Mark Carolan

By Michael Haynes | March 22, 2018

Senior Researcher (R&D;) Appointment Date: 06.01.2015 Company: Espion Business Type: Managing and securing corporate information Position: Senior Researcher (R&D) Espion has appointed Mark Carolan as a senior researcher in its R&D division. According to the company, Carolan is one of Europe’s leading specialists in securing the technology that controls critical infrastructure. He has more than 35 years’ experience in IT security at senior management and board level and has worked for organisations including Rolls Royce, Symantec and is a former managing director of Qualys UK. He has a wealth of expertise in addressing vulnerabilities in industrial systems known as ‘supervisory control and data acquisition’ (SCADA). He has worked on and…

Leadership in London – Opening New Doors

By Michael Haynes | March 15, 2018

The purpose of the London Leaders programme is to demonstrate the power of leadership, collaboration and innovation in tackling the sustainability challenges inherent in global cities such as London. London Leadership Personified By Mark Woodcock of BigFoot Digital According to Mark Woodcock, Managing Director of BigFoot Digital in London, “Community, connectivity, networking and more – everything a business needs to succeed can be found right in London. While London offers plenty of opportunities to grow your business, it’s also brimming with competitors all looking to generate profit.” There is a strong movement in purchasing not just products, but services online locally due to the heavy stress of the traffic congestion…

Steve Jobs Marketing Strategy (Is Pure Genius)

By Michael Haynes | March 8, 2018

Steve Jobs Marketing Genius When it comes to marketing, there is very little which is actually invented. Just as Mick Jagger of the Stones so poignantly summarized, “There is no future in rock ‘n roll music, it is all only recycled past.” Steve Jobs marketing genius was in seeing the brilliance of Nike, in showcasing star athletes of the 80s such as Michael Jordan, John McEnroe, and Lester Hayes, and slapping their logo next to them. Nike knew the psychology would take over, and take over it did. Jobs’ did the same, but instead of star athletes, he created sexy products and used psychology to build an “elite brand.” He…

Leaked Boris Johnson Letter Exposing Irish Border Brexit Issue

By Michael Haynes | March 1, 2018

In a late eleventh-hour discussion on the first phase of the negotiating period with the EU, there was a promise of “no hard border” on the island of Ireland, but there was no final decision on exactly how that was going to be achieved. The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has weighed in with his own solution. In a leaked letter to the Prime Minister, it was stated that the stance with the border could shift. He wrote, “It is wrong to see the task as maintaining ‘no border.’” He feels the government’s task should be to “stop this border from becoming significantly harder.” He next suggested, “Even if a hard…

Lee Kuan Yew – Leadership Transformed Singapore

By Michael Haynes | February 28, 2018

Lee Kuan Yew – “The Impossible Can Happen!” Lee Kuan Yew was the first and longest-serving Prime Minister of Singapore. It was his leadership that transformed Singapore from a third world country into a thriving metropolitan city in just three decades. In a press conference, referring to the airline pilot strike of  Singapore Air, he said, “I have spent a lifetime building this (referring to the city of Singapore), and as long as I am in charge, no one is going to knock it down.” He was the leader Singapore needed, and it took him a mere 65 minutes to end the strike. A Short Biography of Lee Kuan Yew…


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November 10, 2009

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Mark Little to take one year leave of absence

November 6, 2009

RTÉ Prime Time presenter, Mark Little, has announced he is to take a year’s leave of absence to pursue a project that combines digital media and global journalism. His leave of absence will begin in the New Year. In a statement issued today, Little said the rise of social media platforms like Youtube, Twitter and Facebook provides an opportunity for journalists to change the way they report the world. “I would like to take a more direct role in that transformation,” he said. “Unfortunately, that means taking a break from my work with Miriam and the Prime Time team who have been like a family to me.  In particular, I…

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Elan/Biogen announce Tysabri’s use in cutting Crohn’s hospitalisations

October 28, 2009

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