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MCS champions digital innovation at leading industry event

Sean Devlin, Head of IT Recruitment and Louise Smyth, Commercial Director, both of MCS and Simon Baillie, Head of Business at Digital DNA.

Belfast was a hot bed of innovation, celebration and inspiration during the recent Digital DNA event at St George’s Market in Belfast. Supported by its official recruitment partner, MCS Group, Ireland’s leading business and technology event brought the potential of digital technologies to corporations, organisations and individuals over two days.

 

The event also benefitted from MCS, Northern Ireland’s leader in IT recruitment, as the principal event sponsor for the Digital DNA Awards. With the stunning St Anne’s Cathedral as backdrop, this unique event welcomed more than 500 industry leaders, agencies, and entrepreneurs from across Northern Ireland and beyond.

 

Providing the perfect end to a jam-packed first day, guests, nominees and winners could reflect on what they had learnt that day from global leaders in the tech and digital sectors including Adobe, Youtube, Virgin Media and Rakuten, among many others.

 

MCS hosted a stand-out session during the first day at the Innovation Studio with the founders of Fathom and Big Motive, focusing on the importance of user-centred design and investing in the user as vital to effective design development.

 

Barry Smyth, Managing Director of MCS Group, said;

 

“We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with Digital DNA for the third consecutive year as this event maintains its trajectory in scope and delivery. These awards in particular provided an unrivalled opportunity for the true visionaries in Northern Ireland’s digital realm to be recognised for their achievements.

 

“Sponsoring Digital Company of the Year, undoubtedly the most sought after award of the night, allowed us to cement our support of this industry as we continue to ensure agencies and organisations, such as Flint Studios, this year’s winners, have the right people working for them.”

 

The awards welcomed the tech talented in their thousands from across Ireland and the UK and recognised achievements including Website, E-Commerce Project, Digital Team, Social Media Campaign and App creation.

 

Individual titles awarded on the night included Developer of the Year, Young Person of the Year and Business Personality of the Year award.

 

The ceremony itself and night of entertainment also featured a panel event that brought together Sir Richard Heygate, Director of The 88 Initiative, Muireann Kelliher, Glanbia’s Director of Group Strategic Growth Initiatives and author and broadcaster Iain Johnstone.

 

Simon Bailie, Head of Business at Digital DNA, said;

 

“Digital DNA continues to be at the forefront of digital innovation and development for the tech sector across Ireland. The Awards event was a huge success with some truly deserving projects, companies and individuals being rightfully recognised for their work.

 

“With the unwavering support of MCS, both as principal sponsor for the awards and as our official recruitment partner for the two-day event in the city, we can put Belfast on the global map by leading the digital sphere into the future.”