itag Excellence Awards Nominations

itag Excellence Awards 26th November 2021

The itag Excellence Awards will take place on 26th November 2021.

The central theme underpinning each award is excellence. As such, nominators should demonstrate that their nominee exhibits excellence – that of excelling, being superior, or being exceptional / outstanding – in the category for which they are being nominated; thus meriting the award and associated accolade.  

Evidence – tangible and measurable – is at the centre of a strong nomination.

Nominations must be submitted online. Complete the nomination form (available under each category) and upload. Additional information (in Word only) can accompany the nomination form.

Key Dates

Launch of Awards: 10 September 2021

Nominations Open: 10 September 2021

Nominations Closing: 15 October 2021

Virtual Presentations: November  2021 – Presentations to judges
(Digital Project & Technology Innovation Award Categories only)

Short Lists Announced: November  2021

Award Ceremony: Fri 26th November  2021 (online)

We are delighted to now accept nominations for the following Award categories:

Individual Awards
This itag Excellence Award recognises excellence in early career development and is conferred on an individual with up to 3 years professional experience in the IT/Software sector.
This itag Excellence Award recognises excellence in women in technology and is conferred on an individual with over 3 years professional experience in the IT/Software sector.
This itag Excellence Award is conferred on ANY individual with 3 years+ relevant professional experience and who demonstrates excellence in leadership (including thought leadership).  Nominees need not hold a formal management/leadership position in the organisation (although they sometimes do).
Company Awards
This itag Excellence Award is conferred on a company/technology start-up within 3 years of its foundation. This award recognises excellence in early entrepreneurship, product and strategy development and early market/market position development.
Employing <50 IT Professionals  – This itag Excellence Award is conferred on SME organisations for outstanding contribution in one or more of the following areas; as product and process innovators: as centres of technical excellence; as employers, as drivers of regional economic growth; and for their myriad of other contributions to the Galway region and beyond.
Employing >50 IT Professionals – This itag Excellence Award is conferred on larger organisations for outstanding contribution in one or more of the following areas; as product and process innovators: as centres of technical excellence; as employers, as drivers of regional economic growth; and for their myriad of other contributions to the Galway region and beyond.
This itag Excellence Award rewards the best individuals, teams, and companies within the cybersecurity industry. Excellence and innovation are core themes, throughout all categories.
This itag Excellence Award is conferred on an organisation that demonstrates how its plan improved and raised awareness on cyber risks across its business.
This itag Excellence Award celebrates those companies who are at the forefront of innovation in artificial intelligence. Organisations recognised for this award should represent top-level applications of AI within their company who are at the forefront of driving Digital Transformation.
This itag Excellence Award is open to all itag members, who have experienced (or experiencing) Agile Transformation during the last 18 months (Jan-2020 to Jun-2021), to deliver organisational excellence and outstanding business outcomes.
Project and Innovation Awards
Employing <50 IT Professionals  – This itag Excellence Award is conferred on an SME organisation / group that demonstrates excellence in the planning, execution, and delivery of a project appropriate to their business.  The nominated project may be internally focused (an ‘in-house’ project for instance), or externally focused (i.e., undertaken for a client of the organisation).
Employing >50 IT Professionals – This itag Excellence Award is conferred on an organisation / group that demonstrates excellence in the planning, execution and delivery of a project appropriate to their business.  The nominated project may be internally focused (an ‘in-house’ project for instance), or externally focused (i.e., undertaken for a client of the organisation).
Employing <50 IT Professionals – This itag Excellence Award is conferred on an individual, group or organisation that demonstrates excellence in innovation – product or process innovation, for instance.  Such innovations will usually have a lasting effect, often distinguishing them from ‘projects’ per se; transforming how business is done, how products perform in the future, or creating new possibilities in the marketplace.
Employing >50 IT Professionals – This itag Excellence Award is conferred on an individual, group or organisation that demonstrates excellence in innovation – product or process innovation, for instance.  Such innovations will usually have a lasting effect, often distinguishing them from ‘projects’ per se; transforming how business is done, how products perform in the future, or creating new possibilities in the marketplace.
Recognition Awards
This itag Excellence Award is conferred on an individual/group/organisation that has added exceptional contribution to our community through a CSR initiative or individuals/groups/ organisation that use their technology passions to support and educate the tech community while building our tech ecosystem.
This itag Excellence award celebrates innovative and disruptive AI-based solutions that address significant societal challenges. Whether it is tackling global climate change, new drug discoveries to combat cancer and other diseases or new solutions to fight COVID-19, etc.
This itag Excellence Award recognises tech companies who have impacted the wellbeing of society through tech during these difficult times. Covid-19 has been a very challenging year for everyone.

Download and complete your nomination form. Then submit via the link below.

Sponsorship of the itag Excellence Awards is a unique and impactful way to demonstrate your commitment to the growth of the technology sector along the Atlantic Gateway.

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