CCI creates
digital think-tank

24 Oct 2005

The Chambers of Commerce of Ireland (CCI) has finalised the membership of its new Digital Policy Council, which will examine the impact of technology on business.

The group will address relevant technology issues such as digital signatures, broadband connectivity, data warehousing and labour force skills issues and articulate its research and conclusions to the Government and wider society.

Chaired by Mary Cleary, professional development manager of the Irish Computer Society, the council’s membership comprises suppliers and users of IT and representatives from innovative new and established technology companies. The council has already commissioned CCI’s SME E-Business Survey 2005, which will be published in the coming weeks.

According to Cleary, the “high level adoption of ICT by business is now the essential driver of economic growth in Ireland. Our aim is to be an articulate, informed and influential voice in the debate on digital business technology and infrastructure in Ireland.”

Cleary is joined on the council by: Kevin Breen, computing/IT director of Intel; Brian Corcoran, alliance partner manager with Hewlett-Packard; Claire Cunningham, director of Aura Technologies; Niall Feely, director of business markets with Eircom; John Howard, senior consultant of Norcontel Ireland; Liam Kennedy, partner at A&L Goodbody; Tom Mullen, business development manager at DCM; Clive Ryan, business group manager with Microsoft Ireland; and Joe Tynan, partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

By Brian Skelly