#DigitalTech2017 Shortlist Announced!

ScotlandIS News | 23.03.2017

#DigitalTech2017 Shortlist Announced!

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 CEO of ScotlandIS 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 up for grabs this year including: CEO of the Year, International Technology Star and the Transformational Innovation Through Data award.


The 2017 finalists are:

*Companies highlighted in red are ScotlandIS members, clicking on the link will take you to their member profile 

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



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.


Visit http://www.scotlandis.com/digitaltech2017/get-involved/ to find out more about the awards and how to attend the event.

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