Dublin Tech Summit

Dublin Tech Summit – Tech in Action: Real Solutions for the Real World

By Business & Finance
24 May 2024

Dublin Tech Summit to feature discussion on tech solutions for the real world.

Dublin Tech Summit has launched a full agenda, which includes a diverse range of keynotes, talks and panel discussions on all areas of cutting-edge technology.

A fireside entitled ‘Tech in Action: Real Solutions for the Real World’ promises a compelling discussion that showcases how cutting-edge technology is being applied to tackle pressing global challenges.

This session will highlight innovative approaches from transforming industries by addressing real-world problems with smart, scalable solutions. Discover how technology is not just about theoretical potential but practical impact.


Oisin Hanrahan, CEO & Founder,
Keychain (Former CEO, Angi)

Oisin Hanrahan is the Co-founder and CEO of Keychain, a manufacturing platform for the packaged goods industry that is backed by $18 million in venture funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, BoxGroup, and SV Angel.

Before Keychain, he served as CEO of NASDAQ-listed Angi Inc (Angie’s List / HomeAdvisor). Prior to his role as CEO of Angi, Mr. Hanrahan had served as Chief Product Officer of Angi since 2019, where he led product and technology strategy. Mr. Hanrahan joined Angi in 2018 when Handy, the company he co-founded and led as CEO since 2012, was acquired by Angi. He built Handy to hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue, and raised over $100 million in institutional capital, before exiting to Angi.

Prior to Handy, Mr. Hanrahan founded a real estate development business in Budapest, Hungary that built dozens of apartments in the city center.

Mr. Hanrahan served the US Commerce Secretary on the Digital Economy Board of Advisors in 2016 – 2017, during a period of unprecedented change in the application of technology to the labor force. He has spent time working on the issue of worker classification and addressed unions, congressmen, and senators, including the US Senate Democratic Caucus. Mr. Hanrahan also co-founded The Undergraduate Awards, a foundation he created in 2009 to support and celebrate outstanding undergraduate students globally.

Mr. Hanrahan’s work has been written about extensively in major media, mostly notably in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Forbes. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, MSNBC, Fox and Bloomberg. He has given talks at conferences, including Milken Institute and Web Summit, and guest lectured at universities including NYU and Columbia. He is an active angel investor and advisor, with a portfolio of over 50 companies.

Mr. Hanrahan earned a Master of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, a Masters in Finance from the London School of Economics, and a Business and Economics degree from Trinity College Dublin.

DC Cahalane, Venture Partner,
Sure Valley Ventures 

DC Cahalane is a Venture Partner at Sure Valley Ventures, focusing on discovering and investing in emerging technology startups in Ireland, particularly in AI. With over 20 years of experience, he has founded four companies and played pivotal roles in startups and scaleups like Teamwork.com and Trustev. DC founded Republic of Work, Cork’s largest startup and innovation hub, and recently served as the Group Chief Marketing Officer at Dogpatch, a leading European Innovation Hub. A prominent figure in Ireland’s startup ecosystem, DC is a founding council member of Scale Ireland and advises the Irish government on entrepreneurship and technology policy. He has served on numerous boards of private companies and industry organisations. Passionate about mentoring, DC has assisted over 250 startups globally, leveraging his extensive network. He’s a regular speaker at conferences and guest lecturer at universities in Ireland and abroad.


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