Elaine Burke_

Elaine Burke_

Editor, Silicon Republic (Guest Chair)

Elaine Burke is editor of Silicon Republic, having served as managing editor up to 2019. Since going online in 2001, Silicon Republic has gone from being Ireland’s top resource for science and technology news, with countless awards to its name, to one of the leading online publications in Europe with more than half-a-million pageviews each month and growing.

Coming from a background in publishing, Elaine has led many award-winning publications as editor. She first joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs news.

She often offers her analysis and contributions on TV and radio, and can regularly be heard on RTÉ’s Drivetime with a digest of the latest sci-tech news. She has appeared as an MC, chair and panellist at many events, and advocates a policy of greater, more diverse representation in speaker line-ups.