Winning the award was no mean feat considering the wealth of IT talent clearly evident in Northern Ireland and each of the four nominees were unquestionably worthy opponents. Colm’s influence and contribution to the growth of the NI IT industry however clearly shone for the judges.
Paul Hanna, chair of BCS Belfast Branch commented: “Colm is great winner for this year’s IT Professional of the Year award presented by the BCS Belfast Branch; having helped to put Northern Ireland on the IT industry’s map. The judges felt that Colm was an excellent choice for ‘IT Professional of the Year’; with his entrepreneurial spirit and extensive knowledge and expertise in the IT industry.”
The award is given by the BCS Belfast Branch to an individual member of the IT profession for a contribution of major significance in the advancement of information systems or of the information systems profession or industry or which adds significantly to the understanding of the development of information systems.
With over 13 years’ experience in the IT industry, undeniably making his mark wherever he went with significant projects at BT and Microsoft, Colm’s expertise, enthusiasm and professionalism for the growth and success of IT in NI is clearly evident. As founder and CEO of Northern Irelands first and to date only home grown Cloud email security business, Colm has lead Maildistiller from the front with clear vision and purpose, and it now enjoys a market-leading position, servicing users in 20+ countries worldwide and creating huge export success for NI, all from their office in Belfast.
Colm was accompanied at the event by a very proud Maildistiller team and was absolutely thrilled to receive the award.
“It’s a wonderful feeling to be acknowledged with such a prestigious award for doing what you love. I was delighted to be nominated given the huge pool of IT talent we have here in NI, but to be selected as the winner is an absolute honour. IT offers huge potential for any economy, but here in Northern Ireland we have the skills, resources and undoubted passion to make a real difference and I for one am very excited to be in the mix.”
- Colm McGoldrick, CEO Maildistiller
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