ITLG’s Silicon Valley Global Technology Forum took place last week in Limerick, City of Culture 2014. The event was attended, over two-days, by world leaders in technology, innovation and science. Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland opened the event by saying ‘Ideas matter; conversations around ideas fuel the development of science and innovation; and the outworking of good ideas make a positive impact on the efficiency of our economy and quality of our society.’
A networking gala dinner and awards ceremony concluded the event on Tuesday evening, 28th January. TSSG Spinout FeedHenry Ltd.’ was announced as the winner of this year’s ‘ITLG/ Digicel Mobile Essential Award’, adding to the collection of awards already received by the company. Barry Downes, Founder of FeedHenry and TSSG CEO attended the event and said “I am delighted to congratulate Cathal McGloin, CEO FeedHenry, Micheal O Foghlu, CTO, Elaine Fennelly, CFO and all the FeedHenry team on winning this prestigious ITLG/Digicel award”.
FeedHenry spun-out from TSSG in 2010, completed a Series A round of financing for $9 million in 2013 and now has offices in Waterford, Dublin, London and Boston. FeedHenry plans to grow to 140 staff by the end of 2014 with most the staff being employed in Waterford, Ireland.
FeedHenry is an authority on cloud based mobile apps solutions for enterprise. Built from the ground up to support enterprise apps in the cloud our next generation platform provides Creative App Development, Easy Integration and Rapid Deployment.
The Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) is a non-profit organisation comprised of global technology leaders who are Irish or Irish-American. The Group includes senior executives from some of the world’s leading corporations, each of whom are committed to promoting the technology connection between Ireland and Silicon Valley, and helping Ireland address the challenges of embracing new technology opportunities.
After 12 years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has over 13 million customers across its 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia-Pacific. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Over the past five years, TSSG has delivered innovative solutions to over 110 Irish companies, and has created 11 spin out companies in the South East including the award winning FeedHenry, a groundbreaking mobile cloud platform company, and ZolkC, a leading provider of mobile technology for international visitor attractions.
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Pictured at the awards are Barry Downes CEO, TSSG and Micheal O Foghlu, CTO FeedHenry.
End: 31st January 2014