There was an incredible atmosphere at the Women in Tech Awards last Thursday.

Dr. Pixie McKenna did a fantastic job of hosting the ceremony, the panel discussion led by Gen Ashley of Women Who Code London gave us all a lot to take home as each panellist had at least one quote that stuck with us for days to come. The night was topped off with a powerful speech from Brenda Romero which had guests cheering & laughing at one stage and holding back tears towards the end. Suffice to say, it was a night to remember, and one we at Dublin Tech Summit, are very proud of.

 Special thanks to panellists Anne Ravanona, Gordon Lynn, Julie Sinnamon and Tom Bentley.

One of the resounding comments from the judging panel was how high the bar had been set and how difficult a task it was to choose winners, therefore, massive congratulations are due to all the nominees who made the shortlist.

So who took home one of the coveted awards?

Entrepreneur Award
Mary O’Brien – VideoDoc

Data Scientist Award
Jaine Blayney – Queens University Belfast

Trailblazer Award
Furkan Karayel – Diversein

Digital Transformation Award
Grainne Bryan – McCann Fitzgerald

Blockchain Leader Award
Niamh O’Connell – ConsenSys

Fintech Leader
Ruth Fletcher – Currency Fair

IT Business Leader
Myra O’Neill – Vodafone

Rising Star
Talita Holzer – WaytoB

Security Leader
Orlagh Lynch – Globoforce

Disruptor Award
Medb Corcoran – Accenture

Mentorship Award
Michelle Cullen – Accenture

Our Women in Tech Initiative went to the very deserving, Women ReBOOT, who help women returning to the tech world after a career break.

L-R Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor, Women ReBOOT (Women in Tech Initiative Award Winners ) & DTS CEO, Will Brightling at the Women In Tech Awards 2018