Joan Mulvihill, IIA CEO

Joan Mulvihill, CEO of Irish Internet Association [Podcast #18]

Joan Mulvihill, IIA CEOBrought to you by Blacknight, it’s the podcast episode 18, presented by Conn Ó Muíneacháin and Michele Neylon.  Our guest this week is Joan Mulvihill, CEO of the Irish Internet Association.

With a background in ecommerce, Joan feels strongly about helping IIA members do business online.  What’s more, this year’s annual conference is going to encourage them to export, with a strong focus on the emerging markets of the BRICS countries.  There are also opportunities closer to home, especially with the London Olympics at hand.  Hats off to MaxRoam for targeting this opportunity with the recent launch of their UK MVNO and partnership with Easyjet.

We talk about the intimate nature of the Irish internet community and the opportunity this gives, not just for networking, but to participate in developing ideas and policy for the community as a whole.  And we talk about advocacy and lobbying, particularly in the light of the recent copyright debate.

Joan has also contributed a guest post discussing the benefits of  IIA membership this week on the Blacknight Blog.

Also this week, Conn is afraid to upgrade his Mac OSX after years of Windows upgrades have left him a broken man.  Michele says that’s just silly! is brought to you by Blacknight, Ireland’s largest provider of domains and hosting.  Win an XBox!

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3 Responses to Joan Mulvihill, CEO of Irish Internet Association [Podcast #18]

  1. paul February 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    I loved this episode, I really liked the longer format, of closer to 45 minutes, rather than 1/2 hour. Keep up the great work.

    • Michele February 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

      Thanks for the feedback 🙂

      We’re still trying to get the right balance..


  2. Conn Ó Muíneacháin February 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    Thanks Paul – and great credit is due to Joan, I think! Not sure we’ll always manage the 45 in future – but the trick is to keep going only as long as it’s interesting! 🙂

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