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Highest number of nominations ever for Jersey TechAwards

Posted: Monday 1 February 2021

The Jersey TechAwards are back virtually on Friday 5th February and bigger than ever with 13 categories and 107 entries – the highest number yet.

A panel of 9 judges has assessed a record number of nominations to determine the winners of this year’s Jersey TechAwards.

There have been some incredibly close scores this year, resulting in a shortlist of 4 for some of the awards, which are: Best use of Technology in Finance, Technology Project of the Year, Digital Company of the Year and the Digital Start-up of the Year categories.

The shortlist is:

Best Use of Technology for Sustainability

  • EVie
  • Jersey Biodiversity Centre
  • Jersey Royal Company

Technology Teacher of the Year

  • Alex Morel
  • Emma Powell
  • Jon Hale

Digital Growth Business of the Year

  • Calligo
  • Fetch
  • Gardening Direct

Digital Creative Project / Company of the Year

  • iPOP Digital
  • Switch Digital
  • The Observatory

Digital Leader of the Year

  • Julian Box, Calligo
  • Verity Sangan, Care Academy
  • Will Golder, RaceNation

Security / Privacy of the Year

  • BDO / C5
  • Propelfwd
  • Revoke

Best use of Technology in Finance

  • Agile Automations
  • BankClarity Limited
  • BDO Jersey
  • RBS International

Technology Project of the Year

  • Atam Kiosks
  • Jersey Covid Alert App
  • MeshID
  • RBS International

Digital Company of the Year

  • Comnexa
  • Fetch
  • PwC
  • TrustQuay

Digital Start-up of the Year

  • Channel Eye
  • EVie
  • Fetch
  • The Summit

Lockdown Technology Award

  • Beaulieu School
  • Care Academy
  • TSG

Technology Student of the Year – Senior

  • Nuno Ribeiro
  • Pallavi Atkarne
  • Silvia Temple

Technology Student of the Year – Junior

  • Ailish O’Connor
  • Harvey Murtagh
  • Vanya Ramanathan

The judging panel includes: Dave Cartwright, senior cyber security consultant at Grant Thornton; Nicole Maltwood of Eagle Labs and Women In Tech; Rob Felton, management consultant at Mason Breese, Rod Bryans, creative consultant at Greytribe and former education minister, Stephanie Peat, the Government of Jersey’s director of digital and telecoms policy; Jason Laity, Jersey Finance Chairman, Tony Moretta, CEO of Digital Jersey; Susana Rowles, managing director of Innovate Education; and Leonie McCrann, CEO Marbral Advisory.

Dave Cartwright, chair of judges said: “I was surprised and delighted that despite all the impediments that have been put in everyone’s way by Covid-19, we were still able to elicit more entries than ever before – including over 20 nominations for our new Lockdown Technology category. As always I’m hugely grateful to my colleagues on the judging panel for giving their time so generously, and although it was perhaps inevitable that we wouldn’t be able to hold our gala presentation evening this year, I’m hopeful that normal service can be resumed next time around”.

Tony Moretta, CEO of Digital Jersey said: “It’s hard to find a silver lining in Covid but the entries for TechAwards this year are a clear demonstration of the way the digital sector and in fact all economic sectors in Jersey innovated in 2020 to not only keep their businesses going but grow them and even create new opportunities.”

The Jersey TechAwards sponsored by Prosperity 24/7 and in collaboration with BCS Jersey, will take place on Friday 5th February and will be the first virtual awards.

If you haven’t got your ticket, then now is the time! Register your attendance here

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