13 Executives from Host in Ireland Sponsor Companies Collaborate to Improve Ireland’s Position as an Optimum Digital Assets Hosting Location

host-in-ireland-logo1DUBLIN, IRELAND – April 14, 2015 Host in Ireland, an industry-led marketing initiative created to drive interest in hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces its 2015 Executive Committee comprised of 13 executives from various Host in Ireland sponsor companies.  The Executive Committee plays a vital role in supporting all aspects of the Host in Ireland initiative through collaboration, business advocacy efforts and strategic guidance focused on improving Ireland’s position within the industry as a superior digital assets hosting location.

Representing diverse aspects of the industry, each member of the Host in Ireland Executive Committee offers a unique, C-level perspective into the greater digital assets hosting market.  In this unique setting, competitors collaborate side by side, leveraging the power of the collective to further Host in Ireland’s mission of driving progress and success within Ireland’s digital assets hosting ecosystem by educating the marketplace about the country’s available hosting benefits.

2015 Host in Ireland Executive Committee members include: Karl Hennessy, CEO, CITADEL100; Ciaran Forde, VP, Global Data Center Business, CommScope; Ben McGahon, Managing Director, Comsys; Eddie Kilbane, CEO, DataPlex; Gary Keogh, Sales Director, Digital Realty; Fergus Innes, VP of Sales, EMEA, Hibernia Networks; Barry Rhodes, Chief Executive, Internet Neutral Exchange (INEX); Tanya Duncan, Managing Director, Interxion; Terry Gillick, Division President, Primary Integration; Diane Hodnett, CEO and Executive Director, Sea Fibre Networks; Donal Curtin, President, Tate Inc.; Maurice Mortell, VP, Developing Markets and Country Manager, Ireland, TelecityGroup; Alan Millett, COO, Viatel; and Stuart Dennis, Wholesale Sales Director, Zayo Group.

“The formation of the Executive Committee marks a momentous milestone for Host in Ireland and our mission to promote the benefits of Ireland as THE location for digital assets hosting in EMEA,” explains Garry Connolly, President and Founder of Host in Ireland.  “Through this committee, we gain the unique advantage of valuable, unique perspectives into the needs of the industry from some of its biggest players.  I look forward to witnessing the incredible success and growth this committee will bring to Host in Ireland community.”

Through carefully designed strategies and cooperative work among key industry players, Host in Ireland anticipates great strides in the initiative’s future progress as well as within the greater digital assets hosting industry, positioning Ireland as the premier digital assets hosting location in the EMEA region.

To view the biographies of individual Executive Committee members, please click here.

To learn more about the Host in Ireland initiative, please visit www.hostinireland.com.

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About Host in Ireland
Host in Ireland is an industry-led marketing initiative that provides timely and accurate information on Ireland’s digital asset hosting ecosystem at all times, including demonstrating why Ireland is more cost-effective, efficient, reliable, secure and accessible than most other regions across the EU.  There’s a reason companies like Microsoft, Zendesk, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Adobe and beyond have sought to host their solutions in as well as to/from Ireland.  Many of these reasons are immediately realized due to access to affordable power, redundant network and bandwidth capacity along with a variety of data center providers that offer an array of services sustained by the 5 Ps: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes, and Power.  On top of that is a very attractive business management structure, implemented by Ireland, which is keenly interested to bring new businesses into the market.  Ireland supports this initiative through attractive fiscal structures, access to a skilled workforce and full support of the U.S. Safe Harbor and Patriot Acts – ensuring data asset compliance for companies large and small.  For more information about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com.


Ilissa Miller
iMiller Public Relations for Host in Ireland
Tel: +1 866 307 2510