Global tech event coming to Cork 

Global tech event coming to Cork 

CORK Institute of Technology is to host a growing global tech conference for its third successive year.

The Beyond the Internet of Things (IOT) conference aims to explain emerging trends and opportunities in new technologies across the globe.

CIT’s Nimbus Research Centre will host Beyond IOT on campus on Monday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 21.

The impressive line-up of speakers includes Lauren Knausenberger, US Airforce; Andrew MacAdam, Microsoft; Gillian Bergin, it@cork; Dave Troy, 410 Labs, as well as the return of John Biggs, News Editor of CoinDesk.

The event will aim to highlight the importance of Technology Research and its ever expanding reach into the business, social, community, and academic worlds.

Dave Troy, Mailstrom, speaking in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork for Beyond IoT 2019.
Dave Troy, Mailstrom, speaking in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork for Beyond IoT 2019.

Richard Linger, Nimbus Technology Gateway Manager at CIT, explained:

“Beyond IoT is probably one of the most important technology conferences in Ireland.

“It brings people from all corners of the world, not only to Cork, but to CIT and to Nimbus.

“The aim of this conference is to explain what the emerging trends are for 2020, what issues will arise, and most importantly what are the key opportunities in these new technologies around the globe,” he added.

“This is imperative for Ireland and Irish business.

“The way our country is positioned - we have China on one side and the U.S on the other, with us in the middle.

“How do we reconcile that, how do we maintain that as the key position to have, and how do we make sure that Irish Industry can preserve its position in the world between these two Goliath's?” asked Mr Linger.

“The Beyond IoT conference is all about bringing these elements together and making sure that we put Ireland in a position that is exemplary in comparison to the rest of the world.” “There’s something for everybody at this event.

“The attendee list is broad covering Academics, Start-ups, Entrepreneurs, VC investors, C execs and large corporates with their key people” he concluded.

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