IT@Cork appoints new chairperson
9 December 2014 | 0
The representative body for the IT industry in the south of Ireland, IT@Cork has appointed Ronan Murphy, founder and CEO of IT security and services company Smarttech, as chairperson.
Replacing IBM vice president, Denis Collins, Murphy will be joined by Caroline O’ Driscoll, partner, KPMG, as vice chair.
Murphy and O’Driscoll have served on the board of directors of IT@Cork since 2012 and bring extensive expertise from the IT/telecom industry, executive management and financial community to the leadership team.
“I am delighted to be taking over as chairman of the board of IT@Cork,” said Murphy. “The IT market is undergoing rapid growth, fuelled by technological advances in cloud, analytics, mobility, security and infrastructure. Cork is home to some of the worlds leading IT companies including EMC, IBM, Trend Micro, Dell, VCE and McAfee. The outlook is very promising, and Cork as a region has a lot to gain by ensuring we continue to execute our cluster strategy and deliver skills, connectivity and world class facilities required for growth.”