The European Technology Summit will take place on 13 May in Cork City Hall. Hosted by [email protected] European Tech Cluster, event organisers have enhanced the summit further and have expanded the event with a wider array of speakers, both national and international.

The quality of speakers who will be in Cork on 13 May for the European Technology Summit is second to none. We have exceptional quality speakers from the United States, Europe and Ireland, many of whom are flying in to Cork especially for the Technology Summit”, said Ronan Murphy CEO of Smarttech.ie and one of the event organisers. “What is most exciting about this is the quality of the speakers and the companies that they represent. This year we have world class speakers from global and national brands such as Google, BT, Twitter, Irish Times, Trend Micro, UPC, Hubspot, Flextronics, IBM, VMware and Eircom.

The Future of Technology will be the topic of discussion with Don O’ Leary from Twitter and Serena Lawless from Google. They will be joined by Dr Nicola Millard who is a Customer Experience Futurologist with BT. For many in the technology sector, one of the biggest challenges is staying abreast of innovation and trends. Magnus Ternsjo, CEO of UPC, Jeetu K Mahtain, Managing Director of Hubspot along with John Scanlan, VP of Operations, Flextronics will discuss the big trends that are coming in technology.

The area of Cyber Security has moved from the technology news to the mainstream news and companies and organisations have really begun to sit up and pay attention to the complexities of this issue. Denis Kennelly, VP Technology and Security, IBM will be joined for a panel discussion with Simon Walsh, Enterprise Security Director, Trend Micro and Enda Doyle, Director, Strategy & Market Development, Eircom.

Ronan Murphy said: “We believe passionately in the power of technology to drive innovation, create employment and help bring the Irish economy back to growth. We are delighted that the anchor sponsor for this event is Trend Micro, the global security software company which has its European Operation centre in Cork.”

The technology sector has been a shining star in the Irish economy for over a decade, with increasing employment levels and increasing exports, all helping to benefit the wider Irish economy. Trend Micro are partnering with the European Technology Summit as part of our commitment to Ireland and to Cork”, said Dervla Mannion, VP European Operations Centre at Trend Micro in Cork.

Innovation in technology is the key to future success and we all know the impact that technology has had on the Irish economy. In Ireland and in Cork we have some of the leading global technology companies as well as indigenous technology companies that are growing from their base in Ireland. The European Technology Summit provides a platform for discussion, interaction and learning and will showcase the best of our sector”, concluded Ronan Murphy.

Tickets are available for purchase and will cost €195.00 for members, €250.00 for non-members and €40.00 for students.

For further details on the European Technology Summit visit www.techsummit.ie or email [email protected]