Ballymahon businesswoman honoured with IIA visionary award

Ballymahon businesswoman honoured with IIA visionary award

Ballymahon native Joan Mulvihill, outgoing CEO of the Irish Internet Association (IIA), was honoured at the dot ie Net Visionary Awards 2016 last Friday night. 

Ms Mulvihill was presented with the IIA’s Overall Net Visionary award. 

The awards, now in their 18th year, took place in the RDS Concert Hall with over 300 attendees from a wide variety of sectors from agriculture to retail.

Ms Mulvihill commented, “The awards continue to demonstrate the pace and breadth of innovation across Irish industry and exemplify technology as the catalyst for much of this change. Technology is not an industry vertical. It is for all industries, across all sectors.” 

She added, “I’ve no doubt the future Net Visionaries will come from sectors completely unrelated to the traditional technology sector in the coming years.”

After seven years, Ms Mulvihill will step down as the CEO of the IIA. From the outset she set out a bold goal to ‘make Ireland a leading web-enabled economy’.

She played a pivotal role in helping drive education across Irish business around technology as well as campaigning tirelessly on key issues affecting over 40,000 people directly employed in the Irish technology and startup community.

The Irish Internet Association (IIA) is the independent representative body for internet businesses in Ireland. 

Established in 1997 it has been at the forefront of ensuring that Irish businesses and citizens have the skills, infrastructure and network of support needed to drive growth in the economy.   

The IIA is a non-profit business association. Members of the association include suppliers of Internet services and products as well as those using the medium for communication, marketing and commerce.