Ibec recently launched a series of seminars which will take an in depth look at the skills needs of a selection of the key sectors driving the Irish economy. These sessions explore current trends and future skills needs, focusing on what graduates can do to set themselves up for success in these sectors.
The next webinar will focus on the technology sector in Ireland, one of the tech capitals of the world. The technology sector is one of the fastest growing in Ireland, with sector growth at an average of 12% per annum since 2013, and currently employs over 248,000 tech professionals. The sector generates €35 billion annually in exports, accounting for 26% of Ireland’s total exports.
The technology sector in Ireland has been one of the keystones of Ireland’s extraordinary progress in the past thirty years. Companies that didn’t exist a few years ago now employ tens of thousands of people in Ireland and continue to drive growth and development. This has fostered a thriving indigenous technology sector. The dramatic changes, forced upon us by COVID-19, have demonstrated clearly that Ireland’s technology sector is central to every aspect of economic and social life. The technology sector is the engine that will drive Ireland’s recovery through direct economic input and supporting other businesses and organisations.
During the seminar we will hear from Una Fitzpatrick, Director, Technology Ireland, who will give an overview of the current state of the industry in Ireland today with a focus on the job roles in high demand by employers, followed by a panel discussion with leading industry experts.
Joining us on the panel discussion will be.
• Lorna Martyn, Head of Technology, Fidelity Investments
• Mary Bradshaw, Head of Human Resources, Tata Consultancy Services
• Louise O’Neill, Associate Director, Berkley Group
• Claire McGee, Head of Education and Innovation Policy, Ibec
This event is targeted at staff, students and recent graduates alike, with an interest in careers in the technology sector.