‘How to Digitally Transform and Advance Your Business by Collaboration with Irish Research Partners’
Dr. Chris Horn, co-founder, CEO, and chairman of IONA Technologies, is the industry expert on Irish technology development, trends, and business. As an honorary Doctor of Science from Trinity College Dublin and former TCD lecturer in computer science, Dr. Horn is at the forefront of the Irish high-tech debate. His career has been marked by positions that speak to both his interest in the digital revolution as well as a passion for digital development in Ireland.
Dr. Horn holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, as well as a PhD in Computer Science, from Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Horn co-founded the NASDAQ listed IONA Technologies, listed at one time as one of the top ten software companies in the world by revenue.
In addition to his dedicated work with IONA Technologies, Dr. Horn is a noted thought-leader in the Irish digital sphere. With regular opinion contributions to The Irish Times and chairmanships across a number of organizations, including the Irish Management Institute, UNICEF Ireland, the Irish Brain Research Foundation, and The Science Gallery, he continues to work towards an Ireland that is at the cutting edge of global tech development.
Currently, Dr. Horn maintains a partner position of Atlantic Bridge, which parents the University Bridge Fund, an investment organization with funding of €60 million. The University Bridge Fund is dedicated to developing companies “built from research generated at all Irish universities and third level institutions.”
Dr. Horn will present “How to Digitally Transform and Advance Your Business by Collaboration with Irish Research Partners.” Using specific examples of interesting research, all of which is currently being undertaken by the Irish university system and receiving funding, Dr. Horn will explore how this research can disrupt or transform specific business markets. Specifically, Dr. Horn will examine blockchain, data mining and insights, AI interface, and natural language understanding as digital trends with the power to transform the digital landscape in coming years.