Author Archives: Gary Burnett

About Gary Burnett

Fabrio's Gary Burnett has many years experience in the ICT industry, working in Ireland, the UK, Europe, India and the US. He helps technology companies change and grow.

Sir John McCanny: passion, commitment, determination.

Sir John McCanny has made a major contribution to both academic life and the high-tech industry in Northern Ireland and beyond. Widely published, he is an international authority on special purpose silicon architectures for Digital Signal and Video Processing and … Continue reading

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Mark Dowds: Bringing Silicon Valley to Belfast

Mark Dowds is a serial high tech entrepreneur, who has founded companies in the United States and Canada. Originally from Comber, he has recently returned to Northern Ireland from Silicon Valley as co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Trov, a … Continue reading

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Ampliphae’s Trevor Graham: “Make sure it’s as good as it can be.”

Gary: Trevor, tell us a little bit about Ampliphae and what it does. Trevor: Ampliphae is a start-up software company that’s in the Cloud networking space. What we do is to help enterprises make the transition from a world where … Continue reading

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Greg Wilson’s formula for success: work hard, believe in yourself, be determined.

Gary: Okay. So Greg, tell us about what Seopa is and does. Greg: Seopa actually started as a search engine optimization company which is where we get the S-E-O in SEOPA from. We started off doing SEO in the insurance and … Continue reading

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Novosco’s Patrick McAliskey – Never stop looking to improve.

Gary: Patrick, just to get us started, just tell us a bit about Novosco. Patrick: Novosco is actually two Latin words joined together – Novus and Agnosco, which means “new understanding.” That was the idea, when we formed, back in … Continue reading

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Tim Brundle, University of Ulster Director of Innovation: Build a team bigger than the problem

Gary: Tim – you’re Director of Innovation at the University of Ulster, but you have a number of other roles as well? Tim: I have two roles through the University of Ulster. The first is, as Director of Innovation, I … Continue reading

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Rob McConnell, Chairman of Momentum – 20,000 new IT jobs

Gary: Rob, you’re the chair of Momentum. What exactly is Momentum? Rob: Momentum is a long standing a trade association that represents organisations and individuals operating within the digital sector in Northern Ireland. We represent a large range of companies, … Continue reading

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Liberty IT’s William Hamilton – Grab every opportunity with both hands!

Gary: Willie, tell us a bit about Liberty in Northern Ireland. William: Liberty IT is based here in Belfast and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of our parent company, Liberty Mutual Insurance.  Liberty IT is 15 years young and I joined … Continue reading

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Bill McCluggage Part II: “Being risk averse is not really my style”

Gary: So a huge skill that you’ve developed over the years is this ability to work with a range of people with a range of views, some who are more risk-averse than others and so on, and manoeuvering your ideas, … Continue reading

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EMC’s Bill McCluggage: Life is an adventure!

Part 1 of 2 Gary: Bill – tell us a bit about your career so far. Bill: Well, by background I’m an electronics engineer. I did my degree at Queens and spent 3 years of my life in the Ashby … Continue reading

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