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Hello, 

So you’ve settled back into work and finally reached inbox zero after the Christmas break. Now it’s time to take stock of the progress you made in 2018 and really focus on your goals for 2019 – and I mean by really putting your plans into action, not just updating your spreadsheet. 

For some, it might be about developing company culture, growing teams  and developing employees. For others, it might be about finally starting up and getting those first 10, 20 or 100 customers. 

Whatever it is, planning is key. Check out this post for more on how you can set yourself up for success with your goals this year. 

Happy reading,
Amanda

Editor, Dublin Globe
@tweets_amanda



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21/01/19: Fireside Chat: Navigating Cybersecurity
Come along for a Fireside Chat with information security expert and Dogpatch member Todd Fitzgerald on why no company is too small to develop a cybersecurity strategy. With 20+ years of building and leading IS programs for multiple Fortune 500 companies, Todd will share insights into a pragmatic approach to cybersecurity strategy and the implications of recent security and privacy breaches. A must attend for founders & CISO’s alike!
24/01/19: Talent Garden - Fireside Chat with Brian Caulfield
Talent Garden Dublin is delighted to be launching its Venture Capitalist in Residence programme in the new year, with the first event taking place on January 24th. The first fireside chat is with Brian Caulfield entrepreneur, venture capitalist and angel investor and this kicks off a whole series of fireside chats with Talent Garden's VCs in residence for the year ahead.
31/01/19: Mentorship for women in tech - Empowering women
The objective of the Girls in tech mentorship program, Stepping Up, is to build and foster an organic community promoting good mentorship. This is NOT a typical mentorship program, there will be no match making, instead they focus on substance to bring you the knowledge & tools to approach mentorship; access to mentors whom they can learn from; and with inspirational stories to pave their journey.
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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