Europe/Amsterdam Announces Finalists for its 2019 Technology Playmaker Awards

UK, London - January 29, 2019 - Today, digital e-commerce and technology leader, announced the finalists for the second edition of the Technology Playmaker Awards. Introduced in September 2017, the awards are dedicated to recognizing and celebrating working women across the world who are transforming businesses, industries, communities and society using technology.

This year’s finalists come from 21 countries, including the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, China, India and Mexico. Building on the response to the 2018 awards, which were open to nominations from across Europe, this year’s awards were open to women in tech worldwide at all levels in any technology or IT-related field.

From the seven categories for the 2019 awards, six individual winners and one corporate winner will be selected at a gala dinner in London, UK, on March 13 along with the overall Technology Playmaker of the Year 2019. The finalists and other event attendees will hear from Eileen Burbidge, MBE, venture capitalist and founding partner of Passion Capital, as well as Hadeel Ayoub, last year’s Technology Playmaker of the Year and the founder and CEO of BrightSign, a wearable technology start-up developing communication for individuals with non-verbal disabilities.

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Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), now employs more than 17,000 employees in 198 offices in 70 countries worldwide.

With a mission to empower people to experience the world, invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. At, we connect travelers with the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. The website and mobile apps are available in 43 languages, offer over 28.8 million total reported listings, including more than 5.7 million listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay, and covers more than 145,000 destinations in 228 countries and territories worldwide.