Written by Dave Cullen
Cpl is proud to once again announce its partnership of the prestigious Dublin Web Summit. The event has become the fastest growing technology conference in the world and the largest of its kind in Europe. On Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th of October more than 200 world class speakers and 3000 attendees from over 50 countries will descend on the RDS in Dublin.
The Dublin Web Summit provides a diverse mix of insightful talks and workshops from some of the world’s leading experts in social media and technology industries. Attendees will be given the chance to meet CEOs from leading billion-euro fortune 500 companies along with Silicon Valley veterans and successful start-up entrepreneurs. This year’s speakers will include such industry heavyweights as JP Rangaswami of Saleforce.com, Ronan Harris of Google, Niklas Zennstrom of Skype, Paul Rellis of Microsoft Ireland, David Rowan of Wired and Cpl’s own Peter Cosgrove.
Peter will speak about the new challenges facing the modern CTO in influencing the CEO with regard to technological change. The mass consumerisation and ubiquity of consumer devices in the home has raised the expectations of businesses with regard to how their IT products should operate. Enterprise solutions are now expected to function with the same level of seamless appliance-like stability and simplicity as the smartphones and tablet computers used by consumers. Peter will also discuss the importance of the CTO in helping to shape business strategy by influencing the profile of IT candidates.
On the 18th, Cpl CEO Anne Heraty will attend a Leaders’ Lunch where she will discuss and explore the many opportunities, successes and challenges experienced by women across the IT sector. The event aims to discuss how best to address the gender imbalance among IT candidates. It will take place at 12.30pm at the Four Season’s Hotel and will bring together some of the most influential women in Ireland’s technology industry.
Speaking this week about the Dublin Web Summit Anne said, “It is a unique privilege to be in the company of so many talented and world class innovative technology professionals. Despite the difficult economic landscape in our country today, Ireland remains an island of innovation and creativity. Technology now pervades every facet of our culture with email; social networking, entertainment and news all easily accessible from our ubiquitous mobile devices. It is an inspiring notion to consider, that many of the minds behind the tablets, smartphones and mobile operating systems we utilise, can be found right here in Ireland.”
Anne believes that Ireland’s well-educated and highly skilled workforce has been a key ingredient in attracting major multinational tech giants. “With demand for skilled IT graduates at an all-time high, Ireland has attracted some of the biggest names in the consumer devices industry, from Dell, Apple, Microsoft and Google. As the years pass, it is becoming clear that Ireland’s future is being shaped and intrinsically linked to a larger, global technology-led economy. Today’s IT graduates will become tomorrow’s software engineers, web developers and Technology entrepreneurs. Our country is well placed to produce the future creative thinkers and innovators who will reshape our world.”
In the last twelve months Cpl has successfully placed 1000 permanent and temporary staff into IT jobs across the country.