspired by the quality of applications to the Awards each year, particularly the new innovations and business prowess shown by our home grown companies.  These awards place a strongly deserved spotlight on their work and potential."

Source: www.businessworld.ie 

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