Ireland’s best days lie ahead – Enterprise Ireland CEO

2 Sep 2010

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Frank Ryan’s vision for Ireland five years from now is a connected economy and a hotspot of innovation.

There is an oft quoted statistic whereby it is envisaged some 80pc of the Irish economy’s exports will be services-based in 2020. You can be pretty sure the majority of these services will depend on this country having world-standard broadband and digital connectivity.

I make this point to Enterprise Ireland CEO Frank Ryan who has, over his career, made a considerable contribution to the industrial make-up of the Irish economy. In the Nineties, he led the IDA Ireland team that landed the multi-billion Intel project for the country.

Ryan, who will be a speaker at the 17th Annual Telecommunications and Internet Federation Conference on 12 October in Dublin, agrees wholeheartedly with this digital vision.

Read more of ‘Ireland’s best days lie ahead – Enterprise Ireland CEO’, at Digital 21.

www.digital21.ie – Digital 21 is a campaign to highlight the imperative of creating an action programme to secure the digital infrastructure and services upon which the success of our economy depends.

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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