Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards 2012 – 21st and 22nd August
This two day event will be of interest to anyone looking at the convergence of technology and special needs. More here.
On the first day special guest Joanne Casey is talking. You can see more of her here.
Search Meets Social – September 20th
This is an IIA event (#disclaimer I am the chair) which features a keynote from Rand Fishkin. He is the CEO of SEO software company; SEOmoz. He co-authored the Art of SEO from O’Reilly Media, co-founded Inbound.org, and was named on PSBJ’s 40 Under 40 List and BusinessWeek’s 30 Best Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30.
Additional speakers include ones from Facebook and Mindshare. If this is an area of interest to you get to the Search Meets Social site and grab a free ticket – there are only 150 for the day so they will go quickly. See you there.
For Apple geeks, or just geeks this is a great opportunity to meet him
Looking outwards towards Brazil, Russia, India and China is the inspiration for this years Irish Internet Association Conference. It features a twin stream approach with speakers and workshops running concurrently throughout the day (with the exception of keynote speakers).
You can expect to see the likes of:
• Sean O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Avego, and new dragon on Dragons Den
• Sharon Walsh, Marketing Director of Heineken
• Deborah Lynch, Developer Technical Services Manager of Paypal
• Constantin Gurdgiev of Ireland Russia Business Association
• Fergal O’Byrne, Managing Director of SONRU
who, along with many others will explore how the elements of Social, Mobile and Localisation can be used to the advantage of businesses looking at overseas opportunities.
For more information and to book click on this link.
I’ll be there (as I am on the board of the IIA) so I look forward to seeing you
An entrepreneur whom I have known for a long time , Raomal Perera, is holding some great workshops as part of his Lean Startup Initiative.
The next ones are being presented by the author of The Entrepreneurs Guide to Customer Development.
For more information on these workshops and to book click on this link.
From the author on the workshop format: “My workshops are very interactive. I’ll do some overview slides about customer development and lean startups and then we’ll go through the methods in my book to describe your business ecosystem, document assumptions, identify and prioritize risks and then discuss how you might go about testing the risks. Participants are encouraged to bring real life examples and issues we can discuss and hopefully work through.”