NCBI Labs win ‘Best Remote Team’ at 2022 Spider Awards

Kyran O'Mahoney and Chris White with Spider Award

The NCBI Labs team in NCBI (the National Council for the Blind of Ireland) was thrilled to have won Best Remote Team at the 25th Annual Spider Awards held last Thursday 31st March in Dublin’s Mansion House.

Dubbed ‘The Oscars’ of Ireland’s digital industry, the Spiders is the longest-running and most prestigious digital awards program in the country, committed to recognising and valuing companies and individuals that represent driving digital excellence.

The theme of this year’s ceremony and awards was “Driving Digital, Emerging Stronger” and the judging panel was tasked with evaluating which of the many talented nominees excelled even in times of a global pandemic. The organisers this year received an incredible number of entries beyond all expectations.

The NCBI Labs team was competing against some of the biggest brand names in the technology sector in Ireland and shortlisted for 5 categories:

  • Best Remote Team – NCBI Labs
  • Best Use of Disruptive Technology – myNCBI Smart Hub
  • Digital Transformation in Industry and Infrastructure – NCBI Digital Transformation Project
  • Best in Universal Design –
  • Best Podcast – Talking Technology with NCBI Labs

Labs Management Team standing outside the Mansion House in Dublin

Above: Attendees from the Labs team. Left to right: JP Corcoran, Sean Doran, Kyran O’Mahoney (Chief Technology Officer), Collyn Kenny, Chris White (Chief Executive Officer), and Denis Nolan.

Arial shot inside the Mansion House on the night showing guests and tables

Above: Aerial view of The Round Room in the Mansion House Dublin where there were over 400 attendees.

Table top with event leaflet with message "Driving Digital Emerging Stronger"

Above: Theme of this year’s Spider Awards “Driving Digital, Emerging Stronger”.

Chris White and Kyran with their Spider Award

Above: Winners! Chief Executive Officer Chris White and Chief Technical Officer Kyran O’Mahoney with their Spider Award.

In all, 22 awards were presented, with the NCBI Labs team winning the first award of the night – Best Remote Team.

It was the way in which companies and individuals have had to digitally adapt business and work models during the COVID-19 pandemic that was a focal point at the awards ceremony. The event recognised and celebrated the creativity and achievements of businesses nationally, particularly applauding those who prevailed triumphantly in spite of COVID-19.

This was all central to what the NCBI Labs team accomplished during the pandemic. It was their work in the digital transformation of the organisation that has meant staff have been equipped and skilled to offer comprehensive digital support and engagement to all its Service Users. This has been a game changer throughout the pandemic and continues to have a positive impact to this day on the sight loss community whom we serve.

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