Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference is an annual gathering for the Microsoft partner community to learn about Microsoft’s roadmap for the upcoming year, network and build connections, share best practices, experience the latest product innovations and learn new skills and techniques.
This will be Enterprise Ireland’s 3rd year attending the conference and we are excited to announce these Irish companies (below) will join the scene in Houston this July 7-11 to share their business-ready solutions with the Microsoft reseller channel. Watch this space!
accountsIQ is a Cloud Accounting software provider with offices in Dublin (IRL), London (UK), Palo Alto (US) and Sydney (AUS). We develop and support a highly functional Cloud accounting and business application delivered 24-7 from a SAS70 Type II compliant hosting facility. accountsIQ enables accountants and their clients to collaborate online to deliver significantly improved outsourced accounting and BPO services, whilst significantly reducing costs and improving productivity. It is ideal for franchises, groups and other multi-location businesses, without needing expensive IT infrastructure at either head office or each location. It handles full consolidation of results across multiple jurisdictions and currencies, allowing dynamic monitoring of all results as well as automation of the significant transactions flows between a group and its entities. It also provides extensive Web services integration capability, approval workflow, as well as powerful graphs and KPI reporting via user configurable dashboards and via a powerful refreshable Excel Add-in.
AppQuik Limited is focused on the development of high quality Enterprise Class Apps for our customers in the UK, US, and Ireland. With over 200 man years in development expertise we have extensive experience in developing solutions across the Microsoft solution stack. We have recently launched our App development platform (InfoApp Manager) which enables organisations of all sizes to design, build and deploy Apps across iOS, Android and Windows Phone8 simultaneously. This sophisticated platform also integrates with Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Office365 allowing for content to be created and published directly to your mobile applications. Our in built forms designer allows App users to collect data using mobile forms and write the data back directly to SharePoint or third party systems instantly. Headquartered in Dublin we have offices in London and we are currently expanding into new geographic locations.
CareWorks is an international software company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with regional offices in the UK and US. It is one of only 20 Microsoft Dynamics CRM Global ISV Partners and the only one focused solely on serving the needs of the health and human services (HHS) community. CareDirector is CareWork’s highly configurable and extensible social care management solution built on Microsoft’s powerful Dynamics CRM platform. CareDirector improves HHS agencies’ service efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction, instantaneously transforming data into actionable information that informs services and improves outcomes. It allows resource-constrained organizations to easily configure the system with non-technical staff to satisfy both current and future business process, data collection, and reporting requirements, while accommodating end user preferences and benefiting from the lower total cost of ownership of a true COTS application.
CipherDocs provides users of cloud document collaboration services, including Office 365, secure and controlled access to their hosted corporate data. Our real-time encryption service enables Office 365 document users to eliminate all potential third party access, to secure data-in-use, data-in-transit and data-at-rest at all times control & meet all compliance needs. CipherDocs Secure Gateway can be hosted internally, in the cloud and can be accessed through mobile devices.
Global Business Register
Global Business Register Ltd. is an Irish owned company founded in April 2007. Today we provide access to official, live data on over 55 million companies across the European Union and the United States, in 20 different languages. In essence, GBR provides a gateway to hundreds of millions of documents and data from the official government sources. GBR has created a number of products that are built on this real-time access to data. GBR SmartLogo is an intelligent management tool that allows the owner of an accreditation logo or mark to retain ownership and control of their logo even when the logo is displayed on third party websites. It is a “must have” tool for brand owners who wish to retain control of an accredited image or logo that has significant reputational value attached to it.
HCS Business Solutions
Established in 1994, and with offices in Dublin and Waterford, we provide Software, Infrastructure and IT Services to businesses of all sizes around Ireland. HCS are a Microsoft Gold Small Business Partner with specialities in Office 365, SharePoint Online and Exchange Online.
Established in 2002, iQuate is a privately owned company, with its HQ in Dublin, Ireland and regional offices in San Francisco and Sydney. iQuate is the global leader in IT inventory and discovery. We develop iQSonar – the most complete and accurate inventory technology available on the market today. This technology delivers complete, continual and accurate visibility of highly complex physical, virtual and cloud environments. Our verifiably accurate inventory improves the critical business decisions that control costs and mitigate risks.
The Isolearn mission is to provide student centered platforms to empower individuals to gain education and training in specific subject areas in any geographic part of the world. Isolearn is a Microsoft partner, and we have encrypted download and security distribution software. Isolearn has developed its content animation capacity with the establishment of in-house facilities in Poland and strategic partners on a contract basis in Dublin. Isolearn currently employs 25 persons in content development for its technical standards business. The company has partnered with the Confucius Institute in Ireland to animate, and securely offer online, their Chinese Language and Culture Education Program aimed at transition year students (5th year – Secondary School) in cross Ireland. It is planned to implement this vertical education program in 2014. Isolearn Technologies Ltd. is actively developing its content offering for mobile e-learning and, in 2013/2014, is intent on growing its customer base directly and in co-operation with relevant partners.
SAM360 is an independent dedicated provider of Software Asset Management “SAM” tools and services. Our cloud services help partners and end clients manage software licence compliance, eliminate software underutilization, optimise software procurement & improve IT operational effectiveness. SAM360 do not resell software & do not provide any non-SAM services. As such, we are uniquely placed to act as independent trusted advisors, delivering tangible results for both partners and end clients. These key differentiators have allowed SAM360 to deliver in excess of 100 on time & on budget SAM projects across a range of enterprise & upper mid-market customers in North America, the UK and Ireland over the last 12 months. Core service offerings Include software license baseline services, SAM program design & implementation, outsourced SAM, cloud based software inventory & software license management.
For more information on Enterprise Ireland, our attending companies and more please contact:
Keith Byrne: +1 650-294-4085
Enterprise Ireland is introducing two new Cloud focussed workshops within the Excel @ Export Selling Series.
Cloud Sales & Marketing, Wednesday 17 April
Cloud Computing is continuing to build massive momentum in global marketplaces. It brings many benefits but also brings new and different business and operational models that need to be implemented for a Cloud company to be successful. This one day Workshop with follow up implementation sessions will enable software and Cloud Computing companies to understand and implement the optimal Cloud Sales and Marketing functions for their business.
For more information and to register, please go to:
Cloud Sales & Marketing Workshop
Cloud Financial Metrics, Tuesday 30 April
Designed for the CEO, the CFO and optionally the Head of Sales & Marketing functions, companies will be brought up to speed with current best practices and practical examples of how Cloud Financial Metrics should be built and operated in Cloud companies, and how they differ from historic financial metrics and measurement. Participants will be provided with the tools and support needed to ensure that the can implement the optimal Financial Metrics and measurement systems for strategically and tactically operating their business.
For more information and to register, please go to:
Cloud Financial Metrics Workshop
With any additional queries, please contact Andrew Peet: email@example.com
This is a guest post from Denise Fay of AchieveMarketing, one of the organisers of Dojo Conf 2013. Dojo Conf is a meetup aimed at new and existing Coder Dojo Mentors.
Enterprise Ireland proud to have sponsored James Whelton as he started CoderDojo , and is proud to support the Mentor meetup as part of ItsHappeningHere, highlighting the thousands of available jobs in the tech industry.
People at client companies who want to share their tech skills and mentor at CoderDojo are enouraged to drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded as a volunteer-led club for providing free and open learning in programming technology to young people, the global CoderDojo movement now has over 180 CoderDojos in 23 countries where kids can have fun learning to code in a safe environment. Mentors have taught over 16,000 children the joy of programming and coding.
The CoderDojo phenomenon relies on the voluntary work of mentors. DojoCon is the only international conference aimed at mentors and potential mentors. Now, in its second year DojoCon 2013 will provide mentors from across the globe the opportunity to exchange new ideas, explore cutting-edge technologies and share ideas on sustaining and strengthening the CoderDojo movement when the conference runs on April 12th.
James Whelton gets some practice in for DojoConf 2013 Slane
Bringing mentors together in one place is the aim of the conference organising team. As CoderDojo has come through an amazing growth phase , to make it sustainable, we need to share what works, while keeping the buzz that has made it so successful.
Diverse Keynote Speakers
This year, the conference has a number of distinguished keynote speakers. These include Ireland’s own Jerry Kennelly, an award-winning entrepreneur who started as a photojournalist in Co. Kerry and sold his company (Stockbyte) when it had grown to over 10 per cent of the market for Royalty free photo’s worldwide. Jerry will share his passion for IT in education and the work he is doing with schools country-wide.
Another keynote will be Bill Liao, co-founder of CoderDojo and an early investor in the social networking site XING. As Bill recently told the EU Parliament “The World has a shortage of Coders”. Bill will be speaking on how CoderDojo can help fix this, in the process inspiring a new generation of programmers to create apps and websites limited only by their imaginations.
A capstone talk will come from Kimberly Bryant of Black Girls Code. Flying in from the US, she will be sharing her experiences about gender balance in coding and discuss the sensation that is a complementary club to CoderDojo.
The Informative Schedule
This year’s schedule will feature more than 12 formal and 10 informal sessions with talks covering three main streams. The first stream is Education which will discus new techniques and how CoderDojo differs from the school approach. The second is Technology where mentors will learn about Advanced Scratch, robotics, gaming, audio and more. The third stream is Running a Dojo with tips and ideas on starting and sustaining a Dojo. In addition, there will be a number of panel discussions on mentoring and collaborating both locally and globally.
Ignite on Friday Night
New for 2013, DojoCon is kickstarting the conference on Friday night with a series of ‘Ignite talks’. These fast paced talks in an informal setting will set the scene for the weekend. Over a dozen thinkers, coders and educators will have 5 minutes to inspire fellow mentors.
Drogheda on the Boyne offers the perfect opening location for DojoCo. The river Boyne, where once the Salmon of Knowledge swam, provides the ideal backdrop of the venue for the Friday night Ignite talks. Inspiration and shared experienced will feature heavily in Bru Bar Bistro.
The conference is organised by a core group of volunteers from CoderDojo in Drogheda, Dundalk, Navan, and the Science Gallery, Dublin. The whole team of organisers are really excited about having Dojos from California to Belgium and New York City to Sweden in Drogheda for the weekend. We hope it will attract more software professionals in this area and in all towns around the country to volunteer or start a Dojo and help more kids learn how to code.
If you’re interested in becoming a mentor or finding out more, visit the DojoCon2013 website for more information – http://conference.coderdojo.com/
Enterprise Ireland wishes to determine the level of interest among our client companies to attend Microsoft WPC (July 7-11), VMworld (August 26-29) 2013.
Each of these events
- deals with technology internal to your company
- targets companies in the US and worldwide market
- gives you an opportunity to sell your products both directly and through partnerships
- offers access to networking events
Company participation at these events may be part-funded by Enterprise Ireland (subject to eligibility – eligibility will be assessed on a first come first served basis, by the extent of previous EI support for similar events, etc). More details on potential funding will be available at a later date.
If you are a client of Enterprise Ireland and are interested in attending either of these events as part of an Enterprise Ireland group, please fill out this Expression of Interest form before Thursday 28th March.
The ISA Software Skillnet in association with the ISA and Dublin Institute of Technology and is open to all Technology Product Managers and Executives leading the product management function.
Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Product Management 2013
Thursday 7th March 2013
6.30pm – 8.00pm
IBEC, 84-86 Lwr Baggot Street, Dublin 2
These qualifications are designed by software sector companies under the academic leadership of DIT and 40 indigenous and MNC technology and software companies are already involved. We are now open for applications on the 2013 programme.
What the information seminar will cover:
- Why companies in the sector developed the programme
- The programme content and structure
- The experience of previous participants on the programme
- The companies who have taken part and the impact on their product management function
- Grant-aid available from the ISA Software Skillnet to companies to participate
- Information on how to apply for a place on the programme
- An overview of how to embed learning and practice in your company
At the information evening you will meet past participants, companies, DIT staff and members of the ISA Product Management Working group for the sector.
To book a place at the information evening
For further information on the programme and how to apply is available on [ http://isa-skillnet.com/Post_Graduate_Diploma_in_Product_Management/246 ]
To date 40 tech companies have taken part in the Postgraduate Diploma and Maters Programmes (as listed below)
- Access Control Technology
- Avego Ltd
- Citrix Systems
- CR2 Group Ltd
- Curam Software Limited- a part of IBM
- Daysha Consulting
- Dromone Engineering
- Dun & Bradstreet
- ETM Services
- FINEOS Corporation
- Harris Communications Ireland
- IBM Ireland
- Munich Re Automation Solutions
- Open Jaw Technologies Ltd
- Openet Telecom Ltd
- Pilz Ireland
- PMI Software
- Quest Dell Software
- Qumas Limited
- Rational FT Services
- Right To Sight Technology
- S3 Group
- Sage Ireland
- SAP Business Objects
- Telefonica O2 Ireland
- Trip Crystal
- Vizor Ltd
- Web Reservations International Ltd
- Wolters Kluwer
- 8over8 Limited
- 3rd i
We are finding that the companies which send a number of people on the programme can gain maximum company impact and very quickly see the returns on the success of their product management activities in the marketplace. Therefore this year we are offering discounts to companies which send 3 people or more of the programme.
Information on this year’s programme and brochures which can be downloaded are on the ISA Software Skillnet website at http://isa-skillnet.com/Post_Graduate_Diploma_in_Product_Management/246
The information evening is open to everyone. It would also be great if you could send an to your client companies.
With best regards – see you tonight!
ISA Software Skillnet
Mobiles now serve as our books, health monitors, payment transfer devices, social connectors and tour guides. Mobile technology is embedded in our cars, homes, appliances, governments and utilities. Mobile World Congress 2013
is the premier exhibition and network event worldwide for this vital industry.The Mobile World Congress will take place in Barcelona, Spain. Click here for details re location, dates and Times
This is a guest post from Andrea of BatCat Games, who is utting together the Dublin GameCraft event. For more news follow Andrea on Twitter @RoundCrisis. This is the follow up to the successful event in Feb – more on the previous event at Zombies, Students and Professional Games Developers welcome in DIT
What is it?
Dublin GameCraft is a game-jam held in the city centre. What that means is that around one-hundred game developers (designers, writers, coders, artists, sound engineers and so on) come together in teams or as lone-wolves and try to make a game from scratch in twelve hours.
At the start of the day the judges announce a theme and then you’re let loose to make the most fun game you can think of based on that. Use any technology, any equipment and any number of people you want to squeeze onto your team; essentially do whatever it takes to turn that theme into a fun game inside of your twelve hours!
When is it?
The next GameCraft is being held on Saturday the 17th November from 9am to, well, to the end of the day (twelve hours of developing, followed by some mingle and judging time).
Where is it?
November’s gathering is kindly being hosted by the folks at http://www.engineyard.com/
How do I find out more?
The internet! Come find us at http://dublingamecraft.com/, like us at https://www.facebook.com/dublingamecraft or follow us over at https://twitter.com/DublinGameCraft
How much does it cost?
Nothing! Thanks to our kind sponsors, such as Digit Gaming, Microsoft, BatCat Games and BitSmith –Games, all you have to do is register (which you can do from the website) and bring along whatever gear you want to use on the day (laptop, desktop, whatever).
Why come along?
Well, you’ll get an intensive day of experience. You may even get a game out of it. You’ll be surrounded by folks from the industry (organisers, judges and other participants) with whom you can network. Heck, two companies formed because of last Gamecraft; you could be next! Also, while the judges judge you can mingle and show off your day’s work. And of course, prizes!
This year Dublin Web Summit will take place on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th October. Enterprise Ireland has teamed up with Dublin Web Summit to offer a significant discount to Enterprise Ireland client start-up companies.
This year’s Dublin Web Summit is set to be the biggest yet. Numbers have already surpassed the 1,500 who attended last year. Over 3,000 attendees from 45 different countries are expected across two days and more than five stages in Dublin’s RDS. Over 120 international startups have already signed up for the event. Keynote speakers include Kevin Rose of Google Ventures and Digg, the CEO of Mozilla, founders of Yandex, Flipboard, Moshi Monsters and many more.
Please note: The Start Exhibition area is now full and cannot accommodate any further Stand applicants.
The Startup Village will feature over 150 leading startups from around the world, with a big emphasis on the Europe’s most disruptive emerging companies.
The Enterprise Ireland discount will entitle startups to two tickets and an Exhibition Stand for just €750+VAT.
If you are a start-up company and interested in taking a stand, please email email@example.com by return email and the Startup Exhibitor Discount Code will be forwarded to you.
Applications will close on Friday September 14th
ELECTRIC IRELAND SPARK OF GENIUS – WIN OVER €100K
The startup competition Electric Ireland Spark of Genius where 50 startups from across the world will compete to pitch from the main stage on the final afternoon. Further details including entry criteria and the application deadline are available http://www.websummit.net/startups-info/
Applications will close on Friday September 14th
START – BY INVITATION ONLY
Taking a leaf out of the F.ounders playbook, Dublin Web Summit have created an invite only event that will bring together 100 of the world’s leading early stage startups, investors and media for a private invitation-only gathering called START. If you would like to be considered for an invitation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details can be found at www.websummit.net/why-attend.pdf
MEET The VC’s
From Kleiner Perkins to Atomico, Greylock to Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz to Accel, many of the top VC’s will be represented at Dublin Web Summit and they’ll be meeting with startups. In the next few weeks, they’ll be selecting the startups they’d like to meet, while others will be hosting open office hours.
MEET The Press
TechCrunch and The Next Web will have studios on site, Bloomberg TV will have a presence. Wired, The Wall Street Journal and blogs from right across Europe including Venture Village in Germany and Webrazzi in Turkey. The Irish press will be represented too with both RTE and the Irish Times on site.
This is a guest post by Damien Joyce, of HP in Galway. Damien is working in conjunction with GMIT Galway to host the CloudBusting event on the 14th of September. For more news, follow @DamienJoyce on Twitter.
CloudBusting a FREE day-long tech conference hosted in association with ITAG ,GMIT and supported by HP will be held on the GMIT Galway campus (http://www.gmit.ie/), aims to tackle that question examining the technologies and services offered in the cloud.
Despite cloud computing’s growth in popularity, many IT professionals are still unsure of all the available benefits this platform offers.
This day will give attendees insight on essential cloud topics including available delivery models, market trends and benefits you can achieve by implementing a cloud solution.
Learn about Cloud offerings from Private, hybrid, to public cloud and understand the differences between IaaS, PaaS, SaaS .
Where ever you are on your journey to the cloud there should be something of interest for you across the day which features five distinct tracks (start-ups, web, social media, DevOps,music) and over twenty sessions that attendees can pick and choose content to fit their unique needs.
There will also be a chance to listen to and meet with some of the new exciting Irish start-up companies working in the cloud as they share their experiences.
The goal of this cross-over community day is that attendees leave understanding what is necessary for the different ways to architect, develop and deploy applications and IT solutions in the cloud.
More details on our Facebook page including speakers. Link to the eventbrite page for registration, which is mandatory if you wish to attend