Calling All Tech Exiles – CONNECT at Christmas Event

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Networking Opportunity for NISP Exiles.

 

27th Dec 2012

 

Central Belfast

Website:
http://bit.ly/techexiles

Calling All Tech Exiles – CONNECT at Christmas Event

27th December 2012




Do you have, or know of, a ‘Tech Exile’ coming home for the Christmas holidays? If so, why not let them know they could enjoy a pint while catching up with like-minded people courtesy of NISP CONNECT.


“We are really getting into the holiday mood this year by revisiting our popular Tech Exiles informal Christmas networking event on December 27,” said Steve Orr, Director of the NI Science Park-based programme.


“It will be held between 5.30pm and 8.30pm in a Belfast city centre pub and it’s a great chance for local people who are working in hi tech sectors all round the world to meet up and share information.”

The get-together is not just for tech people, but for those involved in life sciences, clean tech and digital media. Anyone who would like to attend should register their interest at http://bit.ly/techexiles.

And, although it all sounds like good fun, Steve underlines that there is a serious aim behind the seasonal gathering, which gives exiles an opportunity to give back to their home region as well as the potential to get involved in new ventures here or abroad.


“CONNECT’s core purpose is to connect people, technology and capital to drive innovation in Northern Ireland to help establish an entrepreneurial eco-system where innovation and vision flourish,” he said.

“There are talented people from Northern Ireland working in exciting hi tech environments all round the world, so it’s very important to hear about what they are doing – and to keep them up to date with what’s happening here as well.”

One exile who ‘came home’ is Sinclair Stockman, Executive Director at Digital NI 2020, who has played a leading role in some ground breaking initiatives in the tlecommunications and software engineering sectors and was CIO and Chief Sientist for BT living in Paris when he heard about the first ‘homecoming’.


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