Jersey showcased its innovation on Friday, with The Jersey TechAwards seeing a record number of entries, and a hotly contested winners podium. The awards, which celebrate the very best of the Island’s digital talent, creativity and entrepreneurship, recognised individuals, students, companies and even lockdown technology.
Thirteen categories with 107 entries, were whittled down to a shortlist of 43 by the nine expert judges, with Digital Company of the Year going to TrustQuay, a business which highlights the best of Jersey’s capabilities, combining Trust and Fund administration with an integrated software system. Start-up of the Year went to The Summit, a dedicated business analytics solution, and Digital Leader of the Year was won by Calligo’s Julian Box.
Additionally, Digital Jersey introduced a new award called The Digital Jersey Excellence award, which this year was awarded to Prosperity 24-7 for their work on the Island’s track and trace technology.
Digital Jersey CEO, Tony Moretta, said: ‘I was bowled over by the calibre and variety of entries in what has been such a difficult year for everyone. It goes to prove that innovation and creativity are flourishing, and that is incredibly positive for our Island going forward. We saw established digital companies nominated and win as well as start-ups that didn’t exist before 2020, plus an increasing number of companies in all sectors from finance to health to agriculture show how they have used technology to improve their business. Meanwhile, the Technology Students of the year winners showcase our homegrown talent across the ages, proving that while our youngsters are going to make a positive impact on our future, career-changers are also learning and embracing the digital workplace.’
Best Use of Technology for Sustainability – sponsored by HSBC
(Shortlisted: Evie, Jersey Biodiversity Centre)
Technology Teacher of the Year – sponsored by Kendrick Rose
(Shortlisted: Emma Powell, Alex Morel)
Digital Growth Business of the Year
(Shortlisted: Fetch, Gardening Direct)
Digital Creative Project/Company of the Year – sponsored by NatWest International
(Shortlisted: Switch Digital, The Observatory)
Digital Leader of the Year – sponsored by KPMG
Julian Box, Calligo
(Shortlisted: Verity Sangan Care Academy, Will Golder RaceNation)
Security/Privacy of the Year – sponsored by IT Hardware Services
(Shortlisted: Propelfwd, BDO/C5)
Best Use of Technology in Finance – sponsored by Jersey Finance
(Shortlisted: RBS International, BDO Jersey, Agile Automations)
Technology Project of the Year – sponsored by Sure
(Shortlisted: MeshID, Jersey Covid Alert App, RBS International)
Digital Company of the Year – sponsored by Revoke
(Shortlisted: Comnexa, PwC, Fetch)
Digital Start-up of the Year – sponsored by InfrasoftTech
(Shortlisted: Fetch, Channel Eye, Evie)
Lockdown Technology Award – sponsored by Grant Thornton
(Shortlisted: Beaulieu School, Care Academy)
Technology Student of the Year: Senior – sponsored by JT
(Shortlisted: Nuno Ribeiro, Pallavi Atkarne)
Technology Student of the Year: Junior – sponsored by Valie
(Shortlisted: Ailish O’Connor, Vanya Ramanathan)
The awards were held virtually and supported, for the third year, by lead sponsor, Prosperity 24/7, as well as individual category sponsors; and in collaboration with BCS Jersey. Gary Burgess hosted the award ceremony, produced by Slingshot Films and Delta Events.
The judging panel included: 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.