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Replay: Host In Ireland Online Event:

Resiliency During a Pandemic: Data,

Renewable Energy and Job Creation

2020 has been a year of change. We've locked down, opened up, physically distanced and zoomed our way through it. While we've fundamentally changed how we work, technology has been adopted at rates previously unimagined and data processing and storage has exploded.


On September 8th 2020, we brought together industry leaders in digitisation, data, energy & talent over two webinars to discuss how the data centre and the ecosystem of products and services it creates has been affected by these changes. You can watch the replay of both webinars below.


Green Data Factories and New Economic Opportunities

Webinar Details and Speakers

Green Data Factories and New Economic Opportunities

While manufacturing has declined in Ireland over the last 30 years, one type of factory is growing and changing how we live, work and play. Data centres are the digital factories of today, with a long history in Ireland, but few understand their importance and impact on our economy, environment and our lives. 


In this webinar, we will build the story of data. We’ll look at the 10 years of data centre growth and the global carbon overhead associated with the 7.5 times growth in compute power and 12.5 times growth in traffic. We’ll delve below the bits and the bytes, the cables and connections, and reveal the true value and nature of the industry.


Filled with interesting facts and observations from industry commentators George Kamiya and Garry Connolly and moderated by Carol Tallon.

George Kamiya IEA

George Kamiya

Emerging Technologies Analyst


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Garry Connolly Host In Ireland President and Founder

Garry Connolly

Founder & President


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Carol Tallong Property District CEO

Carol Tallon



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Bucking the Trend: Job Creation During a Pandemic

Webinar Details and Speakers

Bucking the Trend: Job Creation During a Pandemic

In this webinar, we will examine the myth that data centres don’t create many jobs. Ireland is now home to the largest cluster of data centres in Europe. What does that mean for Irish jobs?

With Hannah Ormandroyd and Adie McGennis, moderated by Michelle Wallace, we will look at the job outlook for the data ecosystem in Ireland. What is the true impact of the industry on jobs as well as:


What are the key skills required and transferable skills?

How are companies supposed to attract and find the right talent?

What are candidates looking for?

What has changed since the pandemic - for employers and employees?

How can you attract and retain the best talent when competing against the biggest names in the world

What are the economic and jobs multiplier of this industry in Ireland?

Hannah Ormondroyd CBRE

Hannah Ormondroyd

Head of People, Data Centre Solutions


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Adie Mc Guiness Sigmar recruitment

Adie McGennis


Sigmar Recruitment

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Michelle Wallace Host In ireland

Michelle Wallace

Head of Operations

Host In Ireland 

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