February 2017: Dell EMC

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Paul D’Arcy, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Indeed with Marie Moynihan, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at Dell after Dell EMC was named as the best place in the country to work

It’s been a good start to 2017 for Dell EMC as the tech giant was named as the best place in the country to work in a recent report.

In a ranking of Ireland’s best companies to work for based on thousands of employee reviews compiled by Indeed, Dell EMC was placed the top spot.

Speaking with Newstalk, Marie Moynihan, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at Dell EMC, said: “We are delighted that through employee reviews Dell is being recognised as the best company to work for in Ireland by Indeed. Dell EMC sites across Limerick, Cork and Dublin support our whole business across EMEA and having highly engaged, motivated staff is a vital element of success.

“As a company, we’re very focused on ensuring we create a fun, open environment where our employees can be themselves, innovate, enjoy their job and grow their capabilities and career at Dell. We provide flexible working options for employees to allow them to find a better balance between work and personal commitments. It’s an exciting time to be working at Dell and we’ll certainly celebrate this recognition with our employees today.”

February saw Dell EMC host the first of five leadership talks for the Mid-West business community and education community at its Limerick campus.

Delivered in collaboration with Limerick Chamber and the University of Limerick, the audience heard from Denis Brosnan, former chief executive of Kerry Group, who spoke about leadership insights and challenges he has overcome during his career.

“Dell EMC is delighted to be working with Limerick Chamber on this exciting programme to support the growth and development ambitions of the mid-west region,” said Dell Limerick campus leader Timmy O’Dwyer. “Since the launch in January, we have received such positive feedback from the initiative. The details of the remaining events for the coming year will be announced soon but I know I speak for everyone attending today in saying that we’re delighted to have Denis Brosnan speaking at the inaugural event.”

Dell EMC sites across Limerick, Cork and Dublin support our whole business across EMEA and having highly engaged, motivated staff is a vital element of success

The tech giant also opened the doors at its Limerick Campus to celebrate International Women’s Day and Engineers Week 2017. The event was hosted by Dell EMC in collaboration with University of Limerick and supported by Johnson & Johnson, and explored the challenge of ‘Changing Mindsets’ in the working world.

Just over 200 people from the Mid-West community from business and education attended the event. At Dell EMC campuses in Cork and Dublin smaller celebrations for International Women’s Day were held both focused on highlighting diversity across all areas of the business.

REASSURANCE AND EXPANSION

With the economic uncertainty of current months, IDA Ireland’s Ray O’Connor stated his belief that Cork badly needed office space if it is to utilise opportunities from foreign investment, Dell EMC’s Irish head Bob Savage was quick to respond, stating that Cork and Ireland would remain “absolutely central” to the company’s future plans.

Meanwhile, in international news for Dell EMC, a partnership with provider of information technology and services company Prysm to address the smart city opportunity in India.

It is hoped Prysm’s large format content collaboration and mobile solution will further help gain deeper insights into all aspects of smart cities.

Head of Irish operations

Bob Savage joined EMC in 1988 and held a variety of roles with the company. He is chairman of the Governing Body of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and is a board member of Enterprise Ireland and American Chambers.

He is an electronic engineering graduate of CIT and a former lecturer there.

Savage is currently Dell EMC’s Vice President Managing Director EMC Ireland COE, as well as chairman of the South West Action Plan for Jobs Implementation Committee.