Lorraine Smyth

Innovator Of the Year

Our innovator of the year has demonstrated real success to meet a real problem. She is enabling and leading innovation in the public sector which can be very challenging. She is educating her colleagues and mixing innovative digital ideas into and across the organisation. Within is short timeframe, she has delivered various innovative ideas for the COVID19 Monitoring App and avoided €20 million in costs. With her second project - the COVID killing cleaning robot called Violet – she played a key role in rolling out inferred thermometers and temperature scanning booths for nursing homes and the care homes national ambulance service. She helped develop a unique solution delivering prescriptions to patients via drones in Moneygall. This individual seeks out innovative ideas and finds the time and energy to bring them to fruition. She is a true innovator and deserved winner in this category.