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Population 10 billion: Can health tech cope?

– Web Summit 2018

Speaking at the Web Summit on the HealthConf stage Oscar Health's Alan Warren, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Mona Siddiqui, Symantec's Aleatha Parker-Wood, and The Daily Telegraph's Paul Nuki discuss how tech can help frontline healthcare workers manage patient populations with diverse needs, incomes and backgrounds.
Stripe, the fast-growing online payments company founded by the Limerick-born Collison brothers, has raised $100 million (€87 million) in a follow-on funding round. The latest investment, from Tiger Global, comes just four months after Stripe secured $245 million in a round led by the same company. Read More
British cybersecurity giant Darktrace, valued at over $1 billion, is opening an office in Dublin. The firm incorporated in Ireland in January and has begun hiring for its presence here in roles around sales and marketing. Founded in 2013, Darktrace is a cybersecurity company that uses artificial intelligence to detect and react to hacking threats and data breaches. Read More
Working in tech seems to be the dream. Cool offices, cooler co-workers, that feeling of being on the bleeding edge – and the pay can be quite nice, too. But there’s a catch: burnout. That feeling of lethargy, cynicism and dread on a Monday morning.
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Startup diary: The art of conversion: how to turn your online visitors into customers (via Independent.ie)
Last week I covered the 'acquisition' term of the 'fundamental equation of SaaS'. This week I'll focus on the 'conversion' term and we'll conclude with 'average revenue per user' next week. Briefly, the idea is to measure some key metrics to understand the health of your software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup. Read More
Here’s how to design a successful crowdsourcing contest (via Fast Company)
In 2009, the Netflix Prize contest awarded $1 million to an outside team that created the most accurate algorithm predicting how much subscribers would enjoy given movies based on their past viewing preferences. Such “innovation contests” can be used to crowdsource creative, effective solutions to wide-ranging problems, whether carried out in-house or worldwide.
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15/02/19: CONNECT Breakfast Briefing: Breakthroughs and Blueprints
Come along to the Science Gallery Dublin for this event, aimed at industry, during which CONNECT's research vision and journey so far will be outlined. It will include details of recent research breakthroughs, and CONNECT’s plans to meet emerging research challenges in the communications and networks space. CONNECT is the Science Foundation Ireland research centre for future networks and communications, hosted at Trinity College Dublin.
22/02/19: FinTech Breakfast
This event is designed to bring leaders in the industry together to discuss relevant topics and developments within FinTech and RegTech. Hosted by DX Compliance Solutions, a Dublin based RegTech startup, the event is located in The Dean Dublin's Blue room, providing an intimate atmosphere, without the bother of being 'sold' to as is often the case at such events.
01/03/19: 1st Friday Brekkie
Don't miss this great opportunity to network, gain insights from fellow members of the startup ecosystem and inspiration from our keynote speaker. Not to mention the coffee and croissants! Register below and join us on Friday, 1st March 2019 between 8:00am and 10:00am.
28/03/19: FutureScope
FutureScope brings together leaders from the technology ecosystem to share perspectives on emerging technologies and how they will shape our future world, providing crucial insights to developing businesses, innovators and investors. Now in its sixth year, FutureScope has remained very true to its purpose. This is a very focused event with numbers limited to 1200 to enable constructive networking and to facilitate an environment where new business gets done!
10/04/19-11/04/19: Dublin Tech Summit 2019
In two short years DTS has emerged as one of Europe’s largest tech conferences and it has also been labelled one of Europe’s fastest growing tech conferences. Returning in 2019, DTS promises to continue to build a community of innovators, thought leaders, and influencers that are affecting change globally, and inspiring younger generations.
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