12 Irish software firms take part at Oracle OpenWorld

4 Oct 2011

Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco will be graced by the presence of 12 cutting-edge Irish technology companies all eager to make a difference in the burgeoning world of cloud computing.

The 12 companies will be taking part as part of a mission led by Enterprise Ireland.

“Ireland produces some of the most amazing new technologies for today’s enterprise software space,” says Nick Marmion, west coast manager for software and services for Enterprise Ireland.

“Enterprise Ireland is working with these and other technology companies to showcase their innovative solutions. Ireland has become a leading exporter of software to the US market, with a significant number of companies expected to top €20m US exports by 2013. At Oracle OpenWorld 2011, we’ll be introducing Irish entrepreneurs to some of the leading players within the Oracle ecosystem.”

At least four of the companies taking part have already announced significant news and products.

iQuate announced San Francisco-based Paul Sutton as newly appointed CEO.

CampusIT will launch its service to the US at Oracle OpenWorld. It was chosen specially by Oracle as a case study of best practice, deploying large-scale student management systems in the cloud using Oracle Technology. They will feature in one of the keynote speeches during the conference.

FeedHenry announced it will demo its App Manager product, which organisations can use to create private enterprise app stores to manage app discovery and distribution. App Manager is part of the FeedHenry Mobile Application Platform, a cloud platform that offers business a single solution for the development, distribution, integration and management of mobile apps from the cloud.

Spanish Point Technologies announced a new version of LookupPoint, which enables information aggregation from on-premise Oracle database systems and applications in the cloud. This allows organisations to create aggregated views of information from cloud applications, such as Salesforce.com, and on-premise enterprises applications, such as Oracle E-Business Suite. These views are then presented to users through the innovative LookupPoint/Microsoft Office interface.

At Oracle OpenWorld 2011, Enterprise Ireland will introduce the following companies to its global network of suppliers, distributors, customers and industry experts:



Headway Software






Rockall Technologies

Spanish Point Technologies


Whitehouse Consultants

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