Headline Sponsor 2019

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic, growing business unit of Amazon. Since early 2006, AWS has provided companies of all sizes with an infrastructure platform in the cloud. Using AWS, companies can requisition compute power, storage, and other services—gaining access to a global computing infrastructure that is the backbone of Amazon.com’s multi-billion dollar retail business. At AWS, we’re committed to providing developers and their companies with the tools and services they need to be successful.

Today, AWS provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. Key benefits for our customers are our low-cost flexibility on development platform and language, security, agility, and instant elasticity. Whether you are running applications that share photos or support the critical operations of your business, you need rapid access to flexible and low-cost IT resources. Here at AWS, you’ll experience unparalleled ownership and impact on our products and be empowered to innovate and deliver. Come and build the future with AWS!

Find out more at AWS.

Award Sponsors 2018

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At AIB Technology, we are re-imagining end-to-end experiences that will change the face of banking for good, by disrupting, designing and delivering, together. AIB Technology focuses on supporting the needs of the AIB Strategy. Delivery cycle times are short, with relentless delivery of new and innovative services and a strong emphasis on quality and reliability in production. We always strive to deliver the best banking experience possible for our customers.

We build and operate the Bank’s IT infrastructure, in addition to core banking, payments applications and customer channels. Strategic IT partners are key to providing this service.

The foundation of our strategy is ‘to get the basics right’, by not just running, but also protecting AIB’s IT systems. The absence of cyber incidents, as well as the continuous availability of key systems, significantly contributes to the provision of an outstanding customer experience as we continue to create and support a Digitally Enabled Bank.


AirBnb - new logo

Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a global travel community that offers magical end-to-end trips, including where you stay, what you do and the people you meet. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock and monetize their spaces, passions and talents to become hospitality entrepreneurs. Airbnb’s accommodation marketplace offers access to millions of places to stay in more than 191 countries, from apartments and villas to castles, treehouses and B&Bs. With Experiences, people can see a different side to a destination through unique, handcrafted activities run by locals, while a partnership with Resy provides access to the best local restaurants in selected countries. All of this is brought together in one easy-to-use and beautifully designed website and app.

Find out more at Airbnb.

Belvedere Communications

Belvedere is a consultancy that was founded to give high level strategic communications advice to corporates, entrepreneurs, family offices and the professional firms that advise or invest in them.

We help our clients to enhance and execute their communications strategies; solve existing problems and prevent new ones occurring. We relish the challenge of the complex, the new, the unusual and the unfamiliar.

We foster long term relationships with our clients by providing thoughtful, forward thinking, and discerning advice in a world that is overly focused on today’s quick fix.

Respect, trust, integrity and confidentiality are axiomatic to the advice we provide.

Find out more at Belvedere Communications.


DocuSign Company biography

Since inception in 2003, DocuSign has been on a mission to accelerate business and simplify life for companies and people around the world.

We pioneered the development of e-signature technology, and today offer the world’s #1 e-signature solution. It’s just part of our broader cloud-based System of Agreement Platform, which allows companies of all sizes and across all industries to quickly modernize and digitize the entire agreement process—all the way from preparing agreements to signing, enacting and managing them—from almost anywhere in the world, on practically any device.

Our value is simple to understand: Legacy, paper-based agreement processes are manual, slow, expensive, and error-prone. We eliminate the paper, automate the process, and connect it to all the other systems that businesses are already using.

Our platform has 350+ prebuilt integrations with popular business apps. In addition, our API enables embedding and connecting DocuSign with customers’ websites, mobile apps, and custom workflows. All told, today this enables more than 400,000 customers and hundreds of millions of users to measure turnaround time in minutes rather than in days, substantially reduce costs, and largely eliminate errors.

Award Sponsorship Comment:

DocuSign is a Trust Brand. We are delighted to sponsor the Information Security Champion award and have our very own Niamh Muldoon present it at the first Irish Awards Ceremony.

Find out more at Docusign.

Google Cloud

Companies come to Google Cloud to transform their businesses and achieve goals they never thought possible. Our comprehensive portfolio – from infrastructure to apps to devices – helps enterprises innovate faster, scale smarter, stay secure, and do more with data than ever before.

Find out more at Google Cloud.


Hays is the leading global specialist recruitment group, and the market leader in Ireland. We are the experts in recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people across a wide range of specialised industries and professions, including IT, Digital Technology, Construction & Property, Accountancy & Finance and Life Sciences. We operate across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

At Hays, we believe the right job can transform a person’s life and the right person can transform a business. We’re passionate about connecting our candidates with the right job for them.

Find out more at Hays.


MACE logo carouselMace is an international consultancy and construction company, working in Ireland for more than 10 years, it is founded and built on exceptional people, a commitment to service excellence and a deep-rooted entrepreneurial spirit. We employ over 5,700 people across five global hubs, with a turnover of €2.2bn. We develop, consult, construct and operate some of the world’s most inspiring projects and programmes.



The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL).

Find out more at Oracle.

Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers develop cloud-native applications, integrate existing and new IT applications, and automate and manage complex environments. A trusted adviser to the Fortune 500, Red Hat provides award-winning support, training, and consulting services that bring the benefits of open innovation to any industry. Red Hat is a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and communities, helping organizations grow, transform, and prepare for the digital future.


Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world’s #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Salesforce is proud to partner with some of the most innovative and disruptive Fintech organisations in the UK and Globally.

Salesforce is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) CRM platform, offering several advantages over traditional CRM software. There are no expensive setup costs, no software maintenance and because it’s cloud-based, everybody has access to the most up-to-date and reliable data, anywhere, any time, from any device. That’s what makes Salesforce CRM the ideal solution for small businesses and large enterprises alike.

Find out more at Salesforce.

Ulster Bank

With over 180 years of heritage Ulster Bank Ireland DAC, is a full service Retail and Commercial Bank, focused on serving the needs of 1.1m customers in the Republic of Ireland.  Ulster Bank leverages the scale, capabilities, and investment capacity of Royal Bank of Scotland to deliver a superior service proposition to its customers.  Investments in technology, brand and people support these goals, to ensure that Ulster Bank remains at the forefront of Irish banking in a changing and competitive market.

Whether it’s social innovation, technology or encouraging colleagues to make positive changes by thinking creatively – a culture of innovation lies at the heart of Ulster Bank as demonstrated by their collaboration with Dogpatch Labs.  This partnership encourages growth and strengthens ties in the Fintech community.

The world around us is changing all the time and customers expect smarter products, better services and more meaningful experiences that provide significant help in their everyday lives. Ulster Bank wants to be relevant today, tomorrow and in the future, to serve customers well and become the number one bank for customer service, trust and advocacy by 2020.

Women to Watch

Each year InvestmentNews names 20 Women to Watch to its coveted list. Coverage and an awards ceremony are dedicated to honoring female financial advisers and industry executives who are distinguished leaders at their firms. These women have advanced the business of providing advice through their passion, creativity, inclusive approach and willingness to help other women along the way,

InvestmentNews is the leading source for news, analysis and information essential to the financial advisory community. Since 1998, our standard of editorial excellence and deep industry knowledge has allowed us to educate, inform and engage the most influential financial advisers.

Through our weekly newspaper, website, newsletters, research, events, videos and webcasts, InvestmentNews provides exclusive and up-to-the-minute news, as well as actionable intelligence, that empowers financial advisers to serve their clients and run their businesses more effectively whenever, however and wherever they need it.

Find out more at Women to Watch.

Media Partners

CWIT - Connecting Women in Technology

Founded in 2011 by Dell, Microsoft and Accenture, the original intent was to bring technology companies together with the combined vision of ‘connecting and supporting the development of women in the technology industry, now and into the future’ CWIT has evolved into a collaborative partnership of 17 multinationals, who have a vested interest in attracting, retaining and promoting women’s participation in the technology sector through a number of creative and collaborative initiatives.

CWIT provides a valuable forum and a supportive network for women in the ICT  sector, through which member organisations and their employees can actively encourage each other to succeed within the industry and in turn attract more girls and women into STEM occupations.

FIT - The ICT Talent Pipeline

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Fastrack into Information Technology (FIT CLG) is a not-for-profit, industry-led organisation. FIT’s core mission is to promote an inclusive Smart Economy by creating a fast track to marketable technical skills for those at risk in Ireland’s labour market. FIT is Ireland’s National Coordinator for the country’s first ICT Tech Apprenticeships in Software Development and Network Engineering. It has pioneered its own methodology for working with employers to understand their skills requirements through granular analysis of the skills, knowledge and competencies required, and is the primary industry skills development initiative in the country.

National Women's Council of Ireland

NWCI is the leading national women’s membership organisation founded in 1973. 2018 has been a monumental year for NWCI. Our Director, Orla O’Connor was one of three Co-Directors of Together for Yes, the women’s led campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment ensuring reproductive rights for women in Ireland. NWCI helped to lay the foundations for Together for Yes. We represent over 180 organisations and individuals from a diversity of backgrounds, sectors and locations across Ireland. Many of our group members come Business & STEM: Women’s Networks from Symantec Technology, Pharmaceutical Industry, ESB, Bord Gais, Irish Women’s Lawyers Association & Network Ireland. Together we support and learn from each other as well as campaign on improving Women’s Equality in the workplace, apprenticeship, leadership and NWCI’s wider campaigns on Women on Boards, Politics, Care. Over the last 5 years, we have campaigned for more Women on Boards with campaigns on Quotas and Public Tendering and we intend to step this up in the next 12 months. Interested in Joining NWCI as a Group or Individual Member or sponsoring IT systems for NWCI so that we can work harder, find out more here.

WITS - Women in Technology & Science

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Founded in 1990, WITS is proud to have the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, as patron. WITS members range from students to retirees, from academia to industry and across all areas of STEM.

W: www.witsireland.com
E: info@witsireland.com

Our Vision: A society where women have equal opportunities, experiences and recognition in STEM.
Our Mission: A voluntary, independent organisation advocating, connecting and acting for women to benefit society as full and vital participants in STEM.
Our Goal: To grow our profile and membership and collaborate with like-minded organisations to progress our mission of advocating, acting and connecting to have women as full participants in STEM. 

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