Tech trailblazers Shemas Eivers and Teddy McCarthy, founders of Client Solutions Ireland, the National Software Centre, Boole Investment Syndicate and IT@Cork, won the Tech Person of the Year Award at the it@cork Leaders Awards. Speaking at the gala dinner at Rochestown Park Hotel, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said:

“Every year these awards provide us with an opportunity to recognise and reward the invaluable contribution both the businesses and individuals involved make to the south-west region — and to the IT sector as a whole in Ireland. Each and every one of the candidates nominated here tonight are worthy of this recognition — without them, the region would not be the thriving IT hub it is today.”

It was the 14th year of the awards, which celebrate the south west’s tech sector heavy-hitters. And award organisers it@cork believes that support and recognition is increasingly important as Cork is set to become the country’s fastest growing region under the Project 2040 plan, and a place where new opportunity can meet exceptional ICT talent.

Gillian Bergin Chair of Judging Group, Tánaiste Simon Coveney ,Sheamas Eivers and Teddy McCarthy of Client Solutions are honoured with Cork’s Tech Person of the Year, Chairperson it@cork Anthony O’Callaghan and Paddy O’Connell Berkley at the it@Cork Leaders Awards 2019 with Chair Anthony O’Callaghan and Gillian Bergin Dell/EMC and Paddy O’Connell, Berkley