CIO & IT Leaders Awards

Recognising achievement in technology innovation and leadership in Ireland

19th June 2024 | Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2

Deadline for Entries – 3rd May

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The 3rd annual CIO & IT Leaders Awards recognise the remarkable talent and ICT achievements that are being accomplished throughout the Island of Ireland. This event will highlight the innovations happening in Security, AI, Data Technology, Cloud Computing and other areas of Irish IT within the Public and Private sectors.

Does your organisation have an individual or team who deserves recognition by their peers? Whether they are emerging in the field or have decades of experience, the awards are an opportunity to shine a light on the leaders making significant impact through their careers.

Join us as we celebrate the ICT change-makers and disruptors taking their organisations to new heights.

Why should I apply? ​

Becoming a finalist at the CIO & IT Leaders Awards is a wonderful way to build your profile and boost your brand within this growing industry. 

When you’re shortlisted for an award, you can use this for PR and marketing purposes to attract and engage more customers and also attract top talent to your organisation.

As a shortlisted company you will receive the following to do just that:

  • Finalists banner to add to email footer, company website and post on social media

  • A spotlight on your company and entry as part of the social media campaign

  • Media coverage through partner media channels

  • Winners and sponsors will also be featured in the full page post-event write up with our media partners the Business Post (See example HERE

 When we say this event will be celebrating the local industry, we truly mean CELEBRATING. The CIO & IT Leaders Awards will be a black tie event, in a stunning venue, with a four course meal and lively entertainment late into the evening.

  • CIO/IT Leader of the Year Private Sector 
  • CIO/IT Leader of the Year: Government/Public Sector
  •  Outstanding Female Leader of the Year in ICT
  • Data Leader of the Year
  • Emerging ICT Leader of the Year
  • Best ICT Team for Culture & Inclusion
  • Exceptional Cloud Project of the Year
  • Best Use of AI in the Cloud
  • Excellence in Learning and Development in ICT
  • IT Support Company of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to Planet Earth Through Technology 
  • Security Leader of the Year
  • Start-Up Technology Company of the Year
  • Best ICT Project of the Year 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

The CIO & IT Leaders Awards 2024 include:

Drink Reception on arrival
Opportunity to network with over 350 industry leaders
4-course meal prepared by the Shelbourne Hotel’s award-winning chefs
Prestigious CIO Awards Ceremony

Live entertainment late into the evening

MC Ivan Yates

Entrepreneur & Broadcaster


Ivan is one of the country’s leading broadcasters, presenting the daily drive time programme The Hard Shoulder on Newstalk Radio which has become the top-rated independent listened-to show in the country. He also co-presents a leading current affairs television program, The Tonight Show, on Virgin Media One.

Ivan has had unique life experience in politics, business and media. A former government minister and Wexford TD for more than 20 years; an entrepreneur who founded and developed Celtic Bookmakers to employ 400 people, with €200 million turnover.

In 2014 he published his best-selling autobiography, Full On with acclaimed reviews. He resides in Dublin and Enniscorthy, is married to Deirdre with 4 adult children.

His original forthright style of entertaining punditry and analysis on the full range of current affairs and sport has made him a much sought after motivational public speaker at corporate and formal events. He also acts as a versatile conference facilitator/moderator, MC with a flair for asking the questions that need answering. Ivan is a memorable and compelling after-dinner speaker.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Wayne Leitch

Partnership Lead

Mob: +353 86 8575144

Email: [email protected]

Headline Partnership

Price on Request

Award Category Partnership

Price on Request

Contact Us

If you have any questions or requests, please feel free to contact me.

Fiona Saluk

Senior Events and Awards Manager

Mob: +353 87 407 6543

Email: [email protected]