Momentum is the voice of the Digital Sector in Northern Ireland, representing our common interest in promoting and developing the sector both locally and internationally. The direction of Momentum is shaped by our voluntary board which is made up of elected representatives from our membership organisations.
We aim to support our membership so they can prosper and grow their businesses. Networking and collaboration underpin everything we do and we are working with stakeholders in the region and throughout Europe to achieve results that will benefit our member organisations.
Northern Ireland’s Digital sector has enjoyed many successes and Momentum member companies have developed major expertise in:
- Telecoms and Mobile Telecoms – BT, Aepona, InTune Networks, Openwave.
- Financial Services – Allstate, Liberty IT, Citi, Cybersource, Fidessa.
- Specialist Public Procurement Solutions – Kainos, Equiniti ICS.
- Medical Devices/Health Technology – Andor Technologies.
- Education/E-Learning – TextHelp Systems.
- Cloud Computing – SAP, SQS Group, CMI.
- Digital Content – 260 companies who are members of Digital Circle.
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- The Digital industry in Northern Ireland generates a turnover of more than £1.4 Billion per annum according to the UK Technology Insights 2011 report published by e-skills UK.
- The e-skills UK Northern Ireland IT Snapshot of April 2012 reports that there are 16,000 employed in the IT and Telecoms industry. The Snapshot also reports a further 12,000 working in IT or Telecoms occupations in other industries, bringing the total to 28,000.
- A report by an independent consultant for the Northern Ireland IT Employers Board highlighted that with a sufficient supply of skills, this sector could employ over 50,000 people within 5 years.
- Over the past 5 years, Momentum and its partner, e-skills UK has delivered the Bring IT On campaign to attract young people to chose a career in the Digital sector with support from DEL and Invest NI. The campaign has resulted in in a 44% increase in applicants to computing courses in Northern Ireland from 2008 to 2011, compared to a UK wide average of 26%.
- Momentum believes that through utilising the joined up, partnership approach between stakeholders successfully pioneered by the Bring IT On campaign it is possible to reach a goal of over 50,000 people employed in the Digital sector. Momentum stands ready to play its part in making this happen.