We are delighted to announce our first it@cork Evolve event will take place on the 30th March from 9am. This is the first in a new series of it@cork events which will showcase innovative tech companies in the South West of Ireland to the membership of it@cork and beyond. This event will feature 3 young tech companies presenting their sales pitch to a panel of 3 representative decision-makers from established and potential buyer companies. Our first Evolve event will have pitches from Translit, ctrl.io and Smart Routes .And our buyer panel will have representatives from Poppulo and Carbery Group who will listen to the 3 pitches, give feedback on their sales presentations and answer any questions that might come from the audience. Through these events we aim to bring emerging technologies to the attention of larger companies and showcase the exciting young innovative companies in the region, which can often operate for some time before coming to the fore.
This is event is kindly sponsored by the Cork City Local Enterprise Office (LEO). The LEO aims to promote entrepreneurship, foster business start-ups and develop existing micro and small businesses to drive job creation and to provide accessible high-quality supports.
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Overview of speakers
Emmet Florish has built and scaled sales teams at every level over the last decade. From being sales hire number one to Head of Global Sales, he’s learned about sales leadership from colleagues and mentors and has been a part of coaching a new generation of managers. He launched Ctrl.io to create software that will help sales managers bring consistency, clarity and the bravery to look beyond this quarter’s target and develop their people.”
SmartRoutes is a Delivery Route Planning software solution. It is designed to make planning routes and managing deliveries simple for business owners, route planners and drivers. A desktop Route Planner allows planners to optimise routes and manage deliveries, while the easy-to-use Mobile Driver App gives drivers all the information and tools they need to complete deliveries. Whether you have a fleet of one or one hundred vehicles, SmartRoutes is proven to save businesses time and money.
Alex Chernenko is the founder and CEO of TRANSLIT. This Cork Language Solutions Provider offers interpreting and translation services in over 120 languages to help government bodies, businesses and individuals communicate better. TRANSLIT deal with top pharma and medical device companies in County Cork along with the likes of KPMG, HSE (hospitals) and many other city-based businesses. Since the Ukraine native arrived in Ireland in 2003 he worked with all of the top Language Service Providers before setting up his own business. Alex is a SPIRASI certified interpreter and used to speak six languages while his interpreting career spans over 19 years. His previous roles also included localisation and IT and he is an expert in both fields. He founded TRANSLIT in 2009, and their two recent solutions, TRANSLIT.com and TRANSLIT RSI, are focused on the interpreting industry.
Amber Harrison-Crudge – Strategy Manager at Depuy Synthes
Amber has over 20 years experience implementing and delivering large technology enabled change programs in global organisations. Those programs have involved a variety of technologies from large scale ERP systems to enterprise content and compliance systems in a variety of industries all with a common goal of improving organisational performance and enhancing service delivery. Amber is the Strategy Manager for the Engineering, Science and Technology function within DePuy Synthes. DePuy Synthes is part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies & provides one of the most comprehensive orthopaedics portfolios in the world. DePuy Synthes specialties include joint reconstruction, trauma, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine & are designed to advance patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide and in short is dedicated to ‘keep people moving’.
Fergal McKenna – VP at Poppulo
Based in Cork, Fergal is VP of Sales for Poppulo. Poppulo is the world’s leading SaaS company specialising in Enterprise Employee Communications founded by Cork entrepreneur Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Before joining Poppulo Fergal was Sales Director for Manx Telecom, a full service telecommunications Company located on the Isle of Man which successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM in 2014 before returning to private ownership in 2019. Prior to his time on the Isle of Man, Fergal had various sales leadership roles in the UK and Ireland with Colt Telecom and Cable & Wireless.
Anthony O’Callaghan – CIO at Carbery Group
Anthony is a successful result driven executive with over 20 years of experience in enterprise-level solutions and management. Anthony is currently employed as the Chief Information Officer for the Carbery Group which is a global leader in food ingredients and flavors with operations in EMEA, APAC and the Americas with overall responsible for all digital aspects of the group business.