Author Archives: chrisjhorn

Self-driving heavy lorries

This piece on Daimler-Benz’s self driving truck technology was published on May 18th last.. “My first customer was a lunatic. My second had a death wish”. It seems that Karl Benz did not have high confidence in the safety of … Continue reading

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Drones

I published this piece in the Irish Times on April 27th last… Norma Jean Dougherty worked in a factory near Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles, which manufactured the first mass-produced radio controlled aircraft models for use by the US … Continue reading

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Using personised video clips for sales and customer support

This was written after I had an interesting presentation from Hyundai Ireland on their use of video-clips to give personalised sales and after-sales customer support.  It was published on 6th April 2015.  BTW,  in my view the sub-editor didn’t do … Continue reading

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Innovation – what are the missing gaps in Ireland ?

This piece was written after I had chaired the recent Irish Times/InterTrade Ireland Innovation Awards.  It was published on March 2nd 2015. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”   This quote is often attributed to … Continue reading

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The likely impact of the European QE programme on the Irish tech sector

I wrote this piece on European’s Quantative Easing Programme for the Irish Times Business Section on 9th February last. What happens to the tech sector when central banks print vast sums of money ?

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The world’s most valuable start-up

I wrote this piece for the Irish Times,  published (in a shortened version) today.. Which company — just four and half years old — is now the most valuable technology start-up in the world? It has just been valued at … Continue reading

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Impressions of Bengaluru (Bangalore)

This was published by the Irish Times on 1st December 2014 last. The “Garden City of India”, Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), has an attractive climate, being about 900m above sea level and thus much cooler than many other parts of the … Continue reading

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