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The IIA Netvisionary awards were held last night in Killiney Castle hotel.

Twenty Major won the best blog category and Brian Greene won the best podcast – both richly deserved.

Twenty contacted me a couple of weeks back and asked me to accept the award on his behalf, on the offchance that he won, as he wasn’t going to be able to make it along.

To the guests on the night though, it must have looked like some kind of bad movie when Twenty’s name was called out and I stood up to accept. “Ah no, quick before he makes an even bigger eejit of himself, someone tell Tom it was Twenty won, not Tom”

A great night was had – thanks to all involved and sincere congrats to all the winners.

Busy couple of days

I have a busy couple of days ahead – expect light posting.
– today I have a couple of CIX-related sales meetings
– I have an it@cork pre-conference podcast with Eddie Hobbs to edit and publish
– tomorrow I have several meetings in Dublin followed by the Netvisionary Awards night
– Friday I have an early morning (6:50 am) flight to Brussels for the Microsoft Belgium gig followed by a blogger’s dinner in Belgium
– Saturday, I fly back to Cork (wohoo!) through Dublin (d’oh! – I despise Dublin airport)
– phew!

Thank you everyone

The shortlist for the IIA Netvisionary awards has been announced and I have been shortlisted for the Best Blogger award for this blog, and the Best Podcast award for the PodLeaders.com podcast.

Considering I am up against Twenty Major and Michele Neylon in the Best Blogger category and Bernie Goldbach and Brian Greene for the Best Podcaster category, I honestly don’t expect to be bringing away a prize.

Thank you very much to everyone who voted for my nominations (and to whoever nominated me in the first place!).

Net Visionary!

It seems that I have been nominated for a 2006 Net Visionary award in three categories!

I don’t know who nominated me, but thanks. It is both flattering and humbling to be nominated, particularly in light of the quality of some of my fellow nominees.

I have been nominated in Best Social Contribution (!). I am also nominated in the Best Blogger category and finally, I am nominated in the Best Podcast category (for the PodLeaders.com podcast).

There are lots of other nominees in lots of other categories – if you haven’t done so already head on over and vote (voting is open to all).

Personally, I’ll be hard pressed to vote for myself in any of the categories the competition is that good!