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(in alphabetical order) ADAM CREE ADAM CREE, 3EN Cloud A 26­year­old, Head of Marketing for Holywood based software company, 3EN, Adam is a focused and driven professional. Working within marketing since 2007, and becoming a marketing associate for 3EN in 2012, Adam has succeeded in proving the power of marketing for his organisation over the past 5 years. Taking 3EN through a major brand change in 2016, growing his team from 1 to 4 people, and delivering massive year on year growth which led to 3EN’s recognition as NetSuite’s Fastest growing UK and Ireland partner for 2016. His #1 Priority is to see organisations succeed with top quality business services and solutions that encourage growth. In the future, he aspires for 3EN to become the #1 recognised NetSuite partner in EMEA. www.3EN.cloud Twitter 'handle' @3EN_Adam DAVID CROZIER DAVID CROZIER, The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) David is Head of Strategic Pa rtnerships & Engagement at QUB’s Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) and ECIT Institute. He leads on developing strategic partnerships with public sector organisations internationally, nationally and locally with a role or interest in cyber security research, innovation and policy. He has overall responsibility for marketing and communications at ECIT, curates the annual CSIT Cyber Security Technology Research Summit, and co­ordinates its international export, exhibition and trade show programme. David advises the NI Organised Crime Task Force Cyber Crime sub­group and is also a co­founder and shareholder of Liopa Ltd, a multi­award winning CSIT spin­out. Previously he was a Product Manager at Lagan Technologies, IT Manager at Jinny Software Ltd and has held systems engineering and security policy advisory roles at the Northern Ireland Office. He also holds a BSc Computer Science and MSc Innovation & Entrepreneurship – both from Ulster University. www.csit.qub.ac.uk @david_crozier CORMAC DIAMOND CORMAC DIAMOND, Bloc Blinds Bloc Blinds founder, Cormac Diamond, is a past graduate of Queens University Belfast in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Cormac spent 6 years as a design engineer for Keylite Roof Windows in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone gaining experience of design, manufacturing and sales before starting his own business. His initial venture was in Poland where he established a fabricating facility for metal components and assemblies. With the changing market conditions in 2008, he diversified his business to include blinds, and in particular roof windows blinds, drawing from his previous experience and contacts within that market. The product range was then expanded to include blinds for normal windows and this informed his belief that a market opportunity for a new, and better blind system that addressed the shortfalls in current designs was attainable, hence the creation of Bloc Blinds. www.blocblinds.co.uk @blocblinds RICHARD ELLIOTT, Webrecruit Ireland Richard has been involved in the Recruitment and Recruitment Marketing sectors for 15 years. He started his career within the traditional recruitment sector before progressing to public and private sector recruitment advertising. RICHARD ELLIOTT Witnessing at first hand the technological developments in the recruitment landscape, Richard was involved in the startup of Webrecruit Ireland in 2010. As Managing Director, Richard has guided and developed Webrecruit Ireland from zero clients, in 2010, to over 1,000 clients throughout Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, significantly reducing recruitment costs. Like most growing SME businesses Richard sets and drives the strategic direction for the organisation and also oversees the key areas of Sales, Marketing and Technological developments. Webrecruit Ireland are continually looking to develop and revolutionize the Recruitment industry on this island and he was delighted to be presented, on behalf of Webrecruit Ireland, with ‘Recruitment Innovator of the Year’ through the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards on two occasions. www.webrecruitireland.com @Webrecruit_Ire EMMA GARRETT EMMA GARRETT, Inspire Business Centre Emma is widely recognised by her peers as one of The Leading Business Advisers in Northern Ireland, with her work often used as an example of best practice by Invest Northern Ireland. To date she has provided advice and guidance to over 2000 businesses and has enabled over 500 individuals to access finance to start or grow their business. Emma’s particular specialism is digital marketing and has recently launched both #CastlereaghHour on twitter and Inspire Digital NI, a social enterprise which provides www.businessfirstonline.co.uk 35