TechConnect Live in association with Vodafone is Ireland’s largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies. The event, which is supported supported by IBEC and the Small Firms Association (SFA) creates a marketplace for a wide range of SMEs experiencing rapid growth. It’s estimated that SME’s account for 99.8 percent of all active businesses here in Ireland.

Over 5,000 business owners, key decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from all across Ireland will gather to network, learn and do business. Latest figures show SME’s are crucial to the private sector, providing employment for around 70 percent of Irish people.

This free to attend event gives you access to all the key suppliers, support organisations and partners you need to increase your profitability and drive your company forward. The glittering line up of speakers includes the best of Irish and international business. Be inspired as you learn from the country’s most successful business people and develop valuable skills to transform your business in our interactive workshops.

300 exhibitors, 150 speakers and 50 supporting associations are set to take part with a focus on nurturing upcoming SME talent and growing business online.

If you’re thinking of starting or expanding your business or you are already on your way to making your first million you will gain a better understanding of the key issues facing us at this time.

Register today for free at www.techconnect-live.com


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We look forward to seeing you on the 30th May 2018 for the Tech Event of the Year.
To be considered for a speaking spot or to exhibit at Tech Connect Live please email us to discuss.

Event Speakers

Niamh Bushnell

CEO and Founder, TechIreland

Fergal Nestor

Commercial Director at Just Eat Ireland

Adam Davis

Head of B2B Telco at Apple

Adam Grennan

Systems Engineering Director, UK & Ireland at Cisco

Pete McVicar

Head of IT Marketing and Sales Pernod Ricard / Irish Distillers

Marie Davis

Head of Google Marketing Solutions Ireland

Simon Palmer

Head of Marketing and Communications.- RTE Pulse

Ayse Guvencer

Head of Digital and Strategy, Starcom

Jason Burns

Analytics Client Architect - IBM Ireland

Claire Penny

Global Industry Leader - Watson IOT for Buildings

Jessica Kelly

Presenter, Tech Talk at Newstalk 106-108 FM

John McKiernan

Head of External Collaboration at ESB

Lucinda Kelly

CEO - Popertee

Colm Lyons

Founder -Fire.com

Dermot Casey

Venture Leader ,NDRC

Bobby Kerr

Entrepreneur, Broadcaster, former Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Chain

Ken Finnegan

Director of Technology and Innovation at Harbour Innovation Campus

David Campbell

eCommerce Manager at Retail Excellence

John Byrne

CEO, Corlytics

Joe Keating

Cheif Data Officer, Glantus

Joe Healy

Manager of High Potential Start-up Division

David Dalton

Deloitte, Partner and Global Blockchain Co-Lead

Karl Deeter

Head of client advice at Advisors.ie

Onno Bouwmeister

Group Managing Director, Vistra Alternative Investments

Peter Oakes

Non Executive Director Fintech & RegTech

Jane Pearce

Managing Director ,Vistra

David Fitzgerald

Chief Executive Officer at Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI)

Ross O’Mullane

Marketing Manager at Energia

Rigel Di Scala

Digital Architect, Wipro Digital, Ireland

Naomh McElhatton

Director of Digital Education, SMART NI

Rohit Thakral

CEO Target Integration

Hillary Lemass

Data Protection & Compliance Manager Genomics Medicine Ireland

Cristiane Pitzer

Agile Coach ,PaddyPower Betfair

Janine Cahoon

Data Protection Specialist, Smarttech247

Niall Brady

Senior Research Engineer - Cognitive Buildings/IoT Energy Analytics - IBM

Ian Lucey

CEO of PixAlert

John Burns

CEO, Fariones Cloud Services Limited

Goran Peuc

Director UX Design

Fergal McHugh

Head of Strategy, Arekibo

Rob Fox

Managing Director , Site Passport Limited

Rita Treacy

Founder & CEO WordsWorthLearning

Dr. Nikos Minas

Technologist | Patent Attorney | IP strategist

Kingsley Aikins

Diaspora, Networking,Philanthropy,Crowd Funding

Robert Hoban

Property Consultant Dublin Institute of Technology

Ciara Garvan

WorkJuggle.com - University College Dublin

Emerald de Leeuw

International expert on General Data Protection

Benjamin J. Boyle

CEO BeJoZa Ltd.

Paul Ennis

Professor ,UCD

Niamh Guckian

Director, GO Motion Academy

Aileen Hughes

-Internal Control analyst ,ESB

Andrea Linehan

Commercial Director , Grid Finance

Krithika Ramanaryan

Data & Insights Manager at Davy

Dr. Elaine Spain

Lead Researcher and Co-Inventor of SepTec, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University

Ciara Garvan

Founder Work Juggle.com

Alan Costello

Venture Investment Leader, NDRC

Jack Murray

Author, All Good Tales

Cian McDonagh

Digital Marketing Manager at Three Ireland

Ken Nugent

RTÉ Group Client Sales Manager

Maeve O’Gorman

Digital Strategy Manager at Vhi Healthcare

Brendan Dowling

Founder & CEO, Consumer Data Protection

Ciara Lucy

Managing Director, Spearline Risk & Compliance.

Gavin Duff

Head of Digital Performance, Friday – Digital Agency

Emma Boylan

MD, Outside the Box

David Cashman

Commercial Director at Zevas Communications

Andreea Wade

CEO at Opening.io

Marie Hunt

National Director at Software Skillnet

Gino Salveta

EMEA Account Manager at MB Diffusion

Lorenzo Bruni

Technology Dissemination Manager at the CSO

Mario Gheghici

CEO, Federation of Marketing

Jamie McCormick

Founder, Bitcoin Marketing Team

Ivana Bartoletti

Head of Privacy and Data Protection, Gemserv

Éadaoin Curtin

Personal Branding Photographer

Diarmaid Mac Mathúna

Director - Agency, indiepics

Sara White

Brand Architect & Client Liaison, Right Track Creative

Angela Kelleher

Service Designer, Service rePublic Team

Conor Ahern

Divisional manager, Service rePublic Team

Peter Turley

Profit Builder, Speaker, Thought Leader, SALEStalk

Courtney Brennan

M&A Investment Banking Analyst, Canaccord Genuity London

Shane O’Connor

Technology Risk Manager, Susqhuehanna

Sheila Kelly

Commercial Director, Information Technology

Dr. Amelia Kelly

Director of Speech Technology, Soapbox Labs

Dara Keogh

CEO, GeoDirectory

Christian Stokes

Head of Sales at SurfAir Europe

Niall Vaughan

Managing Director ,Vistra

Anil Nayak

Principal Consultant - Blockchain Wipro

Bruno Diniz

CTO ,Incube

Aisling Nagle

Digital Marketing Consultant, Tailor Made Marketing

Colm Moynihan

Partner Presales Manager EMEA, Cloudera Inc, Ireland

Claire Sinnott

Fundraising and Communications Officer, Matt Talbot Community Trust

PJ Fitzpatrick

Business Coach, Praesta Ireland


Register for Free Pass

Free Startup Elevator Pitches

We believe in helping startups. Firstly our event is free to attend. Secondly we are running completely free elevator pitches all day where a startup gets to get up on stage at one of the 20 conferences and make a pitch about their business. The best pitches of the day will then get to pitch on the main stage with the winner benefiting from yearlong front page exposure on our website and national and international press coverage.
To be considered for one of these completely free elevator pitches, email us at info@techconnect-live.com with some details about your company, products, your target sector and what you are hoping to achieve at the event in terms of raising investment, meeting clients etc. We just need a few lines initially. We will be then in touch.



Exhibiting allows you to have a visible presence so that clients and funders can easily find you and talk to you about your technology or  funding requirements. Over 3000 of the leading funders, technology companies and  largest corporate purchasers of technology will be attending the attending the event.Take that next step in getting funded and winning market share.

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DUBLIN, IRELAND – Wayra UK, part of Telefónica Open Future, is offering Irish start-ups a potentially-life-changing opportunity at this year’s TechConnect Live, taking place on 30 May in the RDS, Dublin.

Six start-ups selected by Wayra UK will pitch their companies at TechConnect Live, with the winners receiving prizes that could open up access for the companies to Wayra and Telefónica’s vast network of investors, coaches, mentors and customers.

To enter please complete the form here before 25th of May 2018

Wayra Start Up Competition - Register Here


The Venue

RDS (The Royal Dublin Society)
Merrion Road
Dublin 4

The RDS is Irelands largest event venue and is ideally located in Dublin . It is an easy walk from the city centre is well connected by road and public transport. Numerous hotels are within easy reach.

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