SFI launches strategy plan, gives details of €30m funding in research infrastructure

Minister Richard Bruton, Prof Mark Ferguson and Minister Sean Sherlock

SFI launches strategy plan, gives details of €30m funding in research infrastructure Pictured: Minister Richard Bruton , Prof Mark Ferguson and Minister Sean Sherlock A new eight-year Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) plan was launched today, along with details of a €30m investment in research infrastructure by the Government agency. As part of the ‘Agenda 2020’ strategy, SFI said it aims to become “the world’s best science funding agency in the world at creating impact from excellent research and demonstrating clear value for money invested by 2020”. Other targets include attracting a top-tier international prize-winning scientist to lead an SFI-funded team in Ireland by 2015 and having an SFI researcher/team to win a major…

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Alexander The Great Leadership – Greatest of World Conquerors

Alexander The Great Leadership

Alexander the Great was one of history’s most celebrated conquerors. Born as heir to the Macedonian King, his great ambition led him to take on the high Persian Empire. At its height, Alexander’s empire stretched all the way from modern-day Italy clear to the Himalayas.

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European Insurance Forum 2013 to be held in Dublin in May

Matthew Elderfield, deputy governor of the Financial Regulator, is to be a speaker at EIF 2013

European Insurance Forum 2013 to be held in Dublin in May Matthew Elderfield, deputy governor of the Financial Regulator, is to be a speaker at EIF 2013 The European Insurance Forum (EIF) 2013 is taking place in Dublin on 9 and 10 May, bringing together the industry and regulatory community to address major issues facing the sector. The Dublin International Insurance & Management Association (DIMA) is holding the conference, which is themed ‘Face the Future’. International re/insurers in Ireland have continued to provide on-going stability to their policyholders for almost 25 years, most recently against a background of events such as Superstorm Sandy, the Costa Concordia sinking and devastating US…

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Increase in cloud implementation across organisations in Ireland – Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index

Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index

Increase in cloud implementation across organisations in Ireland – Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today joined Microsoft as part of National Cloud Week to launch the findings of the second annual Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index. The index focuses on tracking the adoption of cloud computing amongst organisations in both the public and private sector in Ireland. The second Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index stands at 3.6 out of 10, up from 3.2 last year, which suggests a steady increase in cloud implementation across organisations in Ireland. Particularly pronounced is the increase in the average score among organisations with between five and 50 employees, which has moved…

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INM makes two senior appointments as part of ‘Digital First’ revamp

Independent News & Media (INM) has appointed Claire Grady as editor of the Irish Independent and Ian Mallon as head of news across its three main print titles – the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent and the Herald, and of digital. Both executives will report to INM editor-in-chief Stephen Rae , who is reshaping the newsroom to deepen its relationship with readers in print and online. He said the appointments were part of the strategy to build a “digital-first, seven-day newsroom”. Grady is the first woman editor of the Irish Independent and previously served as a news editor of the Irish Independent before becoming opinion editor, executive editor and then editor on the…

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Wade Lombard – Leader of Square Cow Movers

As every great leader will share, the foundation of their leadership skills and vision was instilled in them at an early age. As was the case with Wade, his inspiration came from his father, he saw what his father built and wanted to be a part of it.

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FT and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Longlist Announced

FT and Goldman Sachs business book of the year longlist announced

Sixteen books have made it to the longlist for the 2012 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award from 262 entries. This is the eighth year of the award, which “aims to recognise the business book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues”. The Financial Times described the longlist as a “reading list to reflect loss of faith in capitalism”, with the state of the US economic model dominating. The shortlist will be chosen at a judging session in September and the winner, who will receive £30,000, will be announced at an award dinner in New York on 1 November. The…

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