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Fresh off striking a big deal with Mastercard, Kealan Lennon of CleverCards joins Emmet Ryan on the big show to talk about how he went from the virtual greetings business to payments, his dislike of the word pivot, and what's next for CleverCar
Russell Keating of Samsung came on the big show to talk about a hectic start to 2021 as the phone maker brought out its S line of phones and related products a month earlier than usual in 2021. In addition to taking us through what's different
Michael Conway of Renaissance and John Molloy of Zyalin join Emmet Ryan on Connected to talk about the challenges of ensuring a secure working environment at home and how to make it easy. Molloy is best known for his work with iKydz and he has
Don Stack, founder of Optical Rooms, joins Emmet Ryan to talk about the Vivior eye test monitor his business is distributing which is designed to work out how you need to adjust everything from lighting to your glasses in managing a home workin
Donál Óg McCarthy, managing director of cloud at Accenture, joins Emmet Ryan to talk about his company's new report, Secure Cloud. McCarthy shares his thoughts on the challenges businesses face in securing a return on investment in cloud infras
Jason Ward, vice president and general manager of Dell Technologies Ireland, is our first guest of the year and he joins Emmet Ryan to share his company's big tech predictions for the year to come. From 5G through remote working and a lot more,
Connected closes 2020 with a look back at the tech trends that defined the last 12 months in the eyes of our team. Connected writers Róisín Kiberd and Jason Walsh join Emmet Ryan along with a first on show appearance by Jack O'Kennedy, our long
Alison Campbell joins Emmet Ryan on the big show to talk about her role as director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI). Campbell helped start the government backed organisation which brings academia and industry together to advance collaborati
We're allowed out again but even with social distancing, it's not easy for bar and restaurant staff. Enter Banba, a new way for ordering to your table. Cormac O'Riordan, chief executive of Banba, joins Emmet Ryan to explain how this app got sta
Fenergo's chief revenue officer Paul Kavanagh joins Emmet Ryan on the big show to discuss, among other things, what exactly a chief revenue officer does. Kavanagh talks about growing a multinational power from Ireland and where he sees opportun
Tommy Kearns, chief executive and co-founder of multichannel engagement business Xtremepush joins Emmet Ryan on the latest episode of Connected. In addition to explaining what a multichannel engagement business does, Kearns talks about his busi
Eimear O'Carroll and Rhona Togher first met when they were 15 and have been working together for 12 years. Their partnership through Restored Hearing brought them on a journey initially focused on aiding tinnitus to developing space age acousti
Emmet Ryan is joined by Microsoft's Dr Frank O'Donnell and John Ward of EY to discuss the research the duo led into making artificial intelligence help the public sector. Ward and O'Donnell talk about the surprisingly high appetite within the s
Alan Branagh has seen so much in tech. Through Marconi, IBM, and, most notably, Beenz, he was at the heart of some of the biggest tech stories for good and bad at the tail end of the 20th century. The second half of his career has seen him guid
It's rare to have royalty on the show but Amy Marks of Autodesk, the Queen of Prefab, graced Connected with her presence all the way from New Jersey in the US. Marks explains the role prefabrication is playing increasingly in construction, how
Apple launched four new smartphones on Tuesday, the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Ian Guider, markets editor with the Business Post, joins Emmet Ryan to look at what these phones have to offer and whether
Paul Higgins, Virgin Media's vice president of commercial, joins Emmet Ryan to talk about how his company has adapted through the Covid-19 crisis, the increased and changing demand for content from consumers, and the new Virgin Media 360 servic
With Three Ireland launching its new 5G network today, Emmet Ryan caught up with David Hennessy, its chief technology officer, to talk about what the network will mean for customers across the island. The duo discuss the challenge of rolling ou
Kelly Becker is country president of Schneider Electric in Ireland and she joins Emmet Ryan to talk about everything her business is doing throughout the unique times we are dealing with this year. Originally from New Orleans, Becker now calls
After a Covid-19 induced hiatus, the Connected podcast is back to discuss all the major happenings in the tech world. Joining us on this journey for our first episode since the pandemic began is Kenneth Arthur, the chief commercial officer at V
Connected is back with two great guests and veterans of the IT industry. Michael Conway has been running Renaissance for over 30 years while Dave Feenan is the network manager for Technology Ireland/ICT Skills. The duo join Emmet Ryan on the Co
Eric Finn is Ireland's third best player of FIFA games while Josh Juliano was the only Irish player to make the finals of the Fortnite World Cup, where he finished 58th. These two talented gamers joined Emmet Ryan on the big show to talk about
After raising €1.6 million in July, Buymie chief executive and co-founder Devan Hughes joins Emmet Ryan on the big show. Hughes has quite the start-up story, with Buymie going through the growing pains and runway issues that so many founders ca
Richard Barnwell, chief executive and founder of Digit Games, joins Emmet Ryan on the big show to talk about an Irish grown success story in the games business. The Dublin-based studio developed the wildly successful mobile game Star Trek Fleet
Barry O’Sullivan of BBDO joins the big show to talk about a truly fascinating campaign he put together that ended up being amongst the rare Irish creations to get nominated for a Webby award, the internet’s version of the Oscars. O’Sullivan and
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