Author Archives: chrisjhorn
If you know my personal history, you’ll know that Scott McNealy was gracious enough to invest in IONA when we were still a young start-up. I wrote this when reflecting on his kind and wise words to me and on … Continue reading
Each year, The Irish Times organises an all-Ireland competition for start-ups and established companies to highlight innovation – in products, processes and services. I have been honoured to be the Chair of the judging panel for quite a few years … Continue reading
I wrote this for the Irish Times as a short reflection on how the State watches us whilst we watch each other. It was published on 27th April. John de Mol is a Dutch entrepreneur and media tycoon, who has … Continue reading
I wrote this piece for the Irish Times for April 6th last. I had been following Makani with interest for some time, and thought it opportune to write about the opportunities for Ireland. Then, by complete co-incidence a week later, … Continue reading
I wrote this piece about the accessibility of satellite technology for the Irish Times, on March 16th last.. In October later this year, we will celebrate sixty years of space technology. On 4th October 1957, the Soviet Union launched the … Continue reading
How “America First” is hurting Silicon Valley, how Silicon Valley is hurting “America First”, and how China has Silicon Valley in a necklock.
I wrote this for the Irish Times which duly published it on February 9th last. The impact of Silicon Valley on blue collar jobs, and of China on Silicon Valley, has not been much discussed to my knowledge in the … Continue reading