2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Ireland@SXSW 2014

#sxsw #Ireland


Join us for pitches and beers!

Why is Ireland the home of so many amazing start ups?

Come and check out why Forbes magazine recently named
Ireland as the best start up ecosystem in Europe.

Watch an exciting group of tech companies
pitch to a guest panel from some of the
hottest companies in tech today.

Full list of pitching company profiles here - www.irelandatsxsw.blogspot.com



Bob McCooey



Robert H. McCooey, Jr. is a Senior Vice President of NASDAQ OMX and is responsible for Relationship Management with NASDAQ’s 2,800 listed companies. Previously, Mr. McCooey ran New Listings and the Capital Markets Group at NASDAQ. In this role, Mr. McCooey managed NASDAQ’s new listings efforts domestically, in the Americas and throughout the Asia Pacific region. Formed in 2006, the Capital Markets Group is primarily responsible for venture capital, private equity, and investment banking outreach and works to further NASDAQ OMX’s mission to support their business goals and growth plans. Mr. McCooey joined NASDAQ in December 2006.
Prior to joining The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc., Mr. McCooey founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Griswold Company from 1988 until 2006. He was a member of the New York Stock Exchange Board of Executives from 2003 – 2006. Mr. McCooey served on the NYSE’s Group Market Performance Committee, was chairman of the NYSE’s Technology and Planning Oversight Committee and served on the Boards of the NYSE Foundation, the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC) and the Committee for Review, part of NYSE Regulation. He is a member of the National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP).
Mr. McCooey attended the College of Holy Cross.

Mike Butcher

European Editor



Sean Devlin



Sean is the Director of Support for Backplane, the platform that connects people with their passions. He is responsible for the seeding, launch, and overall well-being of all Backplane communities. He also manages all aspects of partnerships, from training, through proposed integrations, to requested product additions.


Stephen O'Shea


The Concept Studio

Stephen is a marketing pioneer and strategist that has focused on building his agency and his career on leveraging new technologies to bring into the marketing mix in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of identifying and then engaging, enhancing and extending the dialogue between Brands and Consumers and Businesses to Businesses.

Stephen founded The Concept Studio, www.TheConceptStudio.com a digital engagement marketing agency in ’99 and has had the privilege of working with tier one companies such as; AT&T, Disney, ABC, ESPN, Fox, FX, NASCAR, Microsoft, Sony, Yellowpages, Whitepages, EA. Stephen also co-founded Grupo Experiencia, A Hispanic Marketing Agency and sold it to Aspen Marketing in ’08.

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