Ireland is grasping early mover advantage
In association with
CLOUD CAPITAL FORUM 2012
Ireland's digital leaders on cloud computing and the big data revolution
Friday, 23 November 2012
The Convention Centre, Dublin 1
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS BELOW
KEYNOTE: Simon Wardley, Leading Edge Forum
Simon Wardley, Part 1
|Watch: Simon Wardley, Part 2||Watch: Simon Wardley, Part 3 |
|KEYNOTE: Ray Walshe, director, CloudCORE, DCU|
Ray Walshe is associate dean for education in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Dublin City University (DCU). He is the director of the University Designated Research Centre (CloudCORE) and is a senior member of IEEE, where he is involved in cloud standards working groups. Ray has extensive experience in software consultancy and management with Ericsson, Siemens, Software & Systems Engineering Ltd, Siemens Nixdorf and ESB (Electric Ireland). He completed his undergraduate degree (BEng Electronic Engineering) from University of Limerick.
Ray Walshe on the cloud opportunity for Ireland
|KEYNOTE: John Shaw, CIO, Mainstream Renewable Power|
John joined Mainstream in September 2008 to lead the company's IT Strategy. A Chartered Engineer and a registered European Professional Engineer with over 20 years experience in the Energy, Pharma and Manufacturing sectors. John holds an MBA in Technology Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering from UCD. A senior member of the IEEE, (SMIEEE), John joined Mainstream from Pfizer where he was Director of IT at one of Pfizer's largest manufacturing facilities, having previously held senior IT executive positions in Accenture and General Electric. John is Chairman of the Computing Division of Engineers Ireland.
John Shaw on building a sustainable cloud
|Martin Murphy, managing director, HP Ireland|
Martin Murphy is managing director for HP Ireland, the largest IT provider and one of the biggest employers in Ireland with more than 4,000 employees. An active industrial policy advocate, Martin is chairman of JobBridge, the national internship programme, and is a member of the Government's Top Level Appointments Committee, as well as serving on the boards of Smurfit Business School and Institute of Directors.
|Grace O'Rourke Veitch, Ireland country manager, Citrix Systems|
Grace O'Rourke Veitch brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience to Citrix and is focused on driving awareness and adoption of mobile work styles and cloud services in Ireland, as consumerisation, desktop virtualisation and cloud computing become viable mainstream technologies. Prior to joining Citrix, Grace held the position of CEO and founder at Indigo Solutions. She has worked for a number of ICT companies in Ireland, the UK and the USA, including Microsoft and 3D Labs. She has also been directly involved in Ireland's software export drive through her work as mentor for Enterprise Ireland, enterprise platform programmes and the small business advice programme.
|Anthony O’Mara, senior VP (EMEA), head of Global Business Operations, Trend Micro |
Anthony O'Mara is senior vice-president (EMEA) of Trend Micro, the global player in cloud security. Based in Trend Micro's EMEA headquarters in Cork, Ireland, Anthony is recognised as a leader internationally in the ICT space with more than 20 years of executive experience with Fortune 500 companies. Anthony joined Trend Micro in 2001, initially with responsibility for finance and operations, and he initiated the strategy which saw the establishment of the Trend Micro EMEA headquarters in Cork in 2003. Since then, the Cork site has grown its footprint from 8 to 230 staff. An appointee to the Board of Directors of Cork Chamber and it@cork, O’Mara regularly engages with the IDA and chairs a number of committees to ensure Ireland’s competitiveness in a global context.
|Brian Larkin, group operations director, Digital Planet|
Brian has spent the past 15 years working in the IT industry in various guises. After qualifying with a degree in accounting and finance from DCU in 1990, Brian joined Deloitte as an audit consultant and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1994. After a number of senior finance roles, Brian joined Compaq in 1998 as finance manager. He moved through the organisation and finished up as country sales manager for HP's Personal Systems Group. Brian joined Hibernia Services Ltd in January 2005 as general manager and has been instrumental in driving the growth of Hibernia Evros over the past seven years. He is currently group operations director and responsible for driving Digital Planet Cloud business.
|Maurice Mortell, managing director, Ireland, TelecityGroup|
Maurice Mortell was appointed managing director, Ireland, of TelecityGroup in 2011, after its acquisition of Data Electronics, where Maurice was CEO for 10 years. A seasoned IT specialist, Maurice is a regular speaker on the managed services and data-centre markets in Ireland. A member of the Telecommunications Information Federation Committee (TIF), he is a former chairman of the Outsourced Services Group within IBEC and sits on the board of the Irish Internet Association.
|Alan Brown, business director, O2 (Telefůnica Ireland)|
Alan Brown is the business director at Telefůnica Ireland, which operates the O2 brand, with full P&L responsibility for all business customers. He has led O2's transformation over the last three years from a mobile-only provider to a total communications solution provider encompassing mobile, fixed, UC, managed networks and cloud-based services. Before joining O2, Alan was director of government markets at Eircom, where he previously held a number of other senior positions, including director of broadband and internet, and managing director of Lan Communications, providing network systems integration solutions to a broad cross section of government and corporate clients. He was also previously head of sales and marketing for Eircom wholesale division, commercial manager of Eircom hosting services and senior VP of Eircom US.
|Rob Bath, Director of Engineering, Europe, Digital Realty|
Rob Bath has worked in the data centre sector since 2006. Since then he has been heavily involved in the strategic and evolutionary design, build and expansion planning of major UK and European sites for a number of data centre owners and operators. Rob joined Digital Realty in early 2011 as a Director of Engineering. His principal focus is on engineering data centre solutions for clients within the Digital European property portfolio. This remit spans property acquisition, design and construction, technology deployment and sales. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council, UK.
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