« BackHeads of IDA and Intel Ireland to speak at West Kerry conference

ireland's edgeThe head of the IDA and the General Manager of Intel Ireland are both in West Kerry this morning to attend a conference exploring the relationship between commerce and creativity.

IDA CEO Martin Shanahan and General Manager of Intel in Ireland Eamonn Sinnott – who is also Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel Corporation – will both speak at the ‘Ireland’s Edge’ conference which gets underway shortly at the Dingle Skellig Hotel.

The two day conference – which also explores Ireland’s position in the 21st century – is part of the Other Voices music festival which will see up to 80 acts perform in Dingle over the next three days.
Other Voices founder Philip King opens the conference in the Dingle Skellig at 9.30am, followed by a keynote address by Australian anthropologist Dr Genevieve Bell.

Vice President of Intel Ireland Eamonn Sinnott will speak on the theme of ‘Creativity: Unique Advantages for Ireland’, alongside Professor Linda Doyle, Julia Byrne and Brenda Romero.

‘How Technology Influences the Creative Process’ will be address by composer Dr Seán Óg MacErlane and musician Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh.

‘Creativity: A Progression Agenda for Ireland’ will be tabled for discussion by head of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan, Ann O’Dea and Professor Briain MacCraith.

The conference continues on Saturday morning with a discussion on the commemoration of 1916 by Catríona Crowe, John Concannon, Úna Mullally, Louise Ní Fhiannachta and Professor Diarmuid Ferriter.

‘Migration and the 21st Century Experience of Diaspora’ will also be discussed tomorrow by Dr Piaras Mac Éinrí, Dr Christopher Kissane, Bláthnaid Healy, the BBC’s Annie Mac.