Tech & Innovation

Corporate giants to gather in Cork for European Tech Summit

By Business & Finance
13 April 2015
James O'Connell and Ronan Murphy from it@Cork and Aoibhinn Twomey from Fuzion, one of the event's sponsors.
James O’Connell and Ronan Murphy from it@Cork and Aoibhinn Twomey from Fuzion, one of the event’s sponsors.

Techies from all over will descend on Cork next month for the European Tech Summit, which will be held in Cork City Hall on May 6th.

Hundreds of CEOs and representatives from top national and international companies will attend the all-day event, spearheaded by European tech cluster it@Cork, that will discuss future trends and tech topics around the themes of; cloud security, tech talent, the internet of everything and digital media.

Entrepreneurs, technology and business leaders and IT managers are invited to attend the event which promises to provide interactive panels, a stellar line-up of national and international speakers and excellent networking opportunities.

Speakers include Meghan Biro, a globally recognised talent management and HR tech strategist and one of Huffington Post’s Top 100 Business, Leadership and Tech Twitter influencers, tech entrepreneur and author Niall Harbison; as well as representatives from Salesforce, Dell Software, VMware, Tyco and Climote. MC on the day will be the sharp and talented national broadcaster and columnist, Anton Savage.

For the first time in Ireland, TalentCulture #TChat’s hugely popular, worldwide internet radio show will be streamed live from the event.

Ronan Murphy, chairman of it@Cork said: “Tech Summit is going from strength to strength. The line up of world-class speakers is tremendous and the willingness of international delegates to attend is testament to how the region is now being viewed as a prominent technology cluster. It is important to note that this is the largest tech event in Ireland outside of Dublin.”

James O’Connell of VMWare, and chairman of the European Tech Summit said: “The summit sessions will be accompanied by an exhibition showcasing the latest trends and products offered by the industry, while the day will draw to a close with a black-tie gala dinner featuring a 3D fashion show that is sure to add an exciting new dimension to the event.”

Tickets for the European Tech Summit are available for purchase and will cost €195 for members and €250 for non-members. However, there is an Early Bird offer of a ‘two for one’ discount available for a limited time only. Tickets for the gala dinner are €100 each, with tables of 10 also available.