The 2019 Judges

All categories are judged by a highly influential and respected judging panel. The judging is a robust, credible and transparent two-step process, involving pre-scoring and a face-to-face panel discussion. The shortlists will be announced on 22nd February 2019.

Dr. Rachel Gawley
CTO, AppAttic

Kieran Kelly
Tech Entrepreneur, Blockchain, Cyber Specialist

Anthony Kieran
Managing Director, Aurient Ltd

Seamus Cushley
Director, Blockchain, FinTech & Innovation, PwC

Prof. Barry O’Sullivan
President, European AI Association

Austin Tanney
Head of Artificial Intelligence, Kainos


Nigel McAlpine
Immersive Lab Lead, Digital Catapult NI

Sharon McKinley
MD of Specialist Services, Grafton Recruitment Ireland

Rachel Steenson
Market Engagement Manager NI and BCS NI Chair

Charlie Taylor
Business & Tech Journalist, Irish Times