TSSG Board Member Speaks at Business Conference 2012


FeedHenry CTO Mícheál Ó Foghlú, spoke on Mobility Trends & Technologies at it@cork Technology in Business Conference 2012 in the Maryborugh Hotel in Douglas, Cork on 29th May.

The conferences aim was to present a challenge to the ICT industry’s role both in the region and nationally. The event also showcased current success in driving employment opportunity, as well as trying to push ICT to accelerate its contribution to Ireland recovery and growth.

The conference covered a number of areas including leadership and talent, collaboration and important trends in technology with a particular focus on big data, mobile and security.

Mícheál Ó Foghlú is a board member and co-founder of Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG).

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Action Research Colloquium at TSSG

Dr Kevin Quinn from The Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) presented an abstract of a paper along with Dr Ann Graham Cagney from the School of Education, WIT at the the Action Research Colloquium on the 24th May.

The Action Research Colloquium event brings together practitioners and researchers from different areas including business, industry, healthcare, education and tourism. The 2012 Colloquium had two streams: paper presentations and practice workshops.

The theme for 2012 was ‘Collaborative Research – Values and Impact’. To facilitate the colloquium’s conversation focus, both streams were structured to maximise time for discussion.

Dr. Kevin Quinn, TSSG, presented a paper titled ‘Thinking and Talking Across the Disciplines – the RDLE effect’ which he has written with Dr. Anne Graham. The paper investigated the transformational effect of technology on how we live, and its application to different work disciplines are some of the ongoing societal challenges of the future. Radically rethinking our education system in order to cultivate creativity, innovation and thinking across the disciplines is one way of preparing for this future. Post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers need to develop cross-disciplinary skills to communicate with, and apply their research to, industry organisations working in a similar discipline (such as IT or medicine) and with organisations working in other disciplines. Therefore researchers must develop new and different skills and perspectives

Additional workshops will address getting work published, building interest in action research across different fields and influencing policy. The Action Research Colloquium will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their work and to engage with critical issues emerging in the field. The conference will have Professor Rami Shani and Dr Clare Rigg as keynote speakers.

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TSSG Host the Information Security Ireland (ISI) Event

The Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) specialised Security Research Unit hosted their first Information Security Ireland (ISI) event at ArcLabs on Thursday Friday 24th May.

The event known as ‘Research meets Industry’ was a daylong event and included an introduction about the TSSG and the Security Research Unit, talks on “Data Privacy in User Oriented Services” by Dr. Dmitri Botvich and Ahmed Elmisery, as well as several presentations on current security projects including EffectsPlus, BiC, Aniketos, PASSIVE and Ceartas. Tom Curran, TSSG Commercialisation Specialist also gave information on the commercialisation opportunities that exist within TSSG. The event was attended by TSSG staff and ISI members.

The Information Security Ireland (ISI) was set up in 2009 by a group of six Irish ICT & Security Companies as a networking body to act as a central force in the industry. The ISI promotes interaction with technology firms, research institutes, academia and government. It promotes the industry worldwide by creating an awareness of Ireland’s track record and capabilities in this field.

TSSG’s Security Research Unit became members of the ISI in March 2012 and Security Research Unit Manager, Paul Malone said he was very happy with the first of what he hoped would be many events to be held by the ISI in TSSG.

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An Taoiseach opens New ICT Hub in Kilkenny


On Thursday 24 May 2012, An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D., officially opened the Kilkenny Research and Innovation Centre, a world class facility which will be at the cutting edge of next generation internet development for the financial services sector and for eco-innovation.

The new centre, located at St. Kieran’s College in Kilkenny, is a joint initiative between Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Institute of Technology Carlow (ITC) and the Kilkenny Local Authorities “Invest Kilkenny” campaign and will lead to the creation of high quality jobs in the region.

The initiative has evolved from WIT’s Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) and WIT’s ArcLabs, who created a research and innovation eco-system for High Potential Start-Ups (HPSU) in Waterford. The Kilkenny Centre will mirror that model by creating a hub for ICT expertise and for next generation internet development for companies in the finance, banking and insurance sectors.

The Centre will build on the ground breaking international track record of TSSG; WIT’s and ITC’s joint entrepreneur development programme New Frontiers, the expertise available in ITC’s GameCORE and their new Interreg-funded INSPIRE Programme.
Twenty research staff will be based in the new research centre, and this number is expected to increase significantly over time.

An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny, T.D, said at today’s launch: “This centre will help attract in new business and jobs to the region. New research and innovation in conjunction with a stable and supportive business environment is a winning formula for economic growth and jobs. By protecting economic stability we can continue to attract in new investment and opportunities for the South East region.”

Dr. Willie Donnelly, Head of Research at WIT said “The creation of a one-stop shop model in Kilkenny will provide direct access to TSSG’s world class research, ICT hardware and knowledge base and will support the finance operations of major companies as well as the banking, finance and insurance companies in relation to next generation internet services and systems and in relation to mobile phone technology. It will also provide incubation space for entrepreneurs in the ICT sector.”

Dr. Donal Ormonde, Chairman of WIT said: “In the information society, companies are constantly looking to source highly qualified graduates and new knowledge which can be innovated to produce new products and services. Both WIT and ITC have created major economic impact in the region through their frameworks for entrepreneurial training and support.”

Mr. John Moore, Chairman of ITC said: “This collaborative initiative will draw on the collective research, development and innovation ICT expertise in the two South East Institutes of Technology at Carlow and Waterford. The primary objective is the provision of a supportive environment for the creation of new high-growth knowledge-based industry in Kilkenny and improved access to high quality expertise for existing local and regional companies.

According to Joe Crockett, Kilkenny City and County Manager: “The investment in the Research and Innovation Centre establishes Kilkenny for the first time as an important centre for ICT and establishes new national capability for internationally traded services and more specifically for the finance, banking and insurance sectors. The centre will be a new resource and attraction for ICT and finance operations of all major companies.

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TSSG featured on RTE ‘The Week In Politics’


The Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) were featured on ‘The Week in Politics’ on RTE 1 on Sunday 20th May 2012.

Miguel Ponce de Leon, Research Unit Manager of 3MT at the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group was featured on the programme in relation to the involvement of Ireland in the ICT sector and increasing employment.

Miguel highlighted the areas in which Ireland could take advantage, including investment in broadband and wireless infrastructures, developing mobile platforms, and apps as well as focusing on building a better infrastructure for technology companies to base themselves in Ireland.

To view the full feature at minute 27.20 onward please click here.

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