2013 is the year of “The Gathering” and Dublin kicked off the celebrations on New Years Eve with a fireworks display in St. Stephen’s Green followed by a New Year’s Eve concert in College Green. This year long celebration of all things Irish is a fantastic opportunity to attract those seasoned investors and show them exactly what the Irish have to offer. Communities and organisations throughout Ireland will showcase the very best of Irish culture, tradition, sport, fun and of course business.
However, while Dublin kicked off the celebrations it is Cork that will host the first major business event of “The Gathering 2013” on January 21st and 22nd. The Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) Silicon Valley roll into town with Craig Barrett (Former Intel CEO) leading a delegation of some of the top Irish-American and Irish business people in Silicon Valley to Ireland as part of the Irish Technology Leadership Group’s (ITLG) annual crusade to Ireland and “The Gathering 2013”. The two day event will be hosted by Cork Chamber of Commerce, Cork City Council, University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology in venues across the city. It will consist of keynote presentations, panel debates and company showcases and will see top executives, entrepreneurs and venture capital investors operating in Silicon Valley, Hollywood and US East Coast, meet some of Ireland’s top technology and innovative companies. Many companies in the fields of biotech, renewable energies, cloud and mobile technologies among others have been invited to pitch their business ideas to the international delegation of investors.
Ken Murphy graduated from University College Cork in 1987 with an Electrical Engineering degree before moving to the US as a Network Design Engineer with BellSouth Corporation. His return to Ireland in 1989 heralded a career which concentrated on the multinational sector, and involved working with companies such as Apple Computer, Cabletron, FMC Automotive, Moog, General Semiconductor and Technicolor.
Ken is a specialist in quality management, purchasing, logistics and supply chain management. He has significant expertise and experience in managing the changing demands of the global media, electronics and automotive sectors at operational and project management levels.
Ken leads CareerWise Recruitment’s Cork operations. He has served on local and national committees of IPICS (The Supply Chain Management Institute), CIPD, the Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA), and has completed a three-year term as Chair of the UCC Alumni Board.
Ken has recently been elected as a Director of the Cork Chamber for a four year term to help promote business and drive policy objectives for the Cork Region
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