CORK, Ireland and BOSTON, MA, Oct. 28, 2010—Zenith Technologies [Zenith], an Ireland-based global leader in automation, process control and manufacturing execution systems (MES) to the life sciences and other industries, today launched its advanced e-learning solution in the U.S. Designed to train technical personnel at operations facilities in any global location, Zenith’s offering is highly customized for specific manufacturing environments. Marking a major shift from generic online training approaches, the intuitive and interactive instruction model is optimized to deliver customized, accessible technical training for immediate practical application at a lower cost. The solution gives facility managers a powerful new training tool to maximize production and personnel efficiencies while reducing manufacturing risks that could adversely affect quality and yields.
Since 2006, Zenith’s presence in the U.S. market has grown steadily. This year, the expansion pace accelerated when the company established a hub in Framingham, MA to serve clients in the life sciences sector. The Framingham location augmented existing offices in Philadelphia and North Carolina. Today, Zenith’s newest U.S. office was opened on the West Coast.
The announcements were made during a visit to the company’s Framingham office yesterday by Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Mr. Batt O’Keeffe. The visit was organized by Enterprise Ireland, the government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in international markets. (more…)
David DeFilippo, Chief Learning Officer at BNY Mellon Asset Management, was a key speaker at the 2010 Irish Learning Showcase in Dublin, Ireland. (Left, David DeFilippo presents at the Irish Learning Showcase 2010 in Dublin, Ireland.)
David’s presentation on Leadership Development Processes drew great interest and proved to be one of the highlights of the event.
On September 28th, David’s industry expertise was recognized as he received a Learning in Practice Award from Chief Learning Officer magazine. He was awarded the gold Global Learning Award for his accomplishments in the global learning category.
A record number of nominations were made for the awards, given at the Chief Learning Officer magazine Symposium at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California.
David will be featured in a special awards supplement in the magazine’s December issue.
For more information on the awards, visit http://www.clomedia.com/awards/.
A reception will be held in historic Faneuil Hall on November 3rd to celebrate the launch of the new Irish Network Boston (IN Boston).
Admittance to the event will be free for IN Boston members and $50 for guests. Complimentary canapés, cocktails and entertainment will be provided.
Who should join IN Boston?
IN Boston is a business, cultural and social network for friends of Ireland, both Irish-born and Irish American. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to participate more actively in the Irish community, to connect professionally or to expand their social scene in Boston.
What makes IN Boston different?
IN Boston is both a local organization and an affiliate of a national and global network supported by the Government of Ireland. Members have privileged access to an online database of Irish and Irish-American professionals in Boston and in other chapter cities. (more…)
Ireland has a strong and diverse indigenous Medical Devices sector. Enterprise Ireland is compiling a list of consultants in the US working in the this sector to call upon to work with Irish Medical Devices companies as they enter the US market.
If you are a successful consultant that has helped companies and diagnostic innovators chart and navigate the entire device product life-cycle we would like to add you to our reference list.
We invite recommendations from those in the industry, and consultants themselves to submit their details, including areas of expertise and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On September 15th, Enterprise Ireland’s Boston office hosted a get-together for all our valued contacts in the New England area. (Pictured left, L-R: Jay Caplan, Terry Norchi (Arch Therapeutics), Eddie Goodwin (Enterprise Ireland) Barbara Botros (MIT), Tom Byrne (Boston Scientific), Conor Walsh (MIT)
Held in Barlow’s Restaurant in South Boston, the event attracted prominent figures from the local business, government, an academic communities, as well as our colleagues from IDA Ireland and the Consulate General of Ireland Boston.
Over 30 Irish companies with operations in the area were showcased to the guests, spanning all sectors, from software to medical technologies and consumer goods. Enterprise Ireland clients present on the night included Double O Design, Lotus Automation, Intune Networks, VoiceSage, Proxy Biomedical, Sentaca, Cappella, LearnOpt and University College Cork.
“It was great to catch up with people from other Irish companies at the event and also nice to network with some new faces,” said James Casey, President of Lotus Automation USA. (more…)
The TAS Group is hosting intimate breakfast seminars for Senior Sales people (VP, SVP) in Boston, Chicago and Santa Clara, CA on Sept 13th, 15th and 16th respectively.
The TAS Group is a Sales Performance Automation company that helps you sell smarter, and manage your business better. Their industry-leading TAS methodology has helped more than 750,000 sales professionals find and close more deals, and their proven sales process shows you what you need to do to move opportunities through the pipeline. The result is increased revenue, accurate sales forecast and pipelines, and timely information to make better decisions. It all gets delivered through their on-demand Dealmaker technology that integrates with your existing CRM system to produce sustained, measurable results. And to ensure that your sales teams get the full benefit, Dealmaker virtual learning delivers on-the-job training worldwide – reinforced by expert coaching.
At the breakfasts you will:
- Join Tom Dolan, former head of Global Accounts for Xerox and SAMA’s Sales Executive of the Year, as he lays out what’s working in today’s world of large account selling.
- Get the latest research and insights into sales coaching and compensation research from the Sales Leadership Forum. As an added value, all attendees will receive a complimentary membership to this elite organization – a $2500 value (Santa Clara) or, a complimentary membership to The Sales Management Association – a $450 value (Chicago and Boston)
- Hear from Donal Daly, CEO of The TAS Group, on trends in sales effectiveness, methodology and process, and the technologies that support them. Learn what’s working – and not working – in the world of Sales 2.0 technology, and how other companies are using technology to help coach sales people and forecast more accurately.
- You’ll also have a chance to discuss current challenges in a roundtable with 15 of your peers, all in a relaxed 2 hours over breakfast.
These events are limited to 15 participants so you will need to reserve your FREE place at the
event by RSVP to Shanti Lanese at 425.296.9231, or email@example.com
Enterprise Ireland’s Boston office has incubation space available to lease. The offices are ideally located on Milk St, in the heart of the Financial District. More detailed information and pictures, costing, space and utilities provided is located here. For more information see below or contact, Philip Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org +1 617 235 1600 .
Enterprise Ireland Americas offers incubation services to its clients at each of its three bases in the USA, New York, San Francisco Bay Area and Boston. The Boston Office caters to the Consumer goods, Medical Devices and E-Learning sectors.
Each office is centrally located providing your company with strategic and valuable access and accessibility to your markets epicenter. In addition, EI clients receive the following important services which can help drive your successful introduction into the US Market: (more…)
John McIntyre of Enterprise Ireland hosted the networking event at Best Place at the historic Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee. Also supporting the event were Irish Fest, the Golden Angels investment group, and Irish Network San Francisco & Chicago.
We had a great turnout for the networking event I hosted in Blue Ribbon hall at the historic Pabst Brewery. Many thanks for the support from Irish Fest (Jane Anderson, Joe King), Marquette University & Milwaukee Golden Angels investment group (Tim Keane, Mike Szymanski), Best Place (Jim Haertel, Kim Dorfner), and Irish Network San Francisco & Chicago (Helen Garrahy). We also enjoyed our special visitors Minister Éamon Ó Cuív TD and Consul General Martin Rouine. The Trinity Irish dancers were also fantastic!
The business networking was an extension of the Irish Fest which is the largest Irish cultural festival and had over 100,000 people in attendance on the shores of Lake Michigan.
View Full Slide Show the Networking event here. Also see the video of the Trinity Irish dancers.
Join us On August 17th at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery at 5:30pm to kick off Irish week in Wisconsin for an informal business networking reception. Learn more about business and investment opportunities with Irish companies and a look at Ireland as a great place to do business for U.S. companies looking to locate operations in Europe. Most of all we’ll “chat over a few pints” in the best of Irish traditions.
Connecting U.S. and European venture capital and angel investors with Ireland’s most promising entrepreneurial ventures, Invest Ireland provides a unique opportunity to meet and invest in Ireland’s leading emergent growth companies.
Invest Ireland is an exciting new conference which aims to connect Venture and Angel investors with Ireland’s most promising Entrepreneurial ventures. The event will be held at the DCU Ryan Academy in Citywest from 28th – 30th September 2010. Download PDF Flier
\Through Invest Ireland, the Ryan Academy together with Arizona State University will bring a number of carefully selected US investors to Ireland to sit alongside their Irish counterparts and engage with entrepreneurs from all parts of Ireland. (more…)