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Latest interesting interview by Melanie Boylan with Katie Doyle, founder of Mentor Her.Mentor Her is all about women connecting with women. We believe that when we support each other, and elevate each other's profile, we can lift ourselves up in the world.​Whether you're looking to join our Mentor Her programme, our Membership programme's limited a…
 
Ronan last spoke to Kamil Kus the founder of CK Design two years ago and he is back talking about an exciting new product that is built for the COVID-19 world we are living in. Kamil has launched irishdirectory.ie a new online platform that allows you to boost your website ranking, post jobs, post promotions and start blogging. Kamil talks about ho…
 
We catch up with Spiros Margaris for the latest insights into AI, fintech and much more.See more about him on his website herehttps://www.margarisventures.com/spirosmargarisVenture capitalist, futurist, keynote speaker and senior advisor (some of the advisory mandates: wefox Group, SparkLabs Global, mediastalker, Yield Growth, and F10 Accelerator),…
 
In this podcast Melanie Boylan interviews Lorna Martyn, SVP, Head of Technology, Fidelity Investments Lorna Martyn is a global technology leader with diverse experience in financial services, consulting and telecommunications, spanning almost 30 years. As Head of Technology for Fidelity Ireland, Lorna leads over 900 technologists who develop superi…
 
We catch up with Nick Ayton to learn more about Quantum Computing.See more about Nick and his work herehttps://www.nickayton.com/Nick studied Computer Science in the 1970’s and has seen many technologies come and go… He has been involved in more than a dozen tech start ups and has run some very large technology services businesses that deliver oper…
 
One of the most popular ways for students to get a job is to do an internship but how do you match up the right student for the right internship and how do you this during a pandemic? Well a new venture between Accounting Pro and LIT (Limerick Institute of Technology), Outsourcing Pro aims to solve this. Ronan talks about this with Kevin Deasy the …
 
We chat with Susan McPherson about her Angel investing strategies with female founders to help support their businesses and the planet too.SUSAN MCPHERSON is a serial connector, angel investor, and corporate responsibility expert. She is the founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focused on the intersection of brands …
 
Liberty IT is the software house for Fortune 100’s global insurance company, Liberty Mutual Insurance. So how have they managed with remote working, with hiring new staff and their work with charities in Belfast and Dublin during a pandemic? Ronan talks to Andy O’Sullivan, a Solutions Engineer based in their Dublin office and Cathy Donnelly, a Seni…
 
Inspiring conversation with Hazel Henderson, who has been at the forefront of many important trends to help nudge our planet into a better and smarter way of living.Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and the creator of the Green Transition Scoreboard® and executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world-renowned futuris…
 
More about MelanieOver the years I have worked with SME, FMCG and State Bodies I'm delighted to say I now support and train all sizes of business and my business has grown with my clients.I provide Adult Education and support for people in Business. With my many years of experience in promoting services and charities in Ireland and the UK; I have b…
 
Working remotely during a pandemic has brought challenges to businesses namely how can we do this securely and comply with GDPR. Ronan talks to Des Ryan director of Solutions at Microsoft about new research that Microsoft Ireland published yesterday. Des talks about this research which concentrated on remote working, digital security behaviours, an…
 
In this episode, we talk with James Ellsmoor the founder and driving force behind Island Innovation, which helps to support and inspire island communities globally to remain viable and sustainable.More about James Ellsmoor below, and check out the websitehttps://islandinnovation.co/James is the founder of Island Innovation, an organization that wor…
 
Pleasure to catch up with global Irish man Oisin Lunny. We cover a range of topics including his perspectives on the latest tech trends for events, the power of podcasts, and why music has helped to keep us sane during the lockdown.Oisin Lunny is an award-winning marketer, webinar and podcast host, MC, public speaker, virtual event consultant, UX b…
 
Ronan talks to Mark Hughes the EMEA manager of Chargify. Mark talks about the opening of their new HQ, why they've expanded their footprint to Europe, why they chose to do so in Dublin, who they're looking to hire, how they see the tech landscape in Ireland changing and the future for SaaS companies in particular.…
 
Fascinating conversation with Damian Costello and his conversion to the importance of environmental issues.See more in his article for this year's CongRegation here https://congregation.ie/society-3-0-needs-us-to-win-hearts-rather-than-minds-28-cong20/and join him at the event alsoSince last year’s Congregation I have become an environmentalist. Fo…
 
Great, informative interview with Shannon Polson, one of the first female attack helicopter pilots in the US Air Force. We discuss her journey, and her new book in which she shares insights from other women who have also broken records and achieved new successes. At age nineteen, Shannon Huffman Polson became the youngest woman ever to climb Denali…
 
PaoloGallo is a Futurist, global expert in Human Capital, Future of Work, Leadership 4.0 andI CF certified Executive Coach.Paolo is AdjunctProfessor in Leadership and Organizational Behavior at SDA Bocconi Executive Education Milan.PaoloGallo has delivered more than 100 keynotes including: 10 Downing Street, World Economic Forum in Davos,Ferrari, F…
 
Fascinating interview by Melanie Boylan with Rob Metcalf and Natalie LeRoy about their insights into how behavioural economics is usefully impacting on fuel consumption in the aviation industry.If you are planning to save an airline, could you do it through big sweeping changes like new aircraft designs and futuristic fuels, or could you do it thro…
 
We chat with Alessandra Rojas about her work as the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Manager @ Tech4Impact EPFLGeneva, Geneva, SwitzerlandMore about AleI am part of the team of EPFL Tech4Impact. The EPFL is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology and at Tech4Impact we are focused in how we can use technology for sustainable impact and the…
 
Great interview with climate change campaigner, artist and activist Donna Cooney, green Councellor, by Melanie Boylan.Follow Donna on Twitter herehttps://twitter.com/donna_cooney1More about DonnaI have been a community activist for 25 years, working to protect Dublin Bay, the Promenade, St. Anne’s Park, and Fairview Trees & Park. I have campaigned …
 
We have lived through a massive opportunity for learning and growth.We can change our habits, climate change didn’t go away and we must use 2020’s lessons to engage with it. Going forwards tech must include social, ethics and purpose. We need to use this time as a launch pad for a positive, engaged and conscious 2021 and beyond.https://congregation…
 
With the pandemic forcing a lot of us to work from home, we are relying more and more on technology. However, there are times when we may have problems with the technology that we are relying on. Ronan talks to Louise McKeown the Marketing Director at Magnet Networks. Louise talks about Magnet Networks new gigabyte broadband service, aimed at remot…
 
We catch up with Eoin Kennedy ahead of the upcoming 8th CongRegation. This year's theme is Society 3.0See more on their website herehttps://congregation.ie/What is Congregation?One day virtual mind mesh festival of thinking, sharing and connecting.Celebrating its 8th year, CongRegation™ #cong20 (Nov 21st), will be a virtual event due to Covid-19 re…
 
Fascinating and important insights about bees, both in the US and globally with Sam Droege from the US Geological Survey Bee Inventory Monitoring LabBIML- We are an online museum for bees/insects/life.All Public Domain. Contact:sdroege@usgs.gov Comment Policy:http://tinyurl.com/hr9aebb www.flickr.com/photos/usgsbimlThe link to the images for their …
 
Fascinating conversation with Jennifer McConnell, general manager of Irish Seed Savers. We cover Irish seeds, apple trees, Stalingrad, biodiversity, Khazakstan, Syrian courgettes, and much more. Listen and learn more about how Irish Seed Savers are helping people all over Ireland and beyond to preserve genetic diversity, bio diversity and to also r…
 
Interesting conversation with Tony Robinson, known as the HappipreneurTwitter https://twitter.com/TonyRobinsonOBESee more on his website herehttps://tonyrobinsonobe.com/More about his book‘The Happipreneur – Why #MicroBizMatters?’ is the sequel to ‘Small is Beautiful’Two years ago while I was touring with my ‘Micro is Magic’ Show, Taryn Lee Johnsto…
 
Earlier in the year, Ronan spoke to Lisa Murphy Head Of People In Scurri about remote working in the new COVID-19 world, and a lot has changed since then. We have come out of lockdown and recently gone back into lockdown. Ronan catches up with Lisa to see what has changed since they last spoke. Lisa mentions how they coped in our first lockdown, mo…
 
Great interview with Garry Connolly, one of the originators of the Irish DCs for Bees initiative.More about DC's for BeesAn industry initiative led by Host in Ireland to help save Ireland's declining bee population. The people of this industry are looking to make a difference. This initiative gives them the opportunity to not only make an individua…
 
Interesting interview by Melanie Boylan with Joel Hansen who is a Marketing Advisor. 2-Time TEDx Speaker, Linkedin advisor and Creator with 10m+ views. Also at BoardofTrade, CYP Comms Chair. Canadian Entrepreneur and Coffee enthusiast.More about JoelI'm an entrepreneur, recognized marketer advisor and social media speaker focused on helping CEOs/Ex…
 
We interview Gavan Wall, co-founder of The Change, a new, Northern Irish based VC fund aiming to inspire and catalyse innovation through strategic investments and mentoring.The Change is a leading Venture Catalyst supporting Leading entrepreneurs in the creation of world changing vision.We invest in people with ideas that have the potential to chan…
 
After our written interview with Nell Kruger earlier this year we figured it made sense to capture her unique insights and voice in this podcast interview.Nell Kruger lived on Cape Clear from 1986 to 2018 and saw many interesting events and changes on the island.She worked as an artist, ceramicist and cofounder of the Cape Clear Storytelling Festiv…
 
Great interview with force of nature Mary McKenna, co-founder of @AwakenHub, Irish entrepreneur, pollinator, people collector, blogger, MC, connector, non exec, cheerleader, friend, investor, mentor, menteeSee more on here blog herehttps://kickingassets.co.uk/about/Mary is a technology entrepreneur & these days angel investor. She co-founded wildly…
 
We interview Martin Eastwood, CEO of Wide Variety, we cover his entrepreneurial origins to online marketing and the importance of taking care of your mental health and why Tik Tok is the next coming thing in terms of social media platforms.See more on his website herehttps://www.widevariety.eu/aboutus…
 
Interesting conversation Wally Blennerhassett, long time bee keeper and ambassador for Host in Ireland's DCs for bees initiative.See more about the program herehttps://www.hostinireland.com/dc-s-for-beesAn industry initiative led by Host in Ireland to help save Ireland's declining bee population. DC's for BeesThe people of this industry are looking…
 
Ronan talks to Helmut Spitzl GSA, Galileo Service Manager for Search and Rescue and Emergency Warning. Helmut talks about his background, what the Galileo system consists of, how Galileo enables global positioning, navigation, timing and search & rescue and some of the upcoming Galileo services.By Ronan Leonard
 
We learn more about a series of exciting and positive initiatives to support female entrepreneurs with mentor and career jumper in chief Mary Carty.She is an award winning entrepreneur with a background in art, education and startups. She has have worked with leading international companies, cultural institutions, universities and non-profits. Her …
 
Interesting and positive interview with Simon Zadek, Head Secretariat of UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs.We cover this new positive initiative, and it's impact on Zimbabwe, global forestation via the AntForest project and potentially many other areas of the world also. Dr. Simon Zadek is currently Head of Secretar…
 
We discuss the importance of philosophy and economics with the globally respected Rudy Aernoudt, Belgian professor, writer, politician, economist and philosopher.He has had a fascinating and varied career, including time as Professor Corporate Finance and European policy (MIT, OECD, European commission, European Council and European Social and Econ…
 
Ronan talks to Patrick Hamilton GSA head of administration. Patricks talks about his background, what GSA does, GSA and the strategic importance of EUSPACE as an EU asset for innovation, growth and sustainability, how they link up with ESA, and why they are autonomous. Patrick also talks about the various services that GSA offer, how technology has…
 
Fascinating interview with Brett King, Bestselling Author http://Bank4dot0.com, Founder Moven, Speaker | Futurist | Host World's #1 Fintech Radio Show http://BreakingBanks.com | Immigrant | NomadWe discuss the theme of his upcoming book, Technosocialism, and why rapidly evolving sustainable technologies might help humanity to adress climate change …
 
Great interview with Madi Sharma, we cover Startup tips for female founders with and some gardening insights too."My greatest achievement is taking an unknown single parent of ethnic minority background, without qualifications, and making her a global case study and role model. I love what I do, there are not enough hours in a day, and I am proud t…
 
We talk with Sandra Uwantege Hart who is leading an innovation and exciting blockchain project in Vanuatu called UnBlocked Cash which recently won an EU award. Sandra Uwantege Hart is the Pacific Cash & Livelihoods Lead with Oxfam Vanuatu and is also leading on the Blockchain project that we discuss in this interview.See more about Sandra herehttps…
 
Ronan talks to Scott Wilson, Director of Customer Experience, eFax. Scott talks about what eFax does, their recent research on digital transformation. Scott also talks about the challenges businesses face when undergoing digital transformation, the hybrid model of home and office working, and why the fax is not dead.…
 
Ronan talks to Justyna Redelkiewicz GSA, Head of Section Consumer Solutions. Justyna talks about her background, the 1.5 billion Galileo-enabled phones, IoT, Galileo and autonomous vehicles and the importance of designing services around user needs. Justyna also talks about GSA enabling innovation, their various entrepreneurs grants including my Ga…
 
Startup insights, growing Irish Tech News & why digital media can be a force for good, Patrick O'Brien and Simon Cocking in conversationInteresting conversation about the story of Irish Tech News's growth, the roadblocks it encountered and the strategies they employed to ensure it's continued growth.Patrick O'Brien interviews Simon Cocking about Ir…
 
Interesting conversation with Steven Van Belleghem, author of The Offer You Can’t Refuse, which we recently reviewed on Irish Tech News herehttps://irishtechnews.ie/the-offer-you-cant-refuse-reviewed/We cover innovation, climate change, customer experience and how as our expectations rise of what we expect from a company, how this can potentially r…
 
Why it is an exciting time for journalism graduates in Ireland, trends and insights with Patrick O'Brien, DCU & Irish Tech NewsWe interview Patrick O'Brien, content writer for Irish Tech News, about his experience as a recent journalism student at Dublin City University, and also his internship with Irish Tech News during Covid-19.You can see more …
 
The Government is proposing an Online Safety & Media Regulation Bill, but what will it entail and how do you prepare for it? Ronan talks to Bertie Murphy, Head of Customer Experience, PwC Advisory about this. Bertie talks about digital transformation, the proposed Online Safety & Media Regulation Bill, if the proposed Online Safety Commissioner is …
 
Virgin Media have just launched Virgin TV 360, a new connected entertainment platform for new customers. It replaces their old Horizon box for new customers, and current customers have had the chance to use it since early August. The questions on everyone's lips are is it any good and is it a game-changer? Valid questions considering how buggy thei…
 
Further Irish Tech News reflections on growth strategies that have helped us.In this episode we cover finding the right titles, using templates, the value of long tails and how to manage other people's demands on your time.As we near our ten year mark, it offers a good opportunity to reflect on what has helped us to reach the position we are now it…
 
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