Scalable technology companies can limit themselves if they don’t focus on their underlying cloud platform, writes Terry Brown, associate director of engineering at Healx. You’ve built your prototype, you’ve tested product-market fit, the beta version is out, and there’s a buzz. What else? Many startups will continue to add more and more features to attract…

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Jessica Richards, senior product research manager at Workhuman, discusses her career and why women need sponsors in the workplace. Jessica Richards’ job is to focus on the people who use the products designed by her colleagues at employee software company Workhuman. She leads a user research team within Workhuman’s broader product design department. This includes…

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To mark the historic birthday of the iPhone, Dr. Ismini Vasileiou and Prof Paul Haskell-Dowland reflect on how the device was developed and what might come next. A version of this article was originally published by The Conversation (CC BY-ND 4.0) Today (June 29) marks 15 years since Apple launched its flagship device: the iPhone.…

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Dr. Jessamyn Fairfield and choreographer Deidre Cavazzi reflect on their experience collaborating in science and art, and the value that can be derived from the successful weaving of both disciplines together. It has become increasingly clear that science and technology cannot tackle major societal challenges on their own. After all, what good are vaccines if…

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In his role, Liberty IT solutions engineer Chris Brennan has used automation to reduce useless touches on vehicle insurance claim documents. Automation can be used in almost any industry to do a variety of tasks more efficiently. For example, Liberty IT solution engineer Chris Brennan has used automation to reduce useless touches on vehicle insurance…

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Amy Lane’s engineering career has brought her to various locations as an aboriginal community in Australia and a Cork County primary school. Now, working as a manager at Kirby Group Engineering in Limerick, she wants her career path to be realistic for all young people. Last month, I found myself arriving at an elementary school…

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Ensuring the reliability of machine learning models is not an easy task, but it is essential as the use of these models becomes ubiquitous in society, writes Dr. Adrian Byrne. The importance of ensuring that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are credible, ethical and responsive is becoming increasingly acute as the world faces the…

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Engineering leader Michelle Concannon explains how a career break helped her find her feet back in Ireland and take on a new role with Signify Health. Michelle Concannon is a technology and machine learning expert with more than two decades of experience in Ireland, Europe, USA and Asia. After holding senior positions at Optum, Cisco…

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ManageEngine’s Rajesh Ganesan highlights how low-coded, non-coded tools can help tech teams tackle challenges such as talent shortages, shadow IT and technical debt. We are overcoming but still challenged by the global pandemic and are faced with the possibility of a difficult global financial environment for the foreseeable future. If digital transformation was considered good…

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Data scientist Oisín Boydell is working on a project that seeks to democratize access to an ever-increasing volume of Earth observation data. Dr Oisín Boydell is the lead data scientist and head of the applied research team at CeADAR, the SFI-funded AI applied center at Dublin University College (UCD). His main research interests include reliable…

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