Tech Brew event in Waterford to zero in on cloud computing

10 May 2013

A free event called South East Tech Brew is taking place in Waterford next Thursday to bring together the south-east’s IT community, as well as start-ups, to hear from companies that are implementing cloud solutions.

The event is being organised by Technology Cluster South East, a voluntary group of players in the technology industry. The group is aiming to promote the south-east region as a centre for technology innovation.

John McAuliffe, a co-founder of South East Tech Brew, said the event will give people the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of companies who are getting the most out of cloud computing.

“Our speakers will offer an insight into how companies of all sizes are successfully implementing cloud solutions, without shying away from some challenges the technology can bring,” he said.

Speakers at Tech Brew will include John Caulfield, solutions director at Oracle, who will be talking about the different cloud computing options out there. Mícheál Ó Foghlú, chief technology officer at the Waterford-headquartered cloud and mobile software player FeedHenry, will be discussing how mobile apps are powered by cloud services.

FeedHenry recently raised €7m in funding, with the company now planning to create more than 100 jobs at its Waterford and Dublin offices.

The final speaker on the evening will be Des O’ Donohoe, co-founder of TaskMessenger, a new communication and task-sharing tool targeted at helping online teams increase their productivity.

The three speakers at the Tech Brew event will each have 10 minutes to discuss their topic. Following that, there will be an open discussion to allow people to network and share ideas.

Emily Kelly from Sun Life Financial, which is sponsoring the event, said Tech Brew will be a great way to network, not only with the speakers but also with IT professionals to share best practices.

The free event will start at 7pm at Kazbar Bar in Waterford City on Thursday, 16 May.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic