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Connectivity, Inclusion and the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Ronan Dunne

Connectivity, Inclusion and the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Ronan Dunne

Article by Maura Kelly, IIBN New York. At a recent Irish International Business Network (IIBN) event in New York, Ronan Dunne, EVP and Group President of Verizon Wireless explained how next generation wireless will impact the Fourth Industrial Revolution #4IR. Connectivity and inclusion were pervasive themes in his talk with a certain onus placed upon business and technology leaders to work together to ensure that the #4IR provides opportunity for...

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Arabella Bishop is Shaping the Irish Art Scene

Arabella Bishop is Shaping the Irish Art Scene

As Arabella Bishop steps into her Molesworth St office, she is preceded by the lolloping and affable office pet, Zorro. A concerned face pops from behind a corner and asks: “How do you feel about dogs?” Bishop, although her friends call her Bella, is witty, clever and courteous. She also possesses a rare informality a million miles away from the stuffy stereotypes of Ireland’s art...

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Members Spotlight: Kelly Curran, Legal Retriever

Members Spotlight: Kelly Curran, Legal Retriever

Kelly Curran, Legal Retriever. Give us a brief description of yourself? (company, Profession, etc) I am a US trial lawyer and Chicago native who began my career in government representing Environmental Protection Agencies against corporate polluters and had the exciting experience of campaigning for Barack Obama in the infancy of his political career.  In addition to litigating over a dozen trials and appeals in US...

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Top 12 Takeaways –  Neville Isdell, EPIC and Coca-Cola

Top 12 Takeaways – Neville Isdell, EPIC and Coca-Cola

On Tuesday 20th March, we gathered in EPIC (The Irish Emigration Museum), Dublin to listen to a fireside chat with Neville Isdell, former CEO, Coca-Cola. It was a quintessentially IIBN evening packed with learning, networking and a convivial atmosphere. For me, IIBN has been truly a network of connectivity. It has enabled me to explore and develop opportunities in London, New York and even uncover...

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‘A journey home and an overdue thank you to so many…’

‘A journey home and an overdue thank you to so many…’

Fantastic article by IIBN Members Louise O’Conor.   “Posting a personal story is daunting to say the least, but it is something that I have been meaning to do for some time now, so here goes.. Two years ago I made the decision to move home to family, friends and a booming tech economy in Dublin. Having lived and worked abroad most of my life,...

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Plato: New 18 Month Programme Commencing Spring 2018 Recruiting Now!

Plato: New 18 Month Programme Commencing Spring 2018 Recruiting Now!

New Members Are you interested in joining the Plato network? Fill out the form below to begin the membership process. You will be contacted by a member of our staff to arrange a meeting to determine your suitability for the programme. You can then pay your subscription fee online or in our offices in the Guinness Enterprise Centre. You will receive access to our monthly...

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International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 #PressForProgress This International Women’s Day there is much to celebrate in terms of the progress of women’s rights, and yet it is important to acknowledge how much there is also left to do for greater equality and opportunity. International Women’s Day is a day for everyone and women’s equality affects all of society.  We all have daughters, sisters, mothers, aunts,...

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Business in the Fast Lane: 2017 IIBN Annual Conference in Dublin – Susan HayesCulleton

Business in the Fast Lane: 2017 IIBN Annual Conference in Dublin – Susan HayesCulleton

“The IIBN Annual Conference is the highlight of the year and it works in great synergy with the IIBN membership. After London and New York, this year’s conference was in Dublin. I say it is the highlight of the year because a lot of care goes into preparing for it. I’m a member of the Dublin board, and the experience reminded me of being a...

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Irish Film Festival in London

Irish Film Festival in London

Looking for something different to do on the lead up to this Christmas? Irish Film London are holding their Annual Irish Film Festival from the 29th November – 3rd December. IFL are a not for profit organisation championing Irish Film and Animation in the UK. The organisation run a year-round programme of Irish Film screenings and industry workshops, the St. Patrick’s Film Festival each March...

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Conferences are bunk. This one wasn’t. – by Colman Lydon, VP at Everwise.

Conferences are bunk. This one wasn’t. – by Colman Lydon, VP at Everwise.

In the spirit of ownership of bias, I need to make two disclosures: I have been involved with the Irish International Business Network for 10 years. I can’t stand conferences – the blather, the forced networking, the crappy hotels, the uninspiring/under-exposed exhibits, the over-priced tickets and the over-processed learning. However, this time it was different. The Irish International Business Network is a global, voluntary organization of professionals,...

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