To accelerate the success of the initiative through 2015, the council will be tasked with identifying, recommending and achieving a number of significant goals in the coming year. Host in Ireland plans to double the current number of sponsoring organizations from 10 to 20; launch the “Irish Pavilion” within the US market; build global awareness for Ireland as a location for hosting digital assets; and work with key public and private stakeholders in Ireland to improve the proposition. With the Council’s assistance and direction, Host in Ireland will have the ability to cultivate a comprehensive strategy to further its mission of providing the digital assets hosting community with timely and accurate information, developing a clear understanding of Ireland’s offerings and available opportunities for global business.
“Data is now one of the most critical business assets for all firms, and Ireland is a very attractive location to host that data,” said Margaret Molloy, global CMO of Siegel+Gale and an advisory board member. “I’m enthusiastic about the Host in Ireland initiative because it represents an inspired collaboration of key stakeholders — all focused on making it easy for companies to choose Ireland as a preferred data hosting location.”
Nicola Hayes, a board member and CEO of Andrasta Consulting, added, “I’m delighted to have been invited to be involved in such a worthwhile initiative. Host in Ireland offers vendors and service providers in Ireland, regardless of size, invaluable opportunities to promote themselves to a larger worldwide market. At the same time, Host in Ireland provides tools and support to enable these companies to grow – creating multiple opportunities which have not been available previously.”