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.

Four simple words

Four simple words

If your people aren’t able to get their non-work lives going smoothly, then it’s going to impact what they do on the job.

Instant gratification

Instant gratification

High concepts, enough buzzwords to fill a thesaurus and a whole lot of automation. All the same, for fintech to have a real impact, it’s going to come down to the customer, writes Emmet Ryan

Kildare right to stand up to HQ

Kildare right to stand up to HQ

They are making the game about the community

Microsoft’s big facial recognition leap

Microsoft’s big facial recognition leap

When it comes to privacy, your enemy is always Bob in accounting

Avanade spreads its wings in thriving tech market

Avanade spreads its wings in thriving tech market

The Accenture-Microsoft joint venture aims to pick up high-value customers in the competitive cloud computing market here

It was said that video refs would ruin football,  but the technology has defied the critics with a sterling performance at the World Cup

It was said that video refs would ruin football, but the technology has defied the critics with a sterling performance at the World Cup

The video assistant referee (VAR) has managed to get through over a week of action in Russia with...

A whiteboard for the digital age

A whiteboard for the digital age

This is not the gizmo for those looking to play, this is for those looking to keep attention and ...

Only here for the beer

Only here for the beer

Indie Beer Week, which runs till next Sunday, will see the country’s craft brewers come together to promote their wares.

Keeping the world in the World Cup

Keeping the world in the World Cup

The rise of Cameroon in 1990 was the spark for African sides

YouTube Music has Spotify in its sights

YouTube Music has Spotify in its sights

YouTube’s own AI and search function will be a big worry for the competition

Data breaches no longer shock weary consumers

Data breaches no longer shock weary consumers

Millions of customers’ bank card details were compromised in the attack on Dixons Carphone, but there is little incentive for companies to take more care

Zendesk and the art of attracting top talent to Dublin

Zendesk and the art of attracting top talent to Dublin

Danish software company Zendesk is ten years old, but feels like a start-up with its brash self-publicity, confident air and voracious hiring policy. Here, founder Mikkel Svane tells Emmet Ryan what makes it tick and its plans for Ireland

The other sports on during the World Cup

The other sports on during the World Cup

Emmet Ryan guides you through what you are missing and a few blundersome acts of scheduling during the next month of action in Russia

Flamethrowers are really stupid when you are firing 3,000 people

Flamethrowers are really stupid when you are firing 3,000 people

With Elon Musk now selling flamethrowers, Emmet Ryan on how his homage to Hank Scorpio is an awful idea on several levels, particularly as a distraction from job cuts

Pointy aims for significant US expansion

Pointy aims for significant US expansion

Pointy, the Dublin retail tech company, is aiming to be in 10 per cent of all small retailers in ...