Nominations are open to all – both IIA members and non-members – and are free.
Speaking about winning the title of Best Online Banking Service last year, Mark Kavanagh, Marketing Manager Direct Distribution with Bank of Ireland, commented, “Bank of Ireland is delighted that its online banking service www.365online.com won the award in 2007. We have been proud to promote it internally and externally and it helped with our national promotion of the service.”
Maeve Kneafsey, IIA Chair, looks forward to an exciting awards ceremony this year, commenting “The IIA Net Visionary Awards are a fantastic showcase for the Irish internet industry. We have 18 categories representing a broad spectrum of players in the space. Being nominated and winning a Net Visionary Award is an endorsement from your peers, the industry and the Irish internet using public.”
The awards ceremony takes place on October 30th 2008 in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Nominations are open until 12th September. Voting will commence on 29th September once the judges have selected the shortlist. Nominations and bookings for the awards ceremony can be made at www.netvisionary.ie
Further information and availability of prior winners for interview, please contact: Fergal O’Byrne, 087 6838 922 or email@example.com
Information about previous winners is available online at www.netvisionary.ie
A list of last year’s winners is included below for your information.
About the IIA
The Irish Internet Association is the professional body for those conducting business via the internet from Ireland. It has been and remains one of the driving forces behind the adoption of the medium. Established in 1997, the IIA provides leadership to enterprises and society conducting business in Ireland. The IIA is a strong voice for its 550 plus company memberships. The aim of the Association is to Connect, Inform and Promote.
2007 Net Visionary Award Winners
The Overall Net Visionary for 2007 was Fergus Burns ofNooked.com
|Best Blogger||Denise Cox||Newsweaver|
|Best Online Banking||Mary Dillon||Bank of Ireland|
|Best Podcaster||Colm Hanratty||HostelWorld|
|Educational Contribution||Sr Mary Corr||St Raphaelas School|
|e-Government||Gerry O’Malley||Motor Tax|
|Internet Entrepreneur||Lulu O’Sullivan||4GiftsDirect|
|Internet Marketer||Martin O’Leary||RaboDirect|
|Mobile Internet||Emer Conlon||RTĖ Aertel Mobile|
|Online Trader||Alan Stapleton||WhatCar.ie|
|Social Contribution||Niall O’Connor||Ireland.com|
|Technology Journalist||Damien Mulley||Sunday Tribune|
|Web Designer Excellence||Gillian McAuliffe||IrishJobs.ie|
|Web Developer Excellence||Ronan Smith||Pigsback.com|