EVENT FULL: it@cork November Tech Talk – Breakfast Meeting



it@cork’s Tech Talk provides IT professionals and business leaders with a monthly opportunity to meet and network, before listening to a presentation by indigenous and international technology companies.

We are delighted to welcome Tom Raftery, Global Vice President at SAP as guest speaker for our upcoming “November Tech Talk” taking place on Thursday, 23rd November from 7.30am – 9.00am at the Metropole Hotel, Cork.


The Future of Digital

Digital Transformation, the Internet of Things and associated technologies (blockchain, machine learning, edge computing, etc.) are the latest hotness. Organisations are scrambling to get up to speed on them before their competitors, or some young start-up completely disrupts them.

Right now, these digital innovation systems are, roughly speaking at the same level of maturity as the web was in 1996. So where are these new digital technologies taking us? What is coming down the line, and how will these changes affect my organisation, my wallet, and the planet?

Join Tom Raftery for our November Breakfast event as he unpacks what the Future of Digitisation is going to bring us.


The Autumn Series is kindly sponsored by CPL

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Tom Raftery

Global Vice President, SAP

Tom Raftery is a Global Vice President for multinational software corporation SAP, a professor at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo, a board advisor for a number of start-ups, and an active cryptocurrency investor.

Before joining SAP Tom worked as an independent industry analyst focusing on the Internet of Things, Energy and CleanTech and as a Futurist for Gerd Leonhardt’s Futures Agency.

Tom has a very strong background in technology and social media having worked in the industry since 1991. He is the co-founder of an Irish software development company, a social media consultancy, and is co-founder and director of hyper energy-efficient data center Cork Internet eXchange – the data centre with the lowest latency connection between Europe and North America.

Tom also worked as an Analyst for industry analyst firm RedMonk, leading their GreenMonk practice for over 7 years. Tom serves on the Advisory Boards of SmartCities World and RetailEverywhere.com.