TechFest 2021, organised by it@cork, will take place virtually this year from the 25th to the 27th of May. The three-day technology festival will include speakers from around the globe, interactive panel discussions, technical workshops and one-to-one networking opportunities.

Speakers include Marcus Weldon, former President of Bell Labs and former Corporate Chief Technology Officer of Nokia; Caroline Dowling, Non-Executive Director at UNICEF Ireland and former Business Group President; Cathal Wilson, COO of Nexalus; Steve Fleming, CEO of Voxxify; and Dr. Fiona Edwards Murphy, cofounder of ApisProtect.

Gillian Bergin, it@cork Chairperson and Senior Consultant with DELL Technologies, said that the conference will address some of the biggest questions facing the tech industry today.

“The way we work and live has been transformed over the last year. The pandemic has forced us to rethink ourselves and our businesses. Business models have been reinvented and multi-year workforce transformation programmes have happened in days and months. When we exit this pandemic, that evolution will not stop. There is a new normal now. We need to always think about what’s next and how can we stay relevant? 

“At it@cork, we are excited to bring back TechFest as a three-day conference this year, to help answer some of those questions and give access to some of the brightest minds in the tech sector. Attendees will hear from speakers that have transformed and adapted to succeed, as the world around them has changed,” she said. 

Tickets for TechFest 2021, priced at €20 for it@cork members, €30 for non-members and free for students, are on sale now at bit.ly/TechFest21. Broadcaster Jonathan McCrea will MC the event.  

Each day of the conference will focus on a different theme. Day 1, Innovate, will look at the disruptive businesses and technologies that are changing the world. Day 2, Transform, will explore how technology is changing the nature of work. Day 3, Inspire, will challenge attendees to thing big, explore possibilities and push limits.

Visit www.itcork.ie for more information.  

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