Western Sequel to Silicon Docks mooted

TechWest 2015: Western Sequel to Silicon Docks mooted

TechWest 2015 Guest Speakers with Collins McNicholas Team - March 5th 2015.

TechWest 2015 Guest Speakers with Collins McNicholas Team – March 5th 2015.

Efforts to create a Silicon Docks in the west of Ireland were discussed at the TechWest conference in Dublin last week.

The event, organised by Collins McNicholas, featured talks by figures from successful IT businesses in the west, including Aongus O hEocha from Girt Mobile in Galway, Paul Montwill of Magico from Ennis, and Pat Henry of Cora Systems from Carrick-on-Shannon.

TechWest was chaired by The Sunday Business Post’s Connected editor Emmet Ryan, and featured two panel discussions on the challenges and opportunities for IT businesses in the west of Ireland.

Enterprise Ireland divisional manager Kevin Sherry said the roll-out of high speed broadband was crucial to enabling businesses in the west to address the global market.

For more information on TechWest, contact Michelle Murphy on 091 706706.

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John Breslin at TechWest 2015 - 5th March 2015

John Breslin from NUIG at TechWest 2015 – 5th March 2015

Aongus O hEocha from GIRT Mobile Galway speaking at TechWest 2015 - 5th March 2015.

Aongus O hEocha from GIRT Mobile Galway speaking at TechWest 2015 – 5th March 2015.

Paul Montwill of Magico, Ennis speaking at TechWest 2015.

Paul Montwill of Magico, Ennis speaking at TechWest 2015.

Pat Henry of Cora Systems from Carrick-on-Shannon speaking at TechWest 2015.

Pat Henry of Cora Systems from Carrick-on-Shannon speaking at TechWest 2015.

L-R: Niall Murray, Michelle Murphy and Ian Brannigan (Western Development Commission) at TechWest 2015.

L-R: Niall Murray, Michelle Murphy and Ian Brannigan (Western Development Commission) at TechWest 2015.

Niall Murray, Michelle Murphy and Padraic White from Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group.

Niall Murray, Michelle Murphy and Padraic White from Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group.

 

L-R: Leo Clancy (IDA Ireland) and Niamh Costello (Galway Technology Centre) at TechWest 2015.

L-R: Leo Clancy (IDA Ireland) and Niamh Costello (Galway Technology Centre) at TechWest 2015.

Gene Murphy from Start Up Ireland speaking at TechWest 2015.

Gene Murphy from Start Up Ireland speaking at TechWest 2015.

L-R: Kevin Sherry (Enterprise Ireland), Niall Olden (Kernel Capital) and Gene Murphy (Start-up Ireland) at TechWest 2015.

L-R: Kevin Sherry (Enterprise Ireland), Niall Olden (Kernel Capital) and Gene Murphy (Start-up Ireland) at TechWest 2015.