Global Academy bridges the gap to Silicon Valley

Posted on 21 March 2012

POWIS Scholars Ina Laura Piper and Brian Perkins, Kellie Beirne from Monmouthshire County Council and Gwyn Roberts from Welsh Government Creative Industries Advisory Panel visiting the Irish Innovation Center, San Jose. Photo Credit: Richie Turner

Welsh companies linked to the Global Academy and Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarship (POWIS) scheme recently presented their work at the 5th annual Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley.

The event, a two-day gathering of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors spanning 12 – 13 March, took place at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California.

The ITLG innovation summit hosts a technology showcase case where attendees get an inside look at the cutting-edge technology, business and political trends creating the most exciting and profitable new opportunities in the world.

The event brings over 1,000 senior executives from all the major Silicon Valley companies together to meet representatives of International IT, e-business and cloud computing companies. 

Netalogue was just one of the POWIS companies exhibited and Richard Condon, its Managing Director, commented:

“As part of our drive to extend brand awareness and to develop further competitive advantages within the Netalogue™ Ecommerce Platform, this was a great opportunity for us to network with leading Silicon Valley companies and potentially create new relationships within the World's biggest cluster of innovative technology companies.”

Richie Turner, Head of Marketing and External Relations, explained:

“Global Academy is delighted to have taken its first delegation of Welsh companies and POWIS Scholars as well as representatives from both the Welsh Government Creative Industries Panel and local government, to the ITLG Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley. 

“Through this amazing network we hope that our companies can secure customers or investment in addition to tapping in to the biggest ICT & digital network in the world.”



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