ITLG Upcoming Events

ITLG Young Innovators 2018


The ITLG Young Innovators event is designed to help in the development of key skills needed to meet the requirements of a competitive, innovative and entrepreneurial economy – namely; Problem/Opportunity Finding & Solution Development, Leadership & Communication skills as well as helping to develop an awareness as to the future possibilities of technology and the sciences.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Location: Shannon Airport, Co. Clare, Ireland

Silicon Valley Global Awards 2019

The Silicon Valley Global Awards brings together the most entrepreneurial minds in Silicon Valley and beyond to honor fifty top Irish and Irish-American executives making a significant impact in their field. The event generates rich networking opportunities, and showcases experts and innovators from the ITLG community advancing technology today.

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5:30 PM
Location: Stanford Faculty Club, Stanford University, California


Past Event Speakers

Heather Humphreys TD was appointed Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation in November 2017. She began her political career in 2003 when she was co-opted to Monaghan County Council. She was re-elected in 2004 and again in 2009. During this time she served in a number of capacities including Chair of the Council’s Strategic Policy Committee on Planning & Economic Development and as County Mayor. 

Minister Humphreys was elected to the Dáilin 2011 for the constituency of CavanMonaghan. In 2014, she was appointed to the position of Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and then, in 2016, to the newly expanded position of Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. She was responsible for the 2016 Centenary Programmeand, as Minister with responsibility for rural affairs, she launched the Action Plan for Rural Development.


Aaron Levie is Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Chairman at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and Cofounder, Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind Box’s product and platform strategy, which focuses on incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. 

Aaron leads the company in its mission to transform the way people and businesses work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. He has served as a member of Box’s board of directors since April 2005. Aaron attended the University of Southern California from 2003 to 2005 before leaving to found Box.


Dr. Ann B. Kelleher is Senior Vice President and GeneralManagerof the Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for corporate quality assurance, corporate services, customer fulfillment and supply chain management. She is also responsible for strategic planning for the company’s worldwide manufacturing operations. Before assuming her current position in the Technology and Manufacturing Group, Annwas general manager of the Fab/Sort Manufacturing organization. In that role, she was responsible for all aspects of Intel’s high-volume silicon manufacturing. Earlier in her Intel career, Ann was the site manager of Intel’s Fab 11X fabrication facility in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, the plant manager of Intel’s Fab 12 facility in Chandler, Arizona, as well as the factory manager of Fab 24 in Leixlip, Ireland. Ann joined Intel in 1996 as a process engineer. She holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, all from University College Cork in Ireland.


Frances Fitzgerald is deputy prime minister and Tánaiste of Ireland. She was appointed on the 6th May 2016.

She served as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and Minister for Justice and Equality in the last Government.

As an experienced national politician, Frances has both the knowledge and experience to best represent the people of Dublin Mid-West at national level.


Shane Wall is the CTO of HP. With 26 years of experience leading multi-billion dollar technology businesses, he has proven success in startups and large high growth businesses. He has overseen major P&L’s, corporate and technology strategy- proving integral to developing outstanding products and leading business & engineering teams.


Dr. Craig R Barrett, Ph.D., was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Intel Corporation from 1998 to 2005 and May 18, 2005 until May 20, 2009 respectively. Dr. Barrett served as Chief Executive Officer of Intel at Sustainable Performance Group AG. He served for over 12 years as Intel's COO where he developed their industry-leading manufacturing process in over 32 countries. Dr. Barrett attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California from 1957 to 1964 and received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science.


Cory Johnson covers technology, innovation and the future of business throughout the day on Bloomberg Television. He also anchors Bloomberg Markets on Bloomberg Radio with Carol Massar. Johnson provides in-depth coverage of Internet companies, social media, cloud computing and other developments in technology, media and entertainment. Prior to joining Bloomberg in October 2010, Johnson was a hedge fund manager and private investor. As a portfolio manager at Kingsford Capital Management and Cannell Capital LLC, he focused on value investing, short selling, forensic accounting and covering neglected equities in technology, industrials, oil and gas and other sectors.

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Pat O'Shea is the 15th President of University College Cork. He previously served at the University of Maryland in the US  for nearly two decades. During his five years as VP for Research, he played a leading role in the founding of several major research centers on campus and oversaw the growth of the research enterprise to a record $550M. He is a tireless advocate for the STEM and arts and humanities disciplines.  He holds a B.S from UCC and M.S and Ph.D degrees from UMD, all in physics.


Announcing the 2017 SV50 Honorees

Lorraine Twohill
Head of Marketing, Google

Margaret Burgraff
Vice President, Intel Corporation

Monique Meche  
Vice President, Amazon

Sarah Friar  
CFO, Square

Eddie O'Brien
Global Channel Chief, Dropbox

Katie McMahon
Vice President & GM, SoundHound Inc.

Patrick Collison
Co-Founder, CEO, Stripe

Matt Bradley
SVP, Development, Oracle

Kieran Hannon
CMO, Belkin International

Mike Flanagan
SVP of Analytics, SAP

Sean Cunningham
Managing Partner, Trident Capital Cybersecurity

Dan Kiely
Founder & CEO, Voxpro

Ann B. Kelleher
Corporate Vice President,  General Manager, Intel

Bill Shaughnessy
Advisor, Investor, Board member

Eoghan McCabe
CEO, Intercom

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John Herlihy
VP & MD, EMEA, LinkedIn

Niamh Pellegrini, 
President and CEO, Autonomic Technologies

John O'Farrell
General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Jack Dorsey
Founder, CEO, Twitter, Square

James Carroll
Executive Vice President, GoDaddy

Dave Burke
Vice President of Engineering, Google

Brian Long
Partner, Atlantic Bridge Ventures

Liam Casey    
CEO, PCH Internatonal

Mairtini Ni Dhomhnaill
SVP, Accretive Solutions

Rory Cameron  
Executive Vice President, CallidusCloud

Jim Hart
Global Vice President, Mirror Image

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Bill McKiernan
President, WSM Capital, LLC

Kevin Barrett
CEO, Chita, Inc

John O'Grady
Senior VP, Eastman Kodak Company

John Collison
Co-Founder, Stripe

Grainne Barron
Founder & CEO, ViddyAd

John Abel
Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President, Ellie Mae

Rory Dooley
General Manager, Logitech

Rory O'Driscoll
Founding Member and Partner, Scale Venture Partners

Colum Slevin
Head of Experiences, Oculus VR

John Donahoe
Chairman of the Board, PayPal

PJ Hough
SVP, Product and Technology, Citrix

Tommy Geary
SVP, Global Sales Operations, Hewlett Packard

Caroline Donahue
Former CMO, Intuit

Trevor Healy
Co-Founder & CEO, SansaA

Claire Lee
Head of Early Stage, Silicon Valley Bank

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Barry O'Sullivan
CEO, AltoCloud

Mike Lanman
SVP Enterprise Products, Verizon

Niall Wall

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Damian Lawlor
Managing Director, Global Sales Strategy, Google Cloud

Rory McInerney
Corporate Vice President, Intel

Ruth Cotter
SVP, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, AMD

Caroline Dowling
President, Flex

James Connaughton
President & CEO, Nautilus

Liam Madden
Corporate Vice President, Xilinx, Inc.

Thank you to our sponsors




Arlene Foster, First Minister, Northern Ireland


Marcia Cross, Actress


Roger McNamee, Investor/Venture Capitalist


Stephen Luczo, Chairman & CEO, Seagate


Martin McGuinness, deputy Minister, Northern Ireland


Lorraine Twohill, SVP, Global Marketing, Google


Michael D. Higgins, President, Ireland

John O’Farrell, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Past Events



2016 ITLG Young Innovators

Sillicon Valley Global Awards



Silicon Valley Global Technology Summit 2015


April 6, 2016

March 17, 2016



May 2015



Shannon Airport, Ireland

The Four Seasons, Palo Alto



Dublin, Ireland


ITLG Silicon Valley Awards- Sponsored by The Irish Times

San Francisco Dinner Galla

San Francisco Global Technology Forum


October 8, 2014

March 7

January 28


Stanford Faculty Club, Stanford, CA

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco

Limerick, the national City of Culture 2014


Global Technology Leaders Summit

Global Technology Leaders Summit


May 15

January 22


Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California

Cork, Ireland


Innovation in Entertainment

ITLG Innovation Summit


September 27

March 13


Sony Pictures Studio Lot, Culver City, California

Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA


"Hollywood of Ireland" Event

"Sillicon Valley comes to Ireland" Event

Innovation in Entertainment Event

4th Annual Silicon Valley Technology Leaders Awards


November 5th

October 5th

September 11th

April 5th


University of Ulster

Dublin City University

Sony Pictures Studio Lot, Culver City, California

Stanford University, CA


"Silicon Valley comes to Ireland" Event


November 17th


University of Limerick