Nominations are requested from our members, and the winner is selected by an industry jury made up of previous recipients of the award.

The past recipients of the prize have been:

2018 - Dave Vincent, Invest Northern Ireland, Tourism Northern Ireland

2017 - Conrad Simpson, Director at Cyphra

2015 - John Healy, Director, Citi Belfast

2014 - Rob McConnell

2013 - Bill McCluggage

2012 - Colm McGoldrick, founder, CEO of Mail Distiller Ltd

2011 - Barry Lowry - Head of IT Assist, Enterprise Shared Services, Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS)

2008 - David Mawhinney, Managing Director of ICS Computing Ltd

2007 - Padraig Canavan, founder of Singularity

2006 - George Wilkie

2005 - Ann-Marie Slavin

2004 - Prof. John McCanny

2003 - Brian Baird

2002 - Ed Vernon

2001 - Bro McFerran

2000 - Prof. Terri Scott

1999 - William K. McClean

1998 - Des Vincent

1997 - Prof. John Hughes

1996 - Colin Reid

1995 - Prof. Fabian Monds

1994 - Bryan Keating

1993 - Prof. Ron Perrott

1992 - Frank Graham

1991 - Gordon Bell

1990 - Prof. Wallace Ewart

1989 - Paul McWilliams

1988 - Bob Cordner

1987 - Bob McLaughlin