One of Ireland’s most successful tech entrepreneurs has been confirmed as a headline speaker for this year’s Digital DNA event later this month.

Dan Kiely, who founded Cork outsourcing company Voxpro along with business partner and wife Linda Kiely, will tell the tech event how the couple grew the business to become a major employer with a turnover in excess of €30m.

Voxpro was founded above a pub in Cork city in 2002 and has since grown to have offices across the world providing backup to the customer operations of brands such as Airbnb, Google and Supercell.

The business was bought by Canadian company Telus International last year for an undisclosed sum.

Simon Bailie, Digital DNA’s Commercial Director, said:

“Dan Kiely is a great example of the entrepreneurial tech talent which this island produces by the bucket load. His story tells the tale of how he and his wife Linda have grown a business from a tiny office above a pub to a global player in a short space of time and is one which we’re hugely excited to hear.”

Dan is the latest addition to an international line-up of speakers across the two-day Digital DNA event.

“The event it is shaping up to be the best yet and will once again provide a brilliant platform for everybody – not just those in the tech industry – to learn from each other and prepare for the disruptive technologies which are around the corner.”

It will also feature Leo Johnson, Head of Disruption at PwC and co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Future Proofing; Jamie Bartlett, author of the best-selling book The Dark Net and presenter of BBC’s The Secrets of Silicon Valley; Quinn Buchanan from Leviathan Games, and one of the developers who worked on the original Grand Theft Auto; Rock Jacobs from Rebel of America, who worked on the recent Hollywood blockbuster Deadpool; and Dr Liberty Vittert, a regular contributor providing expert opinion into Big Data and the role it plays in the media, as well as public and government life.

Held in St. George’s Market from 19 – 20 June, Digital DNA will welcome these and a host of other speakers from some of the world’s biggest companies as well as some of Northern Ireland’s best homegrown tech talent.

They will deliver keynote speeches, take part in panel discussions, workshops and fireside chats to an audience which originates from across the technology sector and across the world.

Digital DNA 2018 will showcase Belfast’s prosperous tech sector, covering topics within Marketing, Data, Cyber-security, FinTech, Innovation and DevOps – delivered across an exciting programme of keynotes talks, interactive workshops, panel discussions and a range of exhibitors.

For the first time, Digital DNA will be powered by principal partner PwC, with the firm sharing its global technology experience and professional know-how with the Digital DNA audience. Other sponsors include Danske Bank, Kainos, Allstate, The Open University, Convergys and Belfast City Council.

Other speakers at Digital DNA include: Noga Tal, Head of Global Strategic Initiatives for Startups at Microsoft; Aoife Caulfield, Emerging Client Solutions UK & Europe at Twitter; Joanna Jarjue, BBC’s The Apprentice; Rioch Edwards-Brown, founder of So You Wanna Be in TV; Naomi Timperley, Director at Tech North Advocates; Sarah Hooper, CRM Director at Edit; Mike Barrett, Founder and CEO of Unosquare; Henry Helgeson, Founder and CEO of Cayan; Kieran Flanagan, VP of Marketing at Hubspot.

For tickets to Digital DNA, visit digitaldna.org.uk


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