It@Cork announces Women in Tech series

Pictured: Prof Geraldine Boylan, INFANT with Sarah Walsh, it@cork

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20 March 2014 | 0

A series of  events organised by it@Cork  European Tech Cluster and Cork City Council recognising women in technology was launched today.

The first Women in Tech event will happen on 2 April at the Clarion Hotel in Cork. The keynote speaker will be Geradline Boylan, Professor of Neonatal Physiology in UCC and director of the Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT).

Prof. Boylan will discuss a recently developed computerised algorithm for detecting signs of brain injury in newborn babies, as well as her career path in STEM.

“There are almost 30,000 women working in science, technology, engineering and research sectors in Ireland according to a recent study,” said Ruth Buckley, head of ICT and business services at Cork City Council. “We know that there are remarkable female role models out there and we aim to highlight their careers and interesting work that they do with this lecture series.”

Denis Collins, chairman of it@cork European Tech Cluster, added: “We are very committed to highlighting the success of our female leaders in the tech sector in Ireland. The Women in Tech series is core to our objectives this year, and a key event series to support, drive and promote Irish leaders in technology.”

Attendance is free but registration is essential.

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