It may just be a sign of the changing times, that many of the leaders that gathered for Friday’s third meeting of the Multinational Technology Forum were women. On the fringes of the forum, Siliconrepublic.com editor John Kennedy chaired a panel discussion with some of those tech leaders to discuss the talent challenge, and women in technology.
The Multinational Technology Forum was established in early 2013, and is a voluntary industry-led forum of business leaders from multinational technology companies with significant operations in Ireland. Its stated objective is to “develop the vision and then positively influence the development of the overall multinational technology industry in Ireland, leveraging the thought leadership of this uniquely positioned group”.
We got some of those leaders together for a panel discussion, chaired by Kennedy:
- Louise Phelan, PayPal
- Julie Spillane, Accenture
- Rosemaree Dannaher, IBM
- Maeve McConnan, IDA
Watch the videos below for their take on the Multinational Technology Forum, the challenge for all in the industry when it comes to accessing talent and, of course, a key element in this challenge – ensuring we encourage more girls and women into the technology industry.
Part 1 – The Multinational Technology Forum and what Ireland should be doing to ensure a greater supply of talent for the technology sector:
Part 2 – What more we could be doing to ensure girls and women study STEM and aspire to careers in technology:
Women Invent Tomorrow is Silicon Republic’s year-long campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology,engineering and maths