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Finalists announced for prestigious Wales Technology Awards 2018

Following a record year for entries, the ESTnet has announced the finalists for the prestigious 2018 Wales Technology Awards.

Powered by the ESTnet (the network for Wales’ technology sector) and supported by Headline Partner GoCompare, the Awards champion the outstanding achievements and innovations made by the diverse Welsh technology sector which enhance the lives and operations of consumers and businesses across the globe.

The winners will be announced on 3rd May at a gala awards celebration in Cardiff’s City Hall. The evening will shine a spotlight on the tech sector’s role as a vital driving force for the Welsh economy.

This year’s shortlist was selected by a judging panel comprised of some of the UK’s leading business and technology experts, and chaired by one of Wales’ most successful entrepreneurs, Ashley Cooper.

Commenting on the shortlist announcement, Avril Lewis, managing director of the ESTnet, said:

“The sheer number of high-quality entries we received for this year’s Wales Technology Awards is a clear demonstration of the strength, diversity and value of the Welsh tech sector.

“The innovations and successes that have been revealed prove what we in the sector have known to be true for many years. Here in Wales we design, develop, and integrate some of the world’s leading technology that will and continue to, advance the way we all work and live. These innovations are pervasive and enabling, they underpin every sector, and their value to our economy and future prosperity cannot be denied.

“Thanks to the support of our partner companies the Wales Technology Awards will ensure that these achievements, and the talented individuals that made them possible, receive the recognition they rightfully deserve.”

The finalists for the 2018 Wales Technology Awards

[accordion title=”Best Application of Tech” load=”show”]Method4
One Team Logic
Red Apple Finance
S4C / Antena
Signum Health Ltd[/accordion]
[accordion title=”Innovative Product of the Year” load=”hide”]AMPLIFI
Simply Do Ideas[/accordion]
[accordion title=”The International Impact Award” load=”hide”]RFIDdirect
TXO Systems
Cardiff University / Airbus
Wales Interactive[/accordion]
[accordion title=”Best New Talent Award” load=”hide”]Callen Gibbs – Capital Network Solutions Ltd
Egidijus Jankauskas – Newport Wafer Fab Ltd
Gemma Hallett – miFuture
Megan Jevin – Inspiretec Group Ltd[/accordion]
[accordion title=”The Sir Michael Moritz Tech Start-up Award” load=”hide”]Codez Academy
Quote Detective
Reeco Automation
Signum Health Ltd
Sports Injury Fix Ltd
University Cribbs
We Build Bots[/accordion]
[accordion title=”Best Tech Workplace” load=”hide”]DevOpsGuys
Gofore UK
[accordion title=”Technology Leader of the Year” load=”hide”]Frits van Calker – RFIDdirect
Hywell Ifans – BCC IT
Sarah Edwards – Capital Network Solutions[/accordion]

Supported by some of the industry’s most influential companies and experts, including, including Headline Partner GoCompare, Barclays Eagle Labs, Be The Spark, Cardiff Metropolitan University, IQE plc, Mobilise Cloud, Newport Wafer Fab, Smart Solutions, Capital Law, Careers Wales and Wynne Jones, the Wales Technology Awards will be held on the 3rd May at the Cardiff’s City Hall.