Web Summit is perfect showcase for Ireland
Geography is history, so the first day of the Dublin Web Summit was told yesterday by Irish entrepreneur Liam Casey. His message, essentially, is that with new technology a company can be located anywhere in the world, yet have local as well as global markets. But the challenge with the world wide web, he told the assembled, is the 'noise'. How does a company penetrate the vast volume of traffic on the 'net' to get a particular product or service known?
Casey, originally from Cork, has found the answer and, like a lot of speakers at the Summit, was passing on his wisdom to others yesterday.
The Dublin Web summit, now in its fourth year, has attracted 10,000 technology enthusiasts, along with business people and financiers to Dublin this week, 8,000 of them coming from abroad.