Codec shortlisted in 5 categories at the Digital DNA Awards

We're delighted to announce we have been shortlisted in 5 categories at the upcoming Digital DNA awards in the ICC Belfast. 

Digital DNA Awards

The Digital DNA awards have been taking place annually since 2016 to celebrate the success of Individuals, Projects and Companies from right across the highly competitive NI Tech and Digital Sector.

With 16 categories up for grabs, the Digital DNA Awards are now widely regarded as “the only awards that matter” by the NI Tech and Digital Community and showcase the very best of the NI tech and digital sector. 

Codec are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in 5 categories; Tech Ambassador, Young person of the year, Business personality, Tech for good and Digital innovation. 

We're exceptionally proud of all the individuals involved who have gone above and beyond to deliver for our clients and we are wish them every success on the awards night! 

Tech Ambassador: Christina Matier

Christina Matier is a passionate advocate for STEM education, leading impactful initiatives with Flourish NI to empower marginalized individuals with technical and soft skills. Her tailored approach ensures accessibility for all participants, fostering a diverse and inclusive tech community. Through innovative teaching methods and fundraising efforts, she enhances the quality and success of the STEM program, laying the groundwork for a skilled and innovative tech sector in Northern Ireland.

Young person of the year: Steven McLaughlin

Steven McLaughlin, a dynamic Senior Technical Consultant at Codec, has rapidly ascended from a promising student at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) to an IT visionary, particularly in DevOps and digital transformation. Steven’s journey is marked by his profound technical acumen, innovative problem-solving capabilities, and a passionate commitment to enhancing customer experiences through technology. His work this year with NI Water and the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, has not only advanced digital solutions but also showcased his unique ability to navigate complex challenges, making significant strides in the IT landscape of Northern Ireland.

Business personality: Claire Coleman - From Retail to Arts, Business and Technical Innovation"

Claire has made a profound impact on the Northern Ireland tech community through innovative leadership and strategic initiatives. Spearheading the "Power Squads" software delivery methodology at Codec for both local and UK central government, she has revolutionized project delivery, meeting stringent UK Government Digital Services requirements. Her efforts have not only enhanced Codec's business profile but have also set new standards in project delivery, fostering a culture of innovation, agility, and efficiency within the tech sector. Claire's commitment to excellence and ability to navigate complex challenges have positioned her as a thought leader, driving forward the tech community in Northern Ireland.

"Working with Claire is a pleasure. She brings a positive attitude to every situation and works through insurmountable issues with ease, a smile and a wink!” – Customer Quote

Tech for Good: "Revolutionising Cancer Data Management: The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, QUB and Codec Collaboration"

This groundbreaking project, a collaboration between the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR), Queens University Belfast and Codec, provided a software solution that can transform cancer data management through innovative technology. The purpose of the project was to provide a modern cloud based information system for use by the NI Cancer Registry to collect, process and analyse data pertaining to cancer incidences and pre-malignant disease in the Northern Ireland population. It sets the foundations for the use of cloud AI services to ultimately serve healthcare professionals and researchers involved in cancer care, directly impacting patient outcomes across Northern Ireland and beyond.

Digital Innovation: Codec Portal Accelerator - Delivering Innovative Digital Services rapidly with minimal risk:

For the "Digital Innovation of the Year" category, Codec's submission of the "Codec Portal Accelerator" represents a significant leap forward in digital solution delivery. This powerful tool developed in the last 12 months by Codec Labs division, led from our Belfast Office, revolutionises the prototyping and deployment of citizen portals, seamlessly integrating with enterprise systems like Dynamics 365 and Power Apps, offering clients a superior alternative to canned portal products. The Codec Portal Accelerator stands as a testament to digital ingenuity, offering a custom Azure portal solution that seamlessly integrates with multiple best in classback-end systems . Distinguished by its rapid prototyping capabilities, the Portal Accelerator transcends the limitations of out-of-the-box products through its highly customisable nature, ensuring that each client's specific business requirements are met with precision. This innovative tool not only accelerates deployment but also champions cost-effectiveness and flexibility, establishing a new benchmark in digital.

Additionally, Codec are delighted to once again be a key sponsor at this import event sponsoring the "E Commerce Project of the Year" category. It is our pleasure to sponsor such a great category that celebrates a company that can show itself to be a true vanguard of digital commerce.

We wish all the entrants the very best of luck at the awards ceremony taking place Thursday the 21st of March in the ICC, Belfast.

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