2019 Women in IT Awards Series

The Women in IT Awards Series took place in Dublin on Wednesday 27th November 2019.  With just under 19% of Ireland's tech sector being female, the Women in IT Awards programme has come to the region for the second time to highlight the women in technology paving the way. 

Our very own Maria O'Loughlin, Assistant National Director for Organisational Digital Change in the HSE was nominated as Digital Leader of the year for the Women in IT Awards 2019 and the evening was capped with the success of Maria winning the award.  A deserving winner showcasing all that is good in our Health Service Executive and the progress we are making in embracing innovation and digital.  

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Maria is an organisational psychologist and Assistant National Director for Organisational Digital Change,  in HBS in the HSE.  She provides executive level advice, guidance and support on all areas of transformation with a specific focus on; organisational capacity and capabilty development, engagement, innovation, digital change and inclusion.  Through this focus across stakeholders group Maria helps enable the creation of a collaboration environment for organisations working with the HSE.

Maria works with teams on innovation and capability projects across the HSE, and advises on the delivery of a culture that enables health in Ireland to adopt to a 21st century digital fabric.  A passionate advocate on how technology can impact healthcare and its delivery, Maria and her colleagues seek to represent Ireland, building the reputation of the HSE as an open and transparent organisation. With more than 20 years in people focused roles in the public and private sector, Maria uses this experience to put people at the centre of everything she does. She believes passionately that diversity and inclusion can make a huge difference in driving healthcare innovation and reform, that people will lead this and technology will only be the enabler.