Net Visionary Fergal makes Hall of Fame
Enniscorthy native Fergal O'Byrne has been awarded for his contribution to Ireland's technology community by becoming the first Wexford person to make it into the Irish Internet Association's Hall of Fame.
The non-executive director of Sonru was one of ten 'Net Visionaries' to be inducted into the inaugural Hall of Fame at the annual IIA Dot it New Vision Awards in the RDS. As former CEO of both the IIA and Sonru, he was chosen for his contribution to technology in Ireland over the last two decades.
In response to his induction, Fergal said that he was both 'honoured and delighted'.
'Over the years, I have given out many awards and accolades but one thing all recipients will agree is that the kudos and recognition is great but the work still has to be done,' he said.
Ed Hendrick, CEO of Sonru said that it was great to see Fergal's contribution officially recognised.
'He has been involved with Internet companies in this country since the first days of the world wide web and if you were to look at the many Irish success stories, you wouldn't have to dig deep to find his footprints,' he said. 'His vast experience and reputation in Ireland made an enormous impact in Sonru's formative years and for that, we are also thankful.'
The IIA Hall of Fame was launched for the first time this year to recognise those whose contribution to the Irish technology has enabled Ireland to establish its global reputation. Every year, new names will be inducted that the judging panel believes reflects the vision and contribution of these first 10 Net Visionaries.