Digital Dozen 2016 announced

The organisers of technology conference Digital 2016, which is set to take place in June, have announced the Digital Dozen 2016.

Launched last year, the Digital Dozen is a diverse mix of businesses making an impact in the Welsh and UK economies through innovative uses of technology.

Businesses from all corners of Wales applied for this year’s Dozen, although only 12 finalists were selected by Innovation Point – the digital innovation company of Wales.

The line-up includes a variety of recognisable names in the Welsh tech sector. Doopoll, a polling platform, has made the list, along with tracking software Echosec and AI start-up Amplyfi.

A number of fintech and medtech companies have also been recognised for their achievements. Wealthify, an online investment service, as well as finance platform Delio are on the Dozen.

Swansea-based Cellnovo, which developed the world’s first micro-pump for type 1 diabetes patients, and Bangor healthcare app maker Elidir Health were selected as well.

Other companies included are: Devopsguys, Interceptor Solutions, Learnium, Noddlepod, and RWA. They’ve found themselves in the company of firms such as Veeqo and Nudjed, which were in the 2015 Dozen.

All 12 companies have been invited to attend the event on June 6th and 7th at Celtic Manor in Newport. They’ll take to the stage alongside tech heavyweights like Google, Twitter, Sage and HP.

David Warrender, CEO of Innovation Point, believes Wales is punching above its weight in the UK digital sector and praises the efforts of the companies featured in this year’s Dozen.

He said: “Wales is a serious contender in the UK’s digital scene and the 2016 Digital Dozen will allow us to showcase some of the brightest minds working right now to make this a reality.

“We received an unprecedented number of applications, and have carefully considered each one, to identify those which highlight some the most creative technical minds working in Wales today.

“As we look to compete with tech giants from across the globe we need to push the boundaries of technology, and it is organisations like those in the Digital Dozen who take risks, trial new ideas, and help give our nation its competitive edge.”