DUBLIN – 4 September, 2018Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, announces today that its Founder and President, Garry Connolly, will moderate an executive roundtable at Datacloud Ireland 2018, taking place 13 September, in Dublin.

Mr. Connolly, in addition to providing leadership at the award-winning Host in Ireland initiative, has also been recognised as one of the top 50 EMEA Influencers in Cloud and Data Centres 2017 by Data Economy, and was runner-up in the 2017 DCS Awards’ ‘Data Centre Individual of Year’ category.

During the executive roundtable, Mr. Connolly will join other data centre and cloud leaders to discuss the changing landscape of their industry and the potential challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. They will explore influential factors such as changes in political policy, emerging technologies, customer demands and new locations that are all affecting the data center model.


  • Executive Roundtable       


  • Datacloud Ireland 2018
  • Dublin


  • Thursday, 13 September 2018     9:30


Panelists include:

  • Moderator:     Garry Connolly, Founder and President, Host in Ireland
  • Matthew Larbey, Managing Director, EdgeConneX
  • Pete Marin, President & CEO, T5 Data Centers
  • Maurice Mortell, Managing Director Ireland & Emerging Markets, Equinix

About Host in Ireland
Host in Ireland
, winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, is an industry-led marketing initiative that provides timely and accurate information about 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 and 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 in bringing new businesses into the market.  Ireland supports this initiative through its pro-business approach, attractive corporate tax and fiscal structures, common law based legal system, continued investment in off-Island fiber cables to the U.S. and Europe, financial support for data centre energy efficiency, and access to a skilled native English-speaking workforce—ensuring data asset compliance for companies large and small.  For more information about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com.

Media Contact:

iMiller Public Relations for Host in Ireland

Tel: +1 866 307 2510