ScotlandIS publishes shortlist for DigitalTech2017 awards

The awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate the talent and ideas abundant in Scotland’s world-class digital technologies industry. This year the awards received a huge number of entries from a diverse range of companies, reflecting the health of the sector. The judging panel included experts, champions and influencers from across the breadth of the nation’s digital technology industry and the public sector.

Polly Purvis ScotlandIS chief executive, said: “We are a small country with outstanding capabilities reflected in the diversity, scale and sheer innovation of the companies on the shortlist.  We’ve received entries from so many exciting companies who are growing, and developing new products and services in response to the opportunities created by the pace of change in the digital world, creating tough choices for the judges. The continued success of the industry is reflected in the awards, which highlight the wealth of opportunities available to those considering a career in this vibrant sector.”

There are 13 trophies his year including: CEO of the Year, International Technology Star and the Transformational Innovation Through Data award.

The 2017 finalists are:

Best B2B Technology Product / Service sponsored by Head Resourcing

Best B2C Technology Product / Service

International Technology Star

Best Financial Services Product / Service sponsored by Avaloq

Best Public Sector Product / Service

  • Informed Solutions
  • StormID – ScotBlood

Best Education Provider / Training Programme sponsored by Administrate

Outstanding Marketing Performance by a Tech Company

Investment Deal of the Year

Transformational Innovation Through Data sponsored by The Data Lab

  • Aggreko
  • Exmos
  • Mallzee

CEO of the Year sponsored by Atkinson Macleod Executive Search

Digital Agency of the Year sponsored by Search Consultancy  

Small – Medium Digital Tech Business of the Year sponsored by Cathcart Associates

Large Digital Tech Business of the Year sponsored by EY

(Companies with links are ScotlandIS members).

The 2017 judging panel:

Chair: Martin Mutch, former CEO of Rocela, currently business investor/advisor

Alan Bonner, currently CEO of Beyond The E-Myth UK Tour at Michael E Gerber Companies, founder and former CEO of Pinnacle Technology Group

Kenny Fraser, currently CEO at Triscribe Ltd, former partner at PwC

Paul Neeson, Associate at Scottish Equity Partners

Jude McCorry, Head of Business Development, The Data Lab

Rebecca Heaney, Director at Clarus Partnership, former MD at RAPP Scotland

Paul Sinclair, Technical Director at CGI

Richard Marshall, Managing VP at Gartner

Mike Crockart, Transformation lead at Scottish Government

This year’s sponsors are Administrate, Atkinson Macleod Executive Search, Avaloq, Cathcart Associates, The Data Lab, EY, Head Resourcing, and Search Total Recruitment Solutions.