Leinster star Mike Ross tackles the tech world

Mike Ross is joining Dublin-based technology firm Wizuda as commercial director

Former Leinster rugby player Mike Ross has left the world of sport to work for a tech firm. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former Leinster rugby player Mike Ross has left the world of sport to work for a tech firm. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

 

Former Irish international rugby player Mike Ross has left the world of sport to become commercial director for technology firm Wizuda.

Mr Ross will focus on developing the company’s Irish customer portfolio for the file-sharing solutions and data transfer arms of the Wizuda business.

The Dublin-based technology business expects a significant increase in demand for their software in advance of the introduction of the general data protection (GDPR) regulation.

Under the GDPR legislation, which comes into force in Ireland in May 2018, companies must ensure that personal data is protected. Amongst other things, this means that organisations must use safe methods to transfer data.

During his rugby career the former Leinster forward recorded 61 Ireland caps and 151 Leinster caps. “His keen interest in and knowledge of technology brought him to the Wizuda team,” the company said.

Wizuda’s compliant file share software claims to be a more secure alternative to email file sharing and “enables organisations to share files in accordance with the GDPR requirements”.