About me

I fell in love with computers and set up a software company while studying for a PhD in Plant Science in 1991. I have since worked for a number of companies at Group IT Manager/CTO level, more recently (2004-2008) I immersed myself in the world of Social Software acting as a Social Media consultant.

And now, I have joined industry analyst firm RedMonk, as an analyst specialising in Green tech, energy and sustainability.

Speaker (07 engagements)
Delivered Keynote address at Web 2.0 Expo in Berlin
Keynote at HostelWorld conference
Spoke at Reboot 9.0 in Copenhagen
Presented at ReMix 07 in Madrid
Spoke at Le Web3 in Paris Dec. 2007
Presented at various it@cork events and Barcamps
Jurist on the international start-up competition Startup 2.0

Blogger/Podcaster
Award winning, highest subscribed blog in Ireland (tomrafteryit.net)
Multi-award nominated audio and video podcast at PodLeaders.com
Main blogger on Cork Internet eXchange
Frequent contributor on it@cork blog and podcasts
Set-up, configure and maintain blogs for several clients/friends

Event/Conference Organiser
Chair of organising committee of it@cork Technology in Business Conference 2007 and 2008
Member of the Advisory Board of the 2007 Web 2.0 Expo in Berlin
Organiser and Co-Chair BlogTalk 2008
Member of organising committee of it@cork Technology in Business Conference 2005 and 2006
Organised and chaired the first Web 2.0 conference in Ireland (June 2006)
Conducted first Blogging for Business event in Ireland (June 2005)
Ran first RSS events in Ireland (October 2005 and March 2006)
Set-up and ran the first Business Blog training series in Ireland (September 2006)
Arranged the first Podcasting for business event in Ireland (Feb 2007)

Entrepreneur
Co-founder and director of Cork Internet eXchange – a hyper energy-efficient, data centre based in Cork, Ireland (2006-now)
Co-founder and director of Zenith Solutions Ltd., a web applications development company (1996 – 2002)
CTO Chip eServices Ltd. (2002-2004)
Advisor to Synergy Module – a start-up energy aggregator which utilises energy demand management for grid stabilisation

Social Media Consultant
Consult to companies on utilising Web 2.0 technologies for brand engagement, improving communications, and knowledge management.

If you would like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact me at any of the following details:

Email: tom@tomrafteryit.net

Tel: +34 677 695 468

i-name: @planetwork*Tom.Raftery

Skype/Gizmo: tomraftery

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