The top business videos of 2011

26 Dec 2011

A look back at some of the various business videos on during 2011, including interviews with the ITLG, the IDA and it@cork.

The economic climate dominated 2011’s business landscape in Ireland. Technology and industries like biopharma remain the few bright spots in the Irish economy and the leading areas of job creation, thanks to the efforts of IDA Ireland.

It was also a year that saw entrepreneurs and business leaders emerge, offering hope for the future and ultimately a better way of doing things.

Denis Collins’ inspired leadership of the it@cork industry group shows how the technology industry can positively impact on a region, for example.

In Silicon Valley, Irish business leaders like John Hartnett are mobilising the diaspora and establishing Irish economic outposts in Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Wall Street, while in Iceland, the emergence of an ideas economy is the key to economic recovery.

Interview with Barry O’Leary, chief executive, IDA Ireland

Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland, on Ireland’s place on the global digital map

Denis J Collins, chairman, it@cork, on spearheading Ireland’s return to growth

it@cork chairman Denis J Collins on spearheading Ireland’s return to growth

Iceland’s Minister for Ideas on moving a country in a new direction

Iceland’s Minister for Ideas

Interview with John Hartnett, Irish Technology Leadership Group

John Hartnett, Irish Technology Leaders Group

‘Sins of the CEO’ – Cybersource’s William McKiernan and venture capitalist Rich Moran

‘Sins of the CEO’

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years