Software supremo’s scoop top accolade at technology awards in Cork

Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger of, winners of the IT@Cork Leader Awards Tech Person of the Year, at the Maryborough House Hotel. (Pic: Diane Cusack) founders Peter Coppinger and Daniel Mackey have scooped the top accolade at this year’s IT Leader Awards. The pair were named Tech Persons of the Year by business leaders in the tech industry in Cork.

The winners of the other 6 categories were also announced at an awards ceremony held in Maryborough Hotel on Friday evening last, Oct 20th, hosted by the awards organisers it@cork.

The event, which is in its 11th year, saw 300 of Cork’s best and brightest tech professionals gather together to celebrate the achievements experienced within the sector over the last 12 months.

Other winners on the night were: Smart Technology Innovation Award – Solo Energy; Multinational of the Year Award – Abtran; Technical Training Programme – VMware (KickStart); Tech Start Up of the Year Award – Twister WristWear; The One to Watch Award – Cork Internet eXchange; Excellence in Education Award – Scoil Niocláis National School.

Speaking of their win Peter Coppinger Co-founder of said, “We’re humbled to be named tech persons of the year by it@Cork, especially when there are so many worthy contenders for this award. There’s something special about receiving an award in our home town where the Teamwork journey first began and continues to prosper today. We’re very grateful to it@Cork for this acknowledgement and for the important work they do in promoting the IT space in Cork.”