Your monthly guide to technology in business
Tommy Kearns of Xtremepush
Tommy Kearns, chief executive and co-founder of multichannel engagement business Xtremepush joins Emmet Ryan on the latest episode of Connected. In addition to explaining what a multichannel engagement business does, Kearns talks about his business being named in Gartner's Magic Quadrant along with talking about the work involved in growing a tech company without external investment and his growth plans.
Lios sets its sights on the stars
Eimear O'Carroll and Rhona Togher first met when they were 15 and have been working together for 12 years. Their partnership through Restored Hearing brought them on a journey initially focused on aiding tinnitus to developing space age acoustic technology in the rebranded Lios. Togher and O'Carroll join Emmet Ryan to discuss their journey on building technology for space, getting a business up and running, adventures in the BT Young Scientists and Technology Exhibition, and keeping a co-working community going through Covid-19 times.
How AI can help the public sector
Emmet Ryan is joined by Microsoft's Dr Frank O'Donnell and John Ward of EY to discuss the research the duo led into making artificial intelligence help the public sector. Ward and O'Donnell talk about the surprisingly high appetite within the sector for AI and how to make the most of it along with what's needed in order to make the potential of the technology a reality in government services.
Alan Branagh's journey from Beenz to Alchemists
Alan Branagh has seen so much in tech. Through Marconi, IBM, and, most notably, Beenz, he was at the heart of some of the biggest tech stories for good and bad at the tail end of the 20th century. The second half of his career has seen him guide businesses through their own challenges, leaning on what he learned along the way. Branagh joined Emmet Ryan to talk about the wild road.
The Queen of Prefab
It's rare to have royalty on the show but Amy Marks of Autodesk, the Queen of Prefab, graced Connected with her presence all the way from New Jersey in the US. Marks explains the role prefabrication is playing increasingly in construction, how the technology has evolved considerably in recent decades, and how Ireland can be a leader in the field particularly when it comes to healthcare.
iPhone 12 launch reaction
Apple launched four new smartphones on Tuesday, the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Ian Guider, markets editor with the Business Post, joins Emmet Ryan to look at what these phones have to offer and whether they will be hits for both Apple and 5G carriers.
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