Virgin Media Business partners with TechConnect Live 2017
TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, is delighted to confirm Virgin Media Business as the event’s headline sponsor for 2017. Ireland’s best business broadband provider is the perfect partner for TechConnect Live (now known as Virgin Media Business Ireland TechConnect Live), thanks to its commitment to providing unparalleled connectivity and service to Ireland’s SMEs, start-ups and existing businesses.
Commenting on the partnership, Paul Farrell, Vice President for Virgin Media Commercial said: “Virgin Media Business is delighted to be headline sponsor to Virgin Media Business Ireland TechConnect Live 2017. We believe that the event shares the same values that we do in terms of fostering innovation and creating lasting, valuable relationships with key influencers in the tech and IT industries.”
To further strengthen its commitment to businesses around Ireland, Virgin Media Business is once again running VOOM, a competition where the overall finalists get to pitch their ideas to Richard Branson and win a share of the prize fund. Ireland became part of the process for the first time last year, a move that proved very successful with Irish entrants making up 10% of the finalists. “For businesses that enter VOOM and move onto the shortlist, the real benefit they see isn’t really to do with the prize fund. It’s the profile they get from going through the process. Finalists receive a significant amount of coverage as they go through the various stages and each year, they tell us that’s the over-arching benefit.”
The VOOM tour bus, a double decker bus fitted out like a high tech mobile office of the future, will be at Virgin Media Business Ireland TechConnect Live 2017, being held on the 31st of May in the RDS, Dublin. The VOOM tour bus will also travel around Ireland and the UK, spending time in various towns and cities and encouraging local businesses to attend seminars on digital, marketing, finance, planning and networking.
Speaking about the VOOM tour bus, Paul added: “We’re very happy to be bringing the VOOM tour bus to Virgin Media Business Ireland TechConnect Live this year. It will form a large part of our presence on the day. We will also be bringing over a number of business experts to speak at the event on a range of issues. Over 90% of our customers are SMEs – part of our reason for sponsoring Virgin Media Business Ireland TechConnect Live 2017 is the fact that SMEs are increasingly reliant on fast connectivity and the highest level of service. We are the only business that offers a 24-hour service commitment as part of our contract. We’ve also got the fastest broadband and it’s that kind of reassurance and peace of mind that SMEs need today.”
For more information, visit www.virginmedia.ie/business
To book your place at TechConnect Live 2017, visit www.techconnect-live.com
About TechConnect Live
The city of Dublin will host TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, on the 31st of May 2017. This gathering of 3000+ key decision makers from the Irish and international tech sector will provide a unique forum for technology companies, start-ups, investors and the largest Irish and global end users of technology and services in order to facilitate investment, innovation, collaboration and fostering of new commercial relationships.
Powerful keynote talks from leading Irish and global speakers, start up pitches and networking opportunities are tied together by 100 exhibitor pavilions and more than 20 conferences on fintech, healthtech, startups, investment and funding, data, cloud computing, content, mobile, cleantech, marketing, enterprise technology, Apps, software, gaming, factory technology, telecommunications, IT, Internet, careers, IOT, sports technology, distributive technologies… and much more.
About Virgin Media Business
With over 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, Virgin Media Business is one of the largest B2B communications providers in Ireland. Our competitive advantage lies in both our high capacity optical fibre network (exclusively owned within Ireland with extensive reach) and the breadth of our product portfolio, which spans the complete spectrum of business communications.
As one of the largest telecoms providers in Ireland, we have a very strong presence in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Mullingar, Sligo, Athlone, Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford and 17 other regional towns and cities across Ireland. We are committed to investing in our Network, systems and people to provide high quality services to our customers.
In Ireland, Virgin Media has an extensive fibre network connecting all the Virgin Media hub sites. Virgin Media utilises DWDM to provide high bandwidth layer1 connectivity into the Large Virgin Media core Sites & Datacentres across Ireland. This equipment supports wavelengths up to 100Gbps and a variety of Fibre Channel bandwidth options.