MobileAware, which produces dynamic mobile self-care solutions for a number of Mobile Network Operators worldwide, was the overall winner among five companies shortlisted for the award.
Other award winners were S3 Group, Aspire Technology, CarTrawler, Fenergo, Google Ireland and Openet.
Over 65 of Ireland’s leading software and digital technology firms entered this year’s awards and the winners were announced at an event on Friday in Dublin which was attended by more than 450 Irish technology companies.
Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon was the keynote speaker at the awards and spoke of how Irish SMEs can grow and scale internationally.
ISA is the Ibec representative body for over 160 Irish digital and software technology companies.
The indigenous software technology sector has almost 730 companies, employing more than 10,000 people, with sales in excess of €1.8billion every year.
Commenting on the win, Armin Gebauer, MobileAware’s CEO, said:
“This is a great honor for us to be recognized by ISA in front of our peers and the tech community. It is a big accolade for us and a clear reflection of all of the hard work we have put in to developing our technology and making our solutions successful. Our solutions have elevated customer experiences globally and have transformed how mobile network operators interact with their customers. “
In her speech on the night, ISA Chair and Trilogy Technologies MD, Edel Creely spoke of the important contribution small and medium sized companies bring to Ireland while also drawing on barriers to growth which include access to finance and skills.
“We represent a community of innovative, scaling companies that want to grow, to export internationally and to create sustainable jobs in Ireland. However, to ensure we can continue to scale we need enablement for growth and the elimination of all barriers to success which includes greater access to finance for expansion and talent to drive growth.
“Mid-stage technology companies, in particular, find it very difficult to access funding from traditional sources to scale globally. ISA is addressing this challenge through ongoing dialogue with the pillar banks and venture capital communities. In terms of skills, we are driving policy changes and developing multi-collaborative initiatives with educators to influence Ireland’s attractiveness for mobile talent.
“I wish to congratulate MobileAware on attaining the prestigious accolade of ISA Digital Technology Services Project of the Year. This year, we received an influx of extremely talented and worthy nominations. The quality of entrants proves to investors at home and abroad that a wealth of knowledge, expertise and incentives exist here.
“MobileAware stood out for their contribution to the Irish software industry. I wish them well as they continue to develop and grow their company,” Ms Creely concluded.
ISA Digital Technology Company of the Year 2013 S3 Group
Excellence in Talent Development 2013 Openet
Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year 2013 Dr. Mark Davis, DIT
Digital Technology Services Project of the Year 2013 MobileAware
Multinational Corporation Initiative of the Year 2013 Google Ireland
Technology Innovation of the Year 2013 Fenergo
Outstanding Achievement in International Growth 2013 CarTrawler
Emerging Company of the Year 2013 Aspire Technology
ISA Person of the Year Award 2013 Sean Baker
ISA is the Ibec representative body for Irish software technology companies. It enables companies in the Irish software sector to scale globally through pathways of connections, knowledge and influence across the enterprise ecosystem. ISA is a forum for entrepreneurs to share ideas, develop their skills, meet investors, influence public policy, and create world-class companies.
MobileAware helps mobile network operators enhance the customer experience by building exceptional mobile engagement channels. The company’s innovative solutions enable operators to rapidly build and launch a mobile presence that is accessible from any device. In this way, MobileAware lowers the cost of providing excellent customer service while creating major new revenue streams. Many of the world’s largest operators, including Orange, T-Mobile, TELUS, Telefonica and Vodafone, have relied on MobileAware to help them transition to a Mobile First strategy.