Eir backs inaugural Dublin Tech Summit

Telecoms firm becomes founding partner of event aimed at filling gap left by Web Summit

Eir Business managing director Bill Archer and Dublin Tech Summit organiser Ben English. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Eir Business managing director Bill Archer and Dublin Tech Summit organiser Ben English. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

 

Eir has lent its backing to the inaugural Dublin Tech Summit, which takes place next February.

The telecoms firm said it would be a founding partner in the venture, which is aiming to fill the void left by Paddy Cosgrave’s Web Summit.

The summit, which is being organised by former Accenture consultant Ben English, already has representatives from Uber, MongoDB and AdBlock lined up to speak.

It is hoping to attract up to 10,000 attendees for two-day event, which takes place at Convention Centre Dublin.

International reputation

Eir Business managing director Bill Archer said Ireland had developed an international reputation in technology and it was important that this was maintained.

“Dublin Tech Summit has the potential to shape technology across the world and showcase Dublin as a global technology hub and we are really excited to be part of it,” he said.

Mr English said Eir was a natural partner for the summit.

“We are delighted to be working with such a dynamic and expert organisation who match our passion for increasing business connectivity by offering the best of technological advances in an industry that is rapidly changing,” he said.