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Technical Life

By Mindo - 22nd Jan 2019

LearnUpon was named Technology Ireland Company of the Year at the annual Technology Ireland Awards at the Mansion House, Dublin. Technology Ireland is the Ibec group that represents the sector. The event, which took place at the end of 2018, was supported by platinum sponsors Vhi Healthcare, and gold sponsors Bank of Ireland, ByrneWallace and Enterprise Ireland.

LearnUpon is an Irish tech company, headquartered in Dublin, employs over 70 people and has offices in Belgrade, Sydney and Philadelphia. LearnUpon is a learning management system that helps organisations to train their employees, partners and customers. The platform enables global businesses to manage, track and achieve their diverse learning goals through “a single, powerful solution”.

Presenting the Award, Technology Ireland Director Ms Una Fitzpatrick said: “Established in 2012, LearnUpon is one of the fastest-growing LMSs on the market today, with over 1,000 clients including TripAdvisor, Twilio, Vauxhall, Herman Miller, PING and Allstate. LearnUpon’s rapid growth has been driven off designing and developing a platform that is quick to set up, easy to use for customers and a platform which can be effectively and rapidly scaled globally.”

Full list of winners

Technology Ireland Company of the Year: LearnUpon.

Technology Ireland Person of the Year: Mr Noel King, co-founder, Coolest Projects.

Emerging Company of the Year: ThinScale Technology.

Outstanding Achievement in International Growth: Aspire Technology.

Technology Innovation of the Year: Siren.

Digital Technology Services Project of the Year: GeoPal.

WomenInTech Company Initiative of the Year: Fidelity Investments Ireland.

Excellence in Talent Development: eShopWorld.

Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year: ADAPT Centre

Mr Noel King, co-founder of Coolest Projects, was named Technology Ireland Person of the Year 2018. CoderDojo Coolest Projects is a world-leading technology showcase that “inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, change-makers and entrepreneurs”.

The CoderDojo Coolest Projects showcase offers young people, aged seven to 17, from the Irish and international CoderDojo Communities, the opportunity to showcase projects they have created at their local CoderDojo. It is both a competition and exhibition to showcase, inspire and enable innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and technology skills in youth innovators.

Mr King does this in addition to his day job, where he is VP for Engineering at VSWare, an Irish software company providing cloud-based administration systems to the education sector.

Other award winners on the night were ThinScale Technology, Aspire Technology, Siren, GeoPal, Fidelity Investments Ireland, eShopWorld and ADAPT Centre.

Commenting on the winners, Mr Aaron Keogh, Vhi Healthcare Managing Director, said: “Vhi Healthcare would like to extend our congratulations to LearnUpon on winning the Digital Technology Company of the Year Award. As platinum sponsor, it was a privilege for Vhi Healthcare to see the drive and ambition displayed by these exciting Irish tech companies. We wish all the winners great success as they continue to scale their businesses internationally.”

“Technology Ireland, representing over 200 members, advocates on behalf of Ireland’s indigenous and foreign direct investment technology companies to Government and policy-makers. “We make sure Ireland is the most competitive location in the world to grow successful technology businesses,” according to the association.

“We also develop our own initiatives and services to help member companies prosper.”

Silver sponsors for the event included FIT Tech Apprenticeships, Technology Ireland Software Skillnet, Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet.

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