USEFE Industry Engagement Evening


USEFE Industry Engagement Evening

12th December

Cavan Digital Hub & The Hive Carrick on Shannon recently held the first in a series of events under the Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy Project (USEFE).

The project is a joint initiative between Bord Na Mona, the ESB and Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon Local Authorities. The purpose of this initiative is to show how business led regional development can lead to economic growth and job creation across Leitrim, Roscommon, Cavan and Longford. USEFE is involved with a number of different sectors. More information can be found here ( http://www.leitrimcoco.ie/eng/Business/Upper-Shannon-Erne-Project-/About-USEFE/ )

The evening event, entitled Regional Presence Global Impact, was held in Cavan Digital Hub’s Innovation Suite on Thursday 5th of December. One of the key speakers was Michael Mulvey, President of Dundalk IT, who spoke to attendees about the talent pool that DkIT produce annually, the programmes they run, and the supports that they offer to SME’s. Another guest speaker was John Prior, Managing Director of Prior PLM Medical, based in Carrick on Shannon, who spoke of the challenges and opportunities he faced growing his company globally from a regional location.

Another aspect of the evening was the Digital Showcase delivered by Leo McBride of DigitalX.ie who supplied the Cavan Digital Hub meeting room ICT equipment. Leo demonstrated how the Avocar 86” Interactive Screen, in conjunction with our top of the range Huddly IQ AI powered camera an be used to host meetings with outside parties. Team leader of the recently acquired Hub client PublicRelay, the US based media analytics company, Karl Finn then spoke about why they chose Cavan as a location to grow their business, and also used the in-room ICT equipment to host a call with his colleague Ruth back in the US.

This event is the first in a series of collaborative projects that Cavan Digital Hub will run under USEFE. Partnering with surrounding counties, creating a wide network of supports and opportunities.

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