New awards have also been added. International internet businesses who have chosen Ireland will for the first time be recognised specifically for their contribution to the ecosystem with “Best International Newcomer–Welcome to the neighbourhood”. There are four new innovation categories that showcase the best of Irish technology across all spheres of life – Education, Health/Medtech, Agri/Food and Financial services.
As the year of design, the CEUD are awarding a special Best in Universal Design Award that will be adjudicated from all entries across all categories.
The DOT IE Net Visionary Awards are so called in tribute to the IIA’s headline sponsors, the IE Domain Registry, now in their 5th year in this title position. Their contribution and that of all of the awards sponsors is testament to their belief in the integrity of these industry leading awards.
The Award Categories 2015
- Best Website – joyous to look at and splendid to use – Sponsor: Blacknight
- Best Web Development Agency – Sponsor: Microsoft
- Best Cloud Services for SMEs –
- Best Mobile Application – indispensable to its users – Sponsor: Register 365
- Best International Scaling Irish Business – Sponsor: Silicon Valley Bank
- Best Start-Up – the one to watch for 2016 – Sponsor: Arekibo
- Best Ecommerce Execution by a Retailer
- Best International Newcomer–“Welcome to the neighbourhood” – Sponsor – The Digital Hub
- Best Social Media Campaign
- Best Brand Marketing – Sponsor: Irish Times Training
- Best Use of Video for Digital Marketing
- Best Use of Technology for Social Good – Sponsor: Electric Ireland
- Best Innovation for Financial Services – Sponsor: Telecity
- Best Innovation for Medical Services – Sponsor: BDO
- Best Innovation for Agri/Food Sector – Sponsor – Dimension Data / Alcatel Lucent
- Best Innovation for Education Services
Best in Universal Design Award – Supported By the Centre of Excellence for Universal Design
DOT IE Overall Net Visionary Award – Headline Sponsor – IEDR
Congratulations to Dylan Collins, Overall Net Visionary 2010. This award recognises his commitment to innovation and excellence within the Irish Internet industry.
This evening, in the Crowne Plaza Northwood, 15 category Awards were presented recognising the achievements across the gamut of the Irish Internet Industry. Closing the Awards, Maeve Kneafsey, Chairperson of the IIA, and Jennifer Condon of Enterprise Ireland, announced Dylan Collins as the 2010 Overall IIA and Enterprise Ireland Net Visionary.
Dylan Collin, serial entrepreneur of DemonWare and Jolt Games, is a true internet visionary. His meteoric success is unprecedented within the Irish Internet industry. In his early 30s, Dylan’s ability to innovate is unrivalled in the online gaming sector on an Irish and international stage. He is the embodiment of all that is great about this industry – ingenuity, pace and determination. Yet of all these qualities, it is his unstinting generosity in mentoring other internet start-ups and his commitment to the industry as a whole that truly sets him apart as a most worthy winner of this industry accolade.
The Category Winners are:
Best Business Blogger – Amy Dillon, MakeUpAndBeauty.ie
Best Business Video & Podcasting – Marcus O’Doherty, RTE Publishing
Best Online Financial Service – Elaine Murphy, insure.ie
Best Online Trader – Daragh Murphy, Hairybaby Clothing Company
Best Use of Social Media – Michele Neylon, Blacknight Solutions
Innovation Award – Ed Hendrick, Sonru
Internet Entrepreneur – Dr. Des O’Mahony, Bookassist
Internet Marketer – Vanessa Johnston, Pigsback.com
Journalist Award – Mark Little
Social Contribution – Ruth Kearney, DIT Hothouse
Web Designer Excellence – Lisa Westermann, Fusio
Web Developer Excellence – David Henry, Modus
A number of ticketing options are available allowing delegates to attend the Conference only, the Net Visionary Awards only, or avail of a 20% discount by attending both the Conference and the Awards. Full tables of 10 can also be booked for the Awards dinner also.
|Conference Only – Early Bird*||€195||€245|
|Conference Only – Full Rate||€245||€345|
|Combined Ticket** – Early Bird*||€325||€395|
|Combined Ticket** – Full Rate||€395||€495|
|Net Visionary Awards Only||€250||€250|
|Table (10) Net Visionary Awards||€2,250||€2,250|
* Early Bird tickets are available until 23 April.
** A Combined Ticket includes entry to the Conference on 20 May as well as a place at the Net Visionary Awards ceremony on the evening of 20 May.
20% Regional Discount
Attending from outside the Greater Dublin area? Contact Irene to receive a further 20% discount voucher applied to your choice of ticket or to enquire about Charity and Student rates.
Proclaim it to the world! Be proud! Shout it from the rooftops!
Or at least make use of one of our snazzy badges……and let people know that you have been nominated for an IIA Net Visionary Award 2010. For a full list of nominees, check out NetVisionary.ie.
There’s a just a few more days left to get your nominations in for the IIA Net Visionary Awards. Click here for the full list of categories and links to the nominations form.
So, if you want to put someone forward for Best Business Blogger, Best Business Podcast, Best Journalist, Greatest Social Contribution and many other categories, then now is the time to do it.
Nominations close on Friday 26th March at midnight.
I asked Elizabeth Greehy, Editor of www.stylebible.ie, and IIA member, for a few tips for those of us racking our brains about what to wear at the upcoming IIA & Enterprise Ireland NetVisionary Awards 2008. I look forward to seeing you all looking fabulous on the big night!
The countdown has begun for the IIA & Enterprise Ireland NetVisionary Awards 2008, (30th Oct) with next week (the 29th of Sept to be precise) seeing the announcement of the short-listed nominees. If you are one of the ‘Chosen Ones’ then you might be in need of a few style tips to ensure that you are, most definitely, ‘Dressed to Win’ on the big night!
Well, winning is a state of mind (so a seasoned winner once told me) and as we all know, style is also a state of mind with ‘subtle confidence’ being the ultimate common denominator in both. So it goes without saying really, that a winner will not only be confident in his or her approach to their career but also in their approach to dressing… but be careful, this doesn’t give you free reign to be over-confident!. You want to stand out, of course, but for all the right reasons.
The Awards Ceremony is a Black Tie event. So what exactly is Black Tie? Well, simply put, it’s formal! So guys, you have it relatively easy – basically, a black tux (although I will go into more detail later for the boys) and ladies, well, you are now faced with the predicament of ‘finding the perfect dress’. This, as all ladies will know, is no mean feat. There are so many choices and decisions to be made.
Here are a few things to take into consideration before embarking on your shopping trip.
- Be aware of what you like. By this I mean, flick through magazines and try to determine which style of dress really appeals to you as it helps bring your mind in a certain direction.
- Be aware of what suits you. Do you know what styles best suit your body shape? For instance, if you are very top heavy, a dress with a sweetheart neckline or a V neck is very flattering on a full bust and so on. Knowing what does, or more importantly, what doesn’t, suit your body shape, will eliminate certain styles and help you to focus on the style you need.
- Being Black-Tie, the occasion is strictly formal. For ladies this generally means a floor length gown. It was definitely the case that dresses which come to the knee, were once seen as ‘semi-formal’ however, over the years, cocktail dresses have become much more prevalent and acceptable now at Black Tie affairs. But this can still sometimes depend on the occasion in question and indeed where it is being held.
- Shopping for the dress. Although most ladies will enjoy the experience of trawling the shops and trying on dresses and granted, it’s the best way of determining look and feel, it’s also worth considering the other options available i.e. getting a dress tailor made for the evening… yes, sounds pricy but there are lots of accessible Irish designers and the feeling of having something tailor made that fits you like a glove is priceless. Marion Murphy Cooney, (www.marionmurphycooney.com) is a hip young designer, renowned for making Irish celebs such as Lorraine Keane and Karen Koster etc, look fabulous on the red carpet. She is well known and reasonably priced.
- Considering you are all involved in the online world, then we certainly can’t over look all the excellent online shopping websites at our fingertips (literally).
- www.netaporter.com for all you label obsessed girls – pricy yes, but definitely a little slice of luxury.
- www.click-2-couture.com for more amazing labels (Gucci, Miu Miu, Prada etc), but at much more accessible prices (and it’s an Irish website)
- www.estyleme.ie for unique dresses and exciting American and European labels; this website will certainly help you find the perfect evening gown. (inset: long satin fishtail dress, with sweetheart beaded neckline and chiffon bodice €399 from www.estyleme.ie )
- www.asos.com everything from high street to high glamour
- Or if you fancy the exclusivity of one of Ireland’s many boutiques, check out www.irishboutiques.com or indeed www.mybeautifulboutique.com for online listings of our amazing boutiques countrywide.
- Have your hair done. Treat yourself to a sexy up do or some gorgeous GHD curls for the big night.
- Get your nails done. If you normally have manicures and or acrylic / gel nails, treat yourself and get some delicate nail art done – perhaps a diamante or two?
- Find the perfect pair of shoes. The shoes, especially if you are wearing a knee-length dress, are vital. Getting a pair that co-ordinates with your look but has that extra special ‘stand out’ feature, will certainly help you look and feel like a ‘winner’.
- Jewellery. Well, ladies, the old adage ‘less is more’ really rings true in such an occasion. Whatever jewellery you decide to wear, don’t over do it. You definitely DON’T want to be upstaged by fussy jewellery. If you do have an extra special piece that you want to wear, just make sure it compliments the neckline and colour of your dress – the same goes for your bag – a small and delicate clutch purse that compliments your look is ideal.
- At all times, think style over high fashion. Fashionable quirks won’t always translate into flawless elegance.
- Although confidence is, as I mentioned, important in all winners, over-confidence is not an attractive trait. Remember to watch your decorum on the night. Demureness and modesty will go a long way towards winning the hearts of those around you. Style and elegance has a lot to do with how you conduct yourself.
THINGS TO AVOID:
Over tanning: This is very important; the streaky orange look is NOT good.
Too much make up: If you don’t trust your own skills, get your make up done professionally for the night – go for a nice smoky eye, perfect for night time looks.
Showing too much flesh: There is a fine line between subtle sexiness and just ‘too much’. Avoid any dress that might facilitate body parts popping out at inopportune moments!
Getting Drunk: This is acceptable at the ‘after party’ in an awards ceremony, especially if you are celebrating, but no matter how nervous you are over dinner, avoid using ‘Dutch Courage’ as a means of preparing yourself. There is nothing worse than a winner who is slurring over their acceptance speech.
And for the gentlemen!
So you might not have as much to think about as the ladies do, but sometimes ‘dressing to win’ can take a bit more than lashings of Brut and a self boosting ‘Go Get ‘Em’ wink in the mirror before you leave the house. Flawless sophistication doesn’t come easy you know!
- Perhaps you already own a Tuxedo, but if you don’t, remember that you can simply rent one from any good tailors for the night.
- It is important to get fitted properly before either renting or purchasing your Tux so make sure all the relevant measurements are taken including sleeve lengths and inside leg.
- Chose your style of shirt carefully as there are many different types – plain, ruffled, ivory buttoned etc. and remember to consider your partners outfit when doing so.
- Choose a cummerbund that compliments either your suit (black satin) or your dates outfit.
- Don’t forget the all important black bow tie.
- Accessorise with a nicely chosen pair of cufflinks.
- …..then do your self boosting ‘Go Get ‘Em’ wink in the mirror and you’re good to go!