Belfast company shortlisted in KPMG Global Tech Innovator competition

  • Belfast livestock monitoring platform CattleEye has been named as one of the eight shortlisted companies for the inaugural island of Ireland qualifier of the KPMG Global Tech Innovator competition.

    The shortlisted companies were selected from almost 50 entries and will pitch their innovations and growth ambitions to an esteemed panel of judges including Fiona Gallagher, CEO of Wells Fargo International Bank UC; Gareth Lambe, Head of Facebook Ireland; Nicola McClafferty, Partner at Draper Esprit; serial entrepreneur Mark Cummins and Managing Partner of KPMG in Ireland, Seamus Hand. 

    The shortlisted companies, which are from Dublin, Belfast, Cork, and Galway, offer solutions in areas including fintech, medtech, regtech and agtech, using technologies in blockchain, IoT, AI and machine lear

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    The overall winner will progress to the final at Web Summit 2021 in Lisbon in November, where they will compete with the finalists from 17 other countries for the title of KPMG Global Tech Innovator. 

    The shortlisted companies are: Akkure Genomics – a fintech powered medical data exchange trading platform,  CattleEye – a Belfast-founded company harnessing the capabilities of advanced AI in video analytics to deliver the world’s first academically verified autonomous livestock monitoring platform, CitySwift – a Galway-based software company that digitises bus networks,  Dataships- specialising in automating compliance for data protection and privacy laws,  Equal1 - specialising in the design and build of quantum computers that will enable the world to solve problems that cannot be solved today at a fraction of the energy.  ID-Pal - an off-the-shelf, end-to-end KYC solution, which verifies the identity of an individual in real-time across any customer channel and Wrkit - specialising in the creation of better, healthier working environments using an online suite of data driven employee engagement & retention tools. 

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     The awards will be broadcast live at 12pm on Friday, 24th September onthe KPMG website.

    Source: Written from press release.

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