‘The idea that you can work by the clock is delusional’

Be prepared to put in the hours and the hard yards if you want to get somewhere in business, says Conor O’Kane of eShopWorld

1st March, 2020
‘The idea that you can work by the clock is delusional’
Conor O'Kane of eShopWorld says that success takes hard work and personal commitment. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Conor O’Kane is chief information officer at eShopWorld, a position he has held since September. The company makes software that allows retailers to tailor their websites to consumers in different countries. Founded in Dublin in 2010, it processes online orders from shoppers in more than 200 markets and employs 360 people. Most are based at the company’s headquarters in Swords. eShopworld also has offices in New York, Amsterdam, Singapore and London.


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