Women in IT Awards Ireland 2018 — finalists revealed for inaugural awards

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Women in IT Awards Ireland 2018 â€" finalists revealed for inaugural awards

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Nick Ismail
30 October 2018 Women in IT Awards Ireland 2018 â€" finalists revealed for inaugural awards The finalists for the 2018 inaugural Women in IT Awards Ireland have been revealed ahead of the gala ceremony at Mansion House in Dublin on 21 November Women in IT Awards Ireland 2018 â€'Today, I am delighted to ann ounce the finalists of our first diversity event in Ireland. The country has one of the world's leading technology markets, and that was reflected in the quality of nominations this year.'

The Women in IT Awards Series today reveals the finalists for its first award programme in Dublin, Ireland. More than 450 business and technology leaders will descend on The Round Room in Dublin’s Mansion House on 21 November 2018.

The awards programme, organised by Information Age in association with Amazon Web Services, is the leading initiative among extensive efforts from the tech world to rectify a gender imbalance that means women occupy just under 19% of IT roles in Ireland.

The Women in IT Awards Ireland is part of the Women in IT Awards Series, which has further events in Silicon Valley, London, New York and Singapore.

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The Series is an ongoing Information Age campaign to tackle technology’s diversity problems. Information Age runs two further diversity events in the UK: Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders, a careers fair for female university students, and Future Stars of Tech, which identifies and promotes the industry’s top female career climbers.

Through a series of 14 awards, the Women in IT Awards Ireland will showcase the achievements and innovation of women in technology and identify new role models for the younger generation of female talent.

Joining headline sponsor, Amazon Web Services, at the Women in IT Awards Ireland 2018 are Salesforce, DocuSign, Airbnb, Mace Group, Google Cloud, AIB, Oracle, Red Hat, Ulster Bank, Hays Recruitment and Belved ere Communications.

This year’s awards attracted over 500 nominations, which for the inaugural event is remarkable. The keynote speaker will be Group Chief Operating Officer at Bank of Ireland, Jackie Noakes.

“Following the fourth awards programme of the Women in IT Awards London earlier this year, it was clear that Information Age and our partners needed to reach out beyond the UK. The problem of diversity in technology is not limited to this country,” said Nick Ismail, Content Editor, Information Age.

“We followed that up with our inaugural US event in New York, and today I am delighted to announce the finalists of our first diversity event in Ireland. The country has one of the world’s leading technology markets, and that was reflected in the quality of nominations this year.”

“All of the finalists deserve a massive congratulations for the achievements that have resulted in them being shortlisted for an award. We can’t wait to welcome e veryone for one of the biggest nights in technology on 21 November.”

Click here to book your place at the Women in IT Awards 2018 in London, and here to view the winners of this year’s Women in IT Awards London.

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Women in IT Awards Ireland â€" 2018 finalists

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
Nicola Dunne, Bank of Ireland
Adaku Ezeudo, PhoenixRize Consulting
Paula Harrington, PH Training
Furkan Karayel, Diversein.com
Gillian Keating, Ronan Daly Jermyn
Aoife Macken, LinkedIn
Anya Mhone, Google
Coral Movasseli, Girls in Tech Dublin
Amanda O’Farrell, IT Tallaght
Maria O’Loug hlin and Michelle Kearns, One HealthTech

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Lisa Dillon, Microsoft
Geraldine Gibson, AQMetrics
Aisling Keegan, Dell EMC
Ciara Lucy, Spearline
Sylvie McDermott, CurrencyFair
Majella Mungovan, Facebook
Carol Murphy, EY
Anne O’Leary, Vodafone Ireland
Tara O’Sullivan, Skillsoft

BUSINESS ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR
Christine Barrett, Microsoft
Barbara McCarthy, HubSpot
Paula Neary, Accenture Ireland
Caroline Randles, Bank of Ireland
Victoria Shanks, First Derivatives
Carolyn Sweeney, The Chargeback Company
Maeve Tracy, Vizor Software
Ellen Ward, Tech for Good

CIO OF THE YEAR
Eileen Burns, Arthur Cox/Accenture Ireland
Ashling Cunningham, Ervia
Michelle Kearns, Caredoc
Lorraine McNerney, Ordnance Survey Ireland
Lavinia Morris, SMBC Aviation Capital
Myra O’Neill, Vodafone
Noelle Watts, Ornua

< strong>DATA LEADER OF THE YEAR
Medb Corcoran, Accenture Labs Dublin Lead
Roisin Flannery, Bloomberg PolarLake
Monica Gupta, Exaxe
Dina Medhat, Microsoft
Phuong Vu, BeeInstant

DIGITAL LEADER OF THE YEAR
Luana Cavalcanti, TradeIX
Marcella Flood, Allianz Worldwide Care
Vicky Godolphin, Accenture Ireland
Maria O’Loughlin, HSE
Martyna Plonka, Nuance Communications
Eimear Saul, Vodafone
Jacinta Walker, Qualtrics

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
Accenture
Dell EMC
Ericsson
Exaxe
Fujitsu Ireland
Tenable Inc
Vodafone Ireland

FUTURE CIO OF THE YEAR
Ana Maria Balanescu, Vizor Software
Linda Beckett, AIB
Julieanne Fleming, Deloitte Ireland
Georgia Klontza, Equifax
Niki Lyberis, Microsoft
Seainin McCoy, BT
Fiona Sheridan, Vodafone
Jessica Sheridan, Intel
Sajida Zouarhi, ConsenSys

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Wendy Belluomini, IBM Research, Ireland
Kathryn Desmond, Exaxe
Laura Kennedy, SmartBear
Emily O’Brien, Ernst & Young
Grainne O’Keeffe, Spearline
Sara Philpott, Openet
Aoife Sexton, Truata

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
Jasmina Arapinac, Dropbox
Amira Bouguera, ConsenSys
Ellen Brady, Accenture
Shelby Cormack, Vizor Software
Cynthia Faus Viade, First Derivatives
Lisa Hughes, Verizon Connect
Charlotte Kristiansen, Microsoft
Eileen McLoughlin, Terenure Enterprise Centre
Dionne Meehan, JP Morgan
Sara O’Dowd, Know Your Customer

SECURITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Katherine Cancelado, Deloitte
Jane Corr, Great-West Life Europe (Irish Life)
Jennifer Cox, Tenable
Hanim Eken, Sun Life Financial
Jacky Fox, Deloitte
Michelle Garrigan, Ulster Bank Ireland DAC
Joan Green, Bank of Ireland
Sara McAneney, Trinity College Dublin

TRAN SFORMATION LEADER OF THE YEAR
Sarah Anderson, Vizor Software
Anne Marie Barcoe, Exaxe
Sinead Crosbie, Great West Life (Irish Life)
Melanie Kiernan, AirBnB
Joanne Morrissey, Microsoft
Georgina O’Leary, Allstate Northern Ireland
Olena Redrugina, Vizor Software
Marie Taylor â€" Ghent, EY
Vickie Wall, EY

WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Jennifer Cox, Tenable
Dr. Michelle Cullen,Accenture
Sharon Donnelly, Bank of Ireland
Jillian Godsil, Blocknubie
Joanne Horgan, Vizor Software
Barbara McCarthy, Hubspot
Lorna Ross, Accenture, Fjord Dublin
Aoife Sexton, Truata
Phuong Vu, BeeInstant
Caroline Walsh, Vesta Payment Solutions

YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR
Lorna Brady, Asavie
Giuliana Carullo, Intel Labs Europe
Kara Crinion, Together Digital
Louise Cunningham, First Derivatives
Julieanne Fleming, Deloitte Ireland
Tara McDonald, Ericsson
Gillian McMahon, D eloitte
Rachel Noonan, WP Engine
Lauren O’Grady, Google
Aoife Whitford, Property Basecamp
Darya Yegorina, CleverBooks

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