Digitised Irish nation, transformed society requires effort

13 May 2010

Across Ireland next week, individuals and firms will be encouraged to ‘get digital’ and boost the economy.

Irish Internet Association (IIA) CEO Joan Mulvihill is on a mission – to digitise the nation. She believes the opportunities the digital age heralds for citizens and businesses alike must be grasped.

Across Ireland next week, to coincide with the IIA’s annual congress, members of the IIA will be springing into action to provide ordinary people and business owners with the opportunity to upskill and get familiar with the tools, technology and terminology that’s shaping the rest of the world.

Read more of ‘Digitised Irish nation, transformed society requires effort’ at Digital 21.

By John Kennedy

Photo: The digital opportunity is one of the surest ways out of recession for Irish businesses. Helping to pave the way are Anthony Whelan, chef de cabinet for EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes; Joan Mulvihill, CEO, Irish Internet Association; and Ronnie Dockery, client manager, Microsoft Ireland

www.digital21.ieDigital 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.

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