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E12 Niamh Bushnell, CEO and Founder of TechIreland

CEO and founder of TechIreland Niamh Bushnell discusses why she set up TechIreland, how they gather the data for the TechIreland platform, the recent addition of 40 new Data Hubs to their search engine and much more

Welcome to episode 12 of the AI Ireland podcast, the show that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is been done within AI in Ireland.

Today’s guest on the show is the founder and CEO of TechIreland Niamh Bushnell. TechIreland’s dedicated team of research analysts track over 1200 Irish company profiles from multinationals, global investors and product innovation hubs across the country. They track this data so that it can be used to attract more talent, more funding and more attention to Ireland as a great location to start and scale an innovation company.

In this episode, Niamh will tell you about:

  • Her background in the business side of technology
  • What inspired her to set up TechIreland
  • How they gathered the data from hundreds of companies to create the TechIreland platform
  • Gaining feedback from their clients and how they keep the system up to date
  • Running data sprints to discover what people want to know about Data Hubs
  • What’s in store for the future and continuing to build TechIreland’s data-driven community



What did you make of Niamh’s podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and data science heading in the next few years? I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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Connecting Ireland’s AI ecosystem for a higher purpose

Applications are now open for you to take part in the inaugural AI Awards and showcase your skills and expertise to the AI community on the island of Ireland.

The AI Awards is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting, advancing and rewarding corporate and academic excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation, research & development and products.

It is our mission to support the AI community by recognising the hard work and dedication of those working in the field and to help promote and market Ireland globally as the first-choice home for AI investment and job creation in research and product development.

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