Ann O’Dea_

Ann O’Dea_

Co-founder, Silicon Republic and curator, Future Human (MC)

Ann O’Dea is CEO and co-founder of Silicon Republic, one of Europe’s leading technology and innovation news sites. She was also the founder of the award-winning international event, Inspirefest, which celebrated its fifth year in 2019.

This year, Ann and her team are launching Silicon Republic’s new annual flagship event, Future Human, showcasing the people and enterprises shaping the next phase of human existence.

Ann is a fellow of the Institute of Art, Design and Technology and a fellow of the Irish Computer Society. She was named Irish Tatler’s Media Woman of the Year in 2014 and won the Outstanding Contribution to the Digital Sector award from ITAG in 2017. She is in high demand as an international speaker on the topics of innovation, the future of work, and diversity and inclusion.