The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, of whom Enterprise Ireland are a proud member, have a number of very interesting upcoming events to take note of. They are looking for companies to make a pitch at many of these events, and would love to have some Irish companies present, for more, please click on the following link, and keep an eye on our calendar http://www.telecomcouncil.com/eventlist.php .
Who can enter?
The LinkedIn Business Awards 2010 in association with Cisco WebEx Online Collaboration are open to any member of LinkedIn residing in a European country aged eighteen (18) and over.
The Awards are to recognise exceptional business success both on a personal and company level. Companies of any size may enter.
How do I enter?
All entries must be via the online nomination form which must be completed in full and can be found here http://www.linkedinbusinessawards.com//Nomination/
The entry deadline
The entry deadline is midnight (GMT) Friday December 11th 2009.
Best Business Innovation of the Year
Business Leader of the Year
Rising Star of the Year
Best Business Startup of the Year
Each winner will receive a free years’ subscription to WebEx along with an hour WebEx mentor session with one of the judges to discuss their entry and business approach.
In addition, there will be one Grand Prix winner, decided by the judges who will have a face to face meeting with a judge, to include travel.
An Award will be sent out to each of the winners.
Each category winner has the option of participating in future promotion with LinkedIn and Cisco WebEx online collaboration. This is optional.
Launch Event – SECURING THE EDGES, Information Security for the 21st Century
On November 4, 2009 ISI will host a formal launch event with keynote speaker Melissa Hathaway, Obama’s top cyber-security advisor until resigning two weeks ago. Melissa is a proponent of greater international cooperation for cybersecurity and advocates a greater need for working closely with the private sector. She is consistently praised by top government and industry professional for her work.
At The Epicenter of Information Security Innovation
InfoSecurity Ireland (ISI) is all about advancing Ireland as a center of Information Security excellence, increasing the competitiveness of Irish technology companies abroad and establishing the country as the global marketplace for breakthrough IT security products and services.
Recent high profile cyber-attacks in Ireland and the US demonstrate the vulnerability facing today’s globally connected infrastructure. President Obama claimed it is “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges” facing the United States and Minister Ryan just committed to a cyber-security strategy for Ireland. Information Security professionals, with deep intelligence on the matter, contend that an international cyber attack of high magnitude could match and even exceed the economic consequences of Global Warming. (more…)
Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 345 Stockton Street San Francisco, California, USA
Keynote Speech: “The Emerging Personal Computing Era”
Pankaj Kedia, Director, Global Ecosystem Programs, Intel
The key message of Mr.Kedia’s speech was “the move form the personal computer to personal Computing – mobility is the key”.
The speech was put in context with a variety of interesting facts:
-Skype is the number 2 “operator” in the world.
-Facebook posts 2 billion pictures a month.
-210 billion emails per day are sent worldwide.
-1 billion Google searches take place a day.
With “mobility” being highlighted as the key, the point was made that the internet is moving to more become more real-time, more social, becomes invisible (where one just assumes you have access), more contextual, more location-based, more customizable, more interactive, more semantic and overall a more mobile tool.
Every mobile device becomes a mobile computer – with same visually compelling internet experience as on a PC, the phone call side of it will be nearly incidental. (more…)
This year’s iPhone Tech Talks feature a range of sessions offering advanced coding and design techniques that will help you take your apps to the next level. You can view the list of cities and the complete agenda by clicking here on the iPhone Tech Talk World Tour 2009 website.
Register for an iPhone Tech Talk as soon as you can, space is limited and a capacity attendance at each city is expected.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17FiXitTZtM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]On November 6th Enterprise Ireland is hosting a workshop given by Nathan Gold of The Demo Coach, a US-based coaching service that provides expert training on how to make highly effective pitches to investors and potential customers.
You are invited to attend this event, – please follow this link to register your attendance.
Microsoft and Enterprise Ireland are running a pilot event called “Microsoft Connections” in the USA
The aim is to introduce our clients to Microsoft contacts and partners in the US markets as well as key Microsoft staff so as to help accelerate these companies growth.
Our clients will pay a nominal charge and their own travel, hotel and living expenses.
The next steps are;
- Any Enterprise Ireland can nominate themselves via their Development Advisor (deadline is by Wednesday 15th Oct)
- Microsoft, working with Enterprise Ireland, will select the most suitable candidates.
- A workshop to prepare participating companies will take place in Microsoft Sandyford on Friday 30th Oct.
- A market visit to Microsoft in Silicon Valley will take place around the 20th November (exact date to be decided).
Support offered to participating companies
- Help create a profile to present to potential partners (mini Partner Business Plan)
- In country visit to Silicon Valley, facilitated meetings with key Microsoft, Enterprise Ireland and other interested parties.
- Coaching on proposition, strategy and tactics for export through a workshop.
- Connection to Microsoft and Microsoft Partners.
- Promotion of the companies through PR via Microsoft and Enterprise Ireland.
Requirement of participating companies
- Be ready to Export
- Have a compelling product proposition
- Commitment to Microsoft tech roadmap
- Have (or be willing to develop) Case Studies / Proof Points
- Preparation and attendance on workshop, preparation and in market visit.
If you’ve any queries, please contact your Development Advisor.
Title: Telcoms Council Annual Handset Innovation Review
Location: HP 3000 Hanover St., Building 20, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1185
Description: Our Annual Handset Innovation Review is a ½ day meeting to showcase the handset development lifecycle, what innovations are coming to handsets, and how new innovation gets inserted into handsets. Like our other Mobile Forum meetings, this gathers 100 decision-level participants for a private and interactive agenda that includes plenty of time for senior-level discussions. We expect to address:
What innovations can we expect from the current generation of phones and the next.
How new technology and ideas get inserted into the handset lifecycle.
How can entrepreneurs influence future handsets.
Touch, haptics, faster processors, rounded-square icons, screen size, buttons, keyboards. What are the physical elements of success?
What do handset Corporate VC and R&D groups want from Silicon Valley?
We have space on the agenda for 8 entrepreneurs/startups who would like to demo a product or technology. Please submit an application here: http://www.telecomcouncil.com/speakers.php
Start Time: 8:30
End Time: 14:30
Ireland Connects @ Fall CTIA 2009
If you or your colleagues are at CTIA in San Diego you are invited to join us for a drink, networking and some Irish hospitality at the Enterprise Ireland Networking Event:
Venue: Stout Public House | 1125 6th Avenue | San Diego, CA 92101
Date: Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (or maybe even later..)
RSVP by Tuesday 6th at 4 pm http://ctiaireland.eventbrite.com?ref=elink
Directions: Via Trolley = Orange Line & Blue Line – Get off at the 5th Avenue station and walk toward 6th. It is right across the street to the north.
We hope to see you there!
Enterprise Ireland in association with IT@Cork, ITAG and ISA would like to invite you to a seminar entitled ‘Opportunities in The New Software Economy’. These seminars will be held in Cork (Sept 8), Galway (Sept 9) and Dublin (Sept 10).
The New Software Economy is driven by the growth of the Internet and changes in the software value chain. It is underpinned by new technologies such as Open Source, Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), Cloud Computing, Semantic Web and Web 2.0. It is characterised by demand for greater flexibility, global delivery and cost effective solutions. Partnerships and collaborations predominate. Learn more about the New Software Economy
This seminar will give you the opportunity to network with key stake holders in the software industry in your region from different sections of the ecosystem: – SME, multinational companies, financial sector, public sector and academia.
Additionally, the seminar will provide insights from key thought leaders on the important topics at the forefront of the New Software Economy.