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Donal Scannell

About to deliver a project which uses #VR to cure anxiety. Also into: #AI #IOT #UBICOMP #STORYTELLING. You can find him HERE.

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Which customer to focus on: Thoughts from NDRC’s Investor Day

It was my great pleasure to attend NDRC’s second investor day of 2016 last week when no less than twenty brand new companies …

19 December 2016 / By Donal Scanell

Words of Wisdom: #IrelandsGreatForTech

Catalysing engagement between the multinationals, the successful homegrown companies, and the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, is one of Dublin's signature potentials. Thoughts on why Ireland is a great place for tech.

23 May 2016 / By Donal Scannell

Need For Speed: SIRO Steps Up

Us Dublin dwellers can sometimes take for granted how good we have it. As our Oscar contender Saoirse Ronan put it to Vanity Fair recently - “We’re halfway between America and the UK - the best place on earth.”

01 April 2016 / By Donal Scannell

Kicking SaaS: Why The 1st Dublin SaaS Meetup Rocked (And Rocked Hard)

The first Dublin SaaS Meetup just happened. Intercom provided the venue, Tribal VC were sponsors. The speakers were mind-blowing. The pizzas were amazing. …

02 December 2015 / By Donal Scannell

Danny Meyer: Shake It Off

The Big Read, sponsored by Vodafone: Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer recently visited Dublin to speak at a Creative Minds event that US …

26 November 2015 / By Donal Scannell

The Irish Tech Companies Who Rocked Web Summit (Part Two)

Welcome to part two of Dublin Globe’s round-up of how Irish companies fared at Web Summit 2015. In Part One, we spoke with …

24 November 2015 / By Donal Scannell

The Irish Tech Companies Who Rocked Web Summit (Part One)

The Big Read, sponsored by Vodafone. The focus here is on the Irish successes at Web Summit 2015. In part one of our …

20 November 2015 / By Donal Scannell

Block Party: Europe’s Biggest Blockchain Hack

A blockchain is a distributed database that can be added to but never taken from. The blocks in the chain are records which …

16 November 2015 / By Donal Scannell

Web Summit 2015: Day Two, In Review

Tech conferences are where optimism comes out for a gallop. Walking around on Day Two, the energy levels had not decreased. The rotation …

05 November 2015 / By Donal Scannell

Web Summit 2015: Day One, In Review

Why Web Summit? The Web Summit gets better as it gets bigger. The ambition, tenacity, determination and skill of organisers Ci has kept …

04 November 2015 / By Donal Scannell

David Heinemeier Hansson: The Unicorn Slayer

Web Summit 2015 is sizing up to stage some hardcore debate. Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson, the man who gave the world Ruby …

03 November 2015 / By Donal Scannell

Radiohead’s Manager Brian Message: Staying On Message

Radiohead manager Brian Message is this year’s star attraction on the Web Summit’s Music Stage. He’s one of the world’s most high profile …

02 November 2015 / By Donal Scannell

Belkin’s Kieran Hannon: “There’s no better time to be starting a company.”

The Big Read, sponsored by Vodafone. Sutton-born Kieran Hannon has risen to the top of the hardware marketing world, as CMO of Belkin …

30 October 2015 / By Donal Scannell

17 Ways To Make The Most Of Web Summit

Words of wisdom from a Web Summit veteran… 1. To paraphrase the mighty Paul Hayes. People don’t remember what you said, they remember …

29 October 2015 / By Donal Scannell

#SmartCrokePark: Inside Dublin’s IoT Stadium

Croke Park, Ireland’s largest stadium, has become one of the world’s most important Internet Of Things testbeds. The project came about from a …

22 October 2015 / By Donal Scannell

What I Learned About Running A Tech Firm From Gay Byrne (Part Two)

#2 Data driven insights rule. We made a major data-driven decision every week on The Late Late Show. Our source data was the …

15 October 2015 / By Donal Scannell

What I Learned About Running A Tech Firm From Gay Byrne (Part One)

Lesson #1: The project is bigger than the individual. Gay Byrne loves routine. When I worked with him he presented a radio show …

08 October 2015 / By Donal Scannell

Intercom On Capital, Dublin 17/09/15

Focus on making a great product and investors will find you. Intercom stuck to their guns once again. They made last night’s Intercom …

17 September 2015 / By Donal Scannell