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Summit goes global

GLOBAL technology leaders will meet in Cork in a 'Silicon Valley Comes To Ireland' event, which will include a fast pitch session for entrepreneurs and business start-ups.

The event on January 21 and 22 will be the first major business event of The Gathering 2013. Craig Barrett, former CEO of Intel, Barry O'Sullivan, senior VP at Cisco, Liam Casey, CEO at PCH, and James Herlihy, MD of Deutsche Bank, have been lined up to speak.

The summit will be truly global with technology leaders from Europe, China, Russia, India and the Americas in attendance.

Local mobile technology, cloud, biotech, nanotechnology and renewable energy firms will be invited to pitch their business ideas to the international delegation.