Why Internet Day?

Just twelve years ago, the founder of Facebook was a relatively unknown Harvard undergraduate; development of the first iPhone was beginning in secret; and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel was celebrating his 14th birthday.

Today, Mark Zuckerberg is one of the world’s most recognisable faces and his revolutionary social network is used by 1.6 billion people every month. Apple has sold over a billion iPhones. Evan Spiegel was worth $2.1 billion before his 26th birthday and now 150 million people use his app every day.

The internet is evolving at a startling speed and creating some of the biggest businesses and wealthiest people in history.

Internet technologies like e-commerce have the power to massively increase the presence of Irish businesses on the world stage. SMEs in all four provinces are boosting their revenues and reaching out to thousands of new customers by selling online. What’s more, home-grown ‘e-businesses’ are disrupting traditional industries and making our lives infinitely more convenient.

Ireland’s Internet Day puts these advancements in focus by exploring how digital tools, strategies and minds are creating some of Ireland and the world’s most innovative and disruptive businesses, and what SMEs here need to do to increase their presence online, boost revenues and go global.

Want to learn more about Ireland’s internet economy? Book your ticket for Internet Day and check out our exciting line-up of keynote speakers.

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