A celebration of local digital innovation and creativity

JERSEY showcased its innovation earlier this month, with The Jersey TechAwards seeing a record number of entries and a hotly contested winners’ podium.

The awards, which celebrate the very best of the Island’s digital talent, creativity and entrepreneurship, recognised individuals, students, companies and even lockdown technology.

Thirteen categories, comprising 107 entries, were whittled down to a shortlist of 43 by the nine judges, with the Digital Company of the Year award going to TrustQuay, a business which highlights the best of Jersey’s capabilities, combining Trust and Fund administration with an integrated software system.

Start-up of the Year went to The Summit, a dedicated business analytics solution, and Digital Leader of the Year was won by Calligo’s Julian Box.

Additionally, Digital Jersey introduced a new award called The Digital Jersey Excellence award, which this year was awarded to Prosperity 24-7 for their work on the Island’s track-and-trace technology.

Digital Jersey chief executive Tony Moretta said: ‘I was bowled over by the calibre and variety of entries in what has been such a difficult year for everyone.

‘It goes to prove that innovation and creativity are flourishing, and that is incredibly positive for our Island going forward.

‘We saw established digital companies nominated and win as well as start-ups that didn’t exist before 2020, plus an increasing number of companies in all sectors, from finance to health to agriculture, show how they have used technology to improve their business. Meanwhile, the Technology Students of the Year showcase our home-grown talent across the ages, proving that while our youngsters are going to make a positive impact on our future, career-changers are also learning and embracing the digital workplace.’

The Winners:

Best Use of Technology for Sustainability – sponsored by HSBC

Jersey Royal Company

(Shortlisted: Evie, Jersey Biodiversity Centre)

Technology Teacher of the Year – sponsored by Kendrick Rose

Jon Hale

(Shortlisted: Emma Powell, Alex Morel)

Digital Growth Business of the Year

Calligo

(Shortlisted: Fetch, Gardening Direct)

Digital Creative Project/Company of the Year – sponsored by NatWest International

iPOP Digital

(Shortlisted: Switch Digital, The Observatory)

Digital Leader of the Year – sponsored by KPMG

Julian Box, Calligo

(Shortlisted: Verity Sangan, of Care Academy, Will Golder, of RaceNation)

Security/Privacy of the Year – sponsored by IT Hardware Services

Revoke

(Shortlisted: Propelfwd, BDO/C5)

Best Use of Technology in Finance – sponsored by Jersey Finance

BankClarity Limited

(Shortlisted: RBS International, BDO Jersey, Agile Automations)

Technology Project of the Year – sponsored by Sure

Atam Kiosks

(Shortlisted: MeshID, Jersey Covid Alert App, RBS International)

Digital Company of the Year – sponsored by Revoke

TrustQuay

(Shortlisted: Comnexa, PwC, Fetch)

Digital Start-up of the Year – sponsored by InfrasoftTech

The Summit

(Shortlisted: Fetch, Channel Eye, Evie)

Lockdown Technology Award – sponsored by Grant Thornton

TSG

(Shortlisted: Beaulieu School, Care Academy)

Technology Student of the Year: Senior – sponsored by JT

Silvia Temple

(Shortlisted: Nuno Ribeiro, Pallavi Atkarne)

Technology Student of the Year: Junior – sponsored by Valie

Harvey Murtagh

(Shortlisted: Ailish O’Connor, Vanya Ramanathan)

The awards ceremony was held virtually and supported, for the third year, by lead sponsor Prosperity 24/7, as well as individual category sponsors and in collaboration with BCS Jersey.

ITV Channel Television reporter Gary Burgess hosted the event, which was produced by Slingshot Films and Delta Events.

The judging panel comprised: Dave Cartwright, senior cyber security consultant at Grant Thornton; Nicole Maltwood, of Eagle Labs and Women In Tech; Rob Felton, management consultant at Mason Breese; Rod Bryans, creative consultant at Greytribe and a former Education Minister; Stephanie Peat, the Government of Jersey’s director of digital and telecoms policy; Jason Laity, Jersey Finance chairman; Tony Moretta, CEO of Digital Jersey; Susana Rowles, managing director of Innovate Education; and Leonie McCrann, CEO of Marbral Advisory.

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