On to Dublin
The Innovation Awards Gala began with a cocktail hour (Fig. 1) at the Westin in Dublin, Ireland, allowing contenders, judges, and Pipeline staff a chance to catch up, network, and enjoy a pint or three of Guinness (yes, it is better in Ireland). While cocktail hour progressed, the ornate Banking Hall next door was prepared for dinner (Fig. 2). Lights were dimmed, candles were lit, and a harpist was ushered into the landmark room that was built in 1863.
Fig. 1 (left to right) - Tim Young, Pipeline; Dmitri Lozdernik,Microsoft;Harlan Vold,Yota
Fig. 2 - Originally the Bank of Dublin, the historic Banking Hall at The Westin Dublin serves as the perfect backdrop for Pipeline's 2012 Innovation Awards.
And the Award Goes to...
Following the mouth-watering first course of gnocchi with duck confit, the harpist paused and Pipeline Editor-in-Chief Tim Young began the awards presentation ceremony (Fig. 3).