Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan is editor of Connected and a business & technology reporter with the Sunday Business Post. Ryan is also the beer and betting columnist along with hosting our successful Connected podcast. In 2009, he was named Journalist of the Year at the IIA NetVisionary Awards and won the Alumni Choice award at the 2014 Business Journalist Awards.

SAP's Qualtrics deal may have some unexpected ramifications for Irish tech

SAP's Qualtrics deal may have some unexpected ramifications for Irish tech

It’s not quite open season on major software as a service (Saas) acquisitions, but there’s certainly going to be more chatter as the borders blur between sectors in tech

Government slammed over carbon tax snub

Government slammed over carbon tax snub

We must encourage use of more sustainable technologies

Ahead of the game

Ahead of the game

Irish-American entrepreneur Emmett Shear created Twitch as a niche product, little suspecting the game streaming platform would attract 140 million users

Selling the dream at a rain-washed Web Summit

Selling the dream at a rain-washed Web Summit

Once held in Dublin, the giant tech conference has now committed to its new host city, Lisbon, for up to ten years. The weather at last week’s event, though, was a reminder of home and its own beginnings

Bellew’s huge Usyk on Saturday night

Bellew’s huge Usyk on Saturday night

The lack of smack talking leading up to this fight has been refreshing. For once, the simple matter of two fighters who are really good, despite possessing radically different styles, makes matters intriguing

Getting inside the global draw of Web Summit

Getting inside the global draw of Web Summit

Many small and young firms were looking to make an impression amongst the tens of thousands of people milling around the Feira Internacional Lisboa

Pint Of View

Pint Of View

Lambic & Stout Price: €24.99 for 750ml Available: Open Gate Brewery and select online outle...

Bad behaviour at the top is bad for business

Bad behaviour at the top is bad for business

Google employees’ walkout last week in protest at the company’s handling of sexual harrassment in the workplace raises questions for the entire sector

Adding a splash of colour to tech company  spaces

Adding a splash of colour to tech company spaces

Interior designer Niamh McCabe has taken an unconventional route, via creating a dating app and designing Maser’s studio, to building up a business transforming the offices of tech companies, writes Emmet Ryan

Gadget watch: A lot to like, but  this Fitbit doesn’t quite hit its straps

Gadget watch: A lot to like, but this Fitbit doesn’t quite hit its straps

A blend of user interaction and style has long been a strong sales point for Fitbit, yet the Char...

Editor’s Letter: Your Child Is Ugly And Nobody Cares About It

Editor’s Letter: Your Child Is Ugly And Nobody Cares About It

Last month, a close friend sought some advice regarding publicising his book; it’s his first on...

The submerged shift in Saas

The submerged shift in Saas

Just like the Ottomans were caught napping at Aqaba, sales teams are finding they are making CRM and Saas purchases after their organisation has already started using new tools. Emmet Ryan looks at how the end user is shaping the technologies used in business and how this is democratising the market

Derrick Lewis calls his own shot ahead of UFC 230

Derrick Lewis calls his own shot ahead of UFC 230

UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis's interview in the wake of his stunning knockout out of nowhere of Alexander Volkov turned an already stunning finish into an online sensation

Kepler odyssey comes to an end

Kepler odyssey comes to an end

The first ever planet hunter deployed from earth gave a lot of bang for its buck

Chinese collaboration sees Great Leap forward

Chinese collaboration sees Great Leap forward

Irish brewery Metalman lands distribution deal