Forget Dublin’s silicon docks…to go West, then technology can offer a lifestyle as well as work

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Multinational technology companies increasingly prefer to locate farther than the silicon docks of Dublin.

Lower rents and access to the graduates mean such cities as cork, Limerick and Galway have emerged as alternatives.

Now Sligo is coming up the ranks as a place to build a career, a house in the game-changing technological developments.

Recent speculation as to the capital’s credentials as a genuine technology are legit, the war for talent-employees are increasingly able to provide high acting without leaving the places that offer a better quality of life – in particular, Affordable housing and easier commutes.


‘Sligo home my girlfriend is here, she has all the advantages of a big city, says the new hire LiveTiles’, Clive Foley

The ability to Sligo ticks all the boxes coincides with the announcement of more than 500 new features to the firm, such as Abtran, Retail E3, and LiveTiles.

Founded in 2014, LiveTiles with headquarters in new York, but to set up shop in the North West of Ireland in may, to specifically focus on the development of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for business and education.

The high-profile talent to win for a new innovation centre was Plynk co-founder Clive Foley, who came on Board as the lead technical architect in the firm.

Mr. Foley said that the main reasons for the company’s Australian founders Karl Redenbach and Peter Nguyen-brown chose Sligo that they revealed the similarities he had with Australian cities.

“The big thing for them is culture and trust, it is very important ethics, both individually and which permeates through the company.

“Technical talent and existing infrastructure in the area was certainly a draw, but there is also a positive relationship as they would an Australian town, lots of nature, lots of music, very good atmosphere.

“Carl and Peter visited many potential sites across Europe, but they felt they could trust the new hub in Sligo, so this was a huge win for the area”.

Earlier this summer, Plynk in Dublin money-app messaging created by Executive Director Charles Dowd and Mr. Foley in 2015, the scheduled meeting of creditors to seek the appointment of a liquidator.

Mr. Dowd, warned in March that the firm is experiencing a “funding crisis”.

Originally from Sligo, Mr Foley has already bought a house in the neighboring village, when an opportunity with LiveTiles got in his way.

“When something like that appeared on my doorstep that caliber company in the West, it was a gift I had to take seriously. Sligo house, my girlfriend is here, she has all the advantages of a big city, this is where I want to be.

“I’m 100pcs with LiveTiles that my entire focus.”

When co-founders LiveTiles looking site Mr. Foley went to meet them and said he immediately connected with them, not only personally, but with high ambitions that they had.

“They are fully convinced that the digital workplace in the labour market in the future. Their belief that every member of the organization must have a set of bots to help them achieve their goals. It should not be only for the elite, everyone should have the right”.

Existing Intelligent Platform LiveTiles (in English), was adopted by clients such as Pepsi, Estee Lauder and Heineken.

Use drag-and-drop technology, customers get tools to create dashboards, portals, or corporate networks that can be used with individual AI and analytic functions.

In Sligo’s innovation hub went to the market its first decision neon circle this month, ready for your intranet that can be developed for lack of time, resources, stretched small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

While the initial version focuses on overcoming current challenges in workplaces with a complex adaptation of the staff and directory, skills, and individual news feed, Mr. Foley said that the product will soon evolve to include AI and Analytics.

“Our spirit of confidence is very apparent with neon circle; a team of talented people will not be successful if trust is built.

“This product allows the organization to have a personal interaction and not putting it on a social level, to return to the team.

“When companies get comfortable with the product, we will backup the AI functions that work with employees to care for company tasks such as booking meetings, priority mails or to answer questions to improve efficiency.

“We will also introduce highly visual analysis with heat maps and real-time data, make sure your Intranet adapts to user behavior.”

LiveTiles is growing fast reported an annual income of 10 million euros on 30 June 275pc year-on-year growth.

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