Archive for the ‘Networking’ Category

Stephen Conmy

Mobile Monday (MoMo) invites young app developers to pitch their ideas

Mobile Monday is an 11-year-old global grassroots movement in more than 100 cities worldwide. It is active in Belfast and Dublin and for the first time the MoMo chapters of Dublin and Belfast are joining forces. The networking event is being held at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin on September 19th and there are limited tickets remaining. MoMo is a free of charge, networking event held in the afternoon (2pm – 6pm).

Indigenous companies that have been successful in the mobile industry on a global stage will be showcased, including: senior representatives from Altobridge (connecting remote communities, GSMA Award winner), Aepona (mobile cloud, GSMA initiative winner), DRG (Mobile Marketing & Advertising), Openmind Networks (messaging) and TR2 (payments). Continue reading →

Barry OSullivan

Like Enda Kenny, the first100days will define your success in a new job

As we watched Enda Kenny proceed through the ceremonial essentials of taking on his new role, how many were taken by the sense of sheer joy and personal satisfaction of having achieved so much and landed the big  job. Dail colleagues, support and opposition, gave him that space and joined with him in a largely light hearted and collegial manner to see through a momentus personal event. One hopes he managed to enjoy the occasion.  But today dawned and so began the very serious task of meeting the expectations of those who appointed him and take on the challenges the electorate have set out. Continue reading →

John Loftus

The Business Improv Lab

Be part of a unique occasion on March 9th – Dublin’s first ever Business Improv Lab.

This inaugural event will take place from 7-9pm in the Maldron Hotel, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2 and be hosted by John Cremer, director of The Maydays improv troupe, award winning keynote speaker, a practitioner with over 20 years of personal development & improvisation experience – www.johncremer.co.uk

The Business Improv Lab is a concept developed by John with Neil Mullarkey (from the Comedy Store Players) to further develop the use of improvisation skills in business and has been a huge success in London, where it has been running for the past year. Such has been their success that there is now a significant waiting list for those who wish to be part of the programme. Continue reading →

Elaine @ O2 ideas room

If I had asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said a faster horse

Innovation – Unlocking Future Growth Breakfast, WXN Breakfast

By Elaine Knowles

When asked to write a piece on my experience at this month’s WXN Breakfast seminar, I was delighted. Then I realised it was on Innovation. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for innovation but the problem is, it’s very hard to be ‘innovative’ when in this country, I was nervous I would be queuing for bread as the IMF arrived that very day.

But I pulled myself out of bed on the cold Thursday morning of 18th November and headed to the Conrad and thankfully, I wasn’t disappointed. As always, WXN put on a great event. There’s no painful waiting around and none of the small talk of some business events. Just genuinely, interesting business people, who happen to be predominately female.   Here’s some of the best bits I picked up.

Kicked off by Maeve Donovan, former Managing Director of the Irish Times, and WXN advisory board member, she gave a glowing background of the panellists and listed the accreditations.

First up, Damini Kumar, a multi-award winning designer who is also the EU Ambassador for Creativity and Innovation, as well as Director of Design and Creativity at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Continue reading →