John Hartnett: fired  off a few home truths

John Hartnett, the effective lord mayor of the Irish-American tech glitterati, fired off a few home truths in the Doubletree hotel in Dublin on Wednes(...)

Silicon Valley 50: at the  event this week were (from left) president of ITLG John Hartnett; ITLG chairman Craig Barrett; Rob Leslie of Sedicii Innovations, receiving the ITLG/Irish Times Innovation Award; and John Stanton, president of Silicon Valley Global Partners. Photograph: Chris Ryan, Views of the World Silicon Valley 50:  (from left) president of ITLG John Hartnett, ITLG chairman Craig Barrett, Rob Leslie of Sedicii Innovations, receiving the ITLG/Irish Times Innovation Award, and John Stanton, president of Silicon Valley Global Partners. Photograph: Chris Ryan, Views of the World

Long before there was an Intel or an Apple, Ireland was building links to Silicon Valley. Sunnyvale – now best known as the home of Yahoo and Palm – w(...)

John Hartnett, president of ITLG; Dr Craig Barrett, Chairman, ITLG; Rob Leslie, chief executive, Sedicii Innovations and John Stanton, president of Silicon Valley Global Partners. Photograph: Chris Ryan, Views of the World

Ireland is punching above its weight in Silicon Valley, but it needs to continue to focus on education and fostering entrepreneurship, especially a(...)

 Bill Archer, managing director of Eircom Business Solutions: “We take the logistical hurdle out of the way for companies as the practical realities of securing office space, legal support data centres and networks can be hard.”

Ten start-ups will have the chance to pitch for up to $1 million each as part of a new accelerator programme Eircom Business Solutions is running in (...)

Start-up Soundings

Over the past few months I have written in this column about young Irish companies who have made the move to Silicon Valley to realise their dreams of(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks with John Hinshaw (2nd R), executive vice president of technology and Operations for Hewlett Packard and Martin Murphy (L), managing director of Hewlett Packard Ireland, at the company’s headquarters office in Palo Alto, California recently. Photograph: Josh Edelson/IDA Ireland/Handout via Reuters

The Taoiseach touched down in Silicon Valley on Wednesday June 4th on the Aer Lingus direct flight for his second official visit to the technology mec(...)

A chess set believed to have been used by Daniel O’Connell and Richard Lalor Sheil while imprisoned in Kilmainham in 1844.

Free global access to treasures contained in Ireland’s cultural institutions is to be provided in a project launched by Minist(...)

John Hartnett, founder Irish Technology Leadership Group

John Hartnett networks like a boss. The genial Limerick man, founder of the Irish Technology Leadership Group, was honoured at last week’s Amer(...)

President Michael D Higgins with ITLG president Craig Barrett (left) and chairman John Hartnett at the ITLG Silicon Valley Technology Forum in Limerick. Photograph: Barry Cronin

President Michael D Higgins has reminded senior executives of some of the world’s leading tech companies of the importance of moral leadership as the (...)

Cisco senior vice president and RTE dragon Barry O’Sullivan.

The Limerick and Shannon region’s function as a natural gateway for US access to Europe will be one of the talking points at global technology forum t(...)