As originally published in , Irish Tech News written by Simon Cocking

By @SimonCocking. Interesting interview with Garry Connolly, from Host In Ireland, who will be giving a keynote Q and A at the upcoming Irish Tech News’ IoT Awards, as lead event sponsors. See more about Garry’s work for Host in Ireland and the Irish GDPR coalition. Get tickets to the IoT event on May 30th here.
What is the 1 minute pitch for what you are doing now?

Connecting, collaborating and coercing as many competitors to embrace the “Power of the Collective” for the greater good. I am the Founder and President of Host in Ireland, Chairman of GconnTec and Founder and Co-Chair of the GDPR Awareness Coalition.

How was the last 12 months? What worked well? What didn’t move as quickly as you would have liked?

Over the past 12 months we have won international awards, visited 4 continents and achieved what we set out to do on the international arena:  become recognized and respected on a global level. Like so many initiatives, Host in Ireland is less well known in Ireland than say the US or UK, as our market is in these regions and we spend most of our time and effort where the clients are based.

Host in Ireland was also the incubator for the GDPR Awareness Coalition, which launched in March with 44 companies and now numbers in excess of 100 Partners and 137 Ambassadors. While at the onset we had hoped to make some progress, we have really hit a nerve within the “Not Big 4 / Legal Firms,” in that they wanted to join in on an awareness campaign that started with the one-employee company and works its way up to the Multinational level.

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