Leaders gather for sixth Digital Ireland Forum in September to talk going global


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More than 250 of Ireland's leaders gathered for the Digital Ireland Forum in September 2012. Photo by Conor McCabe Photography

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The next generation of business will be internationally focused, providing digital services to customers in real-time in markets around the world. Ireland needs to ensure it continues to attract and develop these new model companies. This will be the theme Ireland’s digital leaders will discuss at the sixth Digital Ireland Forum on Friday, 20 September, hosted by Silicon Republic in Dublin’s Convention Centre.

As well as local leaders, CEOs and of some of Ireland’s leading digital players, keynotes will include AOL’s Digital Prophet, David Shing. Shing – or Shingy as he is affectionately known – works across the world identifying new opportunities for the business. He regularly speaks at conferences worldwide, discussing the latest trends and the future of the web, and providing insights into the evolving digital landscape. Prior to his current role, he was based in London and held the position of VP Media & Marketing for AOL Europe. By night, he’s a singer-songwriter.

Our keynotes will be followed by lively panels made up of some of Ireland’s leaders in the digital sector, including: Edel Flynn, CEO, Digital Hub Development Authority; Herb Hribar, Group CEO, Eircom; Liam Halpin, General Manager, Dell; Maurice Mortell, Managing Director Ireland, TelecityGroup; Tanya Duncan, CEO, Interxion; Colm O’Neil, CEO,  BT Ireland; and Anna Scally, Partner, KPMG

Key themes:

Ireland is now a key location for high-tech, mobile, internet, media and games companies. Digital transformation is part of their DNA. Success in growing and fostering these next-generation sectors is key to Ireland’s competitiveness and jobs growth in the country. We will ask at the forum if, through focus and leadership, we can harness the nation’s unique ecosystem to service a digital world from a truly Digital Ireland.

Topics to be addressed at the sixth Digital Ireland Forum: Global 2.0 include:

  • 21st-century infrastructure
  • The digital export opportunity
  • An ecosystem for digital entrepreneurs
  • Attracting emerging tech companies
  • The industries where we can be winners
  • Talent: securing the best and brightest
  • The Europe advantage
  • International competitors examined

For further information, speaker biographies, or to book your place, please visit the Digital Ireland Forum website.