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SwiftConnect awarded 'Technology Innovation of the Year'

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SwiftConnect awarded 'Technology Innovation of the Year'

We’re delighted to have scooped the  prestigious Technology Innovation of the Year Award at the Technology Ireland Industry Awards 2020.


CitySwift was named winner of the Technology Ireland ‘Technology Innovation of the Year’ Award at the 28th Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards on Thursday 26th November, for our AI-driven bus capacity prediction technology SwiftConnect.

The event was supported by platinum sponsors EY and gold sponsors Fidelity Investments, Workhuman, and Enterprise Ireland. Other award winners on the night were NearForm with their Covid-19 Contact Tracing App, VMware, AWS, Microsoft (DreamSpace), Fenergo, Swift Comply, Fineos and TEKenable.

Commenting on the win, Brian O’Rourke, our Co-Founder and CEO said: “We’re extremely proud to be recognised as an Irish technology innovator, and to have played a role in the battle against Covid-19. Rather than allowing the pandemic to negatively impact our business, we pulled together, innovated, and most importantly executed on a vision to help public transport operators get passengers safely back on the bus.”

“We pulled together, innovated, and most importantly executed on a vision to help public transport operators get passengers safely back on the bus.”

“SwiftConnect is helping operators to spread demand peaks, encourage social distancing and reassure bus users. Public transport is a vital component of every city’s infrastructure, and it’s critically important that the industry continues to innovate in order to ensure a safe, sustainable future.”

“Public transport is a vital component of every city’s infrastructure, and it’s critically important that the industry continues to innovate in order to ensure a safe, sustainable future.”

David Byrne, one of this year’s judges and the manager for digital technologies at Enterprise Ireland, added: “The quality of applications this year was extremely high, showing the strength and diversity of how Irish companies are competing in international markets and growing even under the constraints of Covid.”

“The quality of applications this year was extremely high, showing the strength and diversity of how Irish companies are competing in international markets and growing even under the constraints of Covid.”

Over 80 of Ireland’s leading software and digital technology firms entered this year’s awards and the winners were announced during a virtual broadcast on Thursday afternoon. You can watch the award ceremony below.

Category winners

  • Technology Ireland Company of the Year: Fenergo
  • Technology Ireland Person of the Year: Edel Creely, Managing Director Arkphire
  • Emerging Company of the Year: Swift Comply
  • Outstanding Achievement in International Growth: FINEOS
  • Technology Innovation of the Year: CitySwift
  • Digital Technology Services Project of the Year: TEKenable
  • WomenInTech Company Initiative of the Year: VMware
  • Excellence in Talent Development: AWS
  • Tech4Good CSR Award: Microsoft (DreamSpace)
  • Tech4Good product/service award: NearForm Covid19 Tracker

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