CIO & IT Leader’s Awards Shortlist 2022 

Outstanding IT Contribution to Sustainability



  • CeADAR 
  • daa 
  • Fujitsu Ireland
  • Trimedika

CIO & IT Leader of the Year – Government & Public Sector


Sponsored by Cisco

  • John Barron – CIO, Revenue
  • Séan Loughman – CIO, Bus Eireann
  • Lorraine McNerney – CIO & General Manager, Ordnance Survey Ireland
  • Fran Thompson – CIO, HSE
  • Tim Willoughby – Head of Digital Services and Innovation, An Garda Síochána

CIO & IT Leader of the Year – Private Sector


Sponsored by Interxion


  • Michelle Kearns – CTO, Boots
  • Lavinia Morris – Chief Operations Officer, KBC Bank Ireland
  • Harry Moseley – CIO, Zoom
  • Anthony O’Callaghan – CIO, Carbery Group
  • David O’Callaghan – CISO, SilverCloudHealth
  • Frank Schenderlein – CTO, Deutsche Bank

CIO & IT Leader of the Year – Non-Profit Sector



  • Martin Curley – Director, Digital Transformation and Open Innovation, Health Service Executive
  • Clare Harney – Executive Director, HealthTech Ireland 
  • Aisling Hurley – CEO, Breast Cancer Ireland
  • Dr. Ken Power – AI Software Engineer
  • Justin Ralph – Group CIO, Royal College of Surgeons

Outstanding Contribution to Championing Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging in the Industry 


Sponsored by Expleo 


  • Boots Ireland
  • Fujitsu Ireland
  • Novartis Ireland
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Teen-Turn

CISO of the Year



  • Paul Delahunty – Information Security Officer, Stryve Secure
  • Peter Mc Laughlin – Director of Information Security, Flutter 
  • Neal Mullan – Head of Cyber Security, Dunnes Stores
  • Martin Pils – Chief Information Security Officer, FACC AG

Outstanding Response to Covid-19

Sponsored by Mulesoft



  • Baxter Healthcare Ireland
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
  • HSE National Immunisation Office
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • WebDoctor Ltd

IT Project of the Year



  • HSE Digital Transformation – HSE Digital Solutions Review Board 
  • HSE National Immunisation Office – Implementation of ScanVax and TrackVax to support the safe and effective rollout of COVID-19 vaccine in Ireland
  • Primark – Primark Security Transformation
  • Smarttech247 – Implementing 24/7 Security for a Major Aviation Company
  • Virgin Media Ireland – Digital First: Business Transformation using Scaled Agile

Pilot Project of the Year



  • Akara – Violet Robotic Cleaning System 
  • Innopharma Technology – Lighthouse Partnership in Disruptive Technology 
  • KBC Bank Ireland – Mortgage in Minutes
  • National Care Experience Programme and The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital – Continuous capture of patient experience by hospitals 
  • Wexford County Council – Wexford Telehealth Pilot Project

Future Leader of the Year


Sponsored by Iconic Offices


  • Ivan Adriel – Director, Creative Strategy, Connector by Granite
  • Caroline Boyd – Innovation Specialist, permanent tsb
  • Anna Carmody – Founder, Little Red Edu
  • Finn Murphy – Partner, Frontline Ventures
  • Bryan O’Donnell – Partnership and External Supply Lead, Janssen Inc.
  • Iseult Ward – CEO & Co-Founder, FoodCloud

Lifetime Achievement


Sponsored by Cognizant


This award will be decided on by our panel of judges and announced at the CIO & IT Leaders Awards on March 24.