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 more recently I just completed an almost eight year stint leading GreenMonk, the cleantech, energy and sustainability practice of industry analyst firm RedMonk, before joining SAP as Global Internet of Things Evangelist.





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)



  • 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

  • Consulted 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: tomraftery@icloud.com

Tel: +34 677 695 468

Or message me on my Twitter,  LinkedIn, or Instagram accounts

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