Garry Connolly, President and Founder, Host in Ireland Garry Connolly is the President and Founder of Host in Ireland, where he oversees the industry-led initiative to promote Ireland as an optimum location to host digital assets. Garry is also responsible for the recruitment and support of Host in Irelands sponsors and partner companies. He has over 25 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience in assisting foreign direct investment companies to achieve global success. Under Garry’s leadership, Ireland received the Innovative Data Center Location Award at Datacloud Europe 2016. The inaugural award for data center locations in EMEA signifies industry recognition on an international level and the win by Ireland was further distinguished by Host in Ireland’s position as the only non-governmental organization in competition. A globally recognized thought leader and highly sought-after speaker at innovation, data, data center, cloud and IT services industry events, Garry has given presentations, keynotes and appeared on panels at FIF London, Datacloud Europe, the Western European Data Centre Summit, as well as the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Cloud & IT Security Ireland conference and Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin. Garry is also the Founder and Current Chairman of GconnTec, where the team provide various companies seeking to establish and expand their footprint within the EMEA region with recruitment, voice/data infrastructure sourcing, IT, hosting and other core business support. Prior to GconnTec, he served as co-founder of 4front International Group, a company that supports customers looking to relocate, expand or invest into Ireland. Garry also co-founded Engage Technologies, Ltd., where, after a successful acquisition of Bellscan in 2000, they successfully redesigned and re-mastered the company’s portfolio of products for the Web and in 2004 exited the business via a trade sale to Northgate Technologies. In 1994, Garry co-founded BridgeCom, which became the leading voice and data systems integration company in Ireland, prior to its acquisition by Esat Telecom (BT Ireland) in 1998. His career also spans management, sales and sales engineering positions in the telecommunications industry, including British Telecom Professional Services, ICL Fujitsu and BA Systems.
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Garry Connolly, President and Founder, Host in Ireland

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Host in Ireland Innovative Data Centre Location Award 2016