On Friday, 23rd of February, the annual Waterford Business Awards will take place in Faithlegg House Hotel in association with Waterford Chamber, WLR and Waterford City and County Council , celebrating the best in Waterford business across 10 categories. In each category, 3 local businesses are shortlisted, and every day on WLR in the lead up to the gala awards ceremony, we’ll be putting the spotlight on a different awards category:
Today it’s Research, Innovation and Technology sponsored by MEDITE SMARTPLY and the shortlist is:
Nemeton TV are passionate about sport, creativity and technology. Producing live coverage of GAA, PRO14 Rugby, Scottish Premier League and horse racing, their clients include TG4, BBC, RTÉ and Sky Sports. Based in Ring, Co. Waterford with an office in Glasgow, Nemeton deliver hundreds of hours of innovative content every year using advanced satellite technology. Web TV is their latest development and clients here already include the GAA and New York based, Adorama TV. The company grew by 25% in 2017 and will expand by a further 35% in 2018 employing 70 full time staff and scores of freelancers.
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source, enterprise IT solutions, which are trusted by more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 1993, they employ over 11,000 people in 35 countries with annual revenues over $2.5 billion. The Waterford office specialises in research and development of Red Hat’s mobile technologies, cloud computing and modern application development, with strong links to Waterford Institute of Technology, CoderDojo and local schools. With a cultural blend of 16 different nationalities, over 70% of whom are WIT qualified, Red Hat in Waterford is a multinational with a local feel.
Sedicii is a pioneer in the space of authentication and identity verification where it uses a patented zero knowledge proof protocol to help people and businesses prove their identities in a fully privacy preserving manner for full GDPR compliance. Founder and CEO Rob Leslie has been named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer for his work with Sedicii utilising the zero-knowledge proof protocol and has been invited to speak at Davos on Cybersecurity, Identity, Privacy and other technology issues affecting the world’s economies.
Best of luck to Nemeton TV, Redhat and Sedicii who are all shortlisted in the Research, Innovation and Technology category, sponsored by MEDITE SMARTPLY, in the Waterford Business Awards. The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony in Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club on Friday, 23rd Feb with Waterford Chamber of Commerce.
Posted by WLR FM on Thursday, February 15, 2018
To find out more about each of the nominees in this category, listen to Déise Today every morning from 10am-midday to hear interviews with the business owners and check out more videos on WLR’s Facebook and on the dedicated page on WLRFM.com