Bushnell praises “young conference full of promise”

Technology | Thu 23 Feb | Author – Business & Finance
Niamh Bushnell, TechIreland, technology, start-ups
Niamh Bushnell, Dublin Commissioner for Startups

Dublin Commissioner for Startups Niamh Bushnell has applauded last week’s inaugural Dublin Tech Summit, which took place at The CCD.

Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) welcomed over 10,000 attendees for a two-day tech conference featuring a renowned list of speakers, such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Jonathan Reichental, Bruce Daisley, Cindy Gallop, Jimmy Chamberlin and Matthew Luhn.

Held across Dublin’s iconic Silicon Docks, the summit showcased everything Dublin has to offer as global technology hub.

In today’s weekly Dublin Globe ezine, Bushnell commented: “For a first time conference with big plans for the future, I thought they delivered a triumph. DTS had all the ingredients of a young conference full of promise: international headline speakers, spin-off evening events across the city, and entry queues to the venue and the stages that you wished were shorter and faster.

She continued: “I’ve probably never met a nicer bunch of volunteers at any conference anywhere. I had meetings with journalists from the UK and the US, investors from China and Berlin and startups from Australia and Dubai. I got a huge amount of work done over two short days and it felt easy and enjoyable.

“At every turn at DTS I also bumped into startups and investors from across Ireland, and it was so good to see them there, supporting the new kid on the block in impressive numbers. They said it could be done, and it turns out, they were right. The space is already blocked off on my calendar – roll on DTS 2018!”

Bushnell recently announced that she will leave the post of Dublin Commissioner for Startups in March to head up TechIreland, a platform to develop insights into all innovation happening in Ireland.