Launch Events

Marker Hotel set to welcome Ireland’s leading technology innovators

By Business & Finance
10 August 2016
Marker Hotel

The leading lights of Ireland’s flourishing tech industry will converge on The Marker Hotel on September 12th for the launch of the Business & Finance Tech 100 edition.

The pace of Ireland’s growing tech industry is phenomenal and Ireland is considered one of the fastest growing countries in Europe for data centre operators.

The Business & Finance Tech 100 highlights and honours the 100 most influential and innovative tech companies trading in Ireland, from indigenous firms to large multinationals, and profiles the leading players that are making a real difference to the Irish economy.

Richard O’Dwyer, regional manager at Hiscox, said: “Hiscox are delighted to continue our partnership with Business & Finance as the title sponsor of the Tech 100 edition for the third straight year. Hiscox are the largest insurer of indigenous Irish technology companies and we see this as a great opportunity to solidify that position.”

He continued: “This sponsorship allows us to communicate with a number of our client’s personally and is an excellent platform for us to provide an update on the exposures that we see facing technology businesses in Ireland and how these risks can be managed.”

Philip Brady, CEO, Canon Ireland, also commented on the importance of the Tech 100 edition. “We’re delighted to be partnering with Business & Finance,” he said. “At Canon we are driven by a passion for innovation and helping businesses of all sizes achieve their business goals. As such, it gives us great pleasure to partner with an event which recognises the top 100 innovative and exciting businesses in Ireland’s vibrant technology sector.”

According to Louise Phelan, vice president of Global Operations, PayPal, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, “PayPal is delighted to support the Business and Finance Tech 100 listing. Ireland has an especially vibrant and innovative technology scene.

“We have transformed our economy into a global tech hub of choice that has attracted many of the best-known technology brands to Ireland. As a nation we have always encouraged entrepreneurship and investments in areas such as education, broadband, incubation hubs and infrastructure. This is enabling Irish entrepreneurs and businesses to take advantage of the many opportunities offered by online commerce. Initiatives such as the Business and Finance Tech 100 highlight our ability to produce and attract talented people who are helping the technology sector here to flourish.”

Colm Piercy, CEO of Viatel also welcomed the announcement. “We are delighted to be involved in this prestigious event honouring the top 100 most influential Irish technology individuals and their companies in 2016. Viatel are the communications company of choice to many of Ireland’s leading technology companies; it is a great opportunity to celebrate their successes and outstanding achievements, which has earned us the reputation as the global ICT hub of choice for technology giants around the world,” he said.

Guest speakers and special honourees will be announced closer to the event.

To view a gallery from last year’s event, click here.

For more information about the event, contact Noelle Campbell:
Tel: +353 87 978 1764