Host in Ireland President to Present Opening Keynote and Chair Strategic Stream at DataCentres Ireland 2018

DUBLIN – 15 November, 2018Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to promote both the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland as well as Irish companies that are designing, building and operating data centres globally, announces today that its Founder and President, Garry Connolly, will speak at DataCentres Ireland, taking place  20-21 November 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to acting as Chair for the conference’s Strategic Stream, Mr. Connolly will have several other features in this year’s event lineup. His first appearance will be to present the event’s opening keynote, titled “Setting the Scene: Ireland in the International Community.” The keynote will explore Ireland’s place in the global realm of telecommunications and beyond. The second feature will be as moderator for a panel discussion titled “Colocation in Ireland.” In this panel, Mr. Connolly will be joining a group of leading industry experts to discuss the most recent ideas, practices and case studies within the Irish data centre sector. He will also speak at the event’s closing remarks ceremony and moderate the closing session. In the past, Mr. Connolly was the winner of the Think Global Forum 2017 Community award and continues to provide leadership at the award-winning Host in Ireland initiative. Host in Ireland's premier partners - Tanya Duncan, Managing Director of Interxion Ireland, Mark Acton, Head of Data Centre Technical Consulting of CBRE, David McAuley, Founder and CEO of Bitpower, Alex Sharp, Senior Managing Director, Head of Project Management and Construction of CBRE, Valerie Walsh, SVP Commercial and Portfolio Management of Digital Realty and Gary Watson, Country Manager of Keppel Data Centres - will also be speaking on various panels at the event. WHAT:
  • Panel Discussion: “Colocation in Ireland”
  • Opening Keynote: “Setting the Scene: Ireland in the International Community”
  • Closing Remarks 
WHEN:          Tuesday, 20 November 2018
  • Opening Keynote: “Setting the Scene: Ireland in the International Community”
  • 10:00
  • Closing Remarks
  • 12:40
  • Panel Discussion: “Colocation in Ireland”
  • 16:30
WHERE:
  • DataCentres Ireland
  • RDS (Royal Dublin Society)
  • Merrion Road
  • Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
WHO:
  • Garry Connolly, Founder and President, Host in Ireland
  • Panel Discussion: “Colocation in Ireland”
  • Moderator: Garry Connolly, Founder and President, Host in Ireland
  • Valerie Walsh, SVP Commercial & Portfolio Management, Digital Realty
  • Tanya Duncan, Managing Director, Interxion Ireland Limited
  • Brian Roe, Commercial Director, Servecentric Ltd
  • Jerry Sweeney, Managing Director, CloudCIX
  • Paul Besley, General Manager, 5NINES Ireland
# # # About Host in Ireland Host in Ireland is an award-winning strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland as well as Irish companies that are designing, building, and operating data centres globally. There are many benefits to hosting in Ireland- access to affordable power, redundant network and bandwidth capacity along with a variety of data center providers that offer an array of services sustained by the “5 Ps”: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes, and Power. On top of that is a very attractive business management structure, implemented by Ireland, which is keenly interested to bring new businesses into the market. For more information about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com. Media Contact: iMiller Public Relations for Host in Ireland Tel: +1 866 307 2510 pr@imillerpr.com